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PANCE 
Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination

Physician assistants must pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) after graduation in order to practice clinically. PANCE is a multiple choice exam which assesses basic medical and surgical knowledge. Visit the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) for information about PANCE eligibility.

PANCE Report

Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE)
Five Year First Time Taker Summary Report
Class Class Graduation
Year
PCOM PA Program Number of First Time
Test Takers
PCOM PA Program First Time
Taker Pass Rate
National First Time Taker Pass Rate

Class of 2017 2017 52 100% 97%
Class of 2018 2018 73 100% 98%
Class of 2019 2019 71 96% 93%
Class of 2020 2020 82 96% 95%
Class of 2021 2021 87 98% 93%
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