PANCE Performance Results

To practice in New York State, students must successfully complete an accredited Physician Assistant Program and pass the certifying examination administered by the National Commission of the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Pass rates for first time takers on the NCCPA certifying examination have been consistently high. Our 5 year aggregate pass rate has repeatedly matched or exceeded the national pass rate. Below is a table that provides the Program’s board pass rates for the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE) compared to the national average for the past 5 years. This data is updated at a minimum twice yearly in January and July as supplied by the NCCPA.

To view the official PANCE document as obtained from the NCCPA program portal, click here.
 

Year

Pass Rate-First Time Takers

NCCPA National Pass Rate

2009 89%

92%

2010

96%

94%

2011

100%

91%

2012

96%

93%

2013

96%

94%

Five Year Average

96%

93%