Board Exam Pass Rates

Since the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies curriculum was implemented with the class of 2004, 319 University of Saint Francis graduates have taken the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). Of those 319 students, 313 passed on the first attempt (98%). In the last five years, of the 120 graduates who have taken the PANCE, 120 passed on the first attempt (100%). The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) provides a NCCPA PANCE Pass Rate Summary Report that displays first-time Graduate Performance on Certification Exam results by exam administration year. The program report demonstrates USF first time pass rate by graduation cohort since 2008.