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Board Examination Results

The Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) is the qualifying examination administered by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) for physician assistant graduates. Following successful completion of the PANCE, a physician assistant is "certified" to practice and can use the initials "PA-C." The examination is a comprehensive assessment of an individual's clinical knowledge.

Here are the Duquesne University Board Exam Pass Rates for each class.

Here are the Duquesne University Exam Performance Summary Report for classes 2002-2018.

Duquesne University PANCE Pass Rates

The Duquesne University Physician Assistant Studies program pass rate for first-time test takers over the last ten years (2002-2011) averaged 96%, with a corresponding national pass rate of 91.6%.  The Classes of 2002-2011 and 2017 have a 100% pass rate on the PANCE and are NCCPA-certified. These scores reflect the impressive outcomes for Duquesne University graduates who out perform other graduates nationwide.

For more information on the exam or the NCCPA, visit www.nccpa.net