Graduate PANCE Performance
To become a certified Physician Assistant (PA-C), a graduate from an accredited program must pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). The PANCE is provided by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Inc. (NCCPA) and is the only certifying organization for PAs in the United States.
Benchmarks: The benchmarks that the Heritage University PA program use to measure its success are common for all programs: graduation rate and NCCPA FIRST TIME TAKER SUMMARY REPORT. As part of the mission of the PA program, another benchmark will be the number of graduates that choose to practice in rural or underserved areas.
|Graduation Rate (Benchmark 100%)
|NCCPA 1st Pass Rate/National Rate (Benchmark 95%)
|NCCPA Pass Rate (Benchmark 100%)
|Practicing in Rural Area1 (Benchmark 50%)
||30% (of 27 reported)
|Practicing in Underserved Area1 (HPSA or MUA) (Benchmark 66%)
||78% (of 27 reported)
|Practicing in Primary Care1,2 (Benchmark 50%)
||52% (of 27 reported)
|% Minority/ % First Generation College/ % Rural
1 Data as of 11/21/18
2 Primary Care is defined as: family medicine, internal medicine, women’s health, and pediatrics.