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 uses 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.

Benchmark (Goal) National
Statistics
PA@HU
Statistics
2016
PA@HU Statistics
2017
PA@HU Statistics
2018 – TBD
 PA@HU Statistics
2019 – TBD
 PA@HU Statistics
2020 – TBD
Graduation rate (100%) 98% 97%  97%
NCCPA 1st Pass Rate (95%) 96% in 2016 69%  87%
as of 1/16/2018
NCCPA Pass Rate (100%) 93% in 2016 93%  97%
Practicing in Rural or
Underserved area (66%)
17% 72.4%
as of
6/2018
64.5%
as of
6/2018
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Contact Us

PA Program
Monica Sanchez
Phone: (509) 865-0707
Email:
pa_hu@heritage.edu