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ODU Physician Assistant Graduates Achieve 98% First-Time Pass Rate on National Certification Exam

For the fourth consecutive year, Ohio Dominican University’s fall 2017 graduating class of 48 Physician Assistant Studies graduates has achieved a 98 percent pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE).

Jan 31, 2018

For the fourth consecutive year, Ohio Dominican University’s fall 2017 graduating class of 48 Physician Assistant Studies graduates has achieved a 98 percent pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE). This exceeds the national average for first-time takers, which is 97 percent.

“We are very pleased with our graduates’ outstanding and consistent performance on the PANCE,” said Shonna Riedlinger, MMSc, PA-C, assistant clinical professor and director of ODU’s PA Studies program. “These results are a testimony to the hard work and dedication of our students and faculty. ODU’s curriculum equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to not only pass the PANCE, but to begin a rewarding and fulfilling career in clinical practice.”

The PANCE is a computer-based, multiple-choice test that is comprised of questions that assess general medical and surgical knowledge. Passing the PANCE is required to become a Certified Physician Assistant. Click here to view the 2017 PANCE Five Year First Time Taker Summary Report.

ODU launched Central Ohio’s first PA master’s program in July 2012. For more information on ODU’s PA program, visit ohiodominican.edu/PA