Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

PANCE & Program Performance

To become a certified Physician Assistant, students must take and pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam. Known as PANCE, this computer-based, multiple-choice test is comprised of questions that assess general medical and surgical knowledge

ODU Graduates' Results


of our Physician Assistant Studies alumni have passed the Physician Assistant Certifying Examination (PANCE)


The class of 2023 (our 10th cohort) achieved a 96% pass rate for first-time PANCE takers (the national average is 92%).

Medical Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic

Jessica Wohl, PA-C '14, graduate of Ohio Dominican University's Physician Assistant Studies Master's Program, shares her experiences while on a medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic.