EVMS regularly shares the success of its students on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE), as directed by its accrediting body, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA).

Download the NCCPA EVMS PANCE Pass Rate Document.

Comparison of EVMS First Time PANCE pass rates to the National Average for the years of 2016-2020The chart at right compares the EVMS first-time pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE), in the blue columns on the left for each year, to the rate of first-time takers of the exam nationally, in the rust, right-hand columns, for the last five years. EVMS pass rates are within 2 to 3 percent every year, with perfect passing rates in 2017 and 2018.  On the far right of the chart, a simple average of the five-year period is depicted, both at 96%. Find the accessible version of this chart.

Student Attrition

 Graduated Classes
Class of 2018Class of 2019Class of 2020
Maximum entering class size
(as approved by ARC-PA)
80 80 80
Entering class size 83 84 83
Graduates 77 80 79
* Attrition rate 7.14% 3.61% 4.81%
**Graduation rate 92.77% 95.24% 95.18%

*Attrition rate calculation:  Number of students who attritted from cohort divided by the entering class size.

**Graduation rate:  Number of cohort graduates divided by the entering class size.

Note: Entering Class equals the number of students newly enrolled for the admission cycle PLUS number of students who are re-entering from a different cohort.