Performance Summary Report

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 required by the ARC-PA.

All Test Takers

Item May 2017May 2018May 2019May 2020May 2021
Number of Candidates Who Took PANCE 82 77 81 77 78
Number of Exam Attempts 82  77 88 79 82
Number of Exams Passed 82 77 79 77 78
Program Exam Pass Rate 100% 100% 90% 97% 95%
National Exam Pass Rate for the Class Graduate Year 95% 97% 91% 93% 91%
% of Candidates Who Ultimately Passed PANCE 100% 100%   98% 100%  100% 

 

First-Time Test Takers

Item May 2017May 2018May 2019May 2020May 2021
Number of Candidates Who Took PANCE 82 77 81 77 78
Number of Exam Attempts 82 77 81 77 78
Number of Exams Passed 82 77 73 75 74
Program Exam Pass Rate 100% 100% 90% 97% 95%
National Exam Pass Rate for the Class Graduate Year 97% 98% 93% 95% 93%
% of Candidates Who Ultimately Passed PANCE 100%  100%   98% 100%  100% 

 

Definitions of Report Headings

  • Class: Class nomenclature and the individuals included in each class are determined by PA programs when assigning students to a particular class. 
  • Class Graduation Year: Graduation year for the majority of the individuals in the specific class based on the confirmed graduation date provided by the PA program. 
  • Group: All takers include first time takers as well as those individuals in the class who repeated the exam one or more times. First time takers are those candidates who took PANCE for the first time. 
  • Number of Candidates Who Took PANCE: Number of individuals from the class who have taken PANCE. Fist time takers are included in the all takers group. 
  • Number of Exam Attempts: Total number of exams administered, including multiple exam attempts for an individual candidate in the all takers group. (This is a count of exams administered, not a count of individual candidates.)
  • Number of Exams Passed: Number of exams administered that resulted in a passing score.
  • Program Exam Pass Rate: Percent of exams that were passed as compared to the number of exams that were administered to the class, including multiple exams taken by individual candidates. 
  • National Exam Pass Rate for the Class Graduation Year: Percent of exams that were passed at the national level as compared to the number of exams that were administered. The calculation is based on the total number of exams administered and passed, not the number of individual candidates. The reporting period is based on the calendar year corresponding with the class graduation year and will only be provided after the end of the current calendar year.
  • % of Candidates in the Class Who Ultimately Passed PANCE: Percent of candidates from the specified class that have passed PANCE as of the date the report was generated, regardless of the number of attempts or the calendar year in which PANCE was passed.