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PANCE Results

UT's inaugural PA cohort graduated in December 2021. Their Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) pass report is located online. UT's PA program aims to achieve a PANCE pass rate above national average. The PA program is assessing our performance and will be initiating modifications to admissions, curriculum, and PANCE preparation in response to the lower than anticipated first time PANCE pass rate.

Goals  

The PA program will:  

  • Select qualified applicants, through a holistic process, who successfully complete the program.  
  • Provide a quality educational experience that allows graduates to gain the knowledge, skills and competencies required for entry-level medical practice. 
  • Provide a quality educational experience that allows graduates the knowledge, skills and competencies required to provide medical care to diverse patient populations in a wide variety of clinical settings. 
  • Provide a quality educational experience that prepares graduates to meet or exceed the national first-time PANCE pass rate. 

Upon completion of an entire cohort cycle, the program will provide documentation of success in meeting these goals. A link to that documentation will be posted here and updated each July following graduation of the first cohort. Link to report: Evidence of effectiveness in meeting goals and outcomes.

Program Outcomes  

  1. The program expects to have a graduation rate consistent with the national average of PA programs.  
  2. The program expects to have an attrition rate consistent with the national average of PA programs.  
  3. 100% of graduates will be employed or actively engaged in a project utilizing their PA training (for example: medical missions) or enrolled in a post-graduate residency/fellowship within six months of graduation.  

                            

 

Graduated Classes

Class of 2021

Class of 2022

Class of 2023

Maximum entering class size (as approved by ARC-PA)

48

48

48

Entering class size

48

48

48

Graduates

47

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*Attrition rate

2%

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**Graduation rate

98%

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Employment/Residency/Fellowship Placement Rate for most current class: Data not yet available.*

Rates will be calculated as follows:

*Attrition rate calculation per ARC-PA: Number of students who attrited from cohort divided by the entering class size.

**Graduation rate per ARC-PA: Number of cohort graduates divided by the entering class size.

**Graduation is held annually in December. The next graduation will be in December 2022.