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Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE)

NCCPA PANCE Exam Performance Summary Report (Updated 4/12/24) (pdf opens in a new window)

Progress on Meeting Program Goals 

Please click here for the January 2020 PAS progress on meeting program goals update

Student Attrition Table (ARC-PA Standard A3.12i Table Template)

  Graduated Classes
Class of 2020 Class of 2021 Class of 2022 Class of 2023 Class of 2024
Maximum entering class size (as approved by ARC-PA) 30 30 30 30 30
Entering class size 30 30 30 30 30
Graduates 28 30 30 28 29
*Attrition rate 6.66% 0% 0% 6.67% 3.33%
**Graduation rate 93.33% 100% 100% 96.67% 0%

*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.

Comments: The ARC-PA defines student attrition as follows: "A reduction in number...the permanent loss of a matriculated student from the course of study in a physician assistant program."

Program-Level Student Learning Goals

Students will:

  • Critically evaluate the medical literature in order to use current practice guidelines and apply the principles of evidence-based medicine to patient care.
  • Provide advocacy and support to assist patients in obtaining quality care and in dealing with the complexities of health care delivery systems.
  • Be able to diagnose common medical and behavioral problems likely to be seen in a primary care settings.

Accreditation Statement

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Dominican University Physician Assistant Studies Program sponsored by Dominican University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2030. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website.

View the ARC-PA Student Attrition Report on our Outcomes webpage.

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