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PANCE Outcomes

Since 1974, The University of Iowa PA graduates have enjoyed outstanding achievement on the National Certifying Examination for Physician Assistants (PANCE), consistently performing among the top 5-10% of all programs in the country each year. Since 1974 the graduates of The University of Iowa have enjoyed a first-time pass rate of greater than 99.99% compared to the national average of 85% during this same time period. No graduates have failed the exam since 1996. In addition, no class has fallen below the national mean on the 13-organ system or 7 task content area examination. For the most recent performance reports of PA graduates, the University of Iowa PA Class of 2021 achieved a 100% pass rate compared to the national pass rate of 93%.

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