Physician Assistant Class of 2022 at Trevecca Earns Perfect Pass Rate in Certification Testing

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Trevecca PA graduates pose for a photo at their White Coats Ceremony.

Trevecca Nazarene University’s physician assistant program has continued a trend in outstanding graduate certification pass rates, achieving a 100 percent first-time taker pass rate in its 2022 class, school officials announced recently.

With all of Trevecca’s 2022 graduates passing the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination® (PANCE) on the first attempt, Trevecca’s PA program is carrying forward an academic reputation for exceeding national benchmarks. Trevecca has a 99 percent first-time taker PANCE pass rate over the last five years and a 98 percent rate over 10 years, compared with a national average of 95 percent for both periods.

This year’s group of graduates is Trevecca’s second consecutive class – and its fourth in seven years – to earn a perfect PANCE pass rate. The 100 percent mark was previously reached in 2016, 2017 and 2021.

“These results are a great indicator of the hard work and preparation our students and faculty put into the PA program,” Trevecca PA Program Director Bret Reeves said. “We’re very proud of our graduates and the impact they’ll have in the medical field, and we’re also extremely pleased with the direction of this program as part of Trevecca’s new School of STEM.”

Trevecca’s PA program is the longest-tenured in Tennessee, established in 1976. This fall, the program moved into a new facility, the 33,000-square-foot Health Sciences Building completed over the summer. The PA program occupies a large portion of the four-story space.

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Physician assistant graduates who pass the PANCE are certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).