Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE)

Physician Assistant Studies

(ARC-PA Standard 5thA3.12c)

Students who successfully complete the Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program will be eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE).

Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination Five Year First Time Taker Summary Report

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Physician Assistant Studies Program sponsored by University of Nevada, Reno. 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 June 2033. 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 at

Reviewed. 9.7.23