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 ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Physician Assistant Studies Program sponsored by the University of Nevada, Reno.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program's ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

The program's accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at:

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