PA program posts first-time pass rate of 98 percent on national certifying exam

Another exceptional first-time pass rate of 98 percent was posted by the Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences’ (CPHS) Physician Assistant Class of 2020 on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE). The program’s five-year first-time average pass rate is also 98 percent, which is above the national average of 96 percent.

PA Program Director Betty Lynne W. Johnson (’79 B.S., ’86 M.Ed) said, “Due to the exceptional efforts of our faculty and staff as well the diligence and commitment of these students (despite COVID-19), yet another outstanding group of PA-Cs has been successfully prepared for purposeful lives of meaningful service. Thank you for the continual support in our efforts to provide the very best education possible for these growing young professionals.”    

CPHS Dean Michael L. Adams (’96 PharmD, PhD) continued the sentiment, “The hard work, dedication and passion shown by the PA faculty, staff and students is demonstrated by this outstanding first-time pass rate. I look forward to hearing about the many accomplishments of the class of 2020.”

Campbell’s 24-month Physician Assistant (PA) program endeavors to meet the future needs of the PA profession and its role in the healthcare delivery system throughout the continuum of care.

Students are afforded the opportunity to participate in various professional organizations and interprofessional activities, promoting educational advancements, networking, and the ability to collaborate with other healthcare professionals. The PA program fosters patient-centered, evidence-based medicine, preparing students to be competent and compassionate healthcare providers.