Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences’ (CPHS) Physician Assistant Class of 2017 becomes the second class in a row to achieve a 100% first-time pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE).
“This is an amazing achievement,” said CPHS Dean Michael L. Adams, Pharm.D., Ph.D. “It’s a testimony to the tireless dedication of our faculty and staff and to our hard-working students. Congratulations!”
Graduates of this program have steadily increased from an 88 percent pass-rate to a 100 percent pass-rate within four years.
“The mix of didactic and experiential learning in our program truly prepares our students to be excellent clinicians and that is reflected in this 100% pass-rate,” said Tom Colletti, D.H.Sc., chair and director of the PA program.
In addition to this accomplishment, the PA program is growing. Colletti noted, “We added seats with this fall semester’s incoming class, which increased enrollment by 27 percent, allowing more students the opportunity to study in our program.”
“We look forward to hearing the great things our graduates accomplish and to continuing to educate future PAs.”