Longmeadow, MA— All 26 members of Bay Path University’s Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Class of 2020 passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE), earning the University’s PA program a 100 percent first-time pass rate for the second time in three years.
Upon graduation from an accredited program, PAs must pass the PANCE in order to obtain their initial licensure. Bay Path University’s PA program currently holds a three-year average pass rate for first-time exam takers of 97 percent.
“We are incredibly proud of the PA Class of 2020 for achieving a first-time PANCE pass rate of 100 percent. The Class of 2020 is an incredibly special and talented group, and we are honored to now call them our colleagues,” said Theresa Riethle, MS, PA-C, Program Director and Associate Professor of the University’s Physician Assistant Program. “While our students put in the hard work, our faculty and staff’s commitment to their success is evident every day.”
The MS in Physician Assistant Studies from Bay Path University is an intensive, accelerated degree program that combines on-campus classroom and laboratory work with offsite clinical experience. Students gain the knowledge and skills necessary for evaluating, monitoring, diagnosing, treating, and counseling patients across their lifespan. This degree prepares graduates to work in primary care, surgery, emergency medicine, and medical and surgical subspecialties. To learn more about physician assistant studies at Bay Path University, visit www.baypath.edu.
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About Bay Path University
Bay Path University was founded in 1897. With locations in Longmeadow (main), East Longmeadow (Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center), Springfield (MA), Sturbridge (MA), and Concord (MA), Bay Path’s innovative program offerings include traditional undergraduate degrees for women, The American Women’s College on-ground and online, the first all-women, all-online accredited bachelor’s degree programs in the country; over 25 graduate programs for women and men; and Strategic Alliances, offering professional development courses for individuals and organizations. Bay Path’s goal is to give students confidence in the fundamentals of their chosen field, the curiosity to question the ordinary, the leadership to show initiative, and the desire to make a difference.