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Bay Path’s Physician Assistant Grads Achieve 100 Percent Pass Rate on Certification Exam

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Longmeadow, MA— All 29 members of Bay Path University’s Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Class of 2022 passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE), earning the University’s PA program a 100 percent first-time pass rate for the third time in five years.

Upon graduation from an accredited program, PAs must pass the PANCE to obtain their licensure and practice as a PA. Bay Path University’s PA program currently holds a three-year average pass rate for first-time exam takers of 97 percent.

“We are especially proud of the PA Class of 2022 for achieving a first-time PANCE pass rate of 100 percent. Considering this is a class that entered during Covid, started the program virtually, and only moved to hybrid for part of the didactic year, this is an impressive achievement,” said Theresa Riethle, MS, PA-C, Program Director and Associate Professor of the University’s Physician Assistant Program. “Our students put in hard work under challenging circumstances, and this pass rate is evidence of their grit and resilience, as well as the creativity and commitment of our faculty.”

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 our MS in Physician Assistant Studies web page.