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

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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 the University website.