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New PANRE Model from the NCCPA Concerns Some PAs

In the early part of November 2015, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) selected a new Physician Assistant National Recertifying Exam (PANRE) model for further exploration and public comment. The NCCPA believes that the new “two-component” model, consisting of the usual secure exam plus...
| December 17th, 2015| PAs (Physician Assistants)| 55 Comments|

Understanding the NCCPA Blueprint for PANCE/PANRE

Before we begin our exploration of the NCCPA blueprint for PANCE/PANRE, it’s important to understand that no blueprint is exhaustive, and no one can know exactly which questions will appear on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) or the Physician Assistant National Recertifying Exam (PANRE). Introduction...
| June 4th, 2015| PAs (Physician Assistants)| 0 Comments|

Changes in NCCPA Certification Maintenance Requirements

Physician Assistants have been required to adhere to a certification maintenance process for more than 30 years. Over time, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certification maintenance requirements have been amended to reflect new mandates, advances in technology, and the profession’s embrace of lifelong...
| May 21st, 2015| PAs (Physician Assistants)| 0 Comments|

Why and When to Consider Taking a PANRE Review Course

Spend even a short amount of time surfing blogs and online forums for Physician Assistants (PAs) and you will quickly encounter anxiety around the Physician Assistant National Recertifying Examination (PANRE). There appears to be a growing sense among PAs that, within the past few years — and...
| April 23rd, 2015| PAs (Physician Assistants)| 28 Comments|

How to Become a Physician Assistant (PA-C)

Choosing one’s path to become a physician assistant (PA-C) is no simple undertaking, mainly because there are several valid routes, all of which converge and culminate with passing the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). While one candidate might enter a baccalaureate PA program right out of...
| February 12th, 2015| Learning| 2 Comments|