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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 a [...]

By Jane Boston|2015-12-17T14:27:13-05:00December 17th, 2015|PAs (Physician Assistants)|63 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 to [...]

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2015-06-04T09:00:26-04:00June 4th, 2015|PAs (Physician Assistants)|Comments Off on Understanding the NCCPA Blueprint for PANCE/PANRE

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 learning. [...]

By NEJM Knowledge+ Team|2015-05-21T09:00:49-04:00May 21st, 2015|PAs (Physician Assistants)|Comments Off on Changes in NCCPA Certification Maintenance Requirements