Alderson Broaddus Physician Assistant Graduates Achieve 100% Certification Pass Rate

DSC_6527Philippi, W.Va. – The 36 members of the Physician Assistant Programs 2017 graduating class achieved a 100% first-time pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination.

“The 100% first-time pass rate supports Alderson Broaddus’ ability to produce quality physician assistants,” said Thomas Moore, Dean of the College of Medical Sciences. “It reflects the dedication of the faculty who have worked tirelessly over the past several years to redesign teaching and assessment methods based on identified areas of need.”

The Alderson Broaddus Physician Assistant Program has improved its pass rate each year since 2013.

“This also reflects the high quality of our students and preparedness of our graduates to enter clinical practice,” said Moore. The physician assistants graduating from ABU are among the best in the state, and their medical knowledge and clinical skills will carry over into communities across the nation.”

The 36 students that passed the certification exam also marked 100% retention for the School of Physician Assistant Studies.

“Thomas and the faculty have worked tirelessly to constantly improve curriculum, admission and progression standards, and measure student learning outcomes; this has paid off in immense ways to benefit our graduates and their life goal of becoming certified as physician assistants,” said Dr. Joan Propst Provost / Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. “I am proud of the accomplishments of our graduates and faculty; this is a commendable milestone in our program.  We will continue to work hard to honor our tradition of providing excellence in PA education.”