Alderson Broaddus Physician Assistant Graduates Achieve 100% Certification Pass Rate

Alderson Broaddus University is proud to announce that the twenty-eight members from the Class of 2019 physician assistant studies program achieved a 100 percent overall pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE).

The Alderson Broaddus University PA program pass rate of 96 percent for first-time takers of the PANCE exceeded the 93 percent national average. Alderson Broaddus University’s PA program currently holds a three-year overall pass rate for first-time exam takers of 98 percent.PANCE is considered the gold standard certification among physician assistants and the medical field. This certification assures the public that PAs meet established standards of clinical knowledge and cognitive skills upon entry into practice and throughout their careers. To be eligible for PANCE, a student must graduate from a physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

“I believe that our successful pass rate can be attributed to two major factors,” said Thomas Moore, director of the physician assistant studies program. “First, the students we attract are highly motivated, and second, our faculty are dedicated to the profession and the success of our outstanding students.”

Founded in 1968 by Dr. Hu C. Myers, the PA program is based on 50 years of success, centered on patient care and the physician-physician assistant team model. AB physician assistants are recognized nationwide for their high quality and professionalism.

About Alderson Broaddus University

The Alderson Broaddus University Physician Assistant Studies Program operates its admissions process on a rolling admissions cycle. For more information, call AB Admissions at 1-800-263-1549 or visit

Alderson Broaddus University stands out as one of the most innovative health education providers in Appalachia, pioneering the nation’s first baccalaureate physician assistant program of its kind in 1968 and a post-baccalaureate physician assistant master’s degree program in 1993.


Photo Caption: Class of 2019 Physician Assistant Studies Program Graduates – First row, from left to right: Megan Bartlett, Amelia Paine, Nida Chaudhry, Charlene Arena, Vivian Bracero, Sahara Stanley, Rawan Zeidan, Rachel Ashley, Elizabeth Holsclaw, Alexa Kuenzel, Elizabeth Luttner, Keri Bedillion, and Maria Christenson. Second row, from left to right: Michelle Mandus, Melanie Lyon, Shawn Beltz, Alexsandra Tomczyk, Elizabeth Sinclair McLean, Nicolai Armand Pineda, Robert Oshnock, II, Avery Gookin, Jory Gotham, Nicholas Schubring, Joe Panelli, Amanda Fitzgerald, Jordan Brewer, Tonya Gayman, Ethan Ramsey

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