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Program Success Rates

Students in a clinical skills lab

Upon graduation from the Physician Assistant BS/MS (4.5 Year) program you are eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) for physician assistants. Consistently our students have the highest professional certifying examination pass rate on campus. The vast majority of our students consistently meet or exceed the national PANCE pass rate average, year after year.

Student Outcomes

In 2018, 100% of D'Youville Physician Assistant students from the graduating class of 2017, who were first-time test takers, successfully passed the PANCE exams.

Summary D'Youville Five-year PANCE Pass Rates (PDF)


PA Graduating Class of 2018 defending thier Masters Research Projects.

Master's Research Projects

The PA graduating class of 2018 after defending their Master's Research projects on November 9, 2018
A student presenting her poster project.

Poster Project

Student Chelsea Pokoj, Class of 2018, presents her Primary Care poster.

The Pi-Alpha award.

Pi-Alpha Award

PA students Griffin Kramer and Margaret Garito, Class of 2018, are the recipients of the Pi-Alpha Award.

Research award winners.

2018 Research Awards

Winners of the research awards include Sarah Boyer, Samantha Collins, and Amber Phillippi with Dr. Shelby Edwards and Dr. Bethany Dunn.

The Class of 2019 Physician Assistant White Coat ceremony.

White Coat Ceremony

The 2019 PA class donned their white coats after receiving them at the White Coat Ceremony on May 11, 2018. This ceremony marks the beginning of their student rotations in medical practice.

The PA Class of 2017 Convocation Ceremony

Convocation Ceremony

The Class of 2017 Physician Assistant Convocation Ceremony on November 17, 2017 at Michael's Banquet Facility.

White Coat Ceremony 2017

White Coat Ceremony

The 2018 PA class donned lab coats after receiving them at the White Coat Ceremony on May 12, 2017, which marks the beginning of their student rotations in medical practice.

PA 2016 Convocation Class

Convocation Ceremony

The Class of 2016 Physician Assistant Convocation Ceremony on November 18, 2016 at Michael's Banquet Facility.
The 2017 PA class

white coat ceremony

The 2017 PA class donned lab coats after receiving them at the White Coat Ceremony on May 6, 2016, which marks the beginning of their student rotations in medical practice.

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