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.
In 2015, 97% of D'Youville Physician Assistant students, who were first-time test takers, successfully passed the PANCE exams.
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.
class of 2015
Class of 2015 PA students after their graduation ceremony.
Each year, the PA graduating class presents a caduceus to the department. Sandra Winiasz '15, right, presents the framed art work to PA Chair (Interim) Renee Andreeff, MPAS, MS, EdD, PA-C, DFAAPA.
Masters research project
Class of 2015 Masters Research Project awardees (l to r): Natalie Vetter, Ashley Steiger, Kyle Heassler, Rebekah Testa, Shaifa Farooqui, and Melissa Hasselbeck.
community research project
2015 Outstanding Community Research Project Awardee, Caylen Sawchuk (l), with PA Chair (Interim) Renee Andreeff, MPAS, MS, EdD, PA-C, DFAAPA.
white coat ceremony
The 2016 PA class donned lab coats after receiving them at the White Coat Ceremony, which marks the beginning of their student rotations in medical practice.
Student PA Association
Members of DYC's Student PA Association raised funds through the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's Friends of the Poor Walk/Run. The annual event provides funding for emergency assistance to those in need, regardless of race, origin, religion, or gender.Learn More
suited up and ready to work
Students in the class of 2015, suited up and ready for work!
November 2015 - New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA) President Jen Kelly visited D'Youville to present information about the organization to D'Youville PA students. The talk was followed by a pizza party.
Primary Care Research Poster Presentation Day
Class of 2015 students presented their work at the annual Primary Care Research Poster Presentation Day. Examples shown here from Nana Akuoko (l) and Sandra Winiasz (r).
Preceptor of the Year
Our 2015 Preceptor of the Year is Beverly Close, PA.
Outstanding Student Veteran
Ian Drullard '14, was recognized as an outstanding veteran with the 2014 Grogan Memorial/Veterans Caucus Scholarship of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Right: Dr. Maureen F. Finney, then-PA chair, now School of Health Professions dean. Left, Ed Draper.
With dedicated services through its Veterans Affairs Office, D'Youville is ranked highly as a top college for veterans.Learn More