Michael Speice M '15

Major: Physician Assistant Studies
Hometown:Lakewood, OH

Through interacting with individuals in the local community and instructors in the classroom, I have been pushed to sharpen my critical thinking, clinical decision-making, attention to detail and examination technique.

Physician Assistant Studies Program: PANCE Results

In order to become a certified physician assistant, all students must pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). PANCE is a computerized, multiple-choice test that assesses students' practical medical and surgical knowledge.


Number of
First Time Takers 

Program First
Time Taker
Pass Rate

National First Time Taker
Pass Rate for the Class
Graduation Year
Class of 2011 19 95% 91%
Class of 2012 26 96% 93%
Class of 2013 31 87% 94%

Five Year First Time Taker Average Pass Rate for Program: 92%
Five Year National First Time Taker Average: 93%

View the Official UMU PANCE Report

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