National Board Results Show Graduates of DeSales Physician Assistant Program Score Above National Average
Results from the recent Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) show that graduates of the Physicians Assistant Program at DeSales scored well above the national average.
According to Christine Bruce, director of the DeSales Physician Assistant (PA) Program at DeSales, when the entire program's performance is compared against the national mean, graduates of the DeSales program are achieving more than 100 points per student higher than the national average.
"These outstanding results reflect the efforts of the students, who have worked so hard, and the faculty and administration that is so supportive of their hard work," said Bruce. "In fact, the lowest score by a DeSales student achieved results that were significantly higher than the national average."
About 35 students, all graduates of the PA Program at DeSales, took the exam, which was administered last fall.
In addition to the stellar performance of DeSales physician assistant graduates on the PANCE exams, which has been above all other programs in the country for the last two years, the PA Program at DeSales has attained other notable achievements, since it was established in 1997. They include: the Pennsylvania State Academic Challenge Bowl champions for the last four years, the Northeast Regional Bowl winners for the last two years, and the National Academic Challenge Bowl Champion in 2002.
Physician assistants are licensed medical professionals who work under the supervision of licensed physicians. They practice in both general and specialty medicine and surgery, and perform the routine duties normally reserved for physicians.
For more information on the Physician Assistant Program at DeSales University, contact Linda Schroeder, Program Secretary, at (610) 282-1100, ext. 1415, or check the DeSales University Web site at www.DeSales.edu/physicianassistant
Press Release: National Board Results Show Graduates of DeSales Physician Assistant Program Score Above National Average | Posted on: 3/5/2004
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
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