Physician Assistant Program -  Career Outcomes

The job market for your services as a PA is exceptional, with an increase in demand expected in the future. You will be qualified to work as a licensed medical provider in all areas of medicine in which you would find a physician.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, PA’s also are needed to supplement medical staffing in inpatient teaching hospital settings as the number of hours resident physicians are permitted to work is reduced, encouraging hospitals to use PAs to supply some resident physician services. Additionally, the field is ranked among the top five careers for satisfaction and flexibility.

Licensure

Following successful completion of the PA program, you will be qualified to sit for the PA National Certifying Exam (PANCE).  You will also be required to obtain a license to practice as a PA in your chosen state(s) upon passing the PANCE. Requirements and procedures vary from state to state, but graduation from an accredited PA program, and successful completion of the national certifying examination are two requirements.

Following successful completion of the PANCE, you will be issued an NCCPA certificate, entitling you to the use of the PA-Certified (PA-C) designation until expiration. To maintain PA-C certification and retain the right to use the designation beyond the date of certificate expiration, you will follow a two-pronged process, involving submission of certification maintenance materials, including documentation of 100 continuing medical education credits (CME) and successful completion of a recertification exam every 10 years.

PANCE Pass Rate

Admission Contact:

Katherine Jackson, MA
Admissions and Assessment Coordinator

Office Location:

IPEX, 2nd floor

Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-7145

Email:

kjackson@usciences.edu

General Contact:

Angela Flowers, Administrative Coordinator

Office Location:

IPEX, 2nd floor

Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-7140

Email:

a.flowers@usciences.edu