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The PANRE is the physician assistant recertification exam that PAs must take to maintain their certification. The exam includes 240 questions administered in 4 sets of questions each. Rosh Review’s PANRE review Qbank has 3,000 questions that will give you all the practice you need and will help you crush your PANRE with confidence.
The Rosh Review blog provides study and exam prep tips, podcasts, and more for physicians, NPs, PAs, residents, and students. Below you’ll find a list of the blog posts that highlight PANRE. Take a look and learn something new.
How to Use Your Qbank Search Tool While Taking the PANRE-LA Open-Book Exam
Preparing for the PANRE-LA requires a strategic approach, especially when taking into consideration the unique nature of an open-book exam. One valuable tool that can significantly enhance your preparation and performance is the Rosh Review PANRE/PANRE-LA Qbank. In this blog post, we will explore how you can leverage the power of a Qbank during the read more…
Everything to Know About the 2023 NCCPA PANRE/PANRE-LA Content Blueprint Updates
On January 3, the first quarter of the PANRE-LA began for many recertifying PAs (myself included). Whether you’re like me, deciding on the best way to prepare for your PANRE-LA quarterly question sets, or you’re in the process of preparing for an upcoming traditional PANRE, you should direct your attention to the 2023 updates made read more…
Top 17 Questions About Qbanks for PA-Cs & the PANRE
Researching the best Qbanks for PA-Cs and study methods and details about the PANRE can be overwhelming. Rather than doing the time-intensive searching yourself, you’ll find the answers to common questions here. This post will help clarify what types of study options exist, which one(s) are right for you, and what you need to know read more…
PANRE vs PANRE-LA: Which Exam Should You Take?
If you are a PA due to recertify in 2024, 2025, or 2026, you likely received an email from the NCCPA regarding your upcoming recertification options. The high-stakes PANRE recertification exam, taken every 9–10 years, is the only option for PA recertification in 2022. Now, we have a new flexible option beginning in 2023: the read more…
Support PA Students (& Sharpen Your Knowledge) with the AAPA Challenge Bowl Qbanks
PA students are facing unique challenges right now, from restrictions on in-person clinical training to isolation from their classmates. During a time when your PA community needs support, you can hone your knowledge while giving back to PA students by purchasing the Rosh Review Challenge Bowl Qbanks. Support PA Students The Challenge Bowl Qbanks contain read more…
Everything You Should Know About Buzzwords on the PANCE and PANRE
Historically, PA classes and exams are replete with “buzzwords”—key words or phrases that are associated with particular diagnoses. And the thinking is, if you know the buzzwords, you’ll score higher on your exams. Meanwhile, there is talk that the boards are moving away from including buzzwords in their questions. Whether this is the case or read more…
How to Boost Your PANCE or PANRE Score by 100 Points
This article is going to show two very easy ways to help increase your PANCE or PANRE score by 100 points. I’ve written about this topic before but there is new information that I want to share. While there is no magic pill or wand to achieve this, these two techniques are the most useful and not difficult to implement and only require a little of your time. This means anyone can take advantage of them. The first tactic is to use a system over a couple of months to identify what you don;t know. Sounds easy, right? The key is going to be to go through a curriculum and identify what you don’t know – not what you are weak at – but what you don’t know. The second strategy is to take advantage of human error. Tests are written by humans, of course, and humans make errors. This article will show you 5 very easy techniques to narrow down an answer choice to either the correct answer or to a 50/50 probability – even without knowing anything about the topic. By combining these two strategies, you’ll be able to increase your PANCE or PANRE score by 10 points – which could be the difference between passing or failing. Let’s get started.
The PA Way, Podcast Episode 4: Key Kidney Concepts
The PA Way, hosted by Allison Callahan, PA-C, is a weekly podcast with the goal to deliver high-quality, high-yield core content learning so you can be strong, fearless, resilient, and ready for taking care of your patients and passing your certification exam. The PA Way will tackle a new topic every episode, covering the most valuable information to gain confidence and improve your knowledge. The PA Way takes a topic from presentation to application. Join us….you’ll be glad you did. This week’s episode focuses on key kidney concepts.
Rapid Review: Epiglottitis
Epiglottitis Patient will be complaining of rapid onset of fever and dysphagia PE will show the patient leaning forward, drooling, inspiratory stridor Imaging will show “thumbprint” sign Most commonly caused by H. influenzae, Streptococcus Treatment is IV antibiotics and airway management Sample question: A 5-year-old boy presents to the emergency department because of difficulty breathing that began a few hours prior to consult. read more…
300 New Questions Added to the Best PANCE/PANRE Qbank
Today we added 300 new questions, 300 new comprehensive, high-yield explanations, 300 new custom teaching images, 300 new One Step Further questions and answers, 300 new Rapid Reviews, and 300 new opportunities to get prepared to take your PANCE or PANRE.
Rapid Review: Ottawa Ankle Rules
Ottawa Foot and Ankle Rules X-rays required if Patient cannot bear weight for 4 steps Distal 6 cm tibia/fibula tenderness Medial/lateral malleolus tenderness 5th metatarsal tenderness Navicular tenderness Sample question: A 16-year-old boy presents complaining of right ankle pain after injuring himself while playing basketball. He states that he “twisted his ankle” when he landed on read more…
Rapid Review: Boxer’s Fracture
Sample question: A 17-year-old boy presents to the clinic with right-hand pain after punching a wall. Physical examination reveals swelling over the dorsum of the right hand with bony tenderness noted with palpation of the fifth metacarpal. What is the most likely diagnosis?
Rapid Review: Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Sample question: You are called to the nursery to examine a newborn boy. He was born at 36 weeks via C section to a 32-year-old G3, P3 mother. APGAR scores were 7 and 9. After six hours, the neonate developed respiratory distress. On examination, respiratory rate is 70, with nasal flaring, expiratory grunting, intercostal retractions, decreased breath sounds, and diminished read more…
Rapid Review: Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn
Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn Patient will be a child shortly after birth Sudden onset of difficulty breathing PE will show tachypnea, nasal flaring, retractions, and hypoxia CXR will show parenchymal infiltrates and fluid in the pulmonary fissures Most commonly caused by residual pulmonary fluid Treatment is supportive, self-resolving within 72 hours Comments: Most common cause of neonatal respiratory distress Sample question: A full-term male infant read more…
What Is the Likelihood of Passing Your PANCE or PANRE?
Over the course of the last few years, we compiled real world scores from thousands of individuals who took the PANCE and PANRE exams. Using this data to aid learners in self-assessment of their preparedness for the PANCE and PANRE exams, we developed a proprietary algorithm using a regression model and standard correction factor to convert your Rosh Review performance to a projected PANCE and PANRE exam performance.
Rapid Review: Septic Arthritis
Septic Arthritis Patient will be complaining of fever, monoarticular pain with decreased ROM Labs will show WBC > 50,000 with > 75% PMNs Diagnosis is made by arthrocentesis Most commonly caused by: Age < 35: N. gonorrhea, S. aureus overall Treatment is IV ABX, surgical washout Sample question: A 23-year-old man with a history of intravenous heroin use presents to the emergency department with a read more…
Rapid Review: Rotator Cuff Muscles
Sample question: Which muscle is most commonly involved with rotator cuff injuries?
Rapid Review: Megaloblastic Anemia
Megaloblastic Anemia Patient will be a vegan or alcoholic Complaining of fatigue, weakness PE will show pallor, glossitis Labs will show MCV > 100 and hypersegmented neutrophils Most commonly caused by vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) or folate deficiency Comments: only vitamin B12 deficiency results in neurological symptoms Sample question: A middle-aged patient in the ED has a hemoglobin of 8.1 g/dL with an MCV of 112 fL. Which of read more…
Rapid Review: Coarctation of the Aorta
Coarctation of the Aorta PE will show higher blood pressure in the arms than in the legs EKG will show LVH CXR will show notching of ribs Diagnosis is made by echo Treatment is balloon angioplasty with stent placement or surgical correction Comments: associated with Turner syndrome Sample question: A 5-year-old girl with Turner syndrome is found to have systolic hypertension. Further examination read more…
Rapid Review: Central Cord Syndrome
Sample question: A 71-year-old man presents to the emergency department after falling on ice outside his home. He complains of neck pain. He has an abrasion to his chin and decreased strength in his bilateral upper extremities. Strength is intact in his lower extremities. Which mechanism of trauma is most consistent with the suspected diagnosis?