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 […]
Back in January, the NCCPA released an updated Content Blueprint. There were significant changes in this update. One of the consequences of altering a blueprint is often a more challenging exam. Scores typically decline for a while but gradually improve once the blueprint changes are digested and the test-taking community gets a better grasp of […]
The time to take the PANCE has finally arrived! All of the blood, sweat, and tears you have poured into your future career is coming to a head! You may be wondering now what? How do I apply? How much does it cost? Where do I take the exam? Today we will answer all of […]
Preparing for the PANCE exam can be a daunting task. The best way to succeed is smart, focused preparation. When studying for the certification exam, the first thing to do is to identify your weaknesses. There are several ways to do that. The NCCPA offers a 120-question exam for $50. It is designed like the […]
At the end of 2016, I had a PA student reach out to me after having failed her PANCE four times. The fifth time she took the PANCE, she crushed it and easily passed. These are the techniques we employed for her that you can use to prepare for your exam.