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PA Exam Prep is your most effective way to prepare for the PANCE® and PANRE®.

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Why PA Exam Prep?
PA Exam Prep offers learners over 3,141 exam-style questions, meticulously written and reviewed by content experts. Our editorial team is made up of hand-picked Physician Assistants from the top PA programs across the country. Combined, the team has over 75 years of practice experience and 50 years of teaching experience. Questions are evidence-based, and learners are provided with answer explanations and reference information. Each question goes through a process of review before being published, and questions are routinely audited to make sure they are relevant and best reflect the PANCE blueprint.
Here’s how PA Exam Prep can maximize your PANCE/PANRE score:
Targeted Learning
Expert Content
Realistic Experience
Performance Feedback
Intuitive Interface
Targeted Learning

  • Customizable practice exams, based on test mode, organ system, task area, core rotation and difficulty allow you to focus on the areas you need more help with
  • Keyword search to further narrow down the questions you want to practice
  • Personal study plan that allows you to schedule your study time and set and achieve goals

Expert Content

  • 3,141 exam-style questions, written and reviewed by physician assistant experts
  • Detailed explanations that reinforce the correct and incorrect answer choices

Realistic Experience

  • Coverage of all content areas (organ system and task area category) listed in the latest PANCE blueprint.
  • A full-length 300-question PANCE mock examination mapped to the latest PANCE blueprint in terms of content and category weight
  • Practice questions in simulation (exam-interface) mode for an even more realistic experience

Performance Feedback

  • Results on individual tests and in-depth performance reports pinpoint areas you need to focus on
  • Skills report analyzes your proficiency in every topic area of the exam

Intuitive Interface

  • Streamlined navigation allows you to quickly create quizzes and start practicing questions
  • Personalized dashboard tracks your progress, displays your recent activities and scores, and allows you to easily resume your test prep exactly where you left off
  • Subscribe to PA Exam Prep and access your profile on the PA Exam Prep mobile app to practice questions on the go

Institutional Tools (for instructors)

  • Ability to create assignments from the extensive question bank and assign the 300-question mock exam.
  • Ability to create class sections and assignments
  • Instant scoring tools and performance data allow for curriculum enhancement and to measure student growth
  • Subscriber management tools

Institutional Tools (for instructors)



The Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) is a 300-question, multiple choice exam designed to assess general medical and surgical knowledge. PANCE is administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) to graduates of accredited PA programs. For more information visit the NCCPA website.


Every ten years, physician assistants must pass the Physician Assistant National Recertifying Examination (PANRE). PANRE is a 240-question, multiple choice exam designed to assess general medical and surgical knowledge. PANRE is administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). For more information visit the NCCPA website.

Our Content Coverage

PA Exam Prep covers all organ system and task area categories listed in the latest PANCE test blueprint provided by the NCCPA. To view the latest PANCE blueprint (January 2019) visit the NCCPA website.

With PA Exam Prep, you can practice questions by:

  • Organ System (Cardiovascular System; Dermatologic System; Endocrine System; Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat; Gastrointestinal System/Nutrition; Genitourinary System; Hematologic System; Infectious Diseases; Musculoskeletal System; Neurologic System; Psychiatry/Behavioral Science; Pulmonary System; Renal System; Reproductive System)
  • Task Category (History Taking and Performing Physical Examination; Using Diagnostic and Laboratory Studies; Formulating Most Likely Diagnosis; Health Maintenance, Patient Education, and Preventive Measures; Clinical Intervention; Pharmaceutical Therapeutics; Applying Basic Science Concepts; Professional Practice)
  • Rotation (Emergency Medicine; Family Medicine; Internal Medicine; Obstetrics-Gynecology; Pediatrics; Surgery)