Graduate Performance

Major outcomes measures related to our program’s performance include our graduates’ Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) scores, and job placement rates. The student attrition data for our program is available here.

The average Elon PA PANCE pass rate for first-time takers is 96%.

Graduate employment for the Class of 2021 Feb:

  • At the time of graduation, 21% of the graduating Class of 2021 had at least 1 job offer
  • Additional information pending (due Oct 2021)

Graduate employment for the Class of 2020 as of December, 2020 (n=24):

  • 96% employment
  • 48% (11) of respondents noted they are practicing in NC
  • 65% of respondents report receiving more than 1 offer of employment upon graduation

Specialty areas of practice:

  • Internal medicine including general and subspecialties to include pulmonology, cardiology, heme/onc, neurology, and critical care (9)
  • Surgery (general and subspecialty) (8)
  • Emergency Medicine (4)
  • Other primary care/urgent care (6)

Graduate employment for the Class of 2019 as of November, 2019 (n=27):

  • Class of 2019 – 100% Employment as a PA
  • 38 graduates – 28 (74%) remained in NC

Specialty Areas of Practice:

  • Surgery (9)
  • Pediatrics (6)
  • Internal Medicine (5)
  • Cardiology (3)
  • Emergency Medicine (2)
  • Critical Care (2)

Graduate employment for the Class of 2018 as of September, 2018 (n=32):

  • Class of 2018 – 100% Employment as a PA
  • 38 graduates – 22 (58%) remained in NC

Specialty Areas of Practice:

  • Internal Medicine (9)
  • Emergency Medicine (7)
  • Surgery including trauma, general, neuro, vascular (8)
  • Orthopedics (6)
  • Pediatrics (5)
  • Cardiology (2)
  • GI (2)

Graduate employment for the Class of 2017 as of September, 2017 (n=35):

  • 100% Employment as a PA
  • 38 graduates – 20 (53%) remained in NC

Specialty Areas of Practice:

  • Internal Medicine (8)
  • Surgery including ortho, peds, general, vascular (13)
  • Emergency Medicine (5)
  • GI (2)
  • Pediatrics (2)
  • Other (7)