Accreditation & PANCE Scores


The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the USC Physician Assistant (PA) Program, sponsored by USC. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be June 2029. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

PANCE Scores


NCCPA Program Five-Year Pass Rate Report 1.24.20

Since the program’s inception in 1972, program graduates have performed well on the PANCE. The Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at USC’s first-time test taker five-year average pass rate is 95%. Official NCCPA five-year summary report of National Board Pass Rates for first-time test takers: Download the report.