The PANRE is changing fast.
But the good news is that we are here to walk you through it!
There is a new, redesigned recertification exam for practicing physician assistants taking their exam in 2019 and beyond. We have taken the new information on the NCCPA blueprint and broken it down for you.
We specialize in taking medical topics and making them easy to understand. If you feel overwhelmed, then we are here for you!
Study efficiently and effectively!
We’re calling the changes to the recertification exam the iPANRE because it’s an Innovative PANRE. Our job is to make your studying as efficient and effective as possible. We are going to teach the content you need to know for the PANRE through prerecorded videos and live conferences. A number of study resources are available throughout this website.
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How will the PANRE change?
This new PANRE is designed to test core knowledge, instead of broad general knowledge. Now, you’ll be able to focus your studying on topics physician assistants also need to know for clinical practice. Beginning in 2019, the PANRE was updated to mimic the way that PAs clinically practice, which allows us to study efficiently and effectively. We will help you learn what you’ve been missing!
As an emergency medicine physician assistant, if you diagnose a thoracic dissection, your job is not to manage the thoracic dissection but to find assistance. Therefore, thoracic dissection is considered a Level 1 area topic; you diagnose and get help.
Topics categorized as Level 2 are medical diseases that require a PA to diagnose and initially manage before recruiting help. If you identify a septic patient, you would start IV fluids and antibiotics before contacting the appropriate specialist.
Level 3 content covers topics PAs need to have in-depth knowledge of from start to finish. Risk factors, treatments, management of comorbid conditions and complications, and patient education will all be included.
Why do PAs need to take the PANRE?
The mission of PAs is to provide extraordinary health care, no matter what field of medicine you practice in. Taking a national recertification exam helps us do that. It doesn’t matter if you’re in orthopedics or dermatology, if you can identify a pulmonary embolism or melanoma in a patient and get them adequate care, you are a better practitioner.
Physicians have to recertify and as PAs, we should hold ourselves to that standard. The NCCPA is adamant about two things:
- We will always have a recertification exam, as there are a number of other organizations involved within our credentialing process, including the American Medical Association.
- The NCCPA is committed to lateral mobility. PAs are able to jump between fields. This is not possible without a universal exam.
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