Here is a list of some of the best test prep resources for PAs and future PAs preparing for the PANCE or PANRE. For each review resource listed below, we include the following ratings information, based on survey responses of 3,000 PAs.
AAPA and Hippo Education have partnered to offer the best online resource for PAs and PA students to pass the PANCE/PANRE exams. Follow the NCCPA blueprint with online lectures from our top educators, practice with 1,700+ questions, earn up to 50 AAPA Category 1 credits, ask questions and more. AAPA members save $95.
AAPA member rate: $400. Nonmember rate: $495.
This new fifth edition is the foremost trusted preparation resource for the PANCE and PANRE. It features high-yield, outline-format review, and pre-test and post-test questions based on the blueprint of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Developed and endorsed by AAPA and the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), this edition's content reflects up-to-date information and has been reviewed and validated by subject matter experts working in the field.
March 2014. Editors: Claire B O'Connell, MPH, PA-C. Price: $67.99
AAPA members save 30%
This comprehensive overview for PAs preparing for the PANCE or PANRE extensively covers every topic PAs need to know, including cardiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, neurology, oncology, pediatrics, women's health and more. Also features a straightforward question format, with questions designed for both new graduates and practicing clinicians; test-taking strategies; detailed illustrations and photographs; answer explanations; and more.
Copyright (c) 2010. ISBN: 0763752665. Authors: David Paulk, EdD, PA-C, and Donna Agnew, MT, PA-C. Pages: 512. Price: $84.95. Contact: Jones and Bartlett Customer Service, 800-832-0034, ext. 8197.
169 used the material.
58% found material useful.
This powerful, result-oriented study guide delivers everything you need to improve knowledge, confidence and recall. Featuring a rigorous quick-hit Q&A format, consisting of short clinical questions with concise answers, this is an effective tool when preparing for the PA certification and recertification exam.
May 2014. ISBN: 0071821368 / 9780071821360. Authors: Daniel Thibodeau and Scott H. Plantz. Pages: 512. Price: $47.20. Contact:
McGraw Hill Customer Service, 877-833-5524.
339 used material.
56% found material useful.
Pass your PANCE and PANRE exams-guaranteed! Divided into two sections-Essentials and Performance-this text provides you with exam-style questions, complete with rationales for correct and incorrect answers, and simulated exams so you can practice. This edition features even more questions in the book and on the Mac/PC compatible CD-ROM.
Copyright (c) 2013. ISBN: 13: 978-0-8036-2951-6. Author: Morton A. Diamond. Pages: 350. Price: $53.95. Contact: F. A. Davis Co., 800-323-3555.
388 used material.
68% found material useful.
Whether you're a recent graduate or a seasoned professional, you understand how important obtaining and maintaining your certification is. Written by a PA educator and director of an annual PANCE/PANRE board review program, this new interactive study guide embodies the practice-makes-perfect philosophy by offering you hundreds of questions, along with the quickest and most thorough review of the material tested in PANCE and PANRE.
July 2006. ISBN: 978-1-4160-2598-6. Author: James Van Rhee, MS, PA-C. Pages: 448. Price: $61.95.Contact: Elsevier Publishing, 800-545-2522.
710 used material.
73% found material useful.
Extensively revised and expanded by the world's leading physicians, Harrison's continues to set the standard as the pinnacle of current medical knowledge and practice, offering the definitive review of disease mechanisms and management.
April 2015. ISBN: 0071802150 / 9780071802154. Editors: Dennis Kasper, Joseph Loscalzo, Stephen Hauser, Anthony Fauci, J. Jameson, Dan Longo. Pages: 3,000. Price: $249.
731 used material.53% found material useful.
2,000 NCCPA Board-style questions mapped to the blueprint. Thoroughly researched and continually updated explanations. Exclusive "One Step Further" questions to reinforce content. High-yield, rapid review to solidify knowledge. Integrated audio and video, with detailed high-definition color images. Immediate statistical feedback and score predictor.
Price: 12 months for $199 comes with free iPhone & Android App.
NCCPA offers practice exams to assist PAs in the preparation for PANCE and PANRE. The questions help PAs assess their relative strengths and weaknesses, to direct their study efforts and to familiarize themselves with the type of questions encountered in the actual certifying examination.
1,983 used material.77% found material useful.
Med-Challenger PA provides a PANCE-style self-assessment question-and-answer online library. Over 4,500 exam-style Q&A with instant feedback, detailed answer explanations and references. Content organized and weighted upon the NCCPA exam specifications.
Price: $325 (1-year subscription).
157 used material.48% found material useful.
Contains 1,400 questions that simulate the PANCE and PANRE, along with answers, full explanations and customizable features.
Price for one-month subscription: $79.
169 used material.
64% found material useful.
Provides 3,000 questions to simulate the PANCE and PANRE. Exam Master has two available options, each containing different questions, distributed over five blocks of 60 questions each. Test questions are organized and presented based on the distribution provided in the NCCPA PANCE blueprint.
Price for one-month subscription: $79.
416 used material.62% found material useful.
This home-study CME and board preparation program is available in print, CD, online and flash drive. It covers more than 45 different topic categories to help you study and pass PANCE/PANRE. Guaranteed or your money back! 60 hours of AAFP-prescribed CME (NCCPA accepts AAFP-prescribed CME to fulfill Category 1 requirements.)
Offers complete, concise review of all NCCPA blueprint topics in an interactive online format. Access is available with computer, tablet iPad or smartphone via internet. Over 4,200 questions in formats geared towards quick understanding are included. The 2014 upgrade also includes the FA Davis PA Exam Review in an online format at no extra charge. 100% money back guarantee is offered if you do not pass your exam. Approved for 40 Category 1 CME credits.
The UMDNJ PA program now offers an online version of its popular comprehensive live review course. The content includes all topics on the NCCPA blueprint and includes practice questions to enhance performance on the PANCE/PANRE. Allows MP3 downloads to media players and CDs. Approved for 26.5 Category 1 CME credits.
191 used material.80% found material useful.
The Emory PA Program has produced a unique 36 hour video "Cloud Based" home study board review available for PC, Mac, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, and MP3 players. Study at home, on the job, or on the go by streaming or downloading the content for review anywhere. Prepare for the Boards and earn CME at lunch, during breaks, commuting, or at home. Save travel expenses and time.
Course contains MP4 video, MP3 audio, PDF handouts, 1 year access to Exam Master practice PANRE/PANCE tests with answers and online CME test. This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 36.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of 06/01/2016 . Participants may submit the post-test at any time during that period and must pass with at least 70%. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Enduring Material Programs and for Commercial Support of Enduring Material Programs.
Discounts are available for PA students, PA programs, Emory alumni, GAPA and active military.
This PANCE / PANRE Board Review Course is what you've been looking for! As is the industry standard, medical providers are better prepared to care for patients with portable resources to learn and research information. To support this CME4Life offers CME packages with a Surface Pro, iPad or a gift card to purchase the device needed at your institution.
Our all-inclusive our three day and five day Review Courses offers AAPA Category I CME that features Eight hours pharmacology credit and One and a half hour EKG interpretation... plus four practice exams, 1,200 page study guide.
579 PAs used the material.
92% found material useful.
We are committed to providing PAs the highest quality and most affordable, 3−day and 5−day comprehensive PANCE & PANRE exam review and AAPA Category 1 CME with workshops.
7% PAs used the material.
80% found material useful.
Now, in its 5th Edition, NMS Surgery is a concise, outlined review of surgery. This edition has been thoroughly updated and streamlined to focus on essential material. Questions have been revised to better reflect the level of difficulty of shelf/end-of-rotation exams. The book has a new two-color design with more illustrations and wider margins for notes.
April 2007. ISBN: 9780781759014. Editors: Bruce Jarrell and R. A. Carabasi; Pages: 645. Price: $51.99. Contact: Lippincot, Williams & Wilkins, 800-638-0672.
76 used material.45% found material useful.
MKSAP 17 Digital contains 11 specialty sections, each of which is designated for between 10 and 24 credits. Up to 200 AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment Credits are available if the participant chooses to complete all sections.
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