PA students capture 100% pass rate on board certifying exam once again


An entire original class of LEC Physician Assistant students, the program’s second cohort, has passed the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) on their first attempt, solidifying a two-year streak.

“I am so proud of the students, faculty and staff. This is a major team effort!” said Program Director Sean Kramer MSHS, PA-C, who has helped the program retain 100% of its students for two years.

To the 26 students in the class of 2017, he said, “As a PA, your learning never stops. You do get to be a lifelong student. There is always more to know; and just when we know it, medicine changes.”

As the only certifying organization for PAs in the United States, the NCCPA ensures that PAs meet standards for clinical knowledge and reasoning, as well as medical skills and professional behaviors.

Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Johnathan Tedesco Ph.D. praised the program’s performance, stating, “We are proud of our program’s hard work and dedication and look forward to hearing about [our students’] future successes!”

President Posler also celebrated the 100% pass rate.

“This accomplishment is a testament to the strength of our curriculum, the expertise of our faculty, but most especially the tremendous effort of our students,” he said.

To learn more about Lake Erie College’s Physician Assistant (MSPAS) program, contact Sean Kramer at or 330-998-5490.

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