Are you a Physician Assistant working toward recertification or a student sitting for the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) for the first time? Either way, this comprehensive and dynamic app will be an indispensable study aid. As life rushes by, optimize your preparation time by using this powerful app where ever and whenever you can. Great for last-minute studying on clinical rotations, this app is the perfect tool to have at your fingertips. Derived from the highly respected Pearls of Wisdom Physician Assistant Exam Review 4th Edition published by McGraw-Hill Education, this app has the broadest scope of any on the market today.

With over 4,300 practice questions and answers organized into 18 major categories, this app provides a rigorous review of key concepts and clinical pearls. Test your overall knowledge by answering randomly generated questions from all categories or target areas of weakness by focusing on a specific category. Not sure how to interpret an EKG? Choose the cardiovascular section and review the 282 questions listed there. Need a refresher on drug interactions? Take a look at the 487 questions in the pharmacology/toxicology category.

With content following the NCCPA blueprint, emphasis is placed on distilling key facts and clinical pearls essential for exam success. This high-yield review is the perfect compliment to larger texts and delivers an intense, streamlined review in the days and weeks before your exam. Beyond content review, this app goes a step farther by providing valuable test taking tips and strategies. With information specific to the PANCE and PANRE as well as general test prep advice, this app is a must-have tool for anyone preparing for these exams.

About the Authors:

Daniel Thibodeau, MHP, PA-C
Assistant Professor
Physician Assistant Program
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA

Scott Plantz, MD
Clinical Professor
Chicago Medical School
Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Chicago, IL

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What's New

Version 1.3

iOS 9 related fixes

Ratings and Reviews

amyjoyy ,

Misleading description

The questions are not formatted as in the PANCE/PANRE. They are not multiple choice. Instead they are in flash are form. While this is useful to study, it's not useful to practice you're test taking ability. You can get the same content from just using a review book. Would be nice if it was specified in the description that it is a flash card question study guide.

PA-Student ,

Good way to verify how well you know the material.

I have been alternating between this review app and various review question banks. The flashcard layout of this review material forces you to learn the material. The Lange question review app has a bookmark option for questions you want to bookmark whereas this app has you select on each card whether you Know It or Don't Know It which I find more useful that the bookmark method.
I have noticed I have a tendency to not bookmark questions in Lange that I have not really yet learned whereas in this app I am more likely to select Don't Know It until I really know it.
Basically this is a large flashcard bank so you have to really know the material. I think it is a great way to break up the days of just answering large number of questions or trying to read through pages of summaries.

PanceTaker ,

Not so good

I regret the nearly $50 I spent on this app, my biggest problem is the format, the questions are not multiple choice- which is the format of the pance. Many of the questions are so vague/general that without multiple choice options there are a million ways to respond to the questions.

I believe there are much better apps out there to prepare you for the pance or panre. The good part of this app is that it supposedly contains over 4,000 questions. Overall I would not recommend!


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