The Physician Associate National Examinations
The Faculty of Physician Associates (FPA) runs the Physician Associate national certification and recertification examination (PANE).
The national exam is made up of an OSCE component (a 14 station OSCE) and a written component (a 200 single best answer (SBA) exam) and is sat by students who have qualified from UK physician associate programmes.
Once PA students have successfully completed their PA studies course, they are then required to pass their national exam before they can be declared fit to practice in the UK. On successful completion of the PANE, providing they are a member of the FPA, they can then be registered on the Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register (PAMVR).
The recertification examination is a 200 SBA exam, which all physician associates have to take every 6 years to revalidate.
Please note, the FPA does not endorse any national examination revision courses.
Please be aware that from September 2018, the national examination fee is £550 ; written component £175 , OSCE component £375
The recertification fee is £275
The FPA reserve the right to review the examination fees annually.
The Physician Associate Naitional Exam Board
The Physician Associate National Exam Board quality assures the process and results of the PA National Exam and ensures it is robust and fair.