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The deadline to register with the Faculty of Physician Associates for the May 2024 Physician Associate National Examination (PANE) is approaching fast.

The PANE is open to graduates of UK university postgraduate programs in Physician Associate Studies. Developed and delivered by the Assessment Unit on behalf of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), the PANE is a mandatory requirement for all PA students who have completed a UK university postgraduate program in Physician Associate Studies.

The PANE consists of two parts:

  • A 200-question, single best answer, online Knowledge-Based Assessment (KBA)
  • A 14-station Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) held at The Spine in Liverpool

Students who are eligible to take the PANE are encouraged to register as soon as possible to avoid missing the deadline. The registration window closes at midnight on Sunday, March 24, 2024.

All applications must be submitted online during the designated application period. Candidates will be able to select the specific assessment components (KBA or OSCE or both) they wish to register for during the application process. Payment by credit or debit card is required at the time of application.

The FPA encourages students to utilize its free PA question bank, as a valuable resource available to student members, to help prepare for the PANE.

Important Dates

  • Registration closes: March 24, 2024
  • Examination results released: June 13, 2024

The KBA costs £280 and the OSCE is £554, meaning a PA will need to pay £834 to sit both components. The PA+PER has an exclusive article about the other hidden costs of being a PA student in Issue 3, which you can download now.

For more information about the PANE, including eligibility requirements, fees, and the pre-payment scheme offered by the FPA, please visit the FPA website or contact the Assessment Unit at PAexams@rcp.ac.uk.

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