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Practice Questions for Pediatrics on the Physician Assistant Exam

More complex pediatric conditions are covered in other disciplines on the Physician Assistant Exam (PANCE) like cardiology, infectious disease, and pulmonary. These practice questions are similar to the [more…]

Physician Assistant Exam Practice Health Maintenance and Medical Ethics Questions

These practice questions are similar to the actual questions you may see on the Physician Assistant Exam (PANCE) exam that have to do with preventive medicine, epidemiology, domestic violence, and ethics [more…]

Practice Behavioral Health Questions for the Physician Assistant Exam

Behavioral health is an important component of overall health, so you’ll see some questions on the Physician Assistant Exams (PANCE/PANRE) concerning behavioral disorders. These practice questions are [more…]

Practice Pharmacology/Toxicology Questions for the Physician Assistant Exam

As a student, you’ve likely seen and evaluated patients with toxic ingestions, fatal or near-fatal drug overdoses, or drug-drug interactions that adversely affected their health. These practice questions [more…]

Practice Endocrine System Questions on the Physician Assistant Exam

The endocrine system is made up of different organs located in separate parts of the body. These practice questions are similar to the Physician Assistant Exam [more…]

Practice Neurology Questions on the Physician Assistant Exam

These practice questions cover many important neurologic subject areas you see on the Physician Assistant Exams (PANCE/PANRE), including headaches, seizures, movement disorders, delirium, and the cerebrovascular [more…]

Types of Congenital Heart Disease on the Physician Assistant Exam

Many types of congenital heart disease exist. There are certain conditions you’re likely to see on the Physician Assistant Exam (PANCE). Many of the congenital heart diseases you read about here are detected [more…]

Cardiac Conduction Disorders Covered on the Physician Assistant Exam

The Physician Assistant Exam will expect you to have an understanding of cardiac conduction disorders. Take this example. Rich has been around awhile and has taught both medical residents and physician [more…]

Physician Assistant Exam: Cardiac Conduction System Blocks

The Physician Assistant Exam will expect you to understand that many different kinds of blocks can occur along the cardiac conduction system, from the sinus node to the AV node to the bundle of Purkinje [more…]

Types of Ventricular Arrhythmias to Know for the Physician Assistant Exam

The three big ventricular problems you need to be aware of and understand for the Physician Assistant Exam (PANCE) are premature ventricular contractions [more…]

Practice Cardiovascular System Questions for the Physician Assistant Exam

Cardiovascular doesn’t refer to just the heart; it also refers to the blood vessels. For the Physician Assistant Exam (known as PANCE), you have to worry about the arteries and veins as well as the heart [more…]

How to Apply for the Physician Assistant Exam

In most cases, the logistics of applying for the Physician Assistant Exam tests are straightforward. If your situation is different — for example, if you’re not a recent graduate from a PA program — consult [more…]

What You Need the Day of the Physician Assistant Exam

There are several items you will need to make sure you have for test day. Checking in to take the PANCE or PANRE is roughly equivalent to boarding a commercial airline flight, except you don’t have to [more…]

How You Will Know if You Passed the Physician Assistant Exam

You’re likely concerned with your total Physician Assistant Exam (PANCE or PANRE) test score and whether it’s high enough to pass. Each question can yield either a 1 [more…]

Types of Questions You Can Expect to Find on the Physician Assistant Exam

Physician Assistant Exam (PANCE or PANRE) questions cover about 18 topics, depending on how you classify them. The approximate mix of questions on the test is well-documented. Some subject areas require [more…]

Hypertension Basics for the Physician Assistant Exam

You know that abnormal blood pressure is a component of many disease conditions that will be covered on the Physician Assistant Exam. Hypertension is the term for high blood pressure, and it’s an epidemic [more…]

Physician Assistant Exam: Resistant Hypertension

Hypertension comes in two types and both are covered on the Physician Assistant Exam. The first is the essential, or run-of-the-mill, hypertension. The second type of hypertension is [more…]

Physician Assistant Exam: Hypertensive Urgencies and Emergencies

On the PANCE, expect to see common clinical scenarios involving very high blood pressure. Be aware of two basic scenarios concerning high blood pressure: hypertensive urgencies and hypertensive emergencies [more…]

Physician Assistant Exam: Low Blood Pressure

The Physician Assistant exams will ask about low blood pressure, along with questions about high blood pressure. Hypotension has many causes, including infection, volume depletion, adrenal insufficiency [more…]

Physician Assistant Exam: Diagnose Acute Coronary Syndrome

As the Physician Assistant Exam will expect you to know, chest pain (angina pectoris) and congestive heart failure are two of the biggest reasons people are admitted to the hospital. Acute coronary syndrome [more…]

Physician Assistant Exam: Myocardial Infarction

You should be familiar with the nuts and bolts of myocardial infarction (MI for short) for your Physician Assistant Exams. A person is said to be having an MI if there’s a positive enzyme leak in the blood [more…]

Treatment for Acute Coronary Syndrome on the Physician Assistant Exam

Many of the Physician Assistant Exam questions concerning acute coronary syndrome involve evaluation, treatment, or both. Because the treatment of acute coronary syndrome overlaps so much with so many [more…]

Physician Assistant Exam: Systolic Heart Failure

Systolic heart failure is a failure of the heart to work well as a pump. Your Physician Assistant Exam will expect you to know about this type of heart failure. On an echocardiogram, you see this failure [more…]

Physician Assistant Exam: Diastolic Heart Failure

Diastolic heart failure is a problem with the heart’s relaxing. Your Physician Assistant Exam will ask you questions about its causes and treatments.

Common causes include ischemia and hypertension. A major [more…]

Classes of Cardiomyopathies for the Physician Assistant Exam

A good understanding of cardiomyopathy is useful for the Physician Assistant Exam. A cardiomyopathy is an abnormality of heart function secondary to changes in the structure of the heart muscle. The most [more…]

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