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Hi everyone! I feel as though this is definitely a subjective question, but does ranking of the program you attend really matter? When applying to schools I focused on PANCE pass rates and location, not ranking. After interviewing at various programs, all ranging on the "rank" spectrum, I want to go off of the vibe I felt at the schools and what I gathered from speaking with faculty and students. My struggle, however, is committing to a school potentially 40 spots lower in ranking, although the school has better PANCE scores than my other schools and I loved it so much more there. From sp
Since 1998 US News has been publishing the only known ranking of PA programs. Their rankings are based on subjective peer assessment surveys of PA program faculty. A useful ranking system should be “measurable, reproducible, and not opinion based! Physician Assistant Programs Ranked by PANCE Pass Rates 2017 http://www.thepalife.com/best-pa-schools/
I've been accepted to two schools, one ranking much higher (and costing much more) than the other (on the News & World Report rankings). I have two questions, does anyone have an opinion about the rankings, and does the ranking of the school you attend affect your ability to get the "best" jobs after school? Are graduates from more "prestigious" schools more eligible for more desirable jobs?