Welcome to Smarty PANCE

Thirteen Blueprint Courses Included FREE with your Membership

Follow along with the exact NCCPA™ PANCE and PANRE Content Blueprint

Cover the entire content blueprint step by step, made simple with exam day question stems, pearls, need to know diagnostic studies and gold standard treatments.

Thirteen blueprint topics with over 467 lessons and 1,000's of integrated board review questions, quizes and flashcards.

Perfect for PANCE and PANRE preparation, current students preparing for end of rotation (EOR) exams or self study.

You don't need to know everything on exam day so why not focus only on what matters!

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Study blueprint topics and quizzes integrated with real patient video cases

I have partnered with ReelDx™ to give you exclusive access to over 700+ video cases with ultrasound, imaging, and lab data plus 1,000+ topics captured by providers in the ER, exam room, ambulance, and developing world. These cases are integrated directly into the NCCPA™ content blueprint lessons.

Pulmonology Review

5-year-old with fever emesis

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Dermatology Review

15-year-old with blanching rash

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GI and Nutrition Review

1-year-old with abdominal pain

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The Ultimate PANCE and PANRE QBANK

(Members Only)

The PANCE and PANRE is made up of 100's of multiple choice questions, it only makes sense that you’re board review does the same

Thirteen Content Blueprint Topic Specific Practice Exams with Over 1,021 Questions

Is there a specific area you need more practice with? If you have already started studying, you should have already identified some areas for improvement.  I know mine, it's neurology.

Following the NCCPA content blueprint these exams break questions down by topic and let you focus your time on what matters most to you.  Start with your weakest subject, then take some time to quiz yourself on the PANCE/PANRE hot spots: Cardiovascular, Musculoskeletal, Pulmonary, and GI.

FIVE 225 Question PANCE and PANRE Practice Exams (1,225 questions)

Studies have shown, that without a doubt the most effective way to prepare for an exam is to practice within the format of the exam itself.

This is why as a "SMARTY PANCE" you will do so well come exam day. These five, 250 question practice exams won't just keep you busy they will get you into the habit of taking an online, computer-based exam that requires patience and persistence to master.  Make it through all of these questions and you will be well on your way to PANCE/PANRE success.

Four 60 Questions Interactive Academy Exams

These exams are built with your learning in mind – Now even more interactive with photos, videos, tables, ECGs, "learning links" and more!

Two 120 Question Comprehensive PANCE and PANRE Exams

These are my original 120 question PANCE and PANRE practice exams.

These are graded, timed exams and just like the actual PANCE and PANRE you will have 1 minute to complete each question. You will have the ability to review your answers at the end.

The 120 Question Daily PANCE and PANRE Email Exam Series

These exams are built to test your knowledge of the daily PANCE and PANRE email series (sign up below)

Each exam is composed of questions from the corresponding day the question (or questions) were sent. Therefore, exam one is composed of questions from days 1-30, exam two is from days 30-60 and the third and fourth exams are composed of additional questions included in the fast-track email series (if you signed up).

The 300 Question Virtual PANCE and PANRE

The goal of this exercise to simulate your actual test day as best as we can.

By practicing within this environment you will make great strides in decreasing your anxiety come test day.

Before you start your virtual exam make sure you have at least 5 hours and eliminate all distractions. Commit to completing all the blocks in one sitting!

Not ready to tackle the entire virtual PANCE or PANRE?

Now you can study each block on it's own or review the blocks with interactive hints and teaching points. Follow the links below to study and learn from each 60 question block until you can do it with your eyes closed. Then take your virtual PANCE or PANRE

Sign up for the FREE Daily PANCE and PANRE Email Series

High Yield PANCE and PANRE Flashcards as Part of all Learning Modules

Solidify high yield concepts through these PANCE and PANRE Pearl flashcards (included with each course)

Quizlet Mobile (Flashcards) - 300 Daily Challenge Flashcard sets broken into bite-sized morsels designed to keep you on the ball. Now available with email auto-reminders!

Using the Quizlet App on your smartphone or reading device is a great way to study. You must install the appropriate App for your device, create an account with Quizlet and then use the "flashcard" links and passwords included to access the PANCE and PANRE Practice exam flashcards.

Quizlet-PANCE-and-PANRE-Quiz-Questions*You can access all Flashcard sets on Quizlet or with the Quizlet mobile app.

Available as a Mobile app on most platforms:

  1. iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
  2. Android
  3. Kindle Fire
  4. Windows Phone
  5. Nook



The Audio PANCE and PANRE

members-audio-pance-panreThe Audio PANCE and PANRE is a multiple choice PANCE and PANRE audio exam to study on the go.

The podcast is currently available on Stitcher and iTunes but is limited to every other episode. Members of the Academy receive the full premium audio package containing over 4 hours and 260 questions of Audio for FREE when you register.

To top it off, the Academy version is updated with new content monthly and will download to your mobile device automatically when used with any podcasting app.

Episode 35 (Questions 1-10)

"Great review for the PANCE and PANRE! I am taking my PANRE in 2 months so I was delighted to find this podcast and take it with me on my 30-minute commute to work. Having 10 Questions per episode breaks the material down to manageable "chunks" and learning with test questions seems appropriate given that is what we will be facing come test day. So happy to have this podcast, can't thank you enough!"
Sharon Trudel PA-C

Dual Access now included with all SmartyPANCE memberships

SmartyPANCE started as The PA Life Academy. I have created this site to greatly expand the material and improve the learning experience to include the NCCPA content blueprint. As an added bonus, all members of SmartyPANCE will receive a complimentary membership to The PA Life Academy with their SmartyPANCE purchase. You can use both sites for one low price and your same login is good for both. How cool!

The Academy has helped over 5,000 PAs like yourself pass their boards

I have used multiple sources, (the Chicago course, PAEZ, Lange Q &A, Classroom to Clinic, Davis's PA Exam Review and Physician Assistant Review 4th edition (by Auth & Kerstein) in preparing myself. They have all been useful, of course, but I have enjoyed your format the most.Michael Rewis, PA-C
I graduated from PA school in May and failed my first attempt at the PANCE in July. I was not nearly as prepared as I should have been and in the following 90 days, I developed into a completely different PA. I listened to all of your podcasts, took every practice test (at least once), and got both the daily question emails and the daily eponym emails. My second attempt at the PANCE was earlier in October and I went into it with so much more confidence than I had after receiving the news that I failed the first time.  I really appreciate all the work you do to make studying for the PANCE fun... well at least tolerable... and I will definitely recommend your program to next year's graduating class.   Thank you! thank you! thank you!Christopher Mills, PA-C
I used the PA Life website to prep for the PANRE exam I took on 4/9/2015. Needless to say, I PASSED. I PASSED. I PASSED. Thank you for a great website. It really helped bring out my weaknesses and my strengths and got me used to taking a test again.Cheryl Heck, Pa-C
The Physician Assistant Life Academy is THE best review/practice site I have ever found. The tests are awesome, the explanations spot on..Karol Bauman, PA-C
I love your site! I'm recertifying soon and your site is so incredibly helpful. I've been a PA in a niche area for most of my career, so recertifying is always an issue. Thank goodness I found your site!!Kimberly Bastible, MS, PRA-C
Thank you so much for your website. Best review money I ever spent! Love your flash cards and practice exams. It really helped this busy working mom of three get through the PANRE and PASSED! I had failed in sept. 2013. I had taken the Stoneybrook review course August 2013 but truly feel your website helped me the most. I am a derm PA for over ten years so it was difficult for me. Once again thank you so much.Patty Chun, PA-C
This is my 4th PANRE, I graduated 25 yrs. ago as a surgeon assistant and physician assistant.  I have spent the last 20 years on a H+P service and I started my medical career as a USMC corpsman.  The USMC uses the accolade OUTSTANDING, your entire program is such, the attention to details to the answers, the 230 plus pages on PDF, the flash cards, your program built my confidence BIG TIME.  My life is richly blessed because of you. I never have to take this brutal exam again and can retire at 66 yrs old you played a prodigious part in me passing!Daniel Gavin, PA-C
Stephen, Just wanted to let you know that I am enjoying your site very much and believe it is helping more than any other site I've used thus-far (I have done HippoPA, not bad, and Brian Wallace's site).Rebecca Lynch, PA-C
I love your site and think that it is the most enjoyable studying resource that I have use so far.[/quote] [quote cite="Maureen Kilrain, PA-C"]I took my PANRE and I passed! I really liked your review website. It was very helpful. I only wish I would have discovered it months ago, while preparing for the PANRE. This is my 4th time passing in my career, and I now qualify for not having to recert until 10 years from now. Thank God! but will remember your site and recommend it to others. David, PA-S
Just took and passed the PANCE!! I breezed through the test and scored well. Your course was a huge help in preparing. Both knowledge and test-taking skills. I would highly recommend this to others.Karen Hendricks, PA-C
I cannot thank you enough. As a 65 year old (dinosaur) PA having to take his recert for the 4th time I still remained apprehensive. Your site helped a great deal and I will continue to use it. It's a must use for future as well as present PAs.Michael Travis ,PA-C

PANCE and PANRE 233 Topic Review Tables

PANCE-and-PANRE-Review-Tables-8I have to thank my friend over at "The Running PA" for sharing these review tables. I have compiled these tables into 233 easy to study slides. As a member you will gain FREE access to download this compilation or review them online.

You will have 3 Options:

  1. View in browser
  2. Download individual jpg flashcards (to view in your photo viewer)
  3. Download as single PDF

Compare My PANCE and PANRE Exam Academy to Other Popular Online Resources

I have done everything I can to make this the very best experience for you at the lowest price imaginable.  Why? Because I just paid $750 for my DEA license and I am tired of paying an arm and a leg for expensive, online review materials. 

Online Exam Sites (Limited and Pricey)

  1. NCCPA 120 Question Exam: $35 per 120 question exam ($300 for 1,200 questions)
  2. Kaplan Question Bank: $199 for 1,100 questions
  3. ExamMaster: $25 per 300 question exam ($75 per 1,200 questions)

Comprehensive Exam Review (Pricey)

In my opinion these comprehensive, but very pricey, review courses are not always better than a good review book and whole lot of practice questions. This may be the way to go if you have been away from the profession for some time, but given the price it is often just not worth the money.

Nothing Beats Real World Practice

SmartyPANCE is built for physician assistants by physician assistants. It is built upon clinical vignettes and highly focused multiple choice questions (literally 1,000's of them) to take the pain out of learning and focus on the essentials while replicating exactly what you will see come test day.

SmartyPANCE and The PA Life Academy works, since launching in January 2014 over 5,468  people have signed up and benefited from these materials, I am proud to say that we have close to a 100% pass rate and the feedback has been wonderful.

SmartyPANCE and The Academy is cheap! Because great review should blow your mind, not your bank!

SmartyPANCE works great on your iPad! These exams are made with large touch-friendly buttons, an adaptive design to fit all screen sizes, and a large font. They work perfectly on an iPad or tablet device and you won't need to buy a new pair of prescription glasses.

100% Money Back Guarantee!

I am so confident you will pass by using these exams, that if you don't pass, I will refund your money in full, no questions asked.

(Hurry, the 1-year membership is currently discounted for a limited time only)

Two Week All Access Pass

$452 weeks
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  • Access to all PANCE/PANRE Practice Exams (1,000's of board review questions)
  • Access to all 13 NCCPA Blueprint Courses (over 450 Blueprint Topics and Modules)
  • FREE Subscription to Fast Track Email Series ($15 value)
  • Premium subscription to the Audio PANCE and PANRE Podcast (Over 12 hours of audio board review content)
  • PANCE/PANRE Board Review Flashcard Sets (1000's of topic specific high yield flashcards)
  • PANCE and PANRE Board Review Tables

Three Month All Access Pass

$553 months
$553 months
  • Access to all PANCE/PANRE Practice Exams (1,000's of board review questions)
  • Access to all 13 NCCPA Blueprint Courses (over 450 Blueprint Topics and Modules)
  • FREE Subscription to Fast Track Email Series ($15 value)
  • Premium subscription to the Audio PANCE and PANRE Podcast (Over 12 hours of audio board review content)
  • PANCE/PANRE Board Review Flashcard Sets (1000's of topic specific high yield flashcards)
  • PANCE/PANRE Board Review Tables

One Year All Access Pass + ReelDx™

$751 Year
$751 Year
  • 1 year access to ReelDx™ video content and ReelDX patient video content library ($99 Value)
  • All PANCE/PANRE Practice Exams with 1,000's of board review questions (Priceless)
  • Access to all 13 NCCPA Blueprint Courses with over 450 Blueprint Topics and Modules ($250 Value)
  • FREE Subscription to Fast Track Email Series ($15 value)
  • Premium subscription to the Audio PANCE and PANRE Podcast (Over 12 hours of audio board review content)
  • PANCE/PANRE Board Review Flashcard Sets (1000's of topic specific high yield flashcards)
  • PANCE and PANRE Board Review Tables
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