GW PT Graduates Achieve 100% Pass Rate on National Exam for 8th Year in a Row

December 8, 2017

For the eighth consecutive year, graduates of the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences Physical Therapy (PT) Program achieved a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE).

“I am so proud of our graduates who for the 8th year in a row had a 100% first time pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Examination,” said Joyce Maring, DPT, EdD, chair and associate professor of the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Care Sciences and program director for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. “This is an incredible accomplishment and a testament to our excellent students and strong program. I am honored to work with our students, faculty, and staff.”

The NPTE, which serves as a common element across jurisdictions in the evaluation of licensure candidates, is a rigorous and comprehensive exam all PT graduates must pass. The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education monitors program pass rates to determine whether student achievements meet the required standards. Pass rates also are an important measure of whether a program is meeting its mission to graduate qualified practitioners.