End of Curriculum Exam

End of Curriculum Exam

An objective, standardized evaluation of a student’s medical knowledge as one component of their readiness for graduation

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This 300-question exam is built using a blueprint and content area list developed by PA educators and national exam experts, and is required to be delivered in the final four months of the PA program.


All exam items are peer-reviewed and statistically validated for accuracy and consistency. The exam is standardized by a panel of PA education experts.


Exams are delivered through a secure, password-protected website that will utilize a lockdown browser to maintain content validity.


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Task Areas and Objectives

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Scoring and Interpretation

Learn more about the scoring principles of the End of Curriculum exam.


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Knowledge Base

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Meet the Team

Find out who is building and writing the End of Curriculum exam.

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