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The PAEA PACKRAT (Physician Assistant Clinical Knowledge Rating and Assessment Tool) exam is an objective, comprehensive self-assessment tool for student and curricular evaluation.

These resources are used by Exam Development Board members to guide the creation of exam content, and by the Exam Development staff when constructing exam forms. They will be useful to students when studying for the exam.

Questions on the exam are considered only a sample of all that might be included in PA education and may not reflect all content identified in the topic list.

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Guiding Principles

Several cross-cutting criteria guide the development and delivery of the PACKRAT exam. The goal of these criteria is to assist the Exam Development team in ensuring that the exam, to the extent a multiple-choice exam can, evaluates a wide breadth of dimensions critical to a PA student’s preparation.

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