Physician Assistant Student Seminar (PASS Day)

End of Rotation exams for PA students


Physician Assistant Clinical Knowledge Resources Assessment Tool (PACKRAT)

Self-assessment that gauges PA students’ strengths and weakness before the clinical rotations and PANCE exam


 For both exams:

  •  Students should bring their:
    • Laptop
    • Charger
    • Ethernet cable (and adaptor if needed)
    • Photo ID
  • ExamDriver is used for both exams
  • Students should complete all needed software updates prior to coming to the exam
  • Campus parking is not free on PASS Day/PACKRAT exam days. One-day parking passes can be purchased from the Parking Office for $5.


  • PASS Day exams are administered on the last Friday of each rotation (check the calendar below for exact times and locations)
  • Each PASS Day exam is 120 questions and lasts 2 hours
  • Contact Claudia Garcia in the PA Department immediately if there are any errors in scheduling


  • PACKRAT exams are administered at the beginning and ending of the clinical year
  • Each PACKRAT exam is 225 questions and lasts 3 3/4 hours

PASSDAY Exam Calendar 2022:

Date Time Location
6/17/22 8:00 am EAD 514
7/29/22 8:00 am EAD 514
8/26/22 8:00 am RES 100
9/23/22 8:00 am RES 100
10/21/22 8:00 am RES 100
11/18/22 8:00 am RES 100
12/16/22 8:00 am EAD 514


Lyndsey Wilson, Specialist
Testing and Evaluation Services