Exam Content

PAEA End of Rotation™ exams are a set of objective, validated evaluations of the relevant medical knowledge gained in seven core clinical areas.

Our exams focus on assessing the relevant medical knowledge gained during specific clinical practice experiences.  We recommend that End of Rotation exams be used in conjunction with other evaluation modalities such as preceptor evaluations, and that students receive learning objectives and resource guides sufficiently in advance of the exam.

The exam content is reflective of the specific blueprints and topic lists identified for that clinical practice experience or rotation. Questions are typically presented in vignette format so that the exam can better assess students’ capacity for problem solving and critical thinking.

Questions included on the exams are considered only a sample of all that might be included for the clinical experience and may not reflect all content topics identified in the blueprints.

Blueprints & Topic Lists

Emergency Medicine Blueprint Topic List
Family Medicine Blueprint Topic List
General Surgery Blueprint Topic List
Internal Medicine Blueprint Topic List
Pediatrics Blueprint Topic List
Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Blueprint Topic List
Women’s Health Blueprint Topic List

Sample Exam


A new, up-to-date sample exam coming soon! We are sorry for the inconvenience. For study materials, please refer to the exam blueprints and topic lists above.