The Pilot assesses core medical knowledge that all PAs should maintain, and as time permits, you may use reference materials while answering the questions. For these reasons, advance preparation may not be required. However, if you feel that you would like to be more prepared for the questions, you should feel free to utilize the same approaches you would have used to prepare for the traditional PANRE (self-study, practice questions, review books and courses, etc.) Plus, along the way, you will be provided with feedback on whether you’ve answered a question correctly and a rationale to provide additional information on the content covered in the question. This information will help you identify potential knowledge gaps.
To get a better understanding of the content that will be covered in the Pilot questions, we encourage you to review the content blueprint for the 2019 recertification exams. This new blueprint provides detailed information on the specific diseases and disorders that may be included on the exam, as well as the levels of medical knowledge, that will be covered for each of them. This will help to streamline your preparation efforts.
Please know that given our role in assessment, NCCPA cannot endorse any specific review programs, courses, or study materials.