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Hey everyone, I wanted to see if anyone else has noticed that in clinical year, it feels like you keep forgetting little factoids that you went over in didactic? Im not sure if it’s because im 6mo from finishing and a little burnt out but as Im prepping for this second packrat, i feel like I am forgetting a lot of tiny details about different pathogens and types of COPD etc. I know that I know *something* and im not stupid but I feel like im behind everyone else in retaining information. Idk, anyone else feel this way?
So my particular PA school uses the PACKRAT to determine if students are ready to take the PANCE or not at the end of clinical year (this is new and never counted like this before). This year's most recent PACKRAT version national average is apparently a 167, 20 points higher than the last 3 averages on PAEA's website and 40 points higher than last years national average of 128 (according to my PA school). They have informed us that if we do not get within the 2 point standard deviation, they will not allow us to take the PANCE until we reach an adequate grade on the PACKRAT. Can they legally do this? According to PAEA, the PACRAT can be done open book so these scores are skewed and shouldn't count for my class. There is nothing in our program handbook about the PACKRAT being a requirement for graduation. PLEASE HELP!!