Episode 16: Interview with Jamie - 2nd Year PA Student at Detroit Mercy

Jamie is currently in her clinical year at Detroit Mercy. We discuss her path to becoming a PA, her application process, what PA school has been like, and what her plans are for the future. You can follow Jamie on Instagram - @jamienicole_pa.s

Pre-Physician Assistant Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/prephysicianassistant/ 

Blog Posts by Jamie: 
Clinical Medicine Study Tips - http://bit.ly/2klB6Li
What's in My Medical Bag? - http://bit.ly/2B2xI1V 
Letters of Recommendation: How Do You Ask? and How Do You Get a Good One? - http://bit.ly/2z0j4GY
The Unexpected Expenses of Interviewing and Attending PA School - http://bit.ly/2AbaTpE
So You Failed an Exam, Now What? - http://bit.ly/2B10Jem

Episode 15: Interview with a Dermatology Medical Assistant and Future PA - Taylor

I'm excited to share a conversation with my work bestie, Taylor, who helps to make sure I stay on track everyday. We discuss how Taylor landed her position and the next steps she's taking to pursue her goal of becoming a physician assistant. 

Gust Posts from Taylor: 
10 Tips to Be the Best Medical Assistant (MA) - http://bit.ly/2iEbmNt
Why I Decided to Go Back To School - http://bit.ly/2iEAoMm

Episode 14: Med School to PA School + PA Residency - Interview with Courtney

Courtney has a very interesting story. She started medical school in the Caribbean, and when that wasn't what she expected, she found herself pursuing PA school. Courtney now works as an ICU physician assistant, and she completed a residency in this area after completing PA school. This interview is packed with a ton of great advice. 

The Pre-PA Club Facebook Group- https://www.facebook.com/groups/theprepaclub/

Episode 13: PA vs NP - Interview with a Nurse Practitioner! - Monica from @givememoremonica

This is a highly requested episode! You guys have been asking for a PA vs NP episode and here it is. I reached out to @givememoremonica on Instagram because we are both Medelita H.I.P. Ambassadors, and she graciously agreed to chat with me. We discuss the similarities and differences in PA vs NP and what it takes to get there (and to be honest, I learned a lot too!)

Monica the NP - https://www.monicathenp.com/

Episode 11: Interview with The Skin Sisters - Brooke and Lauren

Today's episode is an interview with not one, but TWO, dermatology physician assistants! I'm talking with Brooke and Lauren, who are the sisters behind The Skin Sisters! (www.theskinsisters.com)

We discuss their journeys to becoming PAs, advice for anyone who is considering the PA route or dermatology, and we also discuss our favorite skin products! Here are some links to our favorite things! (These are Amazon affiliate links)

La Roche Posay Foaming Wash - http://amzn.to/2z9yDuH
Cetaphil Cleanser - http://amzn.to/2zbOdpw
Coola Mango Sunscreen - http://amzn.to/2zuQWO0
Coola Tanning Oil - http://amzn.to/2yr5SfK
Neutrogena Hydroboost - http://amzn.to/2AhG2rR
Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm - http://amzn.to/2h041mT
Kiehl's Facial Cream - http://amzn.to/2zbXv4Z
La Roche Posay Anthelios SPF - http://amzn.to/2is5IKv
CeraVe PM Lotion - http://amzn.to/2yrpbFG

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a comment and review on iTunes, and make sure you're following along on Instagram - @thePAplatform 

Episode 10: Why I Became a Physician Assistant + Q&A

In today's catch-up episode, I'll be going over some of the reviews that have come in and answering questions that were left in the reviews and sent through voicemail. I'll also be reading an article I did for www.doximity.com about Why I Chose to Become a Physician Assistant and not a Physician

Link to original Doximity article - http://bit.ly/2hdWBx8

Leave a voicemail question now! - https://www.speakpipe.com/ThePAplatform 

Episode 8: Interview with Adanna the PA

This week I'm interviewing Adanna the PA - first year PA student, 2nd time applicant, wife, mom, and upcoming Youtube star, She goes over her mistakes and advice for others trying to go to PA school and giving an inside look at what it's really like. 

Adanna the PA Youtube channel - http://bit.ly/2kG4tvi

Thank you so much for listening! Feel free to leave a review or comment of what you would like to hear about in an upcoming episode. 

Episode 7: PA vs MD - An Interview with Dr. Ryan Gray from MedicalSchoolHQ

Are you on the fence between becoming a physician assistant or going to medical school? You're definitely not alone. This episode dives in to the PA vs MD topic that so many people have questions about. In this conversation with Dr. Ryan Gray from MedicalSchoolHQ.net we break down the similarities and differences of medical school and PA school, as well as the careers. 

The (Few) Disadvantages of Being a PA - http://bit.ly/2hQ5mjX
PA School vs Medical School - http://bit.ly/2y1u6eK
PA Scope of Practice Laws - http://bit.ly/2yKc8Lr

Make sure to follow along on Instagram @thePAplatform and join The Pre-PA Club Facebook group! And if you enjoyed the episode, leave a review on iTunes and let me know what you want to hear about next. 

Episode 6: Personal Statement Content for Your PA School Essay

In this week's episode, we'll start discussing personal statements, and specifically content. What should be included? What should you avoid? Since I've been working with myPAresource editing essays, I've read hundreds of other PA school applicants essays, and so I'll be sharing what I'm looking for when I read those essays and what the admissions committees are looking for. Here are some additional resources too: 

Personal Statement Worksheet Downloads

Personal Statement Webinar 

Related Blog Post: Personal Statement 101: Content

If there's a topic you would like to hear covered in an upcoming episode, leave a comment in your review! 

Episode 5: How to Choose the Right PA Program for You

Today's episode is all about making sure that you're choosing a program that is the right fit for you, and there are a ton of factors that can and should go into that decision. I'll break those down for you in this episode.  Here are some of the resources that are referenced throughout the episode:

Guest Post from The PA Life: Accreditation, Location, and PANCE Rate, Oh My!...How to Pick a PA Program that's Right for You! 
Program Spotlights on The PA Platform  
Physician Assistant Manual (Affiliate Link)
The Pre-PA Club Facebook Group
The PA Platform Instagram Page 

Please leave a review on iTunes to let me know what you think and comment with any topics you would like to hear on upcoming episodes in the future. 

Episode 4: 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Physician Assistant School

A while back I did a guest blog post for Brittany at PA Fanatic, and in today's episode I go a bit more in depth when discussing 5 things I wish I knew before I started PA school. Here is a link to the original blog post if you want to check it out

PANCE review books referenced in the episode (Amazon affiliate links): 

Facebook Group - The Pre-PA Club 

I would love if you would take a second to leave a review, give me some feedback, and let me know what you want to hear about in upcoming episodes! 

Episode 3: Shadowing Etiquette

Once you've secured your shadowing opportunities, you want to make the best impression possible. In today's episode I'm sharing my tips and personal experiences to help you make the most of your time shadowing a PA, and hopefully securing a letter of recommendation! If you're looking for more ways to find hours, make sure to check out Episode #2: How to Find Shadowing Hours

Related Post: Shadowing Etiquette

Episode 2: How to Find Shadowing Hours

Shadowing a physician assistant is an important part of your application for PA school. Programs want to see that you've put in the time and effort that it takes to understand what you're jumping in to. The only problem is that finding shadowing hours can be very difficult. I'm sharing some tips in today's episode to help you find opportunities for shadowing. 

Related Post: How to Find Shadowing Hours

Episode 1: Welcome to The Pre-PA Club Podcast - Meet Your Host, Savanna Perry

In this first episode, I'll be sharing an introduction about myself, how I became a physician assistant (and why), and what led me to start The PA Platform and The Pre-PA Club Podcast. I would love some feedback on the episode and any suggestions for future episodes as well, so feel free to leave a comment below!

And if you enjoyed the episode and would like to hear more, please subscribe on iTunes and leave me a review!  And if you want to leave a voicemail question to be answered on the show, you can do so below! 

New Podcast is Live! Send your questions in!

Since I started doing webinars a few months ago, I've really enjoyed getting to actually share information by speaking instead of just writing.  I love listening to podcasts, and there really isn't anything awesome out there for Pre-PA folks, so like I did with The PA Platform, I just decided that I'll have to make it happen. 

It takes time to read a blog post, but podcasts are nice because you can listen while doing other things like driving, cleaning, or even showering! It will be a little while until the podcast goes live, but until then, I want to hear from you and get your questions so that I can incorporate them into the episodes.