Lydia Seibert from @futurePA on Instagram explains her process of going from the military to a civilian physician assistant school. We go over how the military can assist in paying for PA school and what to look for in a program if you already have a military background.
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
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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.
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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:
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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
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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):
- A Comprehensive Review For the Certification and Recertification Examinations for Physician Assistants
Facebook Group - The Pre-PA Club
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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
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
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!
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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.