Episode 66: Prerequisites for PA School

As people plan out their timelines for PA school, one of the first steps is determining what coursework you need and how to get it. We’re discussing everything surrounding the prerequisite classes needed for physician assistant school to help you get on track.

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Episode 65: The GRE + PA School

While not a requirement for all programs, it's not uncommon for the GRE to be a part of physician assistant school applications. I want to answer some of the common questions that come up in regards to the GRE. Keep in mind that these are my recommendations and there have certainly been success stories of students accepted without stellar GRE scores. We will discuss some resources that you can use to make sure you get the scores necessary to impress the admissions committees and score an interview. One thing is for sure, you need to study for the GRE! Don't write it off and waste your money on the test without taking the time to prepare. I'll discuss things I used, what I wish I used, and recommendations for what you should use to study.

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The GRE + PA School - https://www.thepaplatform.com/blog-2/how-to-study-for-the-gre

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Episode 64: Application Timeline for PA School

Today we’re breaking down the steps and requirements for PA school so you can make sure you’re on track and you’ll know when to apply. We also want you to feel ready and well prepared for when that time comes!

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Episode 63: Interview with Olivia - Ortho Trauma New Grad PA from Ortho

Today’s episode is a great interview with Olivia, a new grad PA from Duke University who is now working in Ortho Trauma. She has some amazing advice and her job sounds really cool.

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Episode 62: The Waiting Game

Waiting is the worst! After you submit your application to CASPA and pouring your heart and soul into the process, there’s a period of now knowing what to do next. That’s what we’re talking about in today’s episode of the podcast. What can you do in this period? What should you do? After answering some listener questions, we’ll jump into some practical tips for the waiting period after you submit your applications.

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Episode 61: Interview with Melody - Urgent Care PA

Melody is a new grad Urgent Care PA on the West coast, and in today’s episode she shares her experience of being a pre-PA student to becoming a physician assistant. IG: @apalifejourney

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Episode 60: How to Take a Good Patient History with OLDCARTS

In today’s episode, we’re doing something a little different! I’m going over how to take a good patient history. Whether you are working as a medical assistant or scribe, or if you are a current PA student, you’ll get some good tips from this one.

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Episode 59: Interview with Katie + Emily: Orthopedic PAs from @theboneafiedpac

Emily and Katie are both graduates of Barry University’s physician assistant program now practicing in orthopedics and sharing their journey on Instagram @theboneafiedpac and www.theboneafiedpac.com with all kinds of ortho and PA tips.

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Episode 58: Pre-PA Q&A

Today is a solo episode and I’m answering your Pre-PA Questions from the voicemail and instagram.

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Episode 57: Interview with Joshua - Infectious Disease/HIV PA

Thanks to Ngan from Episode 54, we were able to get Joshua on the podcast today to talk about his position as an infectious disease PA, specifically working with HIV patients. Joshua was able to help out with interviews at his PA program so he shares some insight into what he observed when interacting with applicants.

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Episode 56: Interview with Shelby (@student_shelby) - MCPHS PA Student

In today’s episode, I’m joined by Shelby Subry, a current first year physician assistant student at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS). She is also known by @student_shelby on Instagram. She shares about her journey to becoming a PA student and the roadblocks she encountered with some difficult semesters.

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Episode 55: Interview with @the_PA_professor - Wes Johnson

For today’s episode, I’m joined by a guest with very special insight into the PA school admissions process. Known as @the_pa_professor on Instagram, Wes Johnson is a PA who has recently transitioned from working clinically to working in academics as faculty for a PA program. We discuss what he’s looking for in candidates for PA school, and what stands out on applications when it comes to personal statements and interviews.

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Episode 54: Interview with Ngan - ENT PA and Interview Coach

Today's guest is very special because she is one of our interview coaches at The PA Platform! I'm excited to introduce you to Ngan (@ampersand.pa on Instagram), a recent grad who practices as an ENT physician assistant. She has been a delegate for the AAPA and shares some great insight about some current events surrounding the PA profession. We also discuss some interview tips and how Ngan is adjusting as a new grad. 

Ngan's AAPA post - https://ampersandpa.com/2018/06/20/2018-aapa-house-of-delegate-report/
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Episode 53: Interview with Anna from @prescribing.health - Internal Medicine PA and NHSC Scholar

Today, I'm joined in episode 53 by Anna, PA-C from @prescribing.health on instagram. Anna is an internal medicine physician assistant in Arizona, and she is also an NHSC scholar. We discuss her background in nutrition and how that impacts her job, as well as how she used the NHSC scholarship to pay for PA school. 

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Episode 52: Interview with Stephanie - OB/GYN PA

Today's episode features Stephanie Howard, an OB/GYN physician assistant. Stephanie is on Instagram @thegyn_pa and shares all kinds of pearls about working in women's health. Make sure you check out her podcast too - At Your Cervix! (the name is too good) and her website - www.teenagefemalehealth.com 

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Episode 51: Interview with Brian Palm - ER PA and Founder of myPAresource

In today's episode, I'm interviewing Brian Palm, an ER nights PA an the founder of myPAresource (www.myPAresource.com) and PA School Prep (www.paschoolprep.com). We discuss his journey to becoming a PA and how he overcame a low GPA, and then get in to some of our best tips (and pet peeves) for personal statements for PA school! 

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Episode 50: Interview with Picmonic CEO - Ron Robertson

Today's guest is the CEO and creator of Picmonic, Ron Roberston. Picmonic is a visual study tool that has content tailored specifically for PA students. One of the cool things about Picmonic is the research behind why it works. Make sure you're following along so you won't miss out on our upcoming webinar! 

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Episode 49: Instagram Live FAQ

Today's episode is an Instagram live Q&A from last October. I'll be answering a ton of questions from my Instagram followers. Make sure you're following @thePAplatform so you don't miss out on the next session!

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Episode 48: Interview with Aaron- Soon to be MBKU PA Student

Aaron (@aaronangkor on Instagram) shares his advice for applying to PA school and getting accepted. He's starting PA school at Marshall B. Ketchum any day now, and as a reapplicant and the son of a PA, he has some really great insights to share. 

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Episode 47: Webinar Series - Types of PA School Interviews - Traditional, Behavioral, MMI

In this episode, we'll discuss the different types of PA school interviews and what to expect, including traditional interviews, behavioral/ethical/situational, multiple mini interviews (MMI), group interviews, and essays.  We'll go over why schools choose to use these types of interviews. Here's a link to the YouTube webinar - https://youtu.be/On_i-EfDTqU 

For more on how to prepare for your PA school interviews, check out this previous webinar - https://youtu.be/b5OFlz6Wlw8 

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