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Episode 74: Interview with George - 5 Acceptances to PA School!

You may remember George from his Accepted post, but he is an impressive candidate. During his first application cycle, he gained acceptance to 5 PA programs, and has chosen to attend Stony Brook’s PA program. George has a lot of practical advice about how to become an appealing candidate. Follow him on Instagram @georgethepas

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Episode 73: 1.6 GPA to MEDEX PA School - Interview with Nontraditional Applicant - @thePAascent

This interview is very inspirational and worth your 30 minutes! Jason is a soon-to-be PA student at MEDEX, but it wasn’t an easy road to get there. After dropping out of undergrad with a 1.6 GPA, he got on track and went above and beyond to make himself a competitive applicant for PA school. At 36, he’s achieving his goals and wants to help inspire other students that may feel that becoming a physician assistant is out of their reach due to grades and life circumstances. Follow his journey on Instagram - @thePAascent

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Episode 72: Interview with Leighanne @lrmpaderm - Dermatology Physician Assistant

Dermatology is a popular specialty for physician assistants. Leighanne is a derm PA in North Carolina, and she shares about her journey to becoming a PA, how she found a job in derm, and the learning curve. Follow Leighanne on Instagram - @lrmpaderm

Link to Youtube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVGduIXqr6Y&feature=youtu.be

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Episode 70: Interview with Jennifer from The PA Cafe - Single Mom in PA School

Is it possible to have kids and go to PA school? I can't speak from personal experience, but Jennifer from The PA Cafe can! She's a superwoman doing it all as a PA student and single mom. I'm so glad I got to talk to Jennifer and share her insights and how she does it all.

The PA Cafe - https://thepacafe.com/
Guest Post on Motherhood + PA School - https://bit.ly/2FWo3fM

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Episode 69: PA School Waitlist

Everyone wants to get accepted to PA school, but what happens when you find yourself on a waitlist? What does that mean for you becoming a PA? What are you chances? Is there anything you can do to in the meantime? We’re addressing all of those questions in today’s episode of The Pre-PA Club Podcast.

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Episode 68: Supplemental Applications for PA School

Everything entered in CASPA is just one piece of the puzzle. After submitting your main applications, many PA schools also require supplemental applications. These are additional questions and essays to dive deeper, and find out more about you, as well as why you have chosen a specific program. We’ll discuss why schools require supplementals, what to expect, and how to tackle this part of the application process.

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Episode 67: Letters of Recommendation for PA School

Evaluations, letters, references, oh my! While it’s not a part of the application you can complete directly, LORs play a strong role in showing the PA school admissions committee that you have people who can attest to your potential as a future PA. In this episode, we discuss logistics, who should right your letter, how to ask, and answer your questions about letters of recommendation.

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LOR Blog Post from Jamie - https://www.thepaplatform.com/blog-2/hm3wdfp746m6n58gemsn36mpel9a3e

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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.

If you would prefer to watch the episode, check it out on Youtube - https://youtu.be/6lHadvU0SGM

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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.

If you would prefer to watch the episode, check it out on Youtube - https://youtu.be/foaLqd5Wsjs

Study Resources for the GRE - https://www.thepaplatform.com/blog-2/study-resources-for-the-gre

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 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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