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Applying

My CASPA Personal Statement (as an example)

To be a good sport and to help you get into PA school, I have decided to post my own personal statement. It is not my best work, but it served its purpose. I was invited to interview at five… Continue Reading →

Writing the Personal Statement

The CASPA Personal Statement prompt is as follows: “In the space provided write a brief statement expressing your motivation or desire to become a physician assistant.”  (5,000 words) As simple as it sounds, this prompt is actually challenging. For starters,… Continue Reading →

Why Do You Want to Become a Physician Assistant?

This is the ONE question that you are sure to be asked by every school. In fact, you will be asked this multiple times and by multiple interviewers. And the way you answer might determine whether or not you are… Continue Reading →

Choosing the Right Program

By now you have already looked at specific PA programs, ranking a few of them in your mind. If you are like me, then you started with the US News & World Report list of the best 100 PA schools… Continue Reading →

Is Your Major Nontraditional?

Deciding what you want to do with your life can be stressful. In college everyone expects you to be thinking about this. Every visit home will be greeted by relatives who pinch your cheeks and ask, “Have you figured it… Continue Reading →

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