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Technology that Helps Me Survive PA School

I have mentioned before that PA school is difficult (I may have actually compared it to the apocalypse once or twice). Of course you will survive it. You are just going to have to trust me on that. But wouldn’t… Continue Reading →

2 Semesters Down! What Stays and What Goes?

I am on break for the Holidays! And it is sort of surreal. I have this little alarm in the back of my head, and it is stressing out right now because it feels like we should be studying. So… Continue Reading →

Multiple Mini Interviews: What to Expect and How to Deal

I want to address the topic of multiple mini interviews, since they are rapidly becoming popular among PA admissions committees. If you are new to the interview process, you may be wondering what a multiple mini interview (MMI) is. Essentially… Continue Reading →

Surviving the Stress

There is enough stress in PA school to sink a cargo ship. Everybody buries it as best as they can, but we are all ready to capsize at any moment. We are an elite team of students, and each of… Continue Reading →

Head Above Water

It has been almost two months since I started PA school at Penn State Hershey. If I have been a little silent on this blog, all credit is given to the rigor of this program. We have at least four… Continue Reading →

White Coated

I am writing today after completing my first week in PA school at Penn State Hershey. Thus far we have had three days of orientation and two days of class. Nothing major yet. The classes themselves have been introductory. I… Continue Reading →

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 →

Life as I Prepare for PA School

Life is never uncomplicated. I am learning to accept that. Becoming an adult never gets easier, and the challenges never go away. Every milestone seems like it will bring much needed relief and rest. But instead, each milestone I reach… Continue Reading →

Interview Questions to Practice

Here is my list of PA school interview questions. They are categorized not by type of question but rather by strategy used to prepare for questions. I think this is more useful for the student. Practicing for your interview is… Continue Reading →

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