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Rotations

Clinical Rotation 6: Internal Medicine

Welcome to the learn-everything rotation. Ready or not, there is no limit to the amount of studying you can do for Internal Medicine. It will be the most challenging exam of your clinical year, and it may be one of… Continue Reading →

Clinical Rotation 5: Women’s Health

Women’s health is a rotation that PA students either hate or love; there are no tempered reactions. Those who love it will tell you that there is a great mix of experiences. It is a field that involves primary care,… Continue Reading →

Clinical Rotation 4: Emergency Medicine

There is no shortage of interesting stories in the emergency department. If you want to have an adventurous life in medicine, it is the place to be. One minute you are discharging a grown man with a stubbed toe; the… Continue Reading →

Clinical Rotation 2: Ambulatory Care

The most important factor determining your success/enjoyment of a rotation is your clinical preceptor. My advice is that, before you choose your sites for clinical year, you speak to members of the class ahead of you and ask who their… Continue Reading →

Clinical Rotation 1: Pediatrics

“You WILL get sick on your pediatrics rotation.” This was said to us by our clinical coordinator during Transition Week, a one week crash-course on the expectations/requirements of clinical year. “I know you think you won’t get sick.” (I did… Continue Reading →

How Much Didactic Work is There in Clinical Year?

It is safe to say that most rotations have more required reading than is possible to do in the span of 5 weeks. So don’t be caught off guard by this. As much as you want to take a breather… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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