Physician Assistant vs Nurse Practitioner

You get to your doctors office and they tell you that you're seeing a Physician Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner instead of the Physician you've met once before and you don't know what kind of care they're able to provide. You're in undergraduate school and you want to become a health care professional but don't want … Continue reading Physician Assistant vs Nurse Practitioner

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Personal Statements 101

 The dreaded personal statement talk. Personal statements can be uncomfortable, odd, and strange to write. Writing or talking about myself has never been my strong suit and always makes me feel awkward. There is a thin line between coming off confident, well balanced, and self-aware opposed to cocky, conceited, and arrogant in person, and … Continue reading Personal Statements 101

The Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask a Practicing Physician Assistant

Savanna from The PA Platform is here with us to answer the questions you've always wanted to ask a PA-C! Savanna is currently practicing full-time in dermatology, while also running The PA Platform, her blog site that provides information about the PA profession and helps hopeful Pre-PA students achieve their goals! Check out her page after reading … Continue reading The Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask a Practicing Physician Assistant

Christmas Gift Guide for your Health Care Professional

We are so close to Christmas (14 DAYS) and I know there are people that haven't began to look for gifts for your friends, family, and significant others who are in the health care field so here is a short guide for gifts that your health care professional would love and be forever thankful for! … Continue reading Christmas Gift Guide for your Health Care Professional

Direct Patient Care and Common Routes

One way that Physician Assistant school is different from Nursing or Medical school is the requirement of obtaining direct patient care hours before applying and matriculation. Direct patient care is usually described as a hands on job in the healthcare field that returns payment. PA schools requirements are all very different, so when applying, make … Continue reading Direct Patient Care and Common Routes