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
Hi everyone, today I want to talk about the process of finding physician assistants to shadow for your requirement of applying to PA school. Once I decided that I was interested in the Physician Assistant career, I found a PA to shadow in the area. At the time I was still in undergraduate school at … Continue reading Shadowing Hours and How to Get Them
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
This topic is very close to my heart. Some of my best experiences of my life to date have been having the opportunity to take two out of the country service trips while in undergraduate school at the University of Missouri. I believe most schools have similar opportunities for those interested in service and medicine! … Continue reading Medical Service and Mission Trips
Today I'm excited to share an interview with a PA-S2 (PA student, year 2)! Jamie attends the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center and she has graciously helped me in my process of applying and getting into PA school. Here she is to answer some questions about her journey. 1. How were you introduced … Continue reading The Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask a Physician Assistant Student
So, lets head straight to the good stuff, here are my "stats" for my application: Degree: Bachelor of Health Sciences GPA: 3.4 Science GPA: 3.2 GRE: V 151 Q 148 AW 4.0 Direct Patient Care Hours: 2,400 Shadowing Hours: 200+ Volunteer Hours: 480+ To all pre-pa students out there: there is nothing more I could stress … Continue reading How Did I Get Accepted?