Diversity in Medicine

Hey everyone, this topic today is important to me because it's important to my life personally and in my soon to be career. Diversity in medicine is a topic that's brought up often by schools, health care organizations, admissions committees, and more. We talk about having health care providers of different backgrounds, socioeconomic status, ethnicities, [...]

Tips for Setting Yourself Up for Success in PA School

Hi everyone! Please welcome @jamienicole_pa.s, a current Physician Assistant student studying at University of Detroit Mercy! She reached out to me and wanted to offer up her tips to success for PA school for Pre-PA students and here they are! First, and most importantly, don’t limit yourself to just the prerequisites listed on the school’s website. [...]

Medical Oncology

Hello everyone, and happy Thursday! Today's specialty interview questions are answered by @hashtag_frizzle. He is currently working as a Medical Oncology Physician Assistant! How did you hear about the PA profession/What got you interested in the PA profession?  I first heard of the PA profession when I was an undergraduate student at Mississippi State University. However, [...]

Family Medicine

Hi everyone! I'm excited to start a new section of the blog under PA-C that interviews Physician Assistants working in different specialties! I wanted to include this in my blog because first I am curious to really know the reason why PAs choose certain specialties, second, I am able to investigate before I one day [...]

Letters of Recommendation

A very important part of the application process that is often overlooked is the Letters of Recommendation portion. There's nothing like a fully equipped, all around great application that is accompanied by poor letters of recommendation or even just mediocre ones. Some common questions that I had when I went through the application process were: [...]

Things I Wish I Would’ve Done Before Applying to Physician Assistant School

There's nothing like the feeling of regret, but as they say "hindsight is 20/20". In this post, I want to go over three things I wish I would've done before applying to Physician Assistant School that would've (I think) helped strengthen my application. - Involvement: During undergraduate school, I was involved in a sorority and [...]

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

As promised is a new Physician Assistant Student Q & A! Timmy is a first year Physician Assistant Student at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Midland, Texas.  I met him through our scribing job in a pediatric ED last year and although he's a very busy guy right now, I'm thankful he was able [...]

My Time as an EMT

Ever thought about becoming an Emergency Medical Technician as a career path or as a way to complete direct patient care hours for graduate school? I chose to become an EMT in order to treat patients in a higher capacity, to expose myself to patients with higher acuity, and to continue to add more patient [...]