5 Ways To Gear Up For The New Semester

5 Ways To Gear Up For The New Semester

It's 2019! Winter break is over and it's time to gear up for spring 2019. For some of you it's your first spring semester, for others your very last. Either way, it marks the beginning of a brand new semester of a brand new year! It gives you chance to start anew from the Fall semester. Here are a few tips to help you succeed!


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10 Questions With Adriana Rodriguez - Past client and brand new PA-S

10 Questions With Adriana Rodriguez - Past client and brand new PA-S

During the application season, Rachel and I read dozens of personal statements and what we’ve noticed through them all is that everyone has their unique stories, their creative plans and paths towards becoming a PA. Of them all, one of the most intriguing, inspiring stories I read was of Adriana. Adriana is a dreamer, a genuine optimist and she is the epitome of the ‘American Dream’. As an immigrant myself, I found her relatable given her stories and her hardships. The fact that she was relatable was the strength of her application. She was one of our first clients (comprehensive package) when we started the website in April 2018 and this is her journey through the application cycle and eventual acceptance!!

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Guest Post: 8 Essential Tips For PrePAs by Melody Reyes (@stethoscopesandyoga)

Guest Post:  8 Essential Tips For PrePAs by Melody Reyes (@stethoscopesandyoga)

Hello! I’m Melody, an Urgent Care and Family Medicine PA. I applied to one school during the CASPA cycle & got accepted on my first try. This was a bit of luck and a whole LOT of hard work. In this blog, I recap 9 essential tips for PrePAs. This is by no means an all-inclusive list and as always take as much or as little as you need! A special thank you to Aakash & Rachel for letting me write this for their blog.

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How To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

How To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

It was the first semester of PA school, I was struggling and all my friends were killing it. I just didn’t get it. Why was I struggling? No matter how much I studied, I would barely meet my targets. Sure, now that I look back at it, it’s clear. I did not know how to study! That was something that I could fix easily, however what wasn’t easy was the constant comparisons I used to make in my head. “I studied 14 hours, he only studied 3 hours and he got an A?? Life is unfair”. Have you had this thought before?

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Best Articles of 2018

Best Articles of 2018

Hey guys, as the year winds down, we want to thank everybody for joining this journey. It has certainly been a rewarding one for us and we hope that we have brought you quality content that has enhanced your application and increased your chances of acceptance. That is our ultimate goal. So, today we want to review 2018 and present you guys with the top 3 blog articles of 2018. Enjoy.

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4 New Year's Resolution for Every Pre-PA

4 New Year's Resolution for Every Pre-PA

Happy New Year!! New Year, New Me! Everyone is making New Years resolutions, “I’ll go to the gym four times a week!” “I will pack my lunch every day!” “More salads, less junk food!” We’ve heard it all. At the end of the day - err, rather at the end of the year, it depends on you on which goals you stick to. If you aspire to attend PA school (which I assume is why you are reading this), then you know it’s no easy task and you must stick to your goals in order to achieve that dream. Here are a few New Year’s resolutions that will help you get to your goals.

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Which Extracurricular Activities Do I Need For PA School?

Which Extracurricular Activities Do I Need For PA School?

Happy Holidays everyone and congratulations on completing the fall semester!! Wind down and enjoy time with your families but remember, this winter break can be very productive! Along with stellar grades and a sky high GRE score, PA schools also look for and require applicants to put time out on the field. With a full course load, it can get tough to gather experience. That is exactly why this winter break is perfect! Four straight weeks of no studying, no 7am classes and no roommate to keep you up when all you want to do is sleep in. Take advantage of that and use the time to gather all your extracurriculars.

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5 Simple Ways To Reduce Your Tuition Burden

5 Simple Ways To Reduce Your Tuition Burden

After last week’s post, I received quite a few emails and DMs (some with anxiety) regarding elaborating on the loan situations. Sorry guys, I did not mean to scare you, but unfortunately, the huge burden of loans are VERY real and like any problem, they must be tackled head on, which is why we’ll dedicate next few blogs on school finances. The best way of doing this is if I go through how to pay for tuition initially and then we can focus on how to pay back the said loans after graduating. 

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This is how much PA school ACTUALLY costs.

This is how much PA school ACTUALLY costs.

This is a topic not many speak about as money is quite a taboo in our culture. Now, some of us are very lucky to come from affluent families, but most of us will have to tackle this hurdle ourselves. So, I think this is something that needs to be spoken about openly so everyone benefits from each others opinions. 

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I Was Rejected From PA School, Now What?

I Was Rejected From PA School, Now What?

Understandably, this is one of the worst feelings you will have. After working so hard, for so long, you’ve been denied your dream. Just like after a breakup, take the time to recover. Give yourself permission to decompress. Take a few days to reflect on your journey, on yourself. It’s okay to sulk! Understand a no isn’t a no forever. Many successful PAs are either waitlisted or turned away from PA programs their first attempts.  So once you're done moping, it’s time to start working to get that post breakup bod back and climb that metaphorical mountain again!

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