On a personal level, it was an overwhelming sense of anxiety and burden. It was painful to work 60 hours a week and have a negative net worth. It was painful to know that I would not be able to afford an apartment in NYC for another 15 years. It was painful to know despite a six figure salary, I would have to live like a student for the rest of my life to pay back the loans. More importantly, I absolutely hated the feeling of owing anything to anyone. This was my motive to pay my student loans off as soon as possible.Read More
We have received quite a few emails and messages over interviews recently, mainly getting over the nervousness before a big interview. It’s understandable. All of you have poured time, sweat, energy, maybe some tears to get to this place, to get to this scenario. You have taken time away from your family, friends, taken detours in life to achieve the goal of becoming a PA. It takes hard work and tenacity to get here. We get it. But, the goal isn’t to get interviews, the goal is to be admitted. Admittedly, the stakes are high and it is absolutely understandable that you feel nervous to get over the last hurdle between you and your future as a medical provider. Let’s go over how to reduce the stress and anxiety, get you excited for the interviews, change your perspective and give you the tools to excel at interviews.Read More
Enjoy this interview from Wendy! Wendy Ochoa was our client from last year, who had a mock interview with us. She will now be attending PA school this fall and begin her journey of becoming a Physician Assistant. Check out her journey thus far!Read More
Many who have traversed the PA school path will tell you it is the toughest journey they’ve experienced. I tend to agree. The hours are rough, constant stress of studying and excelling on the grueling exams, juggling your physical health, your mental health, maintaining social contacts, while cooking, cleaning and being a citizen of the society is what makes it so challenging. But before the prospective PA student gets to PA school, he/she must overcome the obstacle of being accepted to PA school, a similarly difficult task. PA school admissions have become extremely selective over the last decade for multiple reasons.Read More
A supplemental application request is certainly a positive sign that the prospective program is interested in knowing the applicant. While the context of a supplemental application varies widely, the basis is the same; a deeper understanding of the applicant. This is the perfect moment to take advantage and showcase your character depth to the programs.Read More
Why do people take a gap year?
A gap year is quite common and taken for a variety of reasons! Some view it as a chance to travel, some have a chance to increase experience hours, some for personal reasons and some for financial reasons. Whatever your reason, be sure to evaluate both the pros and cons of your decision.Read More
During last year’s application cycle, we reviewed a personal statement that captured resiliency and overcoming obstacles no matter what the odds were. That personal statement belonged to William D’Antonio. William is our former client from last year’s application cycle, who is originally from NYC, studied in Texas and is now a brand new PA-S! After a rollercoaster ride of an application cycle, he has been accepted to one of his top choices and is preparing to start PA school this fall. William has been kind enough to share his story to empower other Pre-PA’s that are now in his shoes. Here is his story. Congrats William and we wish you the best of luck on your journey!Read More
Now that you have all of your prerequisites, health care and patient care hours, extracurricular activities, standardized tests in order, you are finally ready to apply to PA school. This is a monumental moment. Take it in. The next step is to determine which schools you want to apply to. Deciding where to apply to PA school is a very personal decision that is dependent on your values, goals and interests. There is certainly a lot to consider and plenty of information to help you deduce your choices. However, it all begins with introspection. This is a 2-3 year commitment on your future life and should be chosen carefully in order to avoid future troubles. Here are some ideas that will help you decide.Read More
PA school, or any school for that matter, can be very stressful. Stress turns into anxiety which can be crippling and have a negative impact on your schoolwork as well as your personal life and well being. I myself struggled a great deal with stress management and anxiety throughout a good amount of PA school until I was able to take a step back and use coping mechanisms.Read More
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!