How Do I Decide Which PA Schools to Apply to?

How Do I Decide Which PA Schools to Apply to?

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.

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5 Tips on Tackling the Stresses of PA School

5 Tips on Tackling the Stresses of PA School

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.

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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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