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!
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!Read More
Oh, the feeling when you receive the phone call that you’ve been accepted for PA school! Arguably, one of my most favorite memory. I remember I was in the checkout line at the grocery store to pick up a redbull. I was on my way from my house to the library to study for a biochemistry exam. I picked up the redbull, waited in the line and felt my phone vibrate in my pocket. It was an out of state number. I answered. On the other line was the director of admissions.Read More
Last week, we posted a blog article on the most common PA school admissions questions. We have received ton of feedback on how to tackle some of these questions. So, this week, that is exactly what we will be doing.
It is important to note, that these answers are a blueprint for you. In the sense, try to build up and personalize them to your story, to your journey. As always, if you have questions, feel free to contact us.
After months of building up your application, weeks of perfecting your personal statement and endless days of awaiting responses from programs, you've been invited to an interview! Congratulations! You're one step closer to being accepted. You now have approximately 1 in 3 chances of being accepted after being invited to an interview. This is crunch time. One step closer to your dream. Are you ready to walk through the doors and demonstrate your best self?
An interview is just that. You are promoting yourself, selling yourself to the interviewer. These are the essential tips to make you 1 of the 3.
You’ve made it to the interviews. You arrive to the building dressed impeccably, prepared for the interview, sit at a table with several other candidates. You begin conversing with other candidates and find that the person sitting next to you has the exact same credentials as you, highly regarded recommendations, same GPA, same GRE scores. You doubt yourself whether you’re qualified enough.
You will find that most of your co-applicants are very similar in terms of applications. What sets you apart, however, are your qualities that cannot be articulated on paper. These are those 3 qualities that will set you apart from that candidate.Read More
In terms of applications, most applicants appear nearly similar on paper. They all have high GPAs, lengthy extracurricular activities, numerous patient care hours and solid recommendation letters. When schools are going over these applications, things begin to blur. This is where your essay comes in. You must stand out. These are the 10 ways to create a great personal statement, which will make you stand out.Read More
Admittedly, asking for recommendation letters can be a daunting task and quite frankly, a bit awkward, like asking your crush out to prom. After the personal statement, recommendation letters are arguably one of the most important facets of your application. Throughout your application process, all you do is advertise yourself in good light. This is finally a chance for somebody else to promote you. Choose carefully.Read More