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
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
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!
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.Read More
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.
Jazmine Kwong is currently a PA-S2 at Western University’s PA program. She has gone through the peaks and troughs of PA school applications, she has gone through trials and tribulations of the didactic year. Here are some of her tips on how to succeed!Read More
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.
Tis the season of personal statements. We have read quite a few personal statements over the month and are quite marveled by the stories we've read and the experience people have gone through to get to this point. It is safe to say, that the future of this profession lies in great hands. There are number of good anecdotes, stories and overall substance in the statements, however, most have similar flaws, which is what prompted us to write this article. Today, we will tackle the most common mistakes made in personal statements.Read More