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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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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Guest Post: How to be successful as a Pre-PA and PA-S - Jazmine Kwong

Guest Post: How to be successful as a Pre-PA and PA-S - Jazmine Kwong

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!

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How To Get Over Interview Jitters and Excel Your Way to PA School

How To Get Over Interview Jitters and Excel Your Way to PA School

 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.

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8 Simple Tips For A Flawless Interview

8 Simple Tips For A Flawless Interview

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.


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5 Most Common Personal Statement Mistakes

5 Most Common Personal Statement Mistakes

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.

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3 Characteristics That Will Set You Apart From Others

3 Characteristics That Will Set You Apart From Others

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.

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10 Essential Tips For an Effortless Personal Statement

10 Essential Tips For an Effortless Personal Statement

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.

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How To Ask For A Recommendation Letter?

How To Ask For A Recommendation Letter?

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.

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Keep Calm And CASPA On

Keep Calm And CASPA On

It is officially CASPA season. Before you start freaking out, realize that today is the first day, NOT the only day. Methodically and logically plan out your target schools, gather all the information necessary, organize and send it out. Most of the anxiety, I’ve found, comes from being unorganized. Have a spreadsheet, to-do list and mainly, your sanity and all will be well. Breathe in, breathe out and CASPA on.

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