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?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.
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
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.Read More
Applications can get confusing especially when you apply to several schools. The details, especially, begin to blur. Many schools have the same pre-requisites required for admissions, but some vary slightly. These are the most common pre-requisites required from PA schools.Read More