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
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
This is a topic not many speak about as money is quite a taboo in our culture. Now, some of us are very lucky to come from affluent families, but most of us will have to tackle this hurdle ourselves. So, I think this is something that needs to be spoken about openly so everyone benefits from each others opinions.
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
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
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