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  1. Click on the "Articles" tab at the top. There is an article directly related to this question.
  2. You may want to check out this boo: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1541298985
  3. I would strongly recommend NOT writing in the passive voice, use active voice. Instead of "The book was found." write "I found the book." Hope that helps
  4. When you interview for a job, you want to stress in the interview that you have all of the qualities the company is looking for in an ideal applicant. Usually, the qualities/skills are noted in the job description. Same for the PA school interview. There are certain qualities that all programs look for in PA school applicants/PAs; empathy, community service, diversity, team work, compassion, ability to handle stress, communication skills, working with undeserved populations and much more. I would investigate the program and look at their mission statement and values. See what qualities they value most and think about a job that requires those same qualities. I hope that helps!
  5. I would say that one of the most important choices you make when choosing someone to write a LOR is that the person actually knows you well and can comment , specifically, on your qualities that would make a great PA. It appears this person doesn't know you that well. I wouldn't worry too much , however, I'm sure this happens all of the time and unfortunately this is something that is out of your control.
  6. There is a cost for the hiring of a physician to be your collaborator and sometimes that cost is obscene.

  7. I owned my own practice for 8 years and simply hired a physician to be my Medical Director. You don't have to be a NP to do this. By the time you get through PA school, PAs are likely to have Full Practice Authority anyhow, and won't need to work under the license of a supervising physician.
  8. Take advantage of the free book offered on this page
  9. Hmm, I don't know about this "Junior Doctor" thing mentioned by eagleray. I certainly didn't mean to give off that Vibe. I actually owned my own medical weight loss clinic for eight years and hired a physician to work for me! However, I do have some recommendations for questions to ask. Remember, you are a consumer. You are potentially going to invest two, or more , years of your life, and over $100,000 of your money on PA school. It's time to turn the table and play the role of interviewer here. Ask challenging questions. 1. What are the top three qualities you look for in the most competitive applicants? 2. What type of applicants are most successful in this program? 3. If you could describe the culture of this program in three words, what would they be? Once you know the qualities the program values, and the qualities accepted applicants possess, you can now infuse those qualities into your answers for any other interviews that day. You can "Tailor" your answers particular to the program where you're interviewing!
  10. Go to the articles section on the PA forum and read the article on this topic.
  11. Click on the "Articles" section of this forum and read "Dressing for Your PA School Interview" When in doubt, dress up!
  12. Do your homework! Be the most educated applicant on Northeastern's PA program. Don't just go to their website; check them out on Facebook, Google, and YouTube. You will find a gold mine of information on these sources. Prepare for the interview questions; especially "Why do you want to become a PA?" and "Tell us about yourself." Wear a suit, shine your shoes, bring a small mirror to check your face and teeth before entering the interview! Don't drink alcohol the night before. Don't smoke! Make good eye contact at all times. Smile. Use open gestures. Be real. Be honest. Relax and be yourself. Finally, infuse as many qualities into your answers as possible. On the media sites listed above, try to find out what NE really values in applicants and what qualities they're looking for in accepted students. Infuse those qualities into your answers. Let them know you are a perfect "fit" for what they're looking for. Best of luck
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