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  1. Current first year student here! Aside from the required equipment, I think it is helpful to build your arsenal with supplemental resources that no one talks about but really make didactic year a success. I wrote a blog post that covers my favorite resources from didactic year so far. Some of them will be used throughout clinicals as well. If you want to check it out, my blog is www.balancingchina.com. I've included links as well. If you have any questions (I had a million), don't hesitate to contact me.
  2. Current first year student here! I know you're so excited to jump in! I wrote a blog post that covers my favorite resources from didactic year so far. Some of them will be used throughout clinicals as well. If you want to check it out, my blog is www.balancingchina.com. I've included links as well. If you have any questions (I had a million), don't hesitate to contact me. I know it's hard not to feel like you need to study a ton before school starts so hopefully building your school resource kit will help you feel more prepared.
  3. Current first year student here! For those of you that have been accepted, congrats! I'm so happy for you! I know you're so excited to jump in! I wrote a blog post that covers my favorite resources from didactic year so far. Some of them will be used throughout clinicals as well. If you want to check it out, my blog is www.balancingchina.com. I've included links as well. If you have any questions (I had a million), don't hesitate to contact me.
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    Hey everyone! I am a PA student in the middle of didactic year and have just launched a blog at http://balancingchina.com. I have a post written about unique ways to make your application stand out as well as interview mistakes to avoid. There are a lot more PA school and Pre-PA posts to come so subscribed to get new content delivered to your email. I also have a FB page called Balancing China that you can join to stay up to date. I really want to be a resource to those in the trenches of applications. I know how stressful it is!
  5. Hey everyone! I'm in the middle of didactic year and have a blog called Balancing China. I wrote a post on Interview Mistakes to Avoid that I highly recommend checking out. Here is the link: http://balancingchina.com/page/4/ I have helped our faculty to facilitate multiple interview sessions and these things are the biggest "don'ts" on interview day. I'll have a lot more content related to PA school so subscribe if you are interested in keeping up!
  6. Schedule Awesome! Thanks! I changed the link in my original post. If you go back a few posts, I have a list of interview mistakes to avoid and my favorite apps that I have been using the most while in school.
  7. Hey everyone! I just wanted to throw in a plug... I am in the middle of didactic year at UTMB and just launched a new blog that will encompass a lot of helpful PA school advice, information, and fun related content. the blog is http://balancingchina.com If you want to subscribe, you will be notified of any new posts. As new content gets published, it will help prepare you for school and give you some insight into what didactic year (and beyond) is like, especially if you are specifically interested in UTMB (which you should be because it is awesome! :) ) Schedule
  8. I am in the middle of didactic year and just launched a new blog that will encompass a lot of helpful PA school advice, information, and fun related content. the blog is http://www.balancingchina.com If you want to subscribe, you will be notified of any new posts. As new content gets published, it will help prepare you for school and give you some insight into what didactic year (and beyond) is like! My goal is to encourage those of us who are thinking about applying and are overwhelmed and to share real PA school life.
  9. Since this thread is about applicant advice, I just wanted to throw in a plug... I am in the middle of didactic year and just launched a new blog that will encompass a lot of helpful PA school advice, information, and fun related content. the blog is http://www.balancingchina.com If you want to subscribe, you will be notified of any new posts. As new content gets published, it will help prepare you for school and give you some insight into what didactic year (and beyond) is like!
  10. Since this thread is about applicant advice, I just wanted to throw in a plug... I am in the middle of didactic year and just launched a new blog that will encompass a lot of helpful PA school advice, information, and fun related content. the blog is http://www.balancingchina.com If you want to subscribe, you will be notified of any new posts. As new content gets published, it will help prepare you for school and give you some insight into what didactic year (and beyond) is like!
  11. Congrats on acceptance! This is such a fun time and it is so nice to have that weight lifted once you get in! I am in the middle of didactic year and just launched a new blog that will encompass a lot of helpful PA school advice, information, and fun related content. the blog is http://www.balancingchina.com If you want to subscribe, you will be notified of any new posts. As new content gets published, it will help prepare you for school and give you some insight into what didactic year (and beyond) is like!
  12. Hi! I was just accepted to my first choice PA program and was wondering about student insurance. My husband currently is a reservist in the military but his contract ends right as PA school begins. Therefore, we will be seeking insurance elsewhere. We just aren't sure if it is possible to add him and our son to a student health plan offered by my school. Does anyone know if this is a possibility? We can definitely get our insurance from his employer but we aren't sure if it would be a better value through the student insurance plan. Thanks!
  13. Have you considered scribing? While not direct HCE, it is seen as very valuable preparation to most schools and doesn't require a certification (it's also really fun!). I used it as HCE and have had 5 interviews and an acceptance. Also, consider getting a CNA cert. It took me 3 weeks over one summer and was an easy way to earn hours. Not trying to bash your options, just hoping to expand your options to give you the best chance!
  14. A huge reason you shadow is, in fact, being able to put the hours on your application. Personally, though, I was strongly debating between MPH degree and PA and decided to shadow a PA who also happened to be a friend from church. That experience 100% solidified my desire to become a PA. I knew that was exactly what I wanted to do every day. So, if you're on the fence about PA, shadowing is great in helping you decide. It also helps you know for sure. You may feel like you want to be a PA but unless you observe one, how would you know if that really is what you want to do? It's helpful to
  15. I would consider retaking it. The average score for my class (matriculating in 2016) is in the 320s.
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