Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

5 Neutral

About PineappleHead

  • Rank


  • Profession

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. I'm only a student right now, but tbh I'm already jaded and beginning to think I should've outright gone to med school. But if I had to choose, I'd still pick PA > NP because of the education model, overall greater clinical experience, and generally more standardized curriculum.
  2. I only used the official ETS book plus a short vocab review book. I studied for maybe two weeks before the exam.
  3. You'll adjust and find what works for you. My study habits were a mixed bag in undergrad. I was either completely lazy and put in no effort or went really hard and wrote out pages of meticulous color-coded notes. I had a three-year gap period, so I was really concerned about how I would adjust to didactic year. Surprisingly, it wasn't that difficult to get used to, despite the enormous load. As to whether you'll have time to make condensed review notes... it depends on what you find works best. Personally, I find it to be a waste of time to rewrite material when I could study straight from the powerpoints or text. I mostly just reread the original material as many times as possible and as efficiently as possible. I only take abridged notes for long textbook passages that I won't have time to reread later. Most of my classmates still prefer making condensed notes and quizlets for everything. You'll find your own method, I think.
  4. However you choose to spend your remaining time, I just wanted to say you'll surprise yourself with how well you can pick it back up. I was out of school for 3 years before starting. I thought I would completely forget how to read, let alone study, but it only took about a week to readjust. Try to enjoy your free time :]
  5. Like everyone else said, you can probably find a number of places to train you on the job, depending on where you live. I'm from New Jersey, and from what I've seen, a lot of hospitals hire patient care techs without needing certification. I ended up being hired as a medical assistant at two offices that just trained me on-site. It ended up being the most direct way of getting experience without having to jump through too many hoops.
  6. I got an automated email with a link to schedule the day and time.
  7. I have an interview for this Thursday. I don't even know if I ever got a confirmation email like that.
  8. That's awesome. Thank you! How was your experience with the program?
  9. I was wondering the same thing :/ I'm hoping they offered 30 seats and fewer accepted
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to the Physician Assistant Forum! This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn More