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  1. Since 1998 US News has been publishing the only known ranking of PA programs. Their rankings are based on subjective peer assessment surveys of PA program faculty. A useful ranking system should be “measurable, reproducible, and not opinion based! Physician Assistant Programs Ranked by PANCE Pass Rates 2017 http://www.thepalife.com/best-pa-schools/
  2. Hi Everyone. I have created a cheat sheet that I used while preparing for my PANRE. Included is a breakdown of the NCCPA Content Blueprint by main category (i.e cardiology, derm, pulmonary, etc. etc.) and individual subcategories/topics. Each subtopic is hyperlinked for a more in-depth review. You can print this cheat sheet out or download it as an interactive PDF to take notes and track your progress while you study. There is no need to reinvent the wheel. It is easy to get overwhelmed, but your exam will only cover the topics included in this checklist. Know these and you will be go
  3. Here are the official labs values that you will see on exam day:
  4. Custom search within all current PA schools to find the perfect PA program based on your needs, background and experience. Sort by GRE, Overall GPA, Science GPA, Tuition, Healthcare Experience, class size etc. etc. etc. http://www.paschoolfinder.com/pa-program-match/
  5. For anybody looking for real world examples of physician assistant school personal statements we have compiled a list of 31 essay samples submitted through our free personal statement review service. Just a reminder Don’t copy (plagiarize) from samples, examples, or anything not an original thought. 31 Physician Assistant Personal Statement Examples These sample essays should help you as you decide what to write, or what not to write, on your PA school personal statement. It is important to note that these are examples of what other PA school applicants have submitted and are not
  6. The opening is strong, but you have gone on a bit and repeated some of your thoughts. You can make some cuts here in the first few sentences (possibly eliminating "They might write that they have always known that this was their calling. I can't say the same") You can tighten up the body content to get to your points faster, or else you are in danger of losing your reader. Take a careful look at your words and see what is absolutely necessary and try to get rid of the rest. It is a good essay, just needs some editing... I know, this is always the hardest part. - Stephen
  7. I really like your opening and the topic which you have chosen to tackle. Having read 100's of essays, it was refreshing for sure. Does need to be tightened up a bit and I will echo what the other commentator's said, you can edit out some of the verbosity. But all in all, very good and very original! - Stephen
  8. I think the opening is a bit overly dramatic. Try to soften it up a bit, use an approach that is gripping yet different. This is dramatic for sure, but likely to be overlooked by the admissions committee.
  9. For a detailed cost comparison analysis of all 200 physician assistant programs in the United States. http://www.thepalife.com/2015-physician-assistant-program-tuition-and-cost-comparison-table/. Most Expensive In State Long Island University $106,000 Marquette University 102,600 New Yourk Intitute of Technlogy 102,900 Most Inexpensive In State CUNY York $13,041 Stony Brook University New York $22,500 Medical University of South Carolina $22,941 Most Inexpensive Out of State CUNY York College $22,290 D’youville College $23,000 Nova Southeastern University, Orlando $28,960
  10. Here you can access 5 PACKRAT Online Exams: http://www.thepalife.com/academy/ along with PACKRAT Flashcards and PANCE/PANRE Board Review Material.
  11. I would like to share a link to my new PA School Directory and Cost Comparison Page: 1. http://www.paschoolfinder.com/ 2. http://www.thepalife.com/physician-assistant-program-tuition-and-costs-estimated/
  12. Yes, everyone feels the same way... don't worry!
  13. This exam is touch screen ready with 120 questions from the official board review course. It is 100% free and makes a great review for both the PANCE and PANRE. There are in-question answers and hints which provide immediate feedback. It is great for review and studying. Take it for a spin and make sure to share if you like it. I am hoping to convert my 2 other exams to the same format, so any feedback would be great! You can take the exam online for free here: Interactive PANCE and PANRE Exam#3 Best of luck! Stephen
  14. Please note that the site has relocated. We are now at http://www.pasforglobalhealth.com/ . We do offer an updated list of global health opportunities as well as a community of PA's who are active in international health.
  15. I have put together 3 practice exams for the PANCE and PANRE that are from the UMDNJ certified review course. They are online and meant so simulate the actual PANCE or PANRE that you will be taking. They are free and 120 questions each (for a total of 360 unique questions). I am still making some grammar corrections but wanted to get them posted since many people will be taking their PANCE this month. Here is the link... I hope you get a lot out of them. http://thepalife.com/pance-panre/
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