Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

10 Good

About realtreky

  • Rank


  • Profession
    Physician Assistant

Recent Profile Visitors

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

  1. hmm, I didn't think about leaving that off. My resume does not areas of interest list but indeed has an intro portion where you write a little bit about yourself (more like a cover letter); but nonetheless, I will remove the areas of interest. Thank you for your input.
  2. BTW. When I submit applications via the employers website directly I can customize it to the specific job and submit a cover letter. I only problem I have is ones I have to do via indeed. Thanks again.
  3. I am open to pretty much all areas of medicine and surgery. The only specialty I am not interested in is psych. I have my resume on indeed and in my intro paragraph I wrote that I was interested interest in internal med, emergency, and hospital medicine (which are my top 3); however I applied to a surgery position using indeed and the hiring manager saw that I listed those 3 areas and kind of called me out on it. My question is: should I change my intro to include all the area I am open to? Does it look bad to list multiple areas? I will be honest I feel particularly attached to one area of medicine. I came out of almost all my rotation feeling excited about them (except for psych off course). The reason I listed the above areas of medicine is because I think they will allow me to learn the most. Any suggestions (related to the above problem or unrelated) will be greatly appreciated. TIA
  4. This might be a stupid question but what a NCCPA blue prints and how can I use them. I went NCCPA website and what see there is content of the blueprints. When I click on a link, like infectious disease it brings up a list of infectious diseases but I can not click on each one of the diseases?
  5. Thanks for the response. Just a few more questions. When you made your charts for every single condition? I try to make charts for all the different and I just have a hard time separated in my head. For example the GI exam covered over 70 conditions and I charted them all spent a good amount of time reviewing them but when it was time to take the exam they were just running together in my head. It coundn't remember what's what. Also when you made charts did go back to your lecture PowerPoint to study the things that didn't make it into your charts. I find that miss questions about something I though was just a minor detail. Thanks again.
  6. I need some guidance of how to study for clinical medicine course. I have tried the following 1. making flash cards/Quizlet 2. making my own notes 3. Making Charts with diagnosis, s/s, PE, and treatment None of the above method have been helpful to me. I just get overwhelmed by the amount of material. I feel like the biggest idiot, because I have failed to figure a method to help me remember what I study. I am the type of person who studies better If I study with other people but everyone I asked pretty much does their own thing. This is my third semester in PA school you would think that by now I would have figured out something that works for me. I don't have problems with other classes but I am really struggling in clinical medicine. I am putting in a lot of time so it not a luck of effort. I am just using an ineffective method. Please help! Thanks in advance.
  7. I was four years old and cold (Could) not yet fathom that children could be so ill. It was not until my little brother was born that I saw what pain, heart-ache, and illness meant. I was a naïve four year old who did not understand why my parents kept shuffling me around from one doctor's office to another. I recall vivid images of my mother crying as she changed the dressings from my brothers surgery. I remember the pain Brady was in as I tried to pick him up and spin him around. Little did I know that having a little brother with Hirschsprung's disease, autism, and colon polyps would send me on a journey full of ups and downs. This journey would be the start of a love affair with the medical field. My love would continue to grow as saw my mother undergo two brain surgeries. I watched as my mother struggled daily to win back her life. I saw her fall, lose self control, and emotionally give up. I witnessed as the doctors struggled to diagnose her and saw the compassion in their eyes to help. This was the same compassion that I was also embraced with when broke several bones, had spinal meningitis twice, and battled skin cancer. This compassion along with an unyielding determination to improve my life and those around me was awe inspiring. (I would tie the first two paragraphs into one and also mention how this experience shaped you to be the compassionate and caring person you are and motivated you to seek a career as a PA) I quickly set out on a mission to discover in which direction my love affair with the medical community would send me in. Upon shadowing occupational therapists, ultrasound technicians, nurse practitioners, medical doctors, and physician assistants, my answer soon became clear. The level of autonomy along with the opportunity to work alongside physicians was exactly the career I desired. I saw in myself many of the qualities being an outstanding Physician Assistant demands (What are these qualities?). A Physician Assistant must be compassionate and understanding. Dealing with personal illness, as well as, seeing loved ones battle illness has created within me a caring heart. I find myself always striving to help those around me and lend a shoulder to lean on or an ear to listen. Volunteering with several organizations has created a fiery compassion for those around me. I delight in watching as my efforts to help establish new found in hope for others. (What did you learn from your shadowing and volunteering experience and how has this experience motivated you to become a PA ) Determination is a key quality in being a Physician Assistant. (I would delete this or re-word) I fully understand the rigorous academic requirements of a becoming a Physician Assistant. Getting good grades does not come easy to me. Dealing with personal illness has made my academic endeavors look bleak at times. However, an underlying determination to achieve my goals and continue on my journey has started a fire within me to retake my dreaded enemy, chemistry. Physician Assistants must be willing and determined to learn from failure They must be willing to try again and again to elevate the health of their patients. A physician Assistant must also be a hard worker. The job requires many energy expending labor hours while remaining focused. (I would delete this or re-work. I don’t think it’s necessary to state that a PA has to have the above attributes. I think it is important for you to show that you have the attributes ). I have developed this level of work ethic. During my college and high school careers, I have continuously had a job. At some periods of time I have maintained working forty hour work weeks while still attending school. A Physicians Assistant must be a leader in the medical community. As a leader on the management team at Bath and Body Works I understand all too well what this means. I have often been faced with conflict among co-workers and customers. A leader must understand how to work well with other and find resolutions. During the week of what is known in retail as Black Friday, customers are at their worst. There have been many times in which I have had to greet unpleasant situations with a smile and lead my fellow workers by example. (I do think this adds much to your narrative) Like every love story,this love story is not without flaws. As I look back at my life, I desire deeply to study harder for certain tests, say the words that could not always leave my mouth, and do the things I could not find the courage to do. I embrace the ending of one journey with a positive outlook upon life. Physician Assistant school will not come without hard times, but my desire to couple my love of people, biology, and medicene gives me strength to perservere. I feel like you have a good strory but I am not sure you are telling it well.
  8. I really like it. The only thing I would change is where you referred the pa you shadowed to Bob. I would keep it consistent can call him Robert through out even though it common knowledge that Bob is Robert. That is not a big deal though. Overall your narrative is great.
  9. Ten minutes into my orientation and my heart was rushing. “Throw on some gloves, we need you for chest compressions” shouted an emergency room physician. I had already been on edge because stepping in the ER was the first time that I was exposed to medicine. I was following During Orientation Lyle, who is a (an) RN and is in charge of the education department; he was giving me a tour around the different pods in the emergency room. When we first met; he warned me that I would be exposed to death, disease, and trauma. He then took me to the drop off/loading area where the ambulances arrive. As we walked outside, paramedics were unloading a gurney with a crying infant hooked up to the transport monitor. I wasn’t sure of the infant’s condition but noticed that at least he was crying (In order to cut down on the story stick to one story). (As) We were standing in the bay and we could hear sirens close by and we waited to see what was coming in. Eventually, they pull in and the emergency medical technician walks around and opens the back doors to the ambulance. I see a man’s legs bouncing and shaking. Instantly I know what is happening inside the ambulance and my heart starts racing, my stomach drops and I think to myself “what in the world are you doing here right now.” The patient is in cardiac arrest. As one paramedic is on the gurney giving CPR, the other paramedic is pushing the gurney to the ER while bagging the patient. We followed them inside as they enter the trauma room. I step back and watch until they need me. The whole time I am emotionally freaking out (I would reword this. Maybe say you were nervous); I take a deep breath and grab gloves and I do not think about myself anymore. My mind is on the patient whose life is passing in front of me. Eventually, I trade off with a Resident who was performing compressions and it is my turn, I see nothing else but the patient now and I am completely focused on executing the compressions correctly and efficiently. Ultimately, the patient did not make it, despite all the efforts from the Physicians, RN’s, and interns. This was the first time I have seen death, I was sorrowful for this man and his family. Even though the outcome was not what we had hoped for, I was grateful for the experience. Allowing me to be a part of the attempt to save this man’s life was a rush that not many others understand. (This is a great intro story but it should be reworded to make it shorter) When I started College, I aimlessly took classes without a care in the world. My grades suffered as a result; I started taking more science courses and I discovered how fascinated I was with the human body. My newfound interest allowed me to continue taking science courses and I steadily improved my GPA. I decided I wanted to enter the healthcare field and I completed volunteer hours in different fields. Eventually, this led me to the Emergency Room; where I completed my undergraduate internship. In those first ten minutes, I knew I wanted to pursue a career as a Physician Assistant. Talk about why you want to be a PA Talk about abilities and attributes that will make you a good PA How your experiences [especially in healthcare] have contributed to the above.
  10. In my humble opinoin. I think you should consider re-writing the whole thing. I like the story about your daughter, but I think you should leave out the story about your paper. Air Force experience is good but it should probably be centered around what you have learned from it that you make you a good PA. You should answer these questions in your narative: Why do you want to be a PA? What motivated you to become a PA? Best of luck
  11. Thanks everyone for your input. I will definately take your advice. I will keep you posted on what happens. Thanks again.
  12. I am in the process of applying to PA school. I just wanted to get some advice from people who have gone through it. I would like to apply to several schools. One of my top schools (for family and a combination of other reasons) is Yale. I wanted to find out if I have any chance to getting in. Below is some background info about me 1. BA in Microbiology. 2. 3 years of patient contact as a CNA. 3. 3 Years of non patient Health care experience as a Medical Technologist. 4. Overall GPA 3.6 (3.7 sciences). 5. No GRE will be taking it in a few weeks, but lets assume it will be slightly above average. Let know if you think I am better replacing the yale application with another school. Also how many schools would you recommend I apply to? Thanks in advance.
  • 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