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  1. Hey guys, wanted to start a thread with the hopes that some current UF students (1st or 2nd year) could provide some insight on why they chose the program over others, what they're enjoying most about the program, favorite things the program has to offer, the kind of support you're provided with, etc (things of that nature) I would really appreciate it as I'm currently deciding which programs could fit best with me in this upcoming cycle! Thanks, hope to hear from some gators!!
  2. Since social media is such a big part of the newer generations day to day life, I wanted to start a thread for helpful Instagram accounts to follow for our journey to becoming a PA! These range from current PA school applicants, PA students, and PA-Cs. Feel free to add to the list!!!! Pre-PA Instagram Accounts: @ thepathtopa @ thepaplatform @ chasinghealthgoals @ my.path.to.pa @ renatamarie_pre.pa @ la.petite.pa @ myparesource @ mypabox @ hannah.pa @ j_thefuturepa @ sparkles_and_scalpels_ @ medically.bri
  3. Hello, In my pre-pa club a member asked a question about surgery for PA’s. The question was “Is it true that in order to assist in surgery you need to do an extra year of schooling after your PA program? Do this require you to pay more for school? Is this included in your PA schooling years or would you need to reapply for that surgical year?” I thought it was an excellent set of questions, which I would like more answers for.
  4. Hi Everyone, I am so so grateful that I finally got in to my first choice PA school, but am not feeling very torn about my decision to attend. I just had my first child (found out I was pregnant right after applying) who will be three months old at program start. I have support from my husband and family, but I am so nervous about the experience negatively affecting my marriage and my mental health. Will I be able to manage studying and spending some time with my baby and husband? I really just want to start school already, but I'm starting to second guess myself that maybe I should defer
  5. Hi everyone, I am having a bit of a dilemma! I am currently a student at a small community college in Maine. I started in 2015 and got my Associate in Applied Science in Medical Assisting a year ago this past May. I became certified through the AAMA and started working right away. I worked as a float in rheumatology, neurology, family practice, and OMT specialty. All very beneficial to gaining the knowledge I now have. I initially got my MA degree so I could start taking classes towards my bachelors degree and I would also have a job that would get my patient contact hours that I needed t
  6. Hey y'all! I've had several emails and messages from fellow PA students asking me how I decided on elective rotation. Since it is becoming a FAQ, I decided to share my thought process of picking my elective on my blog. Share it with your friends if you find it helpful and leave a comment if you have anything to add to it! http://apthepa.blogspot.com/2018/04/how-to-choose-your-elective-rotation.html Thanks for reading :)
  7. Head on over to the blog today if you would like read my two cents on how to be prepared for clinical rotations. Thanks for reading! :) http://apthepa.blogspot.com/2018/03/starting-clinical-rotations.html
  8. Hello All, Melissa Gutierrez MPAS PA-C I wrote today in my blog how to stand out in clinical rotations below is my thread and my link to my blog hope it helps. HOW TO STAND OUT IN ROTATIONS Popular topic on my thread is how to stand out in rotations, This can be for any medical professional or anyone doing hours of shadowing . I did extremely well in all my rotations and got positive feedback from all my preceptors . # 1 RULE is BE HUMBLE !!! Remember y
  9. Sharing the link to my new blog post to give y'all a glimpse of how my psychiatry rotation is going! Thank you for reading :) http://apthepa.blogspot.com/2018/02/a-day-in-life-psychiatry.html
  10. Hi Im Melissa Gutierrez-Perez MPAS-PA-C. I have a blog and thought I would share today's topic on this thread. IF you like it follow my blog - melissa-gutierrez.simplesite.com STANDING OUT Hello all, another recent thread I've seen in my e-mails is people asking what helps their personal statement stand out. Honestly this is the only part of your application that shows your personality and a little about yourself, Everything else is grades, resumes , experience BUT what I believe will help you stand out -- a good personal statement. Often w
  11. Good morning, I'm a recent graduate from University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley. Preparing for the PANCE .I have a blog that shares my daily experiences please follow -- melissa-gutierrez.simplesite.com new video up - youtube link on my blog.
  12. Answering one of the top FAQs on the blog in my new post! Please share if you find it helpful. :) http://apthepa.blogspot.com/2018/01/finding-balance-being-organized-in-pa.html Thanks for reading!
  13. New blog post about a typical day on my internal med rotation is up on the blog! http://apthepa.blogspot.com/2017/10/a-day-in-life-internal-medicine.html Thank you for reading :) if anyone has any questions please feel free to leave a comment or email me.
  14. Suppose this is for pre PA students as well as current PA students. Have y'all had to struggle with choosing between multiple acceptances? How did you choose? What were the things that you weighed the most heavily and are you pleased with your choice now? I know that once you pass the PANCE everyone is a PA but I am curious if there is a perceived difference between the quality of PA's based on their schools by future employers. My situation is that I currently have two acceptances, both start at the same time, both cost relatively the same and both are Provisionally Accredited. Sc
  15. A little glimpse into my family medicine rotation is now up in on the blog! http://apthepa.blogspot.com/2017/09/life-in-family-medicine.html
  16. I'm a first year student at community college, where I plan to be for 2 years. Hopefully, I can transfer after that majoring in Psychology. As for my experience, I will earn some hours at a hospice this semester. I'll set up my classes for spring semester in a way that I can take an EMT class at an ROP too. While, I do this, I'll be working as a caregiver for a few days a week (maybe not even necessary). After my EMT certification, I find a job for that and continue working as I am getting my degree. I'll also apply for a health scholar summer program, where I'll be volunteering at a hospital
  17. what pa program are you in and what's your profile like? I am still an undergrad student and I would want to be (extra) well-prepared for PA school. I have looked at multiple uni's programs, but since I'm in california, I'd like to stay local. I was looking at usc's. anybody in usc's program? gpa? GRE score? HRE? curious. thank you.
  18. I was asked many a times what apps I find useful in PA School, so I wrote a blog post about it last weekend! Hope this helps :) thanks for reading! http://apthepa.blogspot.com/2017/07/must-have-apps-for-pa-school.html
  19. Recap on our third semester of PA school is now live on the blog! http://apthepa.blogspot.com/2017/05/third-semester-of-pa-school.html Thanks for reading :)
  20. Having gone through three semesters of PA School finals now (only 1 more semester of didactic left!), I thought I'd shed some light on how I tackle and survive finals in PA school in my new blog post. Hope this is helpful. Good luck! :) http://apthepa.blogspot.com/2017/05/surviving-finals-week-in-pa-school.html#more
  21. A few things to keep in mind while preparing for your PA school interviews! http://apthepa.blogspot.com/2016/02/pa-school-interviews-things-to-keep-in.html https://www.facebook.com/apthepa/?fref=ts
  22. In my new post, I share what PAs are and what they do, along with how they are trained. Please read and share and help me spread awareness of our profession! Also, feel free to leave any comments to add to anything I may have missed. Thanks guys! :) http://apthepa.blogspot.com/2016/03/what-is-physician-assistant.html https://www.facebook.com/apthepa/?fref=ts
  23. Hello. I am selling these books. Please contact me at jbcaringpa@gmail.com and name me a price!! I'm moving so I want to get them off my hands asap :) 1). PA exam review by James Van Rhee (green book) 2). Lange Q&A (yellow book) 3). Swanson's Family Med Review 4). Kaplan PA exam review (all practice q's.. really good) 5). A Comprehensive Review for the Certification and Recertification Examinations for Physician Assistants: Published in Collaboration with AAPA and APAP. 6) My CME resources course binder.. includes everything!! Every blueprint subject on the PANCE plus pharmac
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