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  1. This is copied from paadmissions "Ask a PA Admissions Director." I found it hiding in the bowels of that forum (page 81), and I figured placing it here would make it very handy for those perusing personal statements and seeking advice. Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:46 PM Hi guys! I've put together some hints for writing a good personal statement below. These hints were gathered from several medical school websites and from our own experience with our program. Hope this helps! The personal statement is required as a part of any application to PA school. Many applicants make writing a per
  2. Hi all, I am a second semester PA student who was accepted with a low GPA directly out of undergrad. I am holding Zoom Advising sessions where I can help you figure out how you can improve your application and answer any questions you may have about the application process including personal statement review. The cost of each session is $10. Please send me a PM if you are interested! Thank you, and Good luck!
  3. Hey everyone, thought I would share my services in case it could be of use to anyone. I created a guide that initially was intended for applicants to medical school and medical residency that helps with answering common interview questions asked and my personal answers to those questions and strategies on what I felt worked best to attack them. I had a pre PA students also find this guide quite helpful, so I wanted to share in case anyone was interested. I also offer essay editing and application editing services for your PA school essays! Thanks again and best of luck in your journ
  4. Hello all! My name is Kim and I am a demonstrated pre-PA coach and a current PA-S with a high success rate of client admission. I am currently available to take on new clients. I offer services including the following: personal statement editing/feedback, supplemental essay editing/feedback, interviewing prep/coaching, mock interviews, general pre-PA application advising sessions and pre-PA planning for the future. During the 2019-2020 cycle, I was invited to 7 interviews but only chose to attend 4 as I was accepted to my top choice by the 4th interview. I was accepted to ALL programs that
  5. If you’re willing to look over my PS and give me some feedback, I would appreciate it so much!!!
  6. So I recently finished my final draft and I was hoping someone would be able to look over it and give some feedback. I’ve re-read it so many times now and I just want to fix any grammatical errors I may have missed and be sure that it flows well. Thank you in advance!
  7. Hi! I finished a draft of my personal statement and would be very appreciative if someone could critique it.
  8. This is my first draft and I would love some feedback as soon as possible. Thank you! Personal Statement CASPA.docx
  9. This is what I have. Character count at 5712: One night, around 3:30 am, a 17 year old girl woke up crying in pain as she laid balled up in bed in a fetal position. The girl’s roommate came bursting through the door, offering to take her to the ER. She had just woken up to the most excruciating abdominal pain. The random pain subsided, so she decided to wait until the morning. The following day ended with her leaving student services disappointed after being told nothing was wrong. This girl spent the next few years in and out of urgent care and express care offices only to be told the sa
  10. I am looking to submit by tonight and would appreciate the help. I would prefer if you are a PA, work at the pa school, admissions, or something of this sort but all help is definitely welcome. Please PM me if you can provide some assistance cMore
  11. Hi does anyone have tips for a strong conclusion? I feel like when reading my essay it starts off strong and connects well with why I want to be a PA but my conclusion very weak. I tried looking through the forum where someone provides tips for this specific area but I could find anything.
  12. Hi, I am currently applying to PA schools, and would welcome any feedback on my personal statement to make sure I am on the right track. As some background information, I recently graduated from JMU with my BS in health sciences on the pre-PA track. Unfortunately, my summers were spent working to save up for school, rent, bills, etc. That being said, I was unable to pursue a license or certification to achieve patient contact hours during my breaks from undergrad, and my university did not offer any classes to achieve a license or cert. My goal during school was to focus on grades, for I
  13. Okay guys, this is my Personal statement. Please let me know what you think! Thank you in advance! The most terrifying words a person can hear from a child are words of self- harm. “I want to kill myself” are words you don’t hear from children very often, but when you do, the words haunt you. They can reach to the innermost part of your heart and soul. So, when an eight-year-old boy looks you in the eyes and says it, what does one do? The first reaction is to hug them and tell them everything will be okay. Protecting that child from the world, and its deeply dark realities w
  14. Hello, I am applying for PA school the current 2018-2019 cycle. I have everything completed except for the essay. I am looking for people to read over my draft and give opinions. Feel free to comment or DM me and I will send it to you. Thanks in advance!
  15. I was wondering if anyone is interested in swapping personal statements for review. Reply or message me. Thanks “Code blue! Code blue! Grab the crash cart!” I will never forget how I felt when I heard those words booming in the room while working as a clinical care extender in the PACU. As one of our clinic’s patients was resting following surgery, his heart rate began to drop; the monitors surrounding him beeped ferociously. He began to go into asystole. The nurse quickly began chest compressions and called for help. Waiting for other nurses to arrive, I took over on ches
  16. My goal was to relate a patient story that not only reflects my experience but shows why I want to be a PA. I also tried to address my shortcomings of inconsistent grades during undergrad and my lack of volunteer experience. While backing in the ambulance at hour eighteen of a non-stop twenty-four hour shift the only thought on my mind was sleep. Standing in the bedroom a few minutes later I heard the sound of a person screaming in pain loud enough to permeate the concrete walls. Unbeknownst to me, my partner had gone outside and witnessed a vehicle turning into the station parkin
  17. I'm looking for feedback on my personal statement. Any feedback and harsh criticism is welcome!!!! Here is it: Junior year preseason was approaching as fast as my previous two years of college had flown by. I spent all summer preparing myself to finally play on the soccer field as a starter, but what I didn’t expect was the whirlwind of events that led to the end of my collegiate athletic career in soccer and track. It all started with what the athletic trainers thought were muscle spasms due to overuse and possible dehydration from the hot and humid weather, but it turns it out wa
  18. Good morning! Just had a quick question regarding My PA Resource. Has anyone used it? Is it worth it for your personal statement? Any other suggestions for this kind of resource? Let me know!
  19. As the buzzer rang, my foot slipped out of the stirrup. Hands tight on the reins, I kicked my other foot loose and focused on the course ahead. Despite the setback to my ride, I won my division that day. What began as a love for horses taught me more than just how to ride. It taught me hard work, dedication, and for the first time in my life, confidence. I gained the ability to thrive under duress and succeed after failure. These qualities fostered through riding have cultivated me into a successful, resilient woman prepared to tackle the rigor of a physician assistant graduate program. With d
  20. I would greatly appreciate it, if anyone could give me their opinion on my personal statement letter! Edits are appreciated as well While I was in high school my father once told me the great Muhammad Ali said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth”. That quote led me to enlist in the United States Air Force right out of high school. 11 years of active military service as an Air Force medic/EMT, countless hours of volunteering from a humanitarian mission during Hurricane Katrina, Habitat for Humanity, Meals of Wheels, teaching English at an orphanage in Korea
  21. Is there anyone who has some free time that would mind taking a look at my application and personal statement? I am applying for my third year and have not had an interview yet. My top choice is Saint Louis University so if there is anyone who is familiar with the program that could take a gander and provide me feedback I would really appreciate it.
  22. A year ago I posted my personal statement on here and I got tough love for it - which I super appreciated! I never did apply last year's cycle because life got in the way but I'm feeling like 2018 is my year and I'm tired of sitting here and not at least giving it a chance and applying. Anyway, please let me know what you think! I really need the help and any and all comments on it will make me over the moon :) Thank you so much for taking the time to read it. The question on CASPA is - Please explain why you are interested in being a Physician Assistant. Personal Statement 2.
  23. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bfeXsKdTNp6R4RWsQHyedFQAwqg2kFjt1R-PD5KyZM8/edit?usp=sharing It is still a work in progress. Any feedback is welcome! Thanks!
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