Volunteers from the AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SURGICAL PAs, the first PA professional organization to host Pre-PA events, will be hosting an engaging and informative PRE PA COACHING SEMINAR in TAMPA FLORIDA
WHEN JAN 18 2020 4-9:30 PM
WHERE: USF CAMLS center https://camls-us.org/
Faculty, students, and lecturers from Cornell University, USF, Stony Brook University, Loyola Marymount, Touro, and others are all presenting or planning to attend.
Opportunities for mock interviews as well as critical CASPA essay reviews available
You can not miss this seminar...amazing admission tips, mock interviews, essay reviews, cutting edge PA news, and networking, shadowing, and volunteer experiences! WOW!
*meet PA leaders & admission advisors
*learn first hand tips and tricks to become a successful PA Program applicant.
*Understand the amazing & rapidly growing PA career field. *Get new info on CASPA!
*Earn a certificate of attendance, great on a CASPA application!
This event is hosted by AASPA and given by Surgical PAs, PA school faculty members, and admissions experts! All volunteer their time to give this seminar.
Come and learn amazing admissions tips & tricks! Understand the process from the inside and find out why PA school has become so competitive to get into and what admission committees look for.
CNN, Money Magazine, US Dept of Labor list the PA profession as one of the fastest growing & highest paid careers.
AASPA is proud to be THE FIRST PA organization to offer Pre-PA seminars, which have become more and more popular.
*Seating is limited
*Dress is casual, but not too casual (you may meet a future PA school interviewer!!)
This amazing seminar will include:
-Overview of the PA Profession
-PA Profession news that all applicants need to know
-Essentials of academic prerequisites
-Health care/patient care prerequisites
-How to deal with CASPA
-How to stand out as an applicant
-Tips for the returning student
-One on one and group Q & A session
-and much more!
Registration/donation ($25): aaspa.com
Since AASPA is a non-profit and the faculty are volunteers, it makes a great tax-writeoff! **For groups of 5 or more, you save $15 on each registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org for info!!**
Corrine Marconi, Executive Director email@example.com
*On the same day, Saturday January 18, AASPA is hosting an ultrasound workshop with SPOCUS...volunteer opportunities to be an ultrasound model ...what a way to build your CASPA application.
*BRING YOUR RESUME, BUSINESS CARDS, AND SAMPLE ESSAY!
To volunteer to be a POCUS model: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Discounted hotel rates will be available for Friday and Saturday nights for those flying in and/or volunteering at the ultrasound session. AASPA.COM for info (coming soon)
AASPA Pre-PA FLyer 2020.pdf
I'm currently considering applying next year and was wondering if anyone could share their stats for getting into nova or any other school in florida, especially how many pce hours, since they don't seem to require it but I'm not sure how many most applicants have.
Hello I'm new to this website and forum but I have a plan to continue my education to become a Physician Assistant specializing in Dermatology. I wanted to hear from PAs or students who are in the minority specially the African/black community. I am a 24yr old Female, Jamaican-american. I plan on applying to a PA program here in Florida in the next 4 years, and was hoping to get some more information and advice please!!
I will be attending an accelerated program (5-6months) to be a Medical Assistant (Sept.- Feb. 2020).
After I am licensed in MA, I would like to reapply to UCF for my biomedical sciences degree. Where I can get in my hours for healthcare experience as an MA and finish my bachelors before applying to PA school.
I have just a few concerns:
1. Is becoming a MA worth it before PA school? or worth the money to go to school for? I'm worried because most companies here are looking for bilingual MAs. I do want to learn another language preferably Spanish, but later on while I get my B.S in Biomed (Also I do not want to be CNA or RN).
2. Is a biomedical science degree more looked at to enter a PA program? Which degree/major is also acceptable if I decide not to go the science route but I make sure I take my required science classes?
3. As a minority do we have an advantage or disadvantage to enter a PA school?
4. Does anyone have experience as a PA student either at NOVA or Barry University? If so, how are the professors and the overall work load?
5. After becoming a PA, do we experience racism throughout the country in our profession? (Regardless if we do or not, no one is going to stop me from doing my job correctly, I will treat every race with respect. I would just like to know because I'm curious since again there is not many of us as PAs.)
6. How was the job search for you as a minority? How long did it take to land a job in your specialization?
7. Are there any forums or websites to find a black PA to shadow? or if anyone can refer me in central to south Florida locations?
8. I am highly interested in this career but want to know if this profession is worth committing to and seeking a job for in the years of 2024-2028? I know that's a stretch time but I like to be prepared lol
Thank you for your time!!
Hi! Im a Biology student at FIU, currently taking my pre reqs for PA school. I am finding it quite difficult to find a PA willing to let me shadow them. I have emailed some. A couple responded stating that they weren't allowed to as they work in a private practice. I know a couple of NPs that will let me shadow them, but of course my school requires a LOR from a PA.
Anyway, my email is email@example.com! If you know anyone or are a PA willing to let me shadow them, don't be afraid to message me. I will of course provide a copy of my resume!
Our Cardiothoracic Surgery Group at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Florida is looking to add another PA. We currently have 3 Surgeons and 4 PA's. Salary is based on experience. If you or anyone you know may be interested, feel free to shoot me an email. Thanks!
Paolo Calizo, PA-C