Hey, I'm just rolling through to see if I can help expand your studying database. Check out this post of various resources you can utilize to help you ACE the EOR exams, and eventually the PANCE!!! I hope this helps... The final link is to my personal study guides, yes I know I do the most!
Hello everyone, I am currently in my second semester of my didactic year. I struggled so much my first semester and ended up having to remediate one class. I feel like I retained nothing from my first semester and can barely recall things. I get so anxious everyday over my future . I have no idea how to face my family if I do fail. Also it would really crush me because this is what I've been working towards for the past 3 years since I graduated high school. Compared to my other classmates I feel like I know the least. Living in fear everyday is really getting to me emotionally and I don't know what to do.
When I first took the PANCE over 3 months ago, I felt very confident that I was not only going to pass but I would do exceedingly well on the exam. Unfortunately, when I received my results I found out that I was 6 points from passing the test. I was devastated and distraught. I though I had prepared to my best ability with the schooling I received from a prestigious university and having a predicted 525 score on Rosh Review. My weaknesses in my studying was not having strong testing strategies as well as relying solely on memorization in understanding concepts.
I believe what changed my studying around for my second attempt at the PANCE was utilizing Precipio Learning, a course provided by Dr. John Athas. He is a physician who has taught and tutored students for over 7 years and focuses primarily on PA students who are currently in graduate school or those recently graduated and preparing for the PANCE. His course consists of all of the major areas of the PANCE such as cardiology, pulmonolgy, derm, etc. and he focuses on the physiology and anatomy of each area in order to facilitate deeper learning. At the end of each section, he includes the key features of each disease process that will be tested on the exam. He also incorporates an auditory aspect of the lectures in which he explains in further detail the information he discusses in the course. Dr. Athas also provides the user access to his subscription of EXAM Master in order for you to complete practice questions. This helps you develop your processing of the different question stems and pick out the pertinent information to best help you answer the question. Dr. Athas also provides one-on-one tutoring for any additional help on subject matters that you may have trouble in.
Since I have passed my boards, I have been able to accept a job in pediatrics. I feel truly blessed and thankful for Dr. Athas and his course to help prepare me for the PANCE and even more so prepare me to become a better PA. I would highly recommend using this course in order to study for the PANCE without it I would not have been able to pass the boards.
*********Precipio Learning Course: [https://precipio-learning.teachable.com/]***********
So I finally got a job at my dream hospital!! I am currently working there as a Patient Care Technician/ PCT. However, I will be leaving for PA school next year. I really want to return to this hospital and work as a PA! The problem is that getting a job at my hospital is super competitive. Is there a way for me to ensure/ increase my chances of getting a PA job in this facility in the future?
(Also, what do you guys think of requesting a absense of leave instead of quitting? Can I be able to come back to the hospital to pursue a higher position?)
I am in the process of a career switch and I was wondering what everyone thought my chances are of getting into a PA program.
I graduated undergrad with a BA in psychology and a BS in neuroscience. In undergrad, I tutored Biology for a year.
My cumulative GPA was 3.5 and science GPA is 3.1 (I got C's organic chemistry + lab, and biochemistry + lab)
I thought I wanted to become a researcher and so I entered a Neuroscience PhD program. Though after a year I decided I wanted to pursue a clinical route (research is too lonely) and switched into a Pharmacology Masters Program. I graduated with a graduate GPA of 3.2 and have taken classes such as physiology, gross anatomy (cadaver dissection) lotssss of pharmacology classes, neuroscience/psychology courses, and a very intense Neurology course alongside medical students.
I also graduated with 5.5 years of research experience and a thesis that is *hopefully* going to be published.
I am currently a medical assistant and plan on doing about 3000 patient contact hours before applying to PA school. I was wondering what the chances are of me getting into a PA program even though my graduate GPA is quite low and my undergraduate science GPA is also low.