Watch the Virtual Shadowing REPLAY featuring Cassie McGee, PA-C, as she shares her journey from Pain Management and Family Practice to Dermatology. Gain valuable insights into the life of a practicing PA and explore the reasons behind her specialty switch. Don’t miss this engaging Live Q&A session, full of personal experiences and professional wisdom, perfect for aspiring PAs and healthcare enthusiasts.
The ultimate guide to the PA profession – Navigate every aspect from certifying bodies like NCCPA and PAEA to data on applicants, programs, rotations, certification, salary, and the growth of PAs. Learn critical stats on PA schools, the PA job market, and new developments shaping the role of physician associates globally.
Leslie Mean is a 25-year-old single white female who presents to the PA school admissions committee on her second attempt to get into PA school. She has a 3.6 overall GPA and a 3.5 science GPA. She is holding a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, had an SAT score of 1,200, and a GRE score […]
The Importance of Prioritizing Character Over Credentials As a preceptor and mentor for PA school applicants, I am frequently asked to write CASPA letters of recommendation. For years, when writing letters of recommendation, I had a specific process that I followed. First and foremost, I only agree to write letters for individuals whom I know […]
“Can you tell me what a PA is?” This is a simple question with a complex answer – It is one of the most common questions posed during a PA school interview. We will teach you how to navigate this question by deep-diving into the essence of a PA and offering guidance on how to answer this question in a personally meaningful and authentic way during an interview.
In June, PA school applicants can focus on finalizing their applications, preparing for interviews, and networking with PAs. This checklist outlines the most important tasks to complete in June for a successful PA school application.
Why our program? As you begin your PA school application process, one of the most common supplemental essay and interview questions you may encounter is, “Why our program?” This is an opportunity for you to explain why you are specifically interested in attending that particular college or university and why it is a good fit […]
If you are applying to PA school, you know that writing a strong personal statement is not enough. You also need to craft compelling supplemental essays that showcase your fit for each program and highlight your unique strengths and experiences. Supplemental essays are extra questions asked by individual PA programs to find out more about […]
Tips for International Students & International Medical Graduates on Becoming a Physician Assistant in the USA The number of International Medical Graduates (IMG) and International Students (IS) pursuing a career as a physician assistant in the US is on the rise. For PA programs, in general, the requirements and rules are the same for everyone. […]
Our International Pre-PA Applicant Consultation service is designed to help international students and IMGs who are interested in pursuing a career as a physician assistant (PA) in the United States. The service includes a comprehensive review of an applicant’s background and qualifications, as well as a personalized consultation with one of our expert advisors. During […]
Just be yourself! This is the one piece of interview advice we have all heard a gazillion times. Maybe you heeded this advice but failed to get into PA school. Or, maybe, like many, advice to “just be oneself” while examining one’s greatest weaknesses doesn’t’ bode well for confidence? Be myself? But who’s that exactly? […]
In this blog post, I provide tips and resources for finding and completing virtual shadowing experiences and how to effectively include them in your CASPA application for PA school.
Have you been rejected from PA school? Don’t give up on your dreams! This blog post will provide helpful tips and advice on coping with rejection and staying motivated during the PA school application process.
Welcome to part four of our five-part CASPA tutorial video series. In this video we’ll go step by step over the last section of your CASPA application: The program materials section.
Welcome to part three of a five-part CASPA video series walking you through every step of your CASPA application from start to finish! In this video, we’ll go over the third section of the CASPA application: Supporting Information.
This is part two of a five-part CASPA video series walking you through every step of your CASPA application. This video will cover the second section of your CASPA application: Academic History.
Welcome to part one of a five-part CASPA video series walking you through every step of your CASPA application from start to finish! In this video, we’ll go over the first section of the CASPA application: Personal Information.
The interview is the last milestone you reach before acceptance. It’s the final opportunity to showcase your best qualities and leave a strong impression on faculty members. With so much hard work leading up to the interview, we all want to be able to put our best face forward and be well-equipped with the tools […]
Do these 4 things to set yourself up for PA school interview day success! As summer comes to a screeching halt and application deadlines are looming, we are shifting into full-swing interview season. Since many programs adhere to a rolling admissions format, interviews are conducted as early as June and as late as April, right […]
This is an email I received from one of our mock interview clients in March 2022. He describes in detail the elements of his PA school interview and how he successfully approached each portion. I am sharing it with you here so you can see firsthand what a PA school interview in 2022/2023 may entail. […]
“Whether you’re a high school student, thinking about transitioning from another career path or currently interviewing, I hope you learn from the things I wish I knew sooner.” – Arynn Horne PA-S About a month ago, I had my first PA school interview, followed by a week of intense post-interview rumination, and finally, acceptance. Having […]
As applicants to PA school, we have a lot on our plate. Between prerequisite coursework, health care experience requirements, shadowing, volunteering, and more – it’s a lot to keep track of! This is where The Ultimate PA School Applicant Logbook comes in. This logbook was designed by PA school applicants (who know the process intimately!) […]
Not sure what to include in your personal statement? Start at the End! The conclusion should summarize your entire essay. Consider the structure of an elevator pitch to write the conclusion of your PA school essay and guide the content of your personal statement! Hi, I’m Deanna Matzen, an editor at the PA life […]
Whether you’re just starting out in your pre-PA school journey or are in the thick of things, having a LinkedIn profile is essential. Here are the top 5 reasons every PA school applicant needs a LinkedIn profile and why you should update yours today.
In this webinar replay, you will discover how to write PA school supplemental essays that will make you stand out from the crowd. Learn what topics to avoid, how to research each program, and how to tailor your answers to their mission and goals.
Are you struggling to come up with ideas for your PA school personal statement or supplemental essays? Are you finding it hard to keep your message consistent as you prepare for your PA school interview? Try mind mapping! Mind mapping is a great way to organize your thoughts and produce new ideas. Plus, it’s a lot of fun! I’ll show you how it works.
Are you applying to PA school but struggling with your CASPA COVID-19 essay? Here are 4 tips on writing your CASPA Covid-19 essay, including editing resources for you and additional writing help from the PA Life team!
We successfully launched our first large group live event on April 28, 2022, to celebrate the opening of CASPA! Just as AdComs are not uniform in how they react to personal statements, neither is our team! In this personal statement panel review, we analyze essays from clients who have been accepted into PA school to illustrate […]
Today we continue to explore Pixar’s rules for storytelling and learn how you can apply these rules to draft a winning PA school personal statement. If you’re like most PA hopefuls, you’ve been working on your personal statement for months. But do you know what makes a great PA school personal statement? According to the […]
Want a better PA personal statement? Inside Out can help! We explore Pixar’s rules for storytelling and how you can apply them to a strong personal statement. Riley is an 11-year-old girl whose life is turned upside down when her family moves from Minnesota to San Francisco. Riley’s emotions try to guide her through this […]