Articles by Fiona D'Agostino PA-C
Here are articles written by our amazing staff writer and PA-C extraordinaire Fiona D'Agostino PA-C. Would you like to write for The PA Life? Send us a note we would love to hear from you.
PA School is Like Drinking From a Fire Hose – Exaggerating? Definitely not!
In the first week of PA school, I remember being told that, “PA school is like drinking out of a fire hose.” Am I exaggerating? Definitely not! PA school is a crazy journey, unlike any other. Every PA program is slightly different, but the didactic year requires that you absorb A LOT of information. Anatomy, […]
How to Celebrate PA Week Every Week of the Year!
Another amazing national PA week has passed us. What is PA week? The first National Physician Assistant Day was on October 6, 1987. This date commemorated the 20th anniversary of the first graduating class from Duke University’s’ PA program. I am always ecstatic to educate others on the PA profession during PA week…Okay, let’s be […]
How to Get Shadowing Hours During a Global Pandemic
Let me guess; you are struggling to find shadowing hours during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trust me, you are not alone. Many Pre-PA students looking to apply in the next 1-2 years have an extra challenge than those in past years, COVID-19! The global pandemic has changed the way applicants can volunteer, finish prerequisites, shadow, etc. […]
Answered: How do I Choose the Right Elective PA School Rotation?
Didactic year (as we know) can be grueling, and everyone looks forward to the next step: clinical rotations. Programs usually have a few elective rotations for you to choose from. This may be an easy decision for some, but not for all. There are a lot of things to take into consideration when making this […]
3 Things to Do the Night Before Your PA School Interview
It’s one of the biggest moments you have been waiting for, your PA school interview. Nerves, excitement, and curiosity are running through your head. You have spent days, weeks, even months preparing for interviews, but what about the night before? You’ve prepped for the interview day but what about the night before jitters? Here are […]
How to Prepare for Your PA School Interview Day Essay
Four tips that will guarantee your PA school interview day essay success. When you imagine your PA school interview, what comes to mind? For most, it’s the idea of a one-on-one interview, group interview, multiple mini-interview (MMI), or the pandemic-inspired (and universally despised) Zoom video interview. But there is another kind of interview in town […]
What Can a Physician Assistant Specialize in?
One of the attractions of being a physician assistant is that you can change specialties throughout your career. There is no time limit to how long you need to be in any one specialty. You also do not need to switch among specialties if you don’t want to. PAs are adaptive, learn quickly, and we […]
How Long Does It Take to Become a Physician Assistant/Associate?
How Long does it take to become a PA? It’s a common question and one that I am often asked, so let me try to answer it. Whether you are in undergrad, figuring out your career path, or looking into your second career, thinking about becoming a PA can be overwhelming. There are so many […]