Articles by Fiona D'Agostino PA-C
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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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
It’s one of the biggest moments you have been waiting for, your PA school interview. Nerves, excitement, 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 three […]
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 that you must be prepared for! The PA School Interview Essay Just […]