Archive for Pre-PA Univ

This is a video I posted to YouTube. It is shot with a selfie stick on my phone during an NFL playoff game. I was using notes but got distracted – you see the corrections appear on screen.
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Jul
17

Are You a Strong Candidate for PA school

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I have created several audio podcasts on this topic. The first one is embedded within this post. It is a raw file, unedited, but it is free. You get my thoughts I recorded on one of my many trips to work. These are one hour commutes. I hook up my microphone and recorder, tape my notes to the steering wheel and talk. Part one is about the GPA. I compare two programs in NC that Read More→

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I received a message thru the contact form of The PA Path about how to gain experience to become a viable candidate. This person was interested in the program located in the Anne Arendel CC in Maryland.

Looking at the PDF for the last 3 PA class profiles there, students commonly had these medical backgrounds:

Emergency Medicine Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant,
Athletic Trainer and
Medical Technology

The last class had an average of 3681 hours Read More→

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Aug
10

PA to DO Bridge Program

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After being a PA for 5-10 years, many PA’s wish there was a place to go on further. The natural progression is from PA to MD but there are many barriers in that process. The Doctor of Osteopathy my be the bridge a few PA’s are looking for. One program I saw and will link below, has an accelerated program for PA’s – 3 years.

The school is LECOM. It is located in Florida and Read More→

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Jul
22

Vox alio, Vox locus, Vox vicis

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Hey, one of the MA’s we trained where I work has an interview later this month. The title of this blog post tells you in Latin what you need to be to ace the interview. I abbreviate it, V4AL, in English I have always called it R3P2T (R cubed, P squared T). What is it? I will tell you later. At the end of this maybe or maybe in the audio. HEY! Stay right there Read More→

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Jul
20

Pance Prep – Exam Masters

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When I was reading responses to a question about PANCE preparation, one person was very strong and positive on Exam Masters. They used the slogan that Exam Masters uses on its site “If you can pass Exam Masters you can pass the Exam”. They prep students for many different tests. In their PA section they had two things to offer I think are really great. First, you can take a 360 question online practice exam Read More→

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Bruce L Bair PAC

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Jul
18

Pance Preparation with Kaplan

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Kaplan has a long history of prepping students for important exams. They have been quite successful. Many PA’s responded to a Q, in the Facebook Physician Assistant group about what they used to prepare for the PANCE. Kaplan books and online was a popular choice. I created this screen shot video 5 minutes in length to show you what Kaplan has to offer. If you have experience with this please tell about your experience with Read More→

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The American Academy of Physician Assistants has a section on its website on exam review materials.  They recommend several books but one is out of print and one was published in 2008 which leaves two, both include about 1000 written questions and a CD of more questions in the computer format. Then there are two review courses totally digital. I have the one from Emory and in this video show a demo of the one Read More→

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Physician Assistant School is very competitive. Only 5% of applicants get into top 10 schools and around 9% for all programs. You have to separate yourself from the pack. Over on my Squidoo lens I wrote an article of the same title. Here is a audio version of that article.



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