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How Many Hours Do Physician Assistants Work? (PA Work Hours)

By Physician Assistant
Have you wondered how many hours PAs work each week? Maybe you're trying to decide if you want to become a physician assistant, or you’re graduating from PA school, or maybe you're just comparing the number of hours you work to other full-time physician assistants. Whatever the reason, we're here...
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Do You Want To Become A PA? Here’s Who Should vs Shouldn’t

By Physician Assistant
"Why do you want to be a PA?" This might be the top PA school interview question and prompt for your personal statement in your application. As you consider your answer, remember the admissions committee is looking for more than a rehearsed, two-minute elevator speech. They already know the benefits...
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The 5 Best Places To Find Physician Assistant Jobs

By Physician Assistant
For the past several years, U.S. News has ranked the PA profession as one of the top three jobs in the nation. U.S. News states: "Health care occupations continue to dominate the U.S. News 2019 Best Jobs rankings, with demand in the field highest for workers to fill roles such...
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Physician Assistant Burnout (Symptoms and Treatment)

By Physician Assistant
Burnout is a relatively new term coined in 1974 by Herbert Freudenberger. In his book Burnout: The High Cost of High Achievement, he identified symptoms of burnout, suggesting "much had to be attributed to the times we live in, the swift acceleration of change, the depersonalization of neighborhoods, schools, and...
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Write The Perfect PA School Personal Statement [With Examples]

By Physician Assistant
Filling out your PA school application is exciting and overwhelming. You’re beginning the first steps to your career goal, but it includes so much! You’ll need to complete your application through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA application). The application includes letters of recommendation, service hours, and a...
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How Long PA School Will Take You & Your Curriculum

By Physician Assistant
If you've been accepted into PA school it's time to celebrate! After you've taken a few minutes to jump up and down, text all your best friends, and post on Instagram, you may start wondering what comes next. And that’s a good question since you want to be well prepared...
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PA vs MD: The Key Differences (And What’s Right For You)

By Physician Assistant
If you are interested in practicing healthcare, you may think there is only one path—medical school. However, before making your decision, you should compare and contrast the programs and practices of an MD vs a PA. To do so, start by considering the key differences between the professions while also...
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5 Most Common Types of PA School Interview Questions [Free Study Guide]

By Physician Assistant
The first 48 hours after being granted a PA school interview are exhilarating. This exhilaration is often followed closely by nervousness, which often lasts the remaining time leading up to the big day. This anxiety is understandable since your interview for the physician assistant program is the last hurdle you...
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How To Write A Personal Message To Your Evaluator [Example]

By Physician Assistant
You may have referred to these as letters of recommendation, or a letter of reference, but in reality, they are evaluation letters from your professors, mentors, and other esteemed professionals who can honestly address your talents and skills. A letter of recommendation is an important part of the PA school...
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What Does A Physician Assistant Do [Day To Day Schedule]

By Physician Assistant
Have you considered a professional career as a physician assistant, but you’re not quite sure what that looks like? Practicing as a physician assistant is fun, exciting, and challenging. You may have guessed PAs work with physicians and patients, but we are also charged with finding creative solutions to problems...
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