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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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The Best Types of PA Forums & Groups For Physician Assistants

By Physician Assistant
After you leave school, it can be challenging to find a group of like-minded physician assistants in your area. Since most of us live rather fast-paced lifestyles, it can be challenging to find time to attend networking meetings. Thankfully, online PA forums offer a solution: the ability to effectively network...
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Physician Assistant Specialties (With Salary Information)

By Physician Assistant
At first, the physician assistant role was created to support primary care physician practices, but PAs now have taken on more responsibilities. In 2018 there were 98,625 physician assistants who were clinically active and responded to a survey about medical specialties. Some estimate the total number of practicing PAs is...
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Physician Assistant Independent Contracting [Ultimate Guide]

By Physician Assistant
Have you thought about using your degree as a physician assistant in a model that offers you more flexibility and greater independence? There are a number of unique benefits to working as an independent contractor (IC) you may not have considered. PAs who function as an IC have more choices...
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Physician Assistant Shadowing: How To Find A Mentor

By Physician Assistant
Across various industries, analysts estimate that around 70% of all workers consider leaving their current job at any given time. But that's not the case in the world of physician assistants. Where else do you find only 5% of people planning to leave their job in the next 12 months?...
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