physican assistant

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  1. K

    PA prerequisite grades

    Hello, I will be graduating this semester with my B.S. in Neuroscience. I’m trying to figure out what route I want to take and I’m stuck/would appreciate any advice. I am deciding between doing a 12 month accelerated nursing program for non-BSN holders or trying to apply for a PA program. I...
  2. LindaAccepted

    Medical What Do You Need to Know to Get Accepted to a Physician Assistant (PA) Program?

    Your goal is to complete a top physician assistant program and move into a dynamic and exciting professional role as a PA. What are the steps you need to take to achieve this goal? What can you do to sharpen your competitive edge and get noticed from the overflowing applicant pool? What can you...
  3. LindaAccepted

    Medical Writing Your Physician Assistant (PA) Personal Statement

    While there are many different ways to approach writing a personal statement (PS) for your PA application, I am including a successful example here. The character limit for the CASPA application PS is 5,000 characters with spaces. In this essay, you are responding to the question, “Why PA?” To...
  4. LindaAccepted

    Medical What to Look for When Selecting a Physician Assistant (PA) Program

    One of the key requirements for choosing physician assistant (PA) programs is having information about the programs, including data on the programs’ matriculants. Unfortunately that’s more difficult to come by for PA applicants since the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants...
  5. LindaAccepted

    Medical 5 Qualities to Highlight in Your Physician Assistant Program Application

    In addition to identifying students with academic promise, physician assistant programs are looking for students who have a wide range of specific personal characteristics. Based on the criteria for the most competitive PA programs, there are five general areas in which students are evaluated...
  6. P

    What are my chances? Need some hope.

    I am currently doing a Master's of Arts in Biological Sciences program in Philadelphia, PA that is geared to help people boost their GPA. In my undergraduate years, I graduated with a 2.895 GPA in New Jersey while 1) interning at a hospital, 2) working as an emergency services volunteer, 3)...
  7. Simran_Mann

    Cant decide what to do

    Ok so im graduating this Spring from University and now its time for me to pick what i want to do. I'm leaning towards Pharm or Med school. The pros of Pharm school are as follows: faster than med school, wont be hard for me to find a job since I've been a tech for 2+ years, and ability to work...
  8. M

    PA program to Med school... making the switch! Advice?

    Hi everyone, I am currently in the middle of my 3rd year in a 5-year BS/MS physician assistant program at a small liberal arts school in Pennsylvania. However, I have decided to take the leap and pursue medical school rather than continue my path in the PA program. To do this, I will switch to...