Becoming a Physician Assistant is not a light decision. It makes sense that programs would expect you to have experience in healthcare prior applying for school. Seeing as this is a decision that may guide you to happiness or your own destruction, you should check it out first! No pressure. I never knew about the PA profession until my sister… View Post
It’s awful when it happens but sometimes being told no is for the best. Here are some tips on surviving rejection and how to move forward.
Here is a picture of the end point. Or I guess the beginning. Long before you get a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies you have to enter into a grueling didactic year and than an even more grueling rotation year. Let me back up a little and let you know how I got to Philadelphia University…. View Post
My surgery rotation was at a busy hospital in Philadelphia. I chose to do a more general surgery rotation to get a wider scope of what happens in the OR. This included general surgery, colorectal, breast, and ortho. My favorite was colorectal…not. I never knew how they had to position a patient for rectal surgery, and let me… View Post
If you’ve made through the didactic year and started rotations, chances are this may be a dreaded clinical. Prior to starting clinicals, my program hired people to allow us to practice the GU exam. I have no idea what low spot these people were in to allow 42 pelvic exams in a row, but maybe they were… View Post
I must say that I have been working in the ER for 6 years now so I am a leeeeetle partial to this rotation. My rotation was in a busy, level 1 trauma center. It was an intense, mind blowing 6 weeks. Stress levels run high and there is always a lot of action. There is also a disproportionately large amount… View Post