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Tips for CASPA

It is the moment you have been working towards for what feels like an eternity…CASPA is OPEN and its time to apply to PA school! Suddenly, all of the anticipation…

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Prepping for your PA School Application

It was not until a few years after I graduated college that I decided to become a Physician Assistant & just like anyone else, it was hard to get in…

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The PA Role in Patient Safety

In any healthcare setting, there is always an emphasis on patient safety. But if I am being honest, it took me a while to really understand the meaning behind it.…

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How to Dress for Success on Your Interview

Everyone always asks me why as a physician assistant I don’t wear scrubs. Mostly it is because I work in an outpatient setting where the physicians are in business professional…

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The must have App for Pre-PAs & PA Students

First, if you are one of the many Pre-Pa & PA Student visitors to my website…Thank You!! If you are just coming across this blog for the first time, welcome!…

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What every Pre-PA & PA Student should be doing NOW!

Happy New Year!  You have finally made it through the holidays, like with a few extra pounds, but you should be well rested and ready to conquer the months ahead.…

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Tips for Surviving PA School

Congratulations! You got accepted to PA school, now is when the real FUN begins. And when I say fun, I mean the kind only your classmates will understand because no…

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Why every Pre-PA needs a PA Counselor

I had already met my now husband Dave who was on the path to applying to medical school, so I started researching every medical career I thought might be a…

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How to Vacation Healthy

If you follow me on social media (and if you don’t go do it!), you know that I travel a lot. Visiting family, work trips, vacation, even surprise trips! (see…

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Tips for Finding a Job as a New Physician Assistant

When I graduated from Yale Physician Associate Program in 2005, I was one of the few lucky enough to have a job already lined up to start within months of…

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Why to do a PA School Mock Interview

I remember the day I got notification of my first PA school interview. It was at a local university in NY, a newer program at the time, and was definitely…

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How to Find a Physician Assistant to Shadow

You have done your research and you want to become a Physician Assistant. You’ve probably even thought about other healthcare careers like nurse practitioner or medical doctor, but something in…

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How to Transition from Student to Practicing PA-C

Congratulations!! You graduated PA school..now go have a big glass of wine and celebrate. After that, get ready for the real adventure to begin! Transitioning from a PA student into…

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Pre-PA Counseling

Pre-PA Student Counseling Click HERE to BOOK your appointment NOW! If you’re interested in how I can help you with your lifestyle habits in order to take care of yourself…

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PA Student Counseling

PA Student Counseling If you’re interested in help with your lifestyle & school habits, find out how I can help you take care of yourself so you can take care…

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When you’re feeling less than your best

Self doubt.  Don’t you wish it would just F-off? At 40, I consider myself to be the most self-aware and confident that I have been in my life. Yet there…

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The differences between a Nurse, Physician Assistant, & Doctor

First things first, you better know the difference between a Nurse Practitioner (NP), Physician Assistant (PA), and a Medical Doctor (MD) before applying to any school. I think we can…

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How to prevent Burnout as a Physician Assistant

**This post was written in collaboration with content from Margaret Leddy, PA-C**   Before I give you tips on how to prevent burnout as a Physician Assistant, I need to…

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