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Welcome to your information source for all things relating to the physician assistant profession. While it's very desirable to become a PA, it's not easy to get there. From the extensive requirements of difficult prerequisites to having thousands of hours of experience, becoming a PA can be quite the challenge. Savanna Perry from The PA Platform Blog reveals all of her advice on how to reach your goals of becoming a PA. Savanna has been where you are and understands what it takes to look good on paper, and dazzle in an interview to land a spot in a PA program. While Savanna admits that she doesn’t know everything, she has successfully helped hundreds of Pre-PA hopefuls with personal statements and interviews to help them gain acceptance into PA school and start successful careers. Some of the topics that will be covered on this podcast include CASPA, personal statements, GRE, how to study effectively, interview skills, shadowing, letters of recommendation, how to find jobs, and interviews with other practicing physician assistants.

Welcome to your information source for all things relating to the physician assistant profession. While it's very desirable to become a PA, it's not easy to get there. From the extensive requirements of difficult prerequisites to having thousands of hours of experience, becoming a PA can be quite the challenge. Savanna Perry from The PA Platform Blog reveals all of her advice on how to reach your goals of becoming a PA. Savanna has been where you are and understands what it takes to look good on paper, and dazzle in an interview to land a spot in a PA program. While Savanna admits that she doesn’t know everything, she has successfully helped hundreds of Pre-PA hopefuls with personal statements and interviews to help them gain acceptance into PA school and start successful careers. Some of the topics that will be covered on this podcast include CASPA, personal statements, GRE, how to study effectively, interview skills, shadowing, letters of recommendation, how to find jobs, and interviews with other practicing physician assistants.
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Welcome to your information source for all things relating to the physician assistant profession. While it's very desirable to become a PA, it's not easy to get there. From the extensive requirements of difficult prerequisites to having thousands of hours of experience, becoming a PA can be quite the challenge. Savanna Perry from The PA Platform Blog reveals all of her advice on how to reach your goals of becoming a PA. Savanna has been where you are and understands what it takes to look good on paper, and dazzle in an interview to land a spot in a PA program. While Savanna admits that she doesn’t know everything, she has successfully helped hundreds of Pre-PA hopefuls with personal statements and interviews to help them gain acceptance into PA school and start successful careers. Some of the topics that will be covered on this podcast include CASPA, personal statements, GRE, how to study effectively, interview skills, shadowing, letters of recommendation, how to find jobs, and interviews with other practicing physician assistants.

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Episodes

Episode 62: The Waiting Game

11/16/2018
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Waiting is the worst! After you submit your application to CASPA and pouring your heart and soul into the process, there’s a period of now knowing what to do next. That’s what we’re talking about in today’s episode of the podcast. What can you do in this period? What should you do? After answering some listener questions, we’ll jump into some practical tips for the waiting period after you submit your applications. Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast -...

Duration:00:24:24

Episode 61: Interview with Melody - Urgent Care PA

11/9/2018
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Melody is a new grad Urgent Care PA on the West coast, and in today’s episode she shares her experience of being a pre-PA student to becoming a physician assistant. IG: @apalifejourney Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast - https://www.speakpipe.com/ThePAplatform Physician Assistant School Interview Guide Affiliate Link - https://amzn.to/2JctZ2C The Pre-PA Club Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/theprepaclub/ Discount for www.myPAresource.com -...

Duration:00:32:19

Episode 60: How to Take a Good Patient History with OLDCARTS

10/27/2018
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In today’s episode, we’re doing something a little different! I’m going over how to take a good patient history. Whether you are working as a medical assistant or scribe, or if you are a current PA student, you’ll get some good tips from this one. Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast - https://www.speakpipe.com/ThePAplatform Physician Assistant School Interview Guide Affiliate Link - https://amzn.to/2JctZ2C The Pre-PA Club Facebook Group -...

Duration:00:24:17

Episode 59: Interview with Katie + Emily: Orthopedic PAs from @theboneafiedpac

10/19/2018
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Emily and Katie are both graduates of Barry University’s physician assistant program now practicing in orthopedics and sharing their journey on Instagram @theboneafiedpac and www.theboneafiedpac.com with all kinds of ortho and PA tips. Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast - https://www.speakpipe.com/ThePAplatform Physician Assistant School Interview Guide Affiliate Link - https://amzn.to/2JctZ2C The Pre-PA Club Facebook Group -...

Duration:00:23:39

Episode 58: Pre-PA Q&A

10/12/2018
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Today is a solo episode and I’m answering your Pre-PA Questions from the voicemail and instagram. Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast - https://www.speakpipe.com/ThePAplatform Physician Assistant School Interview Guide Affiliate Link - https://amzn.to/2JctZ2C The Pre-PA Club Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/theprepaclub/ Discount for www.myPAresource.com - “prepaclub” The PA Platform on Instagram - @thePAplatform Youtube Channel -...

Duration:00:36:58

Episode 57: Interview with Joshua - Infectious Disease/HIV PA

10/5/2018
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Thanks to Ngan from Episode 54, we were able to get Joshua on the podcast today to talk about his position as an infectious disease PA, specifically working with HIV patients. Joshua was able to help out with interviews at his PA program so he shares some insight into what he observed when interacting with applicants. Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast - https://www.speakpipe.com/ThePAplatform Physician Assistant School Interview Guide Affiliate Link -...

Duration:00:27:32

Episode 56: Interview with Shelby (@student_shelby) - MCPHS PA Student

9/28/2018
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In today’s episode, I’m joined by Shelby Subry, a current first year physician assistant student at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS). She is also known by @student_shelby on Instagram. She shares about her journey to becoming a PA student and the roadblocks she encountered with some difficult semesters. Shelby’s Guest post - How Research Helped Me Get into PA School - https://bit.ly/2DDsIDX Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast -...

Duration:00:33:54

Episode 55: Interview with @the_PA_professor - Wes Johnson

9/21/2018
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For today’s episode, I’m joined by a guest with very special insight into the PA school admissions process. Known as @the_pa_professor on Instagram, Wes Johnson is a PA who has recently transitioned from working clinically to working in academics as faculty for a PA program. We discuss what he’s looking for in candidates for PA school, and what stands out on applications when it comes to personal statements and interviews. Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast -...

Duration:00:29:06

Episode 54: Interview with Ngan - ENT PA and Interview Coach

9/14/2018
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Today's guest is very special because she is one of our interview coaches at The PA Platform! I'm excited to introduce you to Ngan (@ampersand.pa on Instagram), a recent grad who practices as an ENT physician assistant. She has been a delegate for the AAPA and shares some great insight about some current events surrounding the PA profession. We also discuss some interview tips and how Ngan is adjusting as a new grad. Ngan's AAPA post -...

Duration:00:30:21

Episode 53: Interview with Anna from @prescribing.health - Internal Medicine PA and NHSC Scholar

9/7/2018
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Today, I'm joined in episode 53 by Anna, PA-C from @prescribing.health on instagram. Anna is an internal medicine physician assistant in Arizona, and she is also an NHSC scholar. We discuss her background in nutrition and how that impacts her job, as well as how she used the NHSC scholarship to pay for PA school. Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast - https://www.speakpipe.com/ThePAplatform Physician Assistant School Interview Guide Affiliate Link -...

Duration:00:29:02

Episode 52: Interview with Stephanie - OB/GYN PA

8/31/2018
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Today's episode features Stephanie Howard, an OB/GYN physician assistant. Stephanie is on Instagram @thegyn_pa and shares all kinds of pearls about working in women's health. Make sure you check out her podcast too - At Your Cervix! (the name is too good) and her website - www.teenagefemalehealth.com Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast - https://www.speakpipe.com/ThePAplatform Physician Assistant School Interview Guide Affiliate Link - https://amzn.to/2JctZ2C The Pre-PA...

Duration:00:33:23

Episode 51: Interview with Brian Palm - ER PA and Founder of myPAresource

8/24/2018
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In today's episode, I'm interviewing Brian Palm, an ER nights PA an the founder of myPAresource (www.myPAresource.com) and PA School Prep (www.paschoolprep.com). We discuss his journey to becoming a PA and how he overcame a low GPA, and then get in to some of our best tips (and pet peeves) for personal statements for PA school! Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast - https://www.speakpipe.com/ThePAplatform Physician Assistant School Interview Guide Affiliate Link -...

Duration:00:53:28

Episode 50: Interview with Picmonic CEO - Ron Robertson

8/17/2018
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Today's guest is the CEO and creator of Picmonic, Ron Roberston. Picmonic is a visual study tool that has content tailored specifically for PA students. One of the cool things about Picmonic is the research behind why it works. Make sure you're following along so you won't miss out on our upcoming webinar! Picmonic link - https://bit.ly/2vMvm44 Discount code for $30 off Picmonic - "picmonicforpa" Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast -...

Duration:00:26:51

Episode 49: Instagram Live FAQ

8/10/2018
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Today's episode is an Instagram live Q&A from last October. I'll be answering a ton of questions from my Instagram followers. Make sure you're following @thePAplatform so you don't miss out on the next session! Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast - https://www.speakpipe.com/ThePAplatform Physician Assistant School Interview Guide Affiliate Link - https://amzn.to/2JctZ2C The Pre-PA Club Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/theprepaclub/ Discount for...

Duration:01:00:22

Episode 48: Interview with Aaron- Soon to be MBKU PA Student

8/3/2018
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Aaron (@aaronangkor on Instagram) shares his advice for applying to PA school and getting accepted. He's starting PA school at Marshall B. Ketchum any day now, and as a reapplicant and the son of a PA, he has some really great insights to share. Aaron's website - http://www.aaronangkor.com Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast - https://www.speakpipe.com/ThePAplatform Physician Assistant School Interview Guide Affiliate Link - https://amzn.to/2JctZ2C The Pre-PA Club...

Duration:00:32:57

Episode 47: Webinar Series - Types of PA School Interviews - Traditional, Behavioral, MMI

7/27/2018
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In this episode, we'll discuss the different types of PA school interviews and what to expect, including traditional interviews, behavioral/ethical/situational, multiple mini interviews (MMI), group interviews, and essays. We'll go over why schools choose to use these types of interviews. Here's a link to the YouTube webinar - https://youtu.be/On_i-EfDTqU For more on how to prepare for your PA school interviews, check out this previous webinar - https://youtu.be/b5OFlz6Wlw8 Get FREE...

Duration:00:31:56

Episode 46: Webinar Series - How to Prepare for PA School Interviews

7/20/2018
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For this episode, we'll be going over how to prepare for PA school interviews. I'll go over when to start preparing, how to prepare, and some of my best tips and tricks! Here's a link to the YouTube webinar - https://youtu.be/b5OFlz6Wlw8 Get FREE Interview Preparation Worksheets - http://www.thepaplatform.com/downloads Purchase and schedule a Mock Interview here: http://www.thepaplatform.com/mock-interview Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast -...

Duration:01:09:29

Episode 45: Webinar Series - Crafting a Personal Statement for PA School

7/13/2018
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In this episode, I go over the process of writing your personal statement for PA school, getting over writer's block, what you should and should NOT include, and why the personal statement is the most important part of your application! Here's a link to the YouTube webinar - https://youtu.be/0gZfkhrWQrs Personal Statement Preparation worksheets- http://bit.ly/2oNSIDu Free personal statement workshop - www.myPAresource.com Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast -...

Duration:00:31:28

Episode 44: Webinar Series - All About CASPA

7/6/2018
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In this episode, I will go over the process of applying to PA school through CASPA. Everything you need to have prepared and how to be successful! Here's the link to the YouTube webinar - https://youtu.be/J1s842nj4is Find opportunities for HCE and PCE now! - http://www.thepaplatform.com/school-search Shadowing Log - https://bit.ly/2LUQWsO PCE/HCE Log - https://bit.ly/2HPVk9G Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast - https://www.speakpipe.com/ThePAplatform Physician...

Duration:00:44:19

Episode 43: Webinar Series - Healthcare and Patient Care Experience for PA School

6/29/2018
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For this episode, I'll be going over everything having to do with the patient care and healthcare experience that is required by most programs. Here's a link to the YouTube Webinar - https://youtu.be/U27whNW2pc0 We will cover: - Where to find hours - What experience is considered high quality - How to record hours for CASPA - How CASPA categorizes hours To download the FREE Experience Log (Excel file) - http://tinyurl.com/kkn7ejo Link to purchase Pre-PA Assessment -...

Duration:00:34:26