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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

PT to PA - Interview with Ashley

5/1/2022
Ashley is currently a travel PT in California, but will soon be starting PA school! In this week's episode of The Pre-PA Club podcast, we dive into what led Ashley to the PA profession after being established in her career and how her PT background has been an asset. I also loved hearing about all of her travel adventures. Listen now wherever you like to get your podcasts. 2022 Webinar All Access Pass - https://the-pa-platform.ck.page/products/2022-webinar-all-access-pass PA School...

Duration:00:42:03

Virtual Shadowing with Jourdyn - ER PA

4/22/2022
You know her! You love her! Today's podcast is brining you the recording from our virtual shadowing with Jourdyn - @thepa_life - and information all about her job as an ER PA! Listen now on Spotify or Apple Podcasts or The PA Platform website. What specialties would you like to see featured in the future? 2022 Webinar All Access Pass - https://the-pa-platform.ck.page/products/2022-webinar-all-access-pass PA School Personal Statement Guide...

Duration:00:54:41

Should You Get a Master's in Respiratory Therapy? - Interview with Amanda Dexter, Program Director at Jacksonville University

4/1/2022
Today's podcast introduces a fellow allied health profession - respiratory therapy. The Program Director at Jacksonville University’s Master of Science in Respiratory Care, Amanda Dexter, joins us to share some insights into the field of respiratory therapy. We discuss what a respiratory therapist is, what you can do with a master’s in respiratory care, and more. If you’re still on the fence about the direction you want to take in medicine, this is the episode for you! Jacksonville...

Duration:00:35:14

PSLF Deep Dive - How to get Student Loans Forgiven with Meagan Landress of StudentLoanPlanner.com

3/25/2022
Have you heard of Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)? There are some key points you should know about if you are currently in the program or considering it that are specific to right now. We have an expert guest on The Pre-PA Club podcast today - Meagan Landress is a Certified Student Loan Professional™ (CLSP®) and has dedicated her practice to helping people navigate their student loan debt. As a consultant with Student Loan Planner, Meagan has consulted on over $330Million of student...

Duration:00:30:32

Catching Up with Pre-PA Coach and ER PA Jourdyn from @thepa_life

3/18/2022
You guys know her and love her! This week's podcast guest is Jourdyn from @thepa_life who is one of our OG coaches. We dive into her PA journey and discussing some of the common themes we see during Pre-PA Counseling sessions and Mock Interviews. This is a great episode if you're prepping for an upcoming application cycle or feel stuck. Listen everywhere you love to get your podcasts! AND mark your calendars for 3/31 for a virtual shadowing (informational only) with Jourdyn at 9 PM...

Duration:00:32:35

Chapman University Simon Scholar PA Program - Full Tuition! - Interview with 2 Students

3/11/2022
Full tuition scholarship to PA school? Does it sound too good to be true? Well, it's real! The Simon Scholar PA Program at Chapman University covers the full tuition cost of the PA program, while also offering support to the students in the program. Two current students, Rayna and Courtnie, are sharing their experience on the podcast. We talk about what brought them to the PA profession, how they fell in love with Chapman, and their application process for the Simon Scholar program. TL/DR:...

Duration:00:43:26

Reapplicant to PA Student - Nelson

3/4/2022
Nelson, a recently started PA student, is our Pre-PA Club podcast guest today! He reached out a while back and wanted to share his experience of his application process for PA school, particularly as a reapplicant. Nelson has a great story of how he came to the PA profession after a few non-conventional jobs and how he feels the changes in his personal statement were the game changer for getting accepted. Listen now anywhere you like to listen to podcasts! 2022 Webinar All Access Pass -...

Duration:00:26:27

3 Time PA School Applicant to PA-C - Kathryn from @pa_kathryn

2/19/2022
So excited to feature one of our newest coaches, Kathryn from @pa_kathryn on Instagram, on this week’s podcast episode. Kathryn from @pa_kathryn is on the podcast sharing her experience from reapplying to PA school 3 times to completing PA school and job searching as a new grad PA-C! She is now a pre-PA coach with The PA Platform to help other applicants who have been in similar shoes. Listen to the episode and let us know if you have any questions for Kathryn! CASPA Walkthrough Webinar -...

Duration:00:34:33

PA Platform Coach Interview - Peter

2/11/2022
Every time I post about Peter on here, you guys freak out because he's such a great coach! Today, we get to hear from him on the podcast about his experience as a reapplicant for PA school and how he ended up at MCPHS. Peter works in primary care now and we discuss what his schedule and autonomy is like as well. If you've worked with Peter, show him some love on this post and listen to his episode on Spotify or Apple Podcasts! PA School Personal Statement Guide...

Duration:00:24:07

Coming Back to PA After a Gap - Soon to be Student Emily

2/4/2022
With the goal of becoming a PA, Emily completed her interdisciplinary studies degree in 3 years (really interesting option to look into!), but then decided to take a bit of a break to explore athletic administration. We discuss how she got back to pursuing PA and the steps she took to get there. We also talk about how she has been working in orthopedics with plans to continue in the future after PA school! PA School Personal Statement Guide...

Duration:00:28:51

PA Platform Coach Interview - Christa

1/28/2022
I'm excited to introduce you to one of our newest coaches - Christa - and you can find her on Instagram at @healthyfitpa (make sure to check out her page for tons of great primary care and lifestyle tips). Her story is interesting because she actually applied to medical school and then switched directions towards PA once figuring out it was a great fit for her goals. We talk about her PA journey and current job working in urgent/primary care. Listen now on Spotify or Apple podcasts! What...

Duration:00:24:25

Interview with PA Platform Coach - Emma - GI PA

1/21/2022
Emma is one of our amazing pre-PA coaches, and she's sharing her story on The Pre-PA Club podcast this week. Here are the highlights: reapplicant, Hofstra alumni, internal medicine to GI. She's also just so nice and encouraging! Listen now on Apple podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere else you like to listen to podcasts. LIVE Personal Statement Webinar - https://the-pa-platform.ck.page/products/live-personal-statement-editing PA School Personal Statement Guide...

Duration:00:33:30

Respiratory Therapist to PA Student - Interview with Alden

1/14/2022
Today's episode of The Pre-PA Club podcast is very encouraging, especially to any career changers! Listen to Alden's story to hear how she went from working the bar at Chili's to respiratory therapy to PA school. We talk about her process of making the decision to pursue a different profession and what that entailed now on Apple podcasts or Spotify. PA School Personal Statement Guide https://www.thepaplatform.com/pa-school-personal-statement-guide PA School Personal Statement Guide...

Duration:00:29:23

Studying Effectively in PA School with Jono of Quill Notebooks

1/7/2022
Fellow notetakers raise your hands 👋 Today's podcast episode of The Pre-PA Club podcast is a deep dive into how to study in PA school with @jonothepa from Quill Notebooks about how he survived after changing careers and came out of PA school with 3 children! It's a good one ya'll, and you can find it on Apple podcasts or Spotify! And we're doing a giveaway! Make sure you're following @thePAPlatform and @jonothepa and comment with your best study tip to win a full set of 14 Quill...

Duration:00:37:55

Dr. Adam Rosh from Rosh Review on Study Skills for PA School

12/17/2021
If you haven't used Rosh Review, are you even a PA student? I'm so excited about this week's Pre-PA Club podcast guest - THE Dr. Adam Rosh. #fangirl We talk about his medical journey and interest in medical education, specifically the amazing options for PA students and PAs like me who have to recert in a year 😱 Listen now on Apple Podcasts or Spotify and leave your thanks, praise, and comments for Dr. Rosh in the comments! Rosh Review - https://www.roshreview.com/ PA School Personal...

Duration:00:08:44

What is the Future of the PA Profession?

12/10/2021
This was an episode request! Today's Pre-PA Club podcast goes over what's in the future for the PA profession. We'll look at some current legislation, the status of the name change, and what's on the horizon for PAs and PA education. Some of my favorite resources for staying up to date on this information are the AAPA Advocacy and News section, Google, specific PA society websites, and state medical board websites. Listen now on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, and let me know what you see as the...

Duration:00:27:21

Budgeting in PA School with PA Money Sense

12/2/2021
@PAmoneysense joined me last summer to host an amazing webinar on budgeting and managing money (ok - loans 🙄) in PA school. Evan and Ginger developed a really cool budgeting tool that they show (watch the video on YouTube) that we talk through in this week's episode of The Pre-PA Club podcast. Listen now on Apple Podcasts or Spotify and share your best budgeting tip in the comments! Budgeting Worksheet -...

Duration:00:47:47

What's in a career? with Ben Cooper of @theprofessionists

11/25/2021
A few months back, I was on @theprofessionists podcast talking about my job as a dermatology PA. Today, we flip the switch and Ben Cooper is on The Pre-PA Club podcast for a discussion on his role as a career coach, specifically in the law space. This is such a great conversation on what people look for in careers and how you determine your values in choosing what you want to do forever. Listen now on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, and let me know your career goals in the comments! $100 Mock...

Duration:00:46:26

2021 Physician Assistant Gift Guide - Pre-PA, PA Student, PA-C

11/19/2021
Shipping times are crazy. Stores are already out of stuff. In this year's 2021 PA Gift Guide, we're getting creative! Today's podcast goes over ideas for all of the pre-PAs, PA students, and physician assistants in your life from DIY to splurges. Find all of the links and info in the accompanying blog post also! 2021 Gift Guide Blog Post: https://www.thepaplatform.com/blog-2/2021-pa-gift-guide Pre-PA Essay Review:...

Duration:00:29:54

Career Change! Emily from @theunconventionalpa

11/12/2021
Emily is a 30-something career-changer who is currently in her first year of PA school at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Prior to PA school she held a wide range of roles within a medical device company, spending many years on teams serving patient populations with diabetes and cardiac arrhythmias. It was the question "Would I regret it if I didn't do it?" that prompted her to jump into all things PA and, so far, it's one of the best decisions she's made. Follow along @theunconventionalpa...

Duration:00:31:05