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GRE: Just How Important Is it?

We’ve been writing about PA school admissions for more than fouryears now, and we were a little embarrassed to realize the other day that we’ve never written specifically about the importance of the Graduate Requisite Exam.  So just how important is the GRE?  First, it’s important to have a Continue Reading…

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New York Times Praises Physician Assistants

Last week’s New York Times included a very positive article about the PA field: The Physician Assistant Will See You, which was both great publicity for PA’s and sign of growing trust in this exploding profession.

Like most articles on physician assistants, it included a description of what exactly a Continue Reading…

Times have been tough, and I still get questions about the viability of the Physician Assistant profession, so news that Physician Assistant Studies tops the list of Forbes’Best and Worst Master’s Degrees for Jobs 2014 should be well received.

According to the Forbes, the rankings are based on Payscale.com’s salary Continue Reading…

What does it take to get into PA school?  Wonder no more – Inside PA Training has put together a simple infographic that answers the question.  It’s fairly basic, but that’s the idea: to keep you focused on the big picture.  Study it, learn it — heck, print it Continue Reading…

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The Ethics of Shadowing And Practicing Medicine

You don’t need to be a licensed PA to begin practicing ethically.

I recently received a letter from a woman (I will call her Joan) who found Inside PA Training while researching the ethics of shadowing.  Her letter brought forth all kinds of feelings for me, Continue Reading…

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Quick Health Care Experience for PA School?

Dear Paul,

I am currently completing my junior year of undergrad as a Biology major and I’m psyched about becoming a Physician Assistant.  The trouble is, after looking at the requirements, it seems that every school wants to see something like 1000 hours of health care experience.  Continue Reading…

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PAI 07: Grade Problems

Okay, so one of the most popular posts we’ve ever done was an article called “Applying to Physician Assistant School With a Low Grade.” It addressed a specific problem, such as what to do if you bombed organic chemistry, or maybe you had a semester when all your grades Continue Reading…

Whether you’re just looking into a career as a physician assistant, or you’re already in PA school, it’s never too early to start thinking about a specialty.  But what about the biggest specialty of all – Primary Care?  Primary Care has had a bit of a public relations problem Continue Reading…

Okay, the next video in our series on writing your essay is here, and it’s aim is to help you decide what to actually write about.  How do you choose the subject matter?  How do you answer the question they ask you: “Describe your motivation for becoming a physician Continue Reading…

What does a Hospitalist Physician Assistant do?

In October, I was fortunate enough to get a week off of work to attend the California Academy of Physician Assistants annual conference in Palm Springs, California.  It was a blast, and I ran into my friend and former PA school classmate, Jevon, Continue Reading…

We’ve written at length at Inside PA Training about how important your physician assistant school interview is.  It usually represents the last hurdle in sealing your seat in a class.  If you do well, you’re going to be a PA.  If not, it’s back to the drawing board.  Today Continue Reading…

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