How do you get into PA school? It’s competitive, and you need to know what you’re doing, or you may be wasting your time.

PA Student Interview: Beata

Today I share with you the video interview I did with second year PA student, Beatta. https://www.youtube.com/cards?v=iy691Wdtfsg She has now graduated from UC Davis' PA program, but before she did, this summer I took a few minutes to talk with her about her experience.  Please excuse the technical issues; there's some distortion of [...]

Our New Interviewing Ebook is Here!

Our new ebook has been published and is now available on Amazon.com! The Physician Assistant School Interview: Essential Strategies to Blow 'Em Away and Claim Your Seat in Class launched on Tuesday, November 3rd, just in time for the PA school interview season.  So far, it's getting excellent reviews. Here's a peek at the Table [...]

PA School Essay: 3 Things You Must Communicate

Let's talk about the BIG PICTURE of your PA school application essay.  Students struggle when it comes time to write their essay because most of the their application is pretty much fill-in-the-blanks.  Then they get to the essay section and see a giant empty page/screen.  For CASPA, the question is (intentionally) vague: In the space [...]

Rejection: 6 Things To Do If You Didn’t Get In

If you applied to PA programs and didn't get in, you face a tough question: "What do I do now?"  Maybe you were really counting on being in a program this fall.  Instead, your future course is now totally uncertain.  It can feel a little like you're hanging from a bunch of helium balloons, wondering [...]

PA Student Interviews: Josh

It's time to hear from the ones in the trenches -- the physician assistant students.  Today I interviewed Josh about his 27 months as a PA student which will soon be ending with his graduation.  His strategy for getting into a PA program is very interesting, and proves that there are things that make up [...]

What is an MMI Interview?

Interview season has started at physician assistant schools around the country, and it's becoming increasingly common for interview committees to use Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) format.  It's a trend that started in medical schools and that seems to be catching on in other fields as well. MMI interviews make things easier on schools, but unfortunately [...]