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 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 [...]

Physician Assistant School Interview: Make Yours Stand Out

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 we share a few tips that will make your interview stand out, or as we like say, “pop.”  It means interviewing in a way that projects that you are more than the usual candidate, the “diamond in the rough,” and it’s frequently the way marginal candidates make themselves into successful ones. […]

PA Student Interview – Joshin

Today on our PA Student Interviews Page I interview Joshin, a second year PA student at UC Davis School of Medicine's PA program. Joshin is a sharp student who has worked as a pharmaceutical representative, which he touches on in the interview.  He has a solid understanding of pharmacokinetics & pharmacodynamics, and he's a caring [...]

PA vs MD: Sundance 1 Year Later

A year ago I kicked off our PA vs MD section with a video interview of my classmate, Sundance.  Before starting PA school at UC Davis School of medicine,  she was a medical student there, and chose to switch paths.  When she first spoke on camera we were just one quarter into our PA training.  [...]

5 Questions You Should Ask At Your PA School Interview

Most people think of an interview as an uncomfortable exercise in being scrutinized by others.  But interviews are a two-way street; you’re interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you.  With this in mind, there are 5 questions you should ask at your PA school interview: […]

Group Interviews: Steps for Success

PA school applicants almost universally dread group interviews.  Intuitively, it might seem that the only thing more stressful than being interviewed is being interviewed right alongside your competition.   But if you’re ready and you know what to expect, a group interview can become a great way to show your strengths and stand out from the crowd.  […]