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 [...]

Physician Assistant School Essay: What to Write About

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 assistant”? […]

The Physician Assistant School Essay: How Important Is it?

Today’s video, The Physician Assistant School Essay: How Important Is It?  is the first of more to come about making the most out of your essay when you submit your CASPA application.  How are essays reviewed?  How does this affect your essay creation process?  […]

Call for Papers – We Need Your Essays!

We've been talking for some time about our upcoming ebook on writing a great physician assistant school application essay.  The publication is taking shape, and we could really use your help!    Know of a great PA school essay that worked?  If you or someone you know got into PA school and used a well-written [...]

PA Essay: Common Pitfalls

The PA essay is the ace in your pocket if you do it right.  If offers the chance to momentarily step into the limelight to tell admissions committees what you think they need to know about you.  A good PA essay can vault your application to the top of the "Definitely Interview" pile, even if [...]

PA School Essay: 11 Things To Leave Out

There's plenty of ground cover in your PA school essay.  But it's not all about what goes in.  Here are 11 things that definitely should not go into your PA school essay. Writing about how you want to be a doctor after being a PA, or would prefer to be a doctor to being a [...]