Physician Assistant Job Interview Tips Part 2: What to Ask

Interviews are a two way street. While you have to sell yourself and prove you’re the best candidate for the job, it’s also important to make sure the job is right for you. In Part 1 of this series, we reviewed questions commonly asked during interviews and what to expect. Once you make it through … Continued

5 Resources Every PA Student Needs Before Taking the PANCE

There is no shortage of resources for PA students. The challenge is finding affordable resources that cover all your needs.  While needs change depending on where you are in PA school, there are a few resources I highly recommend for everyone. Some of them are FREE, and the others are what I consider to be … Continued

What do PANCE Questions Look Like?

By the time PA students sit for the PANCE, they have answered thousands of test questions and logged hundreds of hours of board prep. Despite this, many leave the testing center feeling like the questions were different than expected. The reason is writers of standardized tests use specific style guides to write their questions. The … Continued

Should I Consider a PA Residency?

PA students often ask whether or not they should consider a PA residency or PA fellowship after graduating. The decision to pursue postgraduate training for PAs is like any other decision where the potential benefits should be measured against the opportunity costs. In the end, it is a personal decision individuals must make based on … Continued

Pack your things: The most recommended bags for physician assistant students

I’m frequently asked about the “best ____” for physician assistant students. Recently I crowdsourced this question to our instagram community and these were the most recommended bags to carry during the clinical year that are both professional and practical. Some of these are definitely investment pieces, but there are budget friendly options as well. 1. … Continued

5 PA Student Resources for EOR and PANCE Prep

End of rotation exams and PANCE preparation requires a significant amount of self-study and independent learning. PA students have limited time during the clinical year and must optimize their study strategy. Good resources are extremely important to maximize time on task. During the clinical year, I recommend both the NCCPA Blueprint and the PAEA Blueprint … Continued

A Review of Smarty PANCE

I started All Things PA-C in 2018 after noticing a lack of quality and affordable resources for PA students. One of the few exceptions to this was Smarty PANCE. As a result, I have enthusiastically recommended it for PA students as a core study guide. I’m not the only one. Smarty PANCE is repeatedly the … Continued

2020 PA Gift Guide

I’m frequently asked about gift ideas for PA students or new grads, which is why I love putting together a holiday gift guide. The 2019 gift guide was a huge hit, so we’re back for 2020! I really like to think through both fun and practical ideas for PA students. So, here you go! 1) … Continued

Why I Don’t Care What the AMA Thinks About PAs

The American Medical Association posted an article in October of this year insulting not only PAs, but NPs, pharmacists, psychologists, and optometrists. It was yet another display of their insecurity and ego under the disguise of patient safety. I won’t link to the blog, but you can Google and find it if you’d like. I … Continued

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