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

How to Stand Out in your PA School Interview

The PA program I work for recently finished up interviews for 2020. We typically do an MMI, but were forced to use a more traditional interview style via Zoom due to COVID-19. Most PA programs use a 2:1 to 3:1 ratio of interviewees to seats. Meaning, if they accept 50 students, they will interview 100-150 … Continued

Starting a Family During PA School

On the first day of orientation for PA school, our program director stood in front of the class and presented a PowerPoint presentation on what to expect and how to succeed during PA school. About halfway through the presentation, there was a slide titled “Don’ts.” Underneath was a long list that included buy a house, … Continued

Starting a Side Hustle as a PA: Part 2

The last post on my blog is about how and why I started All Things PA-C. If you missed it, check it out here. Here in part 2, I’ll discuss how I grew a large Instagram following and the tools I used to create and grow my business. To make things simple, I’ll break this … Continued

Starting a Side Hustle as a PA: Part 1

This isn’t your typical topic for the physician assistant profession, but it’s one I get a lot of questions about. So today I’m telling you about my experience building a side hustle as a PA. In part 1, I’m discussing what lead me to this journey and how I got started. In part 2, I’ll … Continued

A Day in the Life of a Family Medicine Physician Assistant

Family medicine was my second career specialty. I worked in emergency medicine for 3 years prior to changing specialties. Truthfully (and ignorantly), my idea of family medicine was this “happy place” where all the patients are on schedule and I was home by 5 every night and free on the weekends.  While there was some … Continued

Contemplating Diversity in the PA Profession

Current events highlighting injustice in our world have many people digging deep and asking themselves, “Am I a part of this?” and “What can I do?” If you’re not a minority, the first instinct upon hearing the terms like racist, privilege, injustice, etc. may be to get defensive. Mine is. “I’m not racist.”“I don’t have … Continued

Will I find a job as a PA after COVID?

Six months ago, this question wouldn’t have even been on my radar. Healthcare jobs in general have been on the rise for decades, and PAs continue to hold one of the top positions in regards to job outlook.  But then COVID happened. And as horrible as it’s been to watch thousands lose their lives to … Continued

How I Paid Off My PA Student Loan Debt

One of the most engaging topics of conversation I have with PA students has to do with the student loan burden of PA school. The average student loan debt for PA students upon graduation right now is $116,773. Many students have told me their debt is significantly higher. I believe PA school is a good … Continued

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