It’s Time for ARC-PA to Support PA Students

UPDATE: This article was posted on 3/19/20. On 3/20/20, the ARC-PA issued a revised statement which can be found here. This speaks to the many students and programs who spoke out in support of PA students across the country during the uncertain times. COVID-19, the quarantine, and all subsequent fallout has everyone struggling to figure … Continued

The PA Title Change

I’ve debated back and forth on posting my opinion of the PA title change. Some days I care about it. But to be honest, most days I don’t. That is until the Title Change Survey came out last fall. We’ll get to that… It’s not that I’m in love with our title; I loathe the … Continued

5 Tips for Productive Study Groups

If you’ve followed me for long, you know practice tests are kind of my thing. And as much as I believe they’re one of the most effective study methods out there for PA students, I recommend utilizing multiple study methods during PA school. This includes study groups. Study groups allow you to learn from each … Continued

2019 PA-C Gift Guide

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click the link and purchase the item, I receive a small commission. All opinions are my own.  1) Gray’s Anatomy Women’s Mock wrap scrub top These are my favorite go-to scrubs for comfort and style. They have a classic fit, plenty of pocket’s and they signature … Continued

Medical Mission Trip Q&A

I wrote 2 blog post this week about my medical mission trip to Greece last month. In Part 1 I discussed being the medical lead and all that went into planning a medical mission trip. In Part 2, I wrote about my personal experience on this particular trip. Today in Part 3, I’ll answer the … Continued

Serving in Greece: My Experience as a PA on a Medical Mission Trip

Hopefully, you read Part 1 of this series where I spoke about planning a medical mission trip. In this post, I will talk about my experience as a PA on this medical mission trip to Athens, Greece in October 2019. Over the past 10 years, Greece has received over 50,000 refugees. Most of these were … Continued

Planning a Medical Mission Trip

I’ve been on two medical mission trips. I was a PA student the first time and traveled with one of our PA professors to a Mexico border city and provided primary care for the poor in that community. The second one was in October 2019, where I traveled with a small team to provide care … Continued

Why Physician Assistant Students Need Practice Questions

Students use numerous study techniques in hopes of absorbing a significant amount of information in a short period of time. Ideally, they retain this information for the long haul to apply clinically and practically in the real world. But not all study techniques are created equal. One study looked at 10 commonly used study techniques. … Continued

5 Great PANCE and PANRE Prep Books

Studying for the PANCE or PANRE requires a lot of self-study and independent learning. For both students and practicing physician assistants, time is extremely valuable. Having the best PANCE and PANRE prep books to guide and maximize your time is extremely important. As a student, you’re already studying for your end of rotation exams. following … Continued

The Best Place for Free Physician Assistant CME

Completing the 100 required continuing medical education (CME) hours every two years to maintain your physician assistant license can seem like a daunting task. It helps to know some of the best places for free physician assistant CME. This is especially true if your employer doesn’t provide a stipend. Even if you have an allowance, … Continued

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