Rank #1: PAI 04: PA vs NP
In this week’s Physician Assistant Insider episode, we cover PA vs NP. What’s the difference between the two? How are they similar? If you want to become either one, you need to know this stuff. Plus, in our reader question of the day segment, we discuss what to do with personal challenges you have experienced...
Dec 19 2011
Rank #2: PAI 02: Misconceptions about PAs
Oct 14 2011
Rank #3: PAI 06: Health Care Experience – Part I
Today’s episode of the podcast covers a frequently asked about topic: what makes good health care experience (HCE) for applying to PA school?Here I go over what to look for in any activity you are planning on participating in for health care experience. What makes good HCE? What types of HCE are best? Which types...
Sep 26 2012
Rank #4: PAI 13: Application Vital Signs
What are the big factors that determine the strength of your application to PA school overall? Probably the most common question we have been asked at Inside PA Training is “What are my chances of getting in?” Well, you know about vital signs of physical health like blood pressure and pulse, but do you know...
Oct 11 2016
Rank #5: PAI 15: Knowing Your Limits as a PA
There comes a time for any practitioner when a patient or problem is beyond you. PAs, just like physicians, are trained to know when that is. But how do you know? And what about mistakes and avoiding them? How does it work when you’re new to the PA scope of practice? To be a good...
Nov 22 2016
Rank #6: PAI 12: Letters of Reference in PA School Admissions
To get into PA school, you will need letters of reference. How many do you need? What kinds of people should you seek out to write for you? There are good ways to go about it and bad ways to go about it. In this episode Paul shares them and gives several tips that will...
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Sep 20 2016
Rank #7: PAI 07: Grade Problems
Okay, so one of the most popular posts we’ve ever done was an article called “Applying to Physician Assistant School With a Low Grade.” It addressed a specific problem, such as what to do if you bombed organic chemistry, or maybe you had a semester when all your grades dipped. Even worse, what if your...
Feb 20 2014
Rank #8: PAI 16: Difficult Patients
If you plan on going into medicine, you need to know right now, that not all of your patients will be appreciative, communicative, reasonable, or even NORMAL. Most patients are great, but there are also plenty of odd, demanding, impatient, inappropriate, or otherwise difficult people who it will be your job to help. Don’t let...
Dec 13 2016
Rank #9: PAI08: The PA/MD Relationship
The podcast is back this month to get to the bottom of a question we get all the time: Just what is the relationship like between a PA and his/her supervising physician? Enjoy. The podcast is back this month to get to the bottom of a question we get all the time: Just what is...
Mar 14 2016
Rank #10: PAI 03: Choosing a Major
If you want to become a PA, which major should you choose? Which should you avoid, and why? How much difference does it really make? If you want to become a PA, which major should you choose? Which should you avoid, and why? How much difference does it really make?
Oct 26 2011