3 SECRETS TO GETTING INTO PA SCHOOL

If you’re thinking there is some hack that I can tell you, in order to bypass the prerequisites and requirements for PA school, then you are already mistaken. The national requirements for course prerequisites and healthcare and patient care experiences are what they are, with some minor discrepancies between PA programs. So, like most ofContinue reading “3 SECRETS TO GETTING INTO PA SCHOOL”

SHIFT WORK vs. FIXED SCHEDULE: THE GREAT DEBATE

As those of us working in healthcare know, people don’t just seek medical care between the hours of 9-5. This means that for those of us on the clinical side, hospitals and other healthcare centers need staffing at all hours of the day. It’s often tough to know which is a better fit for yourContinue reading “SHIFT WORK vs. FIXED SCHEDULE: THE GREAT DEBATE”

WHAT IS THE COST OF FINANCIAL IGNORANCE?

I’ve been working as a PA for nearly 10 years, but only within the last 1.5 years did I understand my finances. I had no idea about investing upon graduation, and can still remember declining the 401k at my first job, as for some reason I thought of it as “gambling”. Whoops. Should I haveContinue reading “WHAT IS THE COST OF FINANCIAL IGNORANCE?”

5 JOB INTERVIEW “MUST-DOs”

For many PA graduates, it’s interview season! Here are 5 tips to crush your interview: DRAW ON YOUR PA SCHOOL INTERVIEW EXPERIENCE. We all had to go through interviews to get accepted into PA school, so don’t you forget about these invaluable experiences. If you’re out looking for jobs, you obviously convinced 1 or moreContinue reading “5 JOB INTERVIEW “MUST-DOs””

EFFICIENT CLINICIAN: A DAY IN THE LIFE

Here’s a peek behind the curtain of my work days, as I’ve been asked about this recently, but before you read ahead, here’s this disclaimer: It’s not ground-breaking nor particularly exciting stuff. The keys for me to remain efficient and effective are consistency, structure, awareness, preparation and execution. 4-5AM: Wake up (before even Jocko Willink,Continue reading “EFFICIENT CLINICIAN: A DAY IN THE LIFE”

CHOOSE YOUR PATH: STATUS QUO OR PROSPERITY

Here’s the message that I want to help spread: You get to make choices about which path you take during your PA career. You either choose  a Path of Prosperity or the Status Quo path. With approximately 50% of PAs experiencing burnout at some point during their careers, along with massive student loan burdens andContinue reading “CHOOSE YOUR PATH: STATUS QUO OR PROSPERITY”

GOT CME $$$ TO SPEND — HOW ABOUT MDCALC?

Remember when I said “Call me MDCalc?” Well, as it turns out, they did, and I’ve since learned a lot more about their CME packages. For using their research-based algorithms, which most of us are already doing, you can claim CME credits and simultaneously get Gift Cards upwards of $2750! These gift cards can beContinue reading “GOT CME $$$ TO SPEND — HOW ABOUT MDCALC?”

LEARN ‘N LEVERAGE: BURNOUT (PART 7) –PREVENTION

Before you just right into Burnout Part 7: Prevention, I’d like to bring attention to this NYT article on Burnout, from 4/30/21. While I agree with the content, these articles are too brief for a good understanding of burnout, and leave us with only a few actionable items. Given that this was an epidemic amongstContinue reading “LEARN ‘N LEVERAGE: BURNOUT (PART 7) –PREVENTION”

THE PA BLUEPRINT: BOOK PREVIEW

Fellow PAs and other medical professionals: We are just about at the finish line and ready to publish “The PA Blueprint”, and below you see a brief preview of the PDF version. OPPORTUNITY: We are looking for medical professionals who are interested in a HUGE discount on “The PA Blueprint”, in exchange for a review.Continue reading “THE PA BLUEPRINT: BOOK PREVIEW”