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Hello! I just stumbled upon your tumblr and I am so excited to start applying to PA school more than likely for next admissions cycle. I graduated with a BA in '12 in the social sciences... so I have some more pre-reqs to take. I also got a job as a medical assistant to get some clinical hours + experience in a derm office (what I'd like to specialize in). I am so paranoid about the upcoming admissions process. Any advice at all to spare? How many schools did you apply to? You're awesome!
Thank you so much!
As nerve-racking as the admissions process is, it also is very exciting. I remember my experience so vividly because of the nervousness associated. Driving to the school the morning of my interview, I had to seriously pull over to the side on the expressway because I was shaking so badly. Then I meditated on few important elements: that I’m well prepared, that I have to remain myself, keep a good (and appropriate) sense of humor, just do my best, and not let the nerves get in the way of my best. It’s actually ok to be nervous. I remember I mentioned to my interviewers that I was nervous, and they completely understood. Once I got into the rhythm of the interview (I’d recommend doing that quickly), I performed very well. I walked out of that room with a huge smile on my face.
So… Prep well. When you are well prepared, the nerves ease up.
And as far as the other admissions stuff, again prep well: do well in school, keep your GPA up, your medical assistant position is perfect, work hard and collect awesome letters of recommendation, and write a solid personal statement with your application. You’ll do great.
Check out my earlier posts:
Hopefully this helps a bit…
Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll meet them on your way down.
May I just shout how much I appreciate these beautiful strangers who make up PAblr. Thank You for your sweet words and advice for the start of my clinical year in PA school.
My dear Tumblr PAs,
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