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Art of a PA-S

a space where two loves meet: ART + PA

This is a new journey under construction - it’s always a work in progress. I’ve finally realized I would not want it any other way… Point of arrival is beautiful, but now I know I’m just better as a traveler. Starting a new journey as a Physician Assistant student, never meant giving up my passion for art and its vital presence in the world. I’ll share a combo of the two; and hopefully offer few helpful tips for new PA candidates. An MD said to me “we need more creative thinkers in medicine”. Couldn’t agree more!
Aug 29 '14

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Aug 29 '14
Jones criteria for Rheumatic Fever - by Jorge Muniz, PA-C and cartoonist

Jones criteria for Rheumatic Fever - by Jorge Muniz, PA-C and cartoonist

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Aug 28 '14
From the very beginning you are being told to compare yourself with others. This is the greatest disease. It is like a cancer that goes on destroying your very soul because each individual is unique, and comparison is not possible.

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Aug 20 '14

morganfox asked:

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!

Morganfox,

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:

http://artofapa.tumblr.com/post/80625204725/pa-school-interview

http://artofapa.tumblr.com/post/80625005645/essentials-of-a-pre-pa-s

Hopefully this helps a bit…

Good luck!

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Aug 19 '14

Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll meet them on your way down.

Wilson Mizner

Aug 19 '14
picmonic:

Fact: if any non-med students see this over your shoulder, you’re gonna have to explain this joke.

picmonic:

Fact: if any non-med students see this over your shoulder, you’re gonna have to explain this joke.

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Aug 9 '14
Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.

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Aug 8 '14

I love you guys!

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.

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Aug 6 '14

Thank you in advance.

My dear Tumblr PAs,

Nerves are getting best of me… In 2 short weeks I’m starting my clinicals, and oh boy am I scared. I actually couldn’t wait to get to this point, and I am still very much excited to start my clinical rotations. However… fear creeps in. How do I recall all the info from the didactic year? (impossible). How do I not feel like an idiot? (again, ?impossible). I’m turning to you guys, to those who’ve already been there, done it. Please share your words of wisdom with me. From your experience as a PA student on rotations, what are the essentials of: 
A) surviving clinicals
and/or
B) maybe truly enjoying the experience
and/or
C) any observations and points you’d like to make
?

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Aug 5 '14

I Am Making Everyone I Know Read This

ineedcoffeestat:

10 Reasons to See a Physician Assistant

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/slideshows/10-reasons-to-see-a-physician-assistant

!!!

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Aug 5 '14

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Aug 5 '14

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Aug 4 '14

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Aug 4 '14

md-admissions:

run-study:

inspired by md-admissions, pleasedotheneedful, ascienceofuncertainty

What’s in my white coat/bag

White coat:

  • two badges (one required by school, other by hospital)
  • Maxwell book
  • key for on call room
  • chapstick
  • two good pens
  • highlighter
  • penlight
  • snack
  • white coat clipboard
  • little Moleskine book for notes on lectures
  • paper logs, schedules, hospital map, and phone numbers
  • pocket medicine
  • stethoscope
  • not pictured: osteopathic pin, tampon (just in case), smartphone with epocrates

Bag:

  • folder with reading materials
  • extra snacks
  • hand sanitizer
  • agenda book
  • Spanish cheat sheets (H&P in Spanish)
  • wallet
  • umbrella
  • water bottle
  • keys

AWESOME!

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Aug 3 '14
When “i” is replaced with “we” even illness becomes wellness.
— Malcolm X

(Source: nargessi)

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