Considering applying to a PA Program this cycle or are you just considering the Physician Assistant career and want to ask some questions?  Our Mentors are currently practicing Physician Assistant’s and when you sign up for the General Advising session, you will get a one-on-one one hour personalized experience.  Did you apply previously and were rejected?  When you sign up, send us your last CASPA application and we will review it along with your previous personal statement to see where you can improve and what would make you stand out this time around.  Some of the most common topics discussed during a General Advising session are:

Undergraduate Planning

Our Mentors can talk to you about your undergraduate work and ensure you are taking the courses necessary to meet the prerequisites or if you need to retake any of your previous coursework all before you even begin the application process.  We can talk to you about GRE planning and how you should plan for that.

Volunteer Hours

So many students struggle with volunteer opportunities. What are the right ones?  How many hours?  How do I find them?  Our Mentors will provide you with information about local volunteer opportunities and advise you on the right type and amount of hours that will help you stand out from other applicants.

Physician Assistant Program Selection

Should you pick a program from your home state or go out of state? A Master’s program or non-Masters?  What program is a best fit for you depending on your clinical background, cost, and GPA just to name a few factors.  All of this and more is taken into account by our Mentor’s.

Patient Care Experience/Shadowing

How do you get the clinical hours required by a particular program? What clinical hours count?  Paid or unpaid experience?  How can I find a shadowing experience?  Our Mentor’s understand all the needs of an applicant and can advise you on the best ways to find PA’s for shadowing as well as get that job for patient care experience hours.

Second Time Around Applicant

You didn’t get accepted the first time you applied. Let us look over your latest CASPA and show you ways to improve it for the next time around.  Whether it’s retaking a science class, getting involved in volunteer work, changing the type of clinical hours or writing a personal statement that will make yours stand our from the rest, our Mentors have the experience it takes to evaluate an application for areas of improvement and advise you on the proper action to take.