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4 Ways to Maximize Your Gap Year as a Pre-PA Student

Are you considering taking a gap year before PA school? A gap year can lead to tremendous personal and professional growth and help you become a more competitive PA program applicant.

Interviewing in Different Formats: Insights for a Great Meeting

Preparing for a virtual interview is very similar to preparing for an in-person interview, but there are special considerations. Read on to learn how Jennifer Hohman, the PA Career Coach, advises her clients to prepare for a virtual interview, and why you should schedule a practice call with a trusted friend before the big day.

Applying to PA School: How to Choose the Right Program

Deciding what PA programs to apply to can be a challenge. It’s important for prospective students to select programs that meet their educational desires and complement their strengths. Follow our top tips for evaluating programs and earn your seat in the next PA cohort.

PAs in Administration Offer Advice for Expanding Leadership Skills

An AAPA Huddle Ask Me session called on two experienced PAs to answer questions on developing leadership skills, knowing when to obtain an additional degree, and the advantages and disadvantages of various administration roles.

How to Overcome Struggles in Family Medicine

In an AAPA Huddle Ask Me session, two experts with years of experience in family medicine answered questions on increasing the number of PAs in the field, the benefits of getting involved in the community, and how to negotiate for better conditions for PAs and their patients.

Taking A Sabbatical

PAs report high job satisfaction but also suffer from burnout, which can take extended periods to fully recover from. Taking a sabbatical from the profession has many benefits and can help foster burnout recovery.


Surgery is one of the most popular PA specialties – approximately a quarter of the U.S. PA workforce practices in surgery! In addition, more and more PAs are entering the surgical field, helping to ease provider shortages and representing a larger trend towards team-based care in the operating room.