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Unlock the Doors to PA School with these CASPA Tips

The journey toward becoming a PA begins with the pivotal application to PA school. Pre-PAs who plan to apply to PA school this cycle should take note of the following important takeaways.

Creating a Five-Year PA Career Plan

Creating a five-year plan for your PA career is an empowering way to take charge of your career development. Read on for the PA Career Coach’s advice on how to identify your career goals and translate those goals into an actionable plan.

Key Networking Tips for Pre-PAs

Do you want to learn from the experiences and insights of PA and PA student experts? This article includes the biggest takeaways from participants of the Pre-PA Virtual Mixer, including how to prepare for PA school and excel in your career as a PA.

Approach to limiting bias for patients with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Stigma and bias can lead to poor patient outcomes for people who have mental health and substance use disorders. So, what can providers do to help patients and limit their barriers to receiving good care? Find out how you can help mitigate bias and stigma in the healthcare setting.

Putting Bias Aside

It is essential that providers can connect with patients, recognize signs of mental health and substance use disorders, and holistically approach the treatment of these patients. In this article, you will learn how bias and stigma affect health outcomes for patients with mental illness and substance use disorders, and identify some of the different types of bias and stigma that may affect the care that healthcare providers give to their patients.

Keys to a Thriving PA-Physician Team

The happiest PAs feel like they are part of a vital, mutually supportive team. Read on to learn the most common roots of dissatisfying team relationships and learn the PA Career Coach’s tips for cultivating and maintaining a strong relationship with the physicians on your team.

Specialty Transitions: Researching the Best Options for You

PA Career Coach Jennifer Hohman frequently works with clients who are considering changing their specialty. Find out how she helps her clients find the right specialty for them through careful self-assessment, research, and networking.

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.

PA Investment Opportunities

You may be familiar with terms like 401K, Roth IRA, employer match, and Health Savings Account, but are you confident you know how to leverage these savings opportunities effectively? In this article, PA 4 Finance Founder, Andrew Baker, shares his advice on kick-starting your savings and calculating your personal risk tolerance.

How to Find PA Shadowing in the Era of COVID-19

Shadowing hours can strengthen your PA School application and show the admission committee you understand the unique role PAs play in healthcare. Here are three ways you can secure shadowing hours.

A Day in the Life of a Rheumatology PA

As a PA practicing in rheumatology, Lindsay Tom, PA-C, treats a wide variety of rheumatology conditions. In this specialty, she helps return quality of life for patients in pain – and her clinical work includes radiology, procedures, and assisting in the infusion suite.