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Which PA School is For You? 5 Factors to Consider

With over 200 accredited PA programs throughout the country, how do you decide which one is right for you? Here, five important factors to consider.

The Balancing Act

Having the right work-life balance can reduce stress for medical professionals as well as increase on-the-job focus, resulting in high job satisfaction and career success, healthier patients—and a healthier provider. However, maintaining that balance can be more daunting than ever before for those in healthcare.

5 Things to Do Before PA School

While it’s no secret that getting through PA school is one of the most difficult tasks you’ll ever accomplish, there are a few things you can do to ensure that you pass with flying colors.

Michael Clark and his family at the Dallas Cowboy stadium

Day in the Life of a Cardiology PA

Cardiology PA Michael G. Clark is part of a large cardiology practice near Fort Worth, Texas. He describes a day in his busy practice in clinic and at the hospital, and discusses how the practice has changed.

Advice for New Grads: Choosing Your Specialty

PA Verdale Benson knows that PA career flexibility is both a blessing a burden. His advice to new grads who are trying to choose a specialty: pursue your passion and maximize your career-growth potential.

New Year’s Resolution: New PA Job

Sometimes resolutions are about bettering ourselves professionally. January is a great time to reflect on your PA practice, spend some time updating your professional documents, and strategizing your next career move.

A group of residents dressed in scrubs pose in an OR

A Day in the Life of a PA Surgical Resident

PA Kimberly Mackey says choosing to complete the Norwalk/Yale post-graduate residency program is by far the best thing she has done for her career. She was exposed to surgical sub-specialties including trauma and had daily first-assistant opportunities in the operating room.

Accrue Healthcare Experience and Patient Care Experience Before Applying to PA School

Accruing Healthcare Experience (HCE) and Patient Care Experience (PCE) hours is one of the most time-intensive aspects of applying to PA school. Here are recommendations to obtain these patient-related work hours.