Become a PA: AAPA’s Pre-PA Workshop

Become a PA: AAPA’s Pre-PA Workshop

Saturday, May 16
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Connect to the PA profession in a dynamic workshop environment! Perfect for anyone considering becoming a PA, applying to PA school, or anyone who wants to learn more about the PA profession.

Learn important facts and trends about the PA profession, and get valuable insight on how to rock your application, personal statement, and PA school interview. Meet real PA students and PA program educators, speak with staff from PA programs, and participate in interview and transcript review clinics!

Registration Type Workshop Only Full Conference Experience
Prospective applicants to PA programs.
$50 for AAPA members/ $80 for nonmembers
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Register for AAPA 2020 and take advantage of the full conference experience, including education and networking opportunities. Please contact [email protected] to confirm your eligibility and receive a promo code for the discounted student rate.
Health Professions Advisors and Faculty (Undergraduate faculty who are interested in learning more about the PA profession) $100
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Or register for AAPA 2020 and take advantage of the full conference experience, education, and networking opportunities.

Full ScheduleAdd Become a PA to your schedule.

Time Session Description
9 – 9:25 a.m. Welcome/Opening Session/What is a PA? Learn about the profession, its trends, salary data, employment statistics and more. Get an intro to AAPA, the benefits of membership, and resources for pre-PAs and PA students.
9:30 – 10:25 a.m. PA Education and Admissions Get an overview of PA education, programs, and what to expect. Review application requirements, CASPA, and shadowing.
10:30 – 10:55 am Preparing Your Personal Statement
Presenter: Brian Palm, PA-C; MyPA Resource
Exclusive tips for writing personal statements from this PA expert!
11 – 11:25 am Preparing for Your Personal Interview

Presenter: Savanna Perry, PA-C; The PA Platform

Exclusive tips for standing out in interviews from the PA Platform!
11:30 – 11:55 am PA Students Panel: What I Wish I Would Have Known PA students will share advice and their experience with PA school and discuss financial aid.
11:55 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1-3 p.m. PA Program Fair “Speed date” with participating programs and vendors!
1-3 p.m. CLINIC: Mock Interview Practice your interview skills.
1-3 p.m. CLINIC: Resume/Transcript Review Get these important documents reviewed.

Looking to Connect with Pre-PAs?

PA programs, want to meet these motivated students? Companies, want to get out in front of these future PAs? Host a table at this event.