The Ultimate Guide to Getting Into Physician Assistant School, Third Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 9, 2010 - Medical - 232 pages

Give yourself the competitive edge when applying to physician assistant school

The Ultimate Guide to Getting into Physician Assistant School is a unique, step-by-step blueprint for succeeding at every stage of the PA application process. Written by Andrew Rodican, a former member of Yale University School of Medicine’s Admissions Committee, this is the best book available on how to maximize your chance of acceptance into the PA school of your choice.

Completely updated to include coverage of the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA), Getting Into the Physician Assistant School of Your Choice covers all the essentials – from selecting a program all the way through to acing the interview. Clear and candid, this book provides insights, information, and advice you won’t find anyplace else – but may well make the difference between the acceptance or rejection of your application.

Make-or-break advice on:

  • What PA programs look for in an applicant
  • Setting goals
  • Selecting a program
  • Completing the application
  • Writing a quality essay
  • Impressing on the interview
  • Getting financial aid
  • Using the internet for PA school applications
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 So You Want to be a Physician Assistant
1
Chapter 2 What Do PA Programs Look for in Applicants?
7
Chapter 3 Setting Goals
15
Chapter 4 Selecting a Program
27
Chapter 5 Completing the Application
37
Chapter 6 The Essay
51
Chapter 7 The Interview Part One
95
Chapter 8 The Interview Part Two
109
Chapter 11 The Internet for PA School Applicants
157
Chapter 12 PA Job Descriptions
163
What If I Dont Get In?
179
Writing an Effective Letter of Recommendation
183
Personalized Goal Sheet
187
List of Synonyms
189
AAPA State Constituent Chapters
191
US PA Programs Accredited by ARCPA
195

Chapter 9 The Interview Part Three
119
Chapter 10 Financial Aid
135

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About the author (2010)

About the Author
Andrew Rodican, PA-C, is Chief Operating Officer and Associate Medical Director of Medical Weight Loss Centers, located in East Haven, CT. A graduate of Yale's PA program, he has served on the school's admissions committee, interviewed PA school applicants, and read and evaluated numerous applications.

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