I am not sure there is a best major. There are prerequisites. These usually include having a BS or BA degree from a 4 year college that teaches science majors. Most schools have courses that they require. Anatomy and Physiology separately or combined for two semesters. Several hours of chemistry including general, organic and biochemistry. Statistics and usually another math course. They like their students to have classes in Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology with a lab, Read More→

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I have created several audio podcasts on this topic. The first one is embedded within this post. It is a raw file, unedited, but it is free. You get my thoughts I recorded on one of my many trips to work. These are one hour commutes. I hook up my microphone and recorder, tape my notes to the steering wheel and talk. Part one is about the GPA. I compare two programs in NC that Read More→

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Oct
13

Protected: Behavioral Interview Questions

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I received a message thru the contact form of The PA Path about how to gain experience to become a viable candidate. This person was interested in the program located in the Anne Arendel CC in Maryland.

Looking at the PDF for the last 3 PA class profiles there, students commonly had these medical backgrounds:

Emergency Medicine Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant,
Athletic Trainer and
Medical Technology

The last class had an average of 3681 hours Read More→

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Aug
22

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10

PA to DO Bridge Program

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After being a PA for 5-10 years, many PA’s wish there was a place to go on further. The natural progression is from PA to MD but there are many barriers in that process. The Doctor of Osteopathy my be the bridge a few PA’s are looking for. One program I saw and will link below, has an accelerated program for PA’s – 3 years.

The school is LECOM. It is located in Florida and Read More→

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Aug
04

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31

Seton Hill

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Name of program: SETON HILL UNIVERSITY
URL: www.setonhill.edu/
US News Rank # 43

Bachelor Degree – High School Diploma or GED Certificate
GRE – SAT or ACT
Basic Life Support – no

Admissions: scroll down to see masters program only
CASPA Application Required – No – Seton Hill University application available online – deadline October 1st – students may apply as early as the end of their Junior year of high school – no fee Read More→

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Jul
22

Vox alio, Vox locus, Vox vicis

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Hey, one of the MA’s we trained where I work has an interview later this month. The title of this blog post tells you in Latin what you need to be to ace the interview. I abbreviate it, V4AL, in English I have always called it R3P2T (R cubed, P squared T). What is it? I will tell you later. At the end of this maybe or maybe in the audio. HEY! Stay right there Read More→

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Jul
20

Pance Prep – Exam Masters

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When I was reading responses to a question about PANCE preparation, one person was very strong and positive on Exam Masters. They used the slogan that Exam Masters uses on its site “If you can pass Exam Masters you can pass the Exam”. They prep students for many different tests. In their PA section they had two things to offer I think are really great. First, you can take a 360 question online practice exam Read More→

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