Things to do Before Coming to the ER

Things to do Before Coming to the ER

As a Physician Assistant working in the Emergency Room (ER), I wanted to share a few things that some patients should attempt to do before coming to the ER. Obviously, these tips don’t apply to the person who is unconscious, intubated, and being wheeled into our...
Socialized Medicine and Salaries

Socialized Medicine and Salaries

This question has been coming up a lot recently: What would happen to PA (Physician Assistant) & doctor salaries if the United States were to move towards a “Healthcare-for-all” sort of universal system similar to other westernized nations? I am not...
Cheap or Expensive PA School?

Cheap or Expensive PA School?

Humans take cognitive shortcuts. We see an expensive bottle of wine and automatically make assumptions that it’s better than a cheap one. But that may not necessarily be the case. Say you prefer sweet, carbonated white wines and the expensive one just happens to...
Make Your Own PA Program List

Make Your Own PA Program List

With more and more PA programs hitting the scene, you’ll have to wade through schools and decide which programs are right for you. The best way to do this? You should create a comprehensive list of schools you’re looking for and include a few key...
A Realistic Timeline After PA School Graduation

A Realistic Timeline After PA School Graduation

So you graduated from PA school and now need to transition into the professional working world again. Your student loans aren’t going to pay themselves off! My goal with this article to foster realistic expectations about the road ahead. I’ll provide a...
How to Address a Physician Assistant?

How to Address a Physician Assistant?

When you’re talking to a Physician Assistant, what do you call them? In this article, I’ll explain how to address a Physician Assistant and to quickly talk about our medical title.  What to call a Physician Assistant This is a common question for patients...
What is CASPA? The Basics

What is CASPA? The Basics

What is CASPA? CASPA is the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants. Long story short, CASPA is the platform where Pre-Physician Assistant students apply to graduate school. They serve to streamline the application process for entry into a PA Program. On...
Costs Associated with Applying to PA School

Costs Associated with Applying to PA School

Plan on applying to PA programs? You better have some money stashed away somewhere. Unfortunately the whole year of applying to PA school can cost several thousand dollars. I’m going to break down exactly why in this article and possibly give you a chance to...

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