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

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July 19, 2010


Electronic book text, 256 pages

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0071664106 / 9780071664103

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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

Table of contents

Chapter 1: So You Want to be a Physician Assistant?
Chapter 2: What Do PA Programs Look for in an Applicant?
Chapter 3: CASPA
Chapter 4: Setting Goals
Chapter 5: Selecting a Program
Chapter 6: Completing the Application
Chapter 7: The Essay
Chapter 8: The Interview (part 1)
Chapter 9: The Interview (part 2)
Chapter 10: The Interview (part 3)
Chapter 11: Financial Aid
Chapter 12: The Internet for PA School Applicants
Chapter 13: PA Job Descriptions
Appendix A: What if I Don’t Get In? (reapplying)
Appendix B: Writing an Effective Letter of Recommendation
Appendix C: Personalized Goal Sheet
Appendix D: Synonyms
Appendix E: PA Programs in the US
Appendix F: AAPA Constituent Chapters

Author comments

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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