Getting Into the Physician Assistant School of Your Choice: Second Edition

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Whether you've already decided on a certain school or need to compare new and established programs - even if you're not yet sure you want to be a physician assistant, this book is for you. Andrew Rodican, a Certified Physician Assistant and former Yale University PA admissions committee member, gives you the information and motivation you need to become a student in a physician assistant program anywhere in the country. With a candid and clear writing style, the author describes how to set your goal of becoming a PA, and then how to follow through and succeed. With thorough coverage of PA programs, applications, interviewing, budgeting, and realistic financial aid information, "Getting Into the Physician Assistant School of Your Choice" is your best resource, whether you are planning a career or are considering a career change.The book features: selecting a PA program; setting and achieving your goals; complete list of PA program costs in the U.S.; expert advice on effective letters of recommendation; writing a quality essay - including sample essays that worked; successful strategies for that all-important interview - including 60 of the toughest questions, with winning answers; advice and contacts for financial aid; and tips for developing and following a realistic budget while in school. About the author: Andrew J. Rodican, PA-C, is a former member of the Yale University School of Medicine Physician Associate Program Admission Committee. He has interviewed many PA applicants and read and evaluated hundreds of PA school applications. He is a recipient of the Yale University School of Medicine 1994 Medical Writing Award. He is the developer of the seminar 'Getting Into the PA School of Your Choice,' which he delivers to hundreds of people across the country every year. His broad knowledge of the admissions process maximizes your potential for acceptance into the PA school of your choice.

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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

About the Author:

Andrew J. Rodican, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant who currently manages the Mohegan Sun health station at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. Rodican is a 1994 graduate of the Yale University School of Medicine Physician Associate Program, a recipient of the Yale PA program medical writing award, and a former Yale PA Program admissions committee member (1992-1995).

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