Getting Into the Physician Assistant School of Your Choice: Second Edition [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview

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.

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
*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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071708999
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 9/17/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 140
  • Sales rank: 905,968
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet 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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Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: The PA Profession Chapter 2: What do PA programs look for in an applicant? Chapter 3: The Internet for PA school applicants 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: 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: User Survey
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2004

    Better Overview of Curriculum Needed

    I liked the book very much, however I would be lying if I said it helped me decide on the PA profession. I felt that a more in depth look at what PA school would be like as opposed to RN, MD, or NP would have been an excellent addition to the book. Overall very clearly written book, and an easy read for someone thinking about PA school or currently is applying for PA school.

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