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A behind-the-scenes look at PA school training by an actual PA student, as well as some sweet panic studying as I prepare to take my PANCE in Aug/Sept of 2019. Each episode, I'll share with you an inside look at what PA training actually feels like, including tips about how to survive your first year, stories from clinical year, and occasionally some interviews with my classmates about their didactic & clinical years. Basically, this is a podcast about things I wish I knew before starting PA school. And did I mention the panic studying? Also that.

PA-S, FML: Inside PA School, from a Real PA Student with stories, studying, and advice. PA Kay

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    • 4.9, 12 Ratings

A behind-the-scenes look at PA school training by an actual PA student, as well as some sweet panic studying as I prepare to take my PANCE in Aug/Sept of 2019. Each episode, I'll share with you an inside look at what PA training actually feels like, including tips about how to survive your first year, stories from clinical year, and occasionally some interviews with my classmates about their didactic & clinical years. Basically, this is a podcast about things I wish I knew before starting PA school. And did I mention the panic studying? Also that.

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ClinicalsIn4MONTHS! ,

PA student <3 -> PA Kay

Dear *oh so soon* Kay, P.A.,

I don't even know where to start. One day I hope to not only know your real name, but thank you in some way so you can recognize how your podcast/your words truly saved me during my 3rd quarter of PA school. Every quarter brought its own challenges, and I 'thought' that I was invinsible at the beginning and throughout the first ~6 months of the program. Thing is, no one is invinsible. No one can make it through PA school without some sort of stress behind the motivation to continously study 24/7 and give up everything you love about life aside from your dreams of being a PA. With this 'compartmentalizing' approach, it eventually built and hit me at every angle where I felt like I was suffocating (waking up, in class, during lunch 'break', after class studying, in bed falling asleep) - it became my norm and I KNEW that it wasn't my baseline, but I simultaneously could not discern the depth of it all and began the crazy (crAZy) train. After Q3 finished, I knew if I didn't change somethinggg, I would never be myself again. So I was on a mission to revitalize my soul, my patience, my overall attitude towards any sort of negativity, life! My school doesn't offer insurance/psychological support services to their students so I didn't know where to begin. All I wanted to know was *I am not alone*. So, I researched about a billion "key words" to try and find some sort of healer / therapy / what to do with stress / what to do with panic attacks / PA students way of dealing with the BS, blah blah - but I could NOT find one that was tailored towards what I was going through. Or they made simple suggestions that I rolled my eyes at (causing more frustration). The more I researched, the more I wanted to scream at a bowl of ice cream melting in the sun.
Then on my drive home during break, I finally found Episode 3. My 6 hour drive was over in 5 minutes because I played this on a loop. I made every one of my family members listen, my close friends, other students in the program, ... If you happened to encounter me once I discovered your podcast - you'd think you hired me for more than what we took out in loans! Haha. I was astounished by how simple, yet precise every single thing you said summed my life up in that episode. I tried to communicate that this was happening, but I didn't know how to form the words to make this so coherent (so thank you for doing that for me). Literally told my people, you have to listen to this - she is advocating for what is happening right now/ right this very second! Lol. If you have ever, ever, ever, considered whether or not you taking the time to do this +/- worth it, please know that it grounded me in such a way that I feel in debt to you! THANK YOU to infinity squared isn't even close. You are my PA soul sista. You rock, thank you for being you and whatever lead you to make this particular episode- I thank that event for happening as well in your life (aside from PA school right? I didn't make a podcast haha). I am finally close enough to invinsibility (relatively speaking right) ...I can taste it. You, my friend, have one special soul and you are going to do wonders for this world as a healer <3 Thank you again, forever.

Ms. Hudak ,

Future PAS

Just discovered your podcast, such great tips! I literally took notes on how you take notes. 😂 Thank you for taking the time to do this!

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