29 episodes

The PA Startup Podcast is a stellar podcast for pre-PA students, current PA students, and new grads starting their careers as Physician Assistants. We offer topical episodes, interviews with practicing PAs offering practical advice about the PA profession and lifestyle, as well as listener-submitted questions and answers. Not everything is taught in school--get the real story with PA Startup and get started on your way to become a PA with PAStartup.co.

The Physician Assistant Startup Podcast Chris Darst, PA-C

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The PA Startup Podcast is a stellar podcast for pre-PA students, current PA students, and new grads starting their careers as Physician Assistants. We offer topical episodes, interviews with practicing PAs offering practical advice about the PA profession and lifestyle, as well as listener-submitted questions and answers. Not everything is taught in school--get the real story with PA Startup and get started on your way to become a PA with PAStartup.co.

    A Day in The Life: Emergency Medicine

    A Day in The Life: Emergency Medicine

    Theresa Brodeur, PA-C is back (you'll remember her from the Residency podcast!) to talk about her job as an ER PA. This episode is jam-packed with great information.
    Show notes: www.pastartup.co/episode29

    • 44 min
    A Day In the Life–Orthopedics & Plastic Surgery

    A Day In the Life–Orthopedics & Plastic Surgery

    What’s it like to work a day as an
    Orthopedics & Plastic Surgery PA?
    Today’s guest is Shannon Korth, PA-C. She started as a surgical technologist then found the PA profession. She met a lot of people working as a tech, which worked to her advantage after graduation. Read the show notes here: http://www.pastartup.co/episode28  
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    • 35 min
    027: PA Residencies—PA Startup Podcast

    027: PA Residencies—PA Startup Podcast

    PA Residencies are out there—but what’s it like to attend one?
    Today’s guest is Theresa Brodeur, PA-C who is from Syracuse, NY. She attended PA school and knew she wanted to pursue Emergency Medicine, so she attended a Residency in California to further her skills.  How did it go?  What was it like?  Read the show notes here: pastartup.co/episode27 
     
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    • 37 min
    026 Finding Your Purpose

    026 Finding Your Purpose

    What is your Purpose as a PA?
    What ignites you? Maybe you don’t know—I didn’t, and felt like an imposter.
    Then my daughter and my wife almost died. It was an awful experience, but it showed me my Purpose at the most unexpected time. 
    See my "little" family (we've grown since then!) at the show notes: Episode 26
     
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    • 26 min
    025 Q&A Number 3!

    025 Q&A Number 3!

    Great questions from YOU listeners!  Q&A Number 3!  Show notes here: Episode 25
    Do you have a question? Send any pre-PA, current student, and new grad questions to questions@pastartup.co
     
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    • 26 min
    024: The 4 Things You Need To Do After Your Interview

    024: The 4 Things You Need To Do After Your Interview

    4 things you MUST do RIGHT after your interview
    Everyone’s focus is on the interview, right? That’s what you’re working for—good grades, CASPA application, letters of recommendation, and a great essay (need help with that? Check THIS out…). The day finally comes and you go to your interview…but once you’re done, what do you do next??
    Check out the 4 steps in the show notes: Episode 24
    Listen to Episode 18 if you haven’t already—Insights From A Program Director, as well as Episode 23-What Do I Do If I Don’t Get In…both have great info for the application process.
     
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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

Nickpleasefixthis ,

Excellent podcast and very informative

Thank you!

NataliaW ,

Please more PA podcasts!

I am in the beginning of my PA journey (just registered for my first prerequisite course and signed up for an EMT orientation session to gain patient care experience). This podcast is very motivational and keeps me inspired and motivated to work hard towards my dream. Thank you for what you do for us, future PAs!

TheBrodeur ,

10 outta 10

Hey Chris- Great podcast. I know I already told you... but for your listeners- GREAT INFO HERE!! Definitely wish I would’ve had this resource as I was going through PA school. Contract negotiations never go away, financing tips are always super helpful and it’s fun to hear and learn about what other specialties go through on a daily basis. Keep it up!!

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