38 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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 103 Ratings

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.

    I'm OVERWHELMED!! Will I EVER make it as a PA??

    I'm OVERWHELMED!! Will I EVER make it as a PA??

    #PASchool #PAStudent #PhysicianAssistant #PrePA #PAStartup
    Shadowing, school, rotations...it all seems so overwhelming.
    A recent Reddit post reminded us of being in school and wondering how we'd ever remember or understand things to make it as a PA.
    We have some tips for you!
    Don't forget to subscribe to the PA Startup channel.
    Leave us a rating and review!
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    Complete Episode List: https://pastartup.co/podcastlist
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    • 15 min
    3 Tips to make the MOST out of your Rotations

    3 Tips to make the MOST out of your Rotations

    #PASchool #PAStudent #PhysicianAssistant #PrePA #PAStartup
    Shadowing, school, rotations...it all seems so overwhelming. A recent Reddit post reminded us of being in school and wondering how we'd ever remember or understand things to make it as a PA. We have some tips for you!
    Don't forget to subscribe to the PA Startup channel.
    Leave us a rating and review!
     
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    FREE RESOURCES: https://pastartup.co/resources
    Complete Episode List: https://pastartup.co/podcastlist
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    YouTube: https://youtube.com/PAStartup
    Support PA Startup:
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    PA Startup Guide to Writing Your Application Essay: https://pastartup.co/essay
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    • 16 min
    A Day In The Life: Psychiatry + More!

    A Day In The Life: Psychiatry + More!

    Psychiatry is actually in every specialty, but what would a job as a PA in in psych be like?
    Meet our friend Ariana, a Psychiatry PA (who recently moved on to Burn and Reconstructive Surgery)--she has some amazing tips for medical providers of any kind!
    She has been active in her state chapter as well to help advance the PA profession both in the field of psychiatry as well as Optimal Team Practice!
    Thank you Ariana!
    Ariana's Instagram: https://instagram.com/sparkles_and_scalpels_
    Timestamps:
    11:30 - How to connect on some level with patient 14:20 - Establishing trust 32:00 - What her typical day is like 39:00 - Future of PAs in Psych 41:00 - Optimal Team Practice and defining "interdependence" Don't forget to subscribe to the PA Startup channel on YouTube HERE. Leave us a comment while you're there; we need something to do while we wait for our next case to start!
    Links:
    Visit us: https://pastartup.co
    FREE RESOURCES: https://pastartup.co/resources
    Complete Episode List: https://pastartup.co/podcastlist
    Give us a FOLLOW!
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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pastartup/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PAStartupDOTco
    Support PA Startup:
    Swag: https://pastartup.co/store
    Audible trial: https://pastartup.co/audible
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    • 52 min
    How to spot a good PA/MD working relationship

    How to spot a good PA/MD working relationship

    Want to watch this podcast instead? (you'll quickly see we have good faces for podcasting!): https://youtu.be/go9Edf69LDw
    Support PA Startup, subscribe to our channel--I mean, we might as well make this official, am I right?
    How do you find a good fit as a new graduate who is just wanting to get hired? Too often new grads take a job without thinking about their relationship with the physician.
    We work closely with physicians as PAs, but not all physicians understand the best ways to utilize PAs. There is a huge difference between working in a practice where you're utilized well and practicing to the top of your ability versus being stuck simply doing grunt work.
    Hopefully this episode can show you what to WATCH FOR and what to watch OUT for!
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    • 31 min
    How to Stand Out On Rotations //

    How to Stand Out On Rotations //

    Please help support our YouTube channel: like and subscribe this video (you'll have to look past our ugly faces!!) http://hyperurl.co/PASU_YouTube
    We gave students a little bit of a hard time on our "Things You SHOULDN'T Do on Rotations" episode, so it's only fair to follow up with ways you can stand out.  Show notes: https://pastartup.co/episode034
    What do you think? Leave a comment over on YouTube and let us know what we forgot to include!
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    • 20 min
    Hilarious (and true) experiences as PAs

    Hilarious (and true) experiences as PAs

    Medicine can be very serious, but given the intensity of some situations along with the awkwardness of human nature, we all have funny experiences as medical providers. Here are some of our favorites; don't worry, we add to the list daily and will have more stories to tell!
    Subscribe to the PA Startup channel on YouTube! We'd love to see you over there--we have these episodes and shorter clips available for you, come say hi!
    Visit us: https://pastartup.co
    FREE RESOURCES: https://pastartup.co/resources
    Complete Episode List: https://pastartup.co/podcastlist
    Give us a FOLLOW!
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pastartup/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PAStartupDOTco
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    Audible trial: https://pastartup.co/audible
    PA Startup Guide to Writing Your Application Essay: https://pastartup.co/essay

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

mk_hango ,

Such a valuable podcast

I just discovered this gem of a podcast a few weeks ago for my commute to and from work. I will be starting PA school in August and this is the perfect podcast to get me thinking about ways to prepare and maximize my experience in school, rotations, and as a practicing PA. There are so many topics that I would have never even thought about prior to listening to this podcast. Thank you for all that you have created so far and I look forward to continuing to listen!

Clinical PA student ,

Wow

All I can say is that every PA student should listen to this podcast. I’m listening to it as a clinical year student and I truly wish I listened while being a didactic student. Many of these things I had to learn the hard way. As I’m approaching graduation I find so many of my questions answered. Questions that I either have no one to ask or I don’t get a very great answer.
Please keep making these podcasts. It’s still at the beginning but I’m pretty sure it will grow. This info is SO valuable!!!

Trinbagopa ,

Great listening

I listen every time I am in my car. Good topics and interviews. Very inspiring!

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