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Welcome to your information source for all things relating to the physician assistant profession. While it's very desirable to become a PA, it's not easy to get there. From the extensive requirements of difficult prerequisites to having thousands of hours of experience, becoming a PA can be quite the challenge. Savanna Perry from The PA Platform Blog reveals all of her advice on how to reach your goals of becoming a PA. Savanna has been where you are and understands what it takes to look good on paper, and dazzle in an interview to land a spot in a PA program. While Savanna admits that she doesn’t know everything, she has successfully helped hundreds of Pre-PA hopefuls with personal statements and interviews to help them gain acceptance into PA school and start successful careers. Some of the topics that will be covered on this podcast include CASPA, personal statements, GRE, how to study effectively, interview skills, shadowing, letters of recommendation, how to find jobs, and interviews with other practicing physician assistants.

The Pre-PA Club Savanna Perry from The PA Platform | Dermatology Physician Assistant | Pre-PA Coach

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Welcome to your information source for all things relating to the physician assistant profession. While it's very desirable to become a PA, it's not easy to get there. From the extensive requirements of difficult prerequisites to having thousands of hours of experience, becoming a PA can be quite the challenge. Savanna Perry from The PA Platform Blog reveals all of her advice on how to reach your goals of becoming a PA. Savanna has been where you are and understands what it takes to look good on paper, and dazzle in an interview to land a spot in a PA program. While Savanna admits that she doesn’t know everything, she has successfully helped hundreds of Pre-PA hopefuls with personal statements and interviews to help them gain acceptance into PA school and start successful careers. Some of the topics that will be covered on this podcast include CASPA, personal statements, GRE, how to study effectively, interview skills, shadowing, letters of recommendation, how to find jobs, and interviews with other practicing physician assistants.

    You've Got Mail! Withdrawal Questions, When to Apply to PA School, Cost of Applying and Making a Study Plan

    You've Got Mail! Withdrawal Questions, When to Apply to PA School, Cost of Applying and Making a Study Plan

    Did you know you could leave a voicemail question? Answering some voicemail questions on The Pre-PA Club podcast this week! Here are the topics:
    🔵 What to do about a withdrawal - should you mention it in your personal statement?
    🔵 How do you know you're ready to apply? Will your application ever feel ready?
    🔵 How to develop a study plan for PA school
    🔵 How much does it cost to apply to PA school?
    You can submit your own question at the link in the bio now, and listen on Apple podcasts or Spotify. Leave any questions you would like answered on the podcast in the comments below!






    Developing a Study Plan - https://www.thepaplatform.com/podcast/how-to-study-for-pa-school
    How much does it cost to apply to PA school? - https://www.thepaplatform.com/blog-2/xljk2ar6r38bzgkh7c4dpczs8fx8nw
    PA School Interview Course - https://www.thepaplatform.com/pa-school-interview-course
    Discount on Mock Interviews - FUTUREPA https://www.thepaplatform.com/mock-interview
    Pre-PA Counseling - https://www.thepaplatform.com/prepa-counseling
    Pre-PA Essay Review (Personal Statement, Experience Details, Supplementals, or COVID essay) - https://www.thepaplatform.com/new-services/supplemental-essay-review
    Get the PA School Personal Statement Guide NOW! - https://www.thepaplatform.com/new-services/pa-school-personal-statement-book
    The PA School Interview Guide - https://www.thepaplatform.com/book
    Personal Statement - 2 Week Free Email Course - www.thepaplatform.com/personalstatement
    Link to my Amazon Storefront - https://www.amazon.com/shop/thepaplatform
    Get a free eBook! - audibletrial.com/thepaplatform 
    Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast - https://www.speakpipe.com/ThePAplatform 
    The Pre-PA Club Facebook Group - facebook.com/groups/theprepaclub/
    Instagram - @thePAplatform
    Medelita 20% off code - PERRYPAC20 - https://www.medelita.com/?rfsn=1958633.e872f7

    • 31 min
    PA School Interview Prep and Live Examples!

    PA School Interview Prep and Live Examples!

    Have you interviewed anywhere yet? How did it go? During the free webinar last month, we answered all of your interview questions and brought some victims/willing volunteers up to do some practice in front of hundreds of their closest friends. Listen to how it went on The Pre-PA Club podcast this week on Apple podcasts or Spotify! Sign up for the newsletter so you don't miss the next webinar, and let me know what interview question you're most afraid of in the comments!
    Watch on YouTube - https://youtu.be/OLCZL8W03sY






    PA School Interview Course - https://www.thepaplatform.com/pa-school-interview-course
    Discount on Mock Interviews - OCTWEBINAR https://www.thepaplatform.com/mock-interview (good through 10/31/21)
    Pre-PA Assessments - https://www.thepaplatform.com/new-services/pre-pa-assessment
    Supplemental Essay Review (can be used for Experience Details or COVID essay) - https://www.thepaplatform.com/new-services/supplemental-essay-review
    Get the PA School Personal Statement Guide NOW! - https://www.thepaplatform.com/new-services/pa-school-personal-statement-book
    Amazon Link - https://amzn.to/3tvpF61
    The PA School Interview Guide - https://www.thepaplatform.com/book
    Personal Statement - 2 Week Free Email Course - www.thepaplatform.com/personalstatement
    Link to my Amazon Storefront - https://www.amazon.com/shop/thepaplatform
    Get a free eBook! - audibletrial.com/thepaplatform 
    Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast - https://www.speakpipe.com/ThePAplatform 
    Physician Assistant School Interview Guide Affiliate Link - https://amzn.to/2JctZ2C
    The Pre-PA Club Facebook Group - facebook.com/groups/theprepaclub/
    Instagram - @thePAplatform
    Medelita 20% off code - PERRYPAC20 - https://www.medelita.com/?rfsn=1958633.e872f7

    • 56 min
    PA in the UK? Interview with Sofia Hiramatsu

    PA in the UK? Interview with Sofia Hiramatsu

    Did you know that there are PAs in the UK? Sofia Hiramatsu went to PA school in the UK and works as a GP physician associate overseas. @sofiahiramatsu has also developed an educational tool for PAs in the UK called Matrix Education (@matrixeducation_) to help students with PA school. We have a great conversation about the similarities and differences in working as a PA in the US and the UK, as well as the educational process. This is a really fun episode! Listen now on The Pre-PA Club podcast on Apple podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere else you like to listen. Let me know if there are any PAs in other countries you'd like to hear from!






    IG: @matrixeducation_ / @sofiahiramatsu
    Website: matrixeducation.co.uk
    Email: info@matrixeducation.co.uk
    FREE October Webinar - PA School Interviews - https://event.webinarjam.com/register/91/5vwx8skm
    Pre-PA Assessments - https://www.thepaplatform.com/new-services/pre-pa-assessment
    Supplemental Essay Review (can be used for Experience Details or COVID essay) - https://www.thepaplatform.com/new-services/supplemental-essay-review
    Get the PA School Personal Statement Guide NOW! - https://www.thepaplatform.com/new-services/pa-school-personal-statement-book
    Amazon Link - https://amzn.to/3tvpF61
    The PA School Interview Guide - https://www.thepaplatform.com/book
    Personal Statement - 2 Week Free Email Course - www.thepaplatform.com/personalstatement
    Link to my Amazon Storefront - https://www.amazon.com/shop/thepaplatform
    Get a free eBook! - audibletrial.com/thepaplatform 
    Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast - https://www.speakpipe.com/ThePAplatform 
    Physician Assistant School Interview Guide Affiliate Link - https://amzn.to/2JctZ2C
    The Pre-PA Club Facebook Group - facebook.com/groups/theprepaclub/
    Instagram - @thePAplatform
    Medelita 20% off code - PERRYPAC20 - https://www.medelita.com/?rfsn=1958633.e872f7

    • 26 min
    What is a PA? Back to the Basics!

    What is a PA? Back to the Basics!

    In today's podcast episode of The Pre-PA Club, we're jumping back to the August Webinar where we went over the basics - what is a PA? What does it take to get into PA school? What should you be working on right now? There were some great questions, and this episode is particularly for anyone at the beginning of their PA journey. Listen now on The Pre-PA Club podcast on Apple podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere else you like to listen. If your question wasn't covered, leave it in the comments!






    FREE October Webinar - PA School Interviews - https://event.webinarjam.com/register/91/5vwx8skm
    Mock Interviews on The PA Platform - https://www.thepaplatform.com/mock-interview
    PA Program Map - https://www.thepaplatform.com/physician-assistant-programs-map
    Supplemental Essay Review (can be used for Experience Details or COVID essay) - https://www.thepaplatform.com/new-services/supplemental-essay-review
    Get the PA School Personal Statement Guide NOW! - https://www.thepaplatform.com/new-services/pa-school-personal-statement-book
    Amazon Link - https://amzn.to/3tvpF61
    The PA School Interview Guide - https://www.thepaplatform.com/book
    Personal Statement - 2 Week Free Email Course - www.thepaplatform.com/personalstatement
    Link to my Amazon Storefront - https://www.amazon.com/shop/thepaplatform
    Get a free eBook! - audibletrial.com/thepaplatform 
    Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast - https://www.speakpipe.com/ThePAplatform 
    Physician Assistant School Interview Guide Affiliate Link - https://amzn.to/2JctZ2C
    The Pre-PA Club Facebook Group - facebook.com/groups/theprepaclub/
    Instagram - @thePAplatform
    Medelita 20% off code - PERRYPAC20 - https://www.medelita.com/?rfsn=1958633.e872f7

    • 57 min
    Planning Finances as a PA with PA the FI Way

    Planning Finances as a PA with PA the FI Way

    Are ya'll enjoying our recent focus on finances? Do you know what "financial independence" is? Kat from @pathefiway is on The Pre-PA Club podcast today to tell us about her journey to establishing a financial education and helping other PAs meet their financial goals through her podcast - PA the FI Way. It was a really fun conversation, and I'm actually on her podcast as well talking about my student loans and creative outlet through The PA Platform. Find us on Apple podcasts, Spotify or wherever you like to listen! What are your financial goals in the next 5-10 years?






    Website / Blog: pathefiway.com
    PA the FI Way podcast on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pa-the-fi-way/id1549428041
    Podcast: https://pathefiway.libsyn.com
    Instagram: @pathefiway https://www.instagram.com/pathefiway/
    Private Facebook group for current and future PAs on their way to FI: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pathefiway
    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pathefiway
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pathefiway
    Mock Interviews on The PA Platform - https://www.thepaplatform.com/mock-interview
    FREE October Webinar - PA School Interviews - https://event.webinarjam.com/register/91/5vwx8skm
    Supplemental Essay Review (can be used for Experience Details or COVID essay) - https://www.thepaplatform.com/new-services/supplemental-essay-review
    Get the PA School Personal Statement Guide NOW! - https://www.thepaplatform.com/new-services/pa-school-personal-statement-book
    Amazon Link - https://amzn.to/3tvpF61
    The PA School Interview Guide - https://www.thepaplatform.com/book
    Personal Statement - 2 Week Free Email Course - www.thepaplatform.com/personalstatement
    Link to my Amazon Storefront - https://www.amazon.com/shop/thepaplatform
    Get a free eBook! - audibletrial.com/thepaplatform 
    Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast - https://www.speakpipe.com/ThePAplatform 
    Physician Assistant School Interview Guide Affiliate Link - https://amzn.to/2JctZ2C
    The Pre-PA Club Facebook Group - facebook.com/groups/theprepaclub/
    Instagram - @thePAplatform
    Medelita 20% off code - PERRYPAC20 - https://www.medelita.com/?rfsn=1958633.e872f7

    • 28 min
    Navigating Student Loans with Andrew Paulson of StudentLoanAdvice.com

    Navigating Student Loans with Andrew Paulson of StudentLoanAdvice.com

    Shifting this week on the podcast to talk about something really exciting - student loans. How do most PA students pay for school? - Student loans. I'm brining an expert on the show, Andrew Paulson from @studentloanadvice, which is a White Coat Investor company (any other fans out there?).
    In today's episode, we talk about different strategies and situations for taking out and paying back loans, as well as when to talk to an advisor like Andrew for help with developing a plan for attacking those payments. Listen now on The Pre-PA Club podcast on Apple podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere else you like to listen. I would love to hear your approach to paying for PA school and the loan process!






    Student Loan Advice - One-on-one consultations to develop a student loan plan - studentloanadvice.com/pap
    FREE October Webinar - PA School Interviews - https://event.webinarjam.com/register/91/5vwx8skm
    Supplemental Essay Review (can be used for Experience Details or COVID essay) - https://www.thepaplatform.com/new-services/supplemental-essay-review
    Get the PA School Personal Statement Guide NOW! - https://www.thepaplatform.com/new-services/pa-school-personal-statement-book
    Amazon Link - https://amzn.to/3tvpF61
    The PA School Interview Guide - https://www.thepaplatform.com/book
    Pre-PA Conference 2.0 Replays - www.prepacourses.com
    Personal Statement - 2 Week Free Email Course - www.thepaplatform.com/personalstatement
    Link to my Amazon Storefront - https://www.amazon.com/shop/thepaplatform
    Get a free eBook! - audibletrial.com/thepaplatform 
    Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast - https://www.speakpipe.com/ThePAplatform 
    Physician Assistant School Interview Guide Affiliate Link - https://amzn.to/2JctZ2C
    The Pre-PA Club Facebook Group - facebook.com/groups/theprepaclub/
    Discount for www.myPAresource.com - “prepaclub”
    Discount for http://www.PAschoolPrep.com - FUTURE PA for $35 off The PA Platform on
    Instagram - @thePAplatform
    Medelita 20% off code - PAPLATFORM1 - Link to get $20 off first purchase over $70 - https://www.medelita.com/?ref=aEJqZjZWSUsyWkE9
    FRE Skincare 15% off - SAVANNA1 - https://www.freskincare.com/SAVANNA1  
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
323 Ratings

323 Ratings

d.smalls.gains ,

Such a great Pre-PA Resource!!

I have learned SO much since listening to this podcast. A lot of honesty and a real look into the profession from a variety of specialties. Also, so many resources to help guide you through becoming a PA! I LOVE!!

morgankate_1 ,

The BEST Pre-PA Podcast

If you’re curious to know what a physician assistant is, what they do, or how to make it a career for yourself, this is the podcast for you! Savanna does a great job of hosting a wide array of speakers and providing an immense of information pertaining to the profession from how to prepare for an interview to paying off loans after your program is over. Perfect for the pre-PA student, pre-health professions student, or anyone looking to learn about the profession!

msteedub ,

Very helpful!

Lots of great information on this podcast! The only reason I gave 2 stars was the transitions are super awkward, and the sound quality IS HORRIBLE!!!!!!! Does she listen to the podcast before she posts it?? one episode it just ended out of no where and the music started playing?

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