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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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    • 4.8 • 339 Ratings

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.

    Interview with Pacific University PA Student Adam

    Interview with Pacific University PA Student Adam

    Did you know we have a podcast? The Pre-PA Club has a new episode with an interview with Adam Dinius, a current student at Pacific University. With a background in Sport & Exercise science and experience as an EMT and ER tech, Adam shares his journey of applying to PA school and how it has been so far. Listen now on Apple podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere else you like to listen!











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    • 40 min
    What to do with a 2.9 GPA?

    What to do with a 2.9 GPA?

    Long time listener, first time caller! Taking a voicemail question today about GPA. In this week's episode of The Pre-PA Club on Facebook, we'll cover:
    Why GPA is a significant part of PA school applications
    What to do if your GPA is on the cusp of program requirements
    How to figure out what it will take to raise your GPA
    Tools to use for monitoring your GPA
    Listen now on Apple podcasts, Spotify or wherever you like to listen. Let us know what topics you would like to hear about in the future, or leave any GPA questions below!











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    GPA Calculation Service- https://thepaplatform.thrivecart.com/gpa-estimation/
    PA School Personal Statement Guide https://www.thepaplatform.com/pa-school-personal-statement-guide
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    Pre-PA Essay Review: https://www.thepaplatform.com/new-services/supplemental-essay-review
    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
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    • 25 min
    Must Read Books Before Starting PA School

    Must Read Books Before Starting PA School

    Fun fact - I'm obsessed with reading. I've always been the kid who stays up late or wakes up early for a good book. I'm currently on book number 48 for the year (yes, audiobooks count too!), but I've come across some really great reads for anyone in medicine or planning on working in healthcare. Sharing some of my recommendations on The Pre-PA Club podcast today! Some of these books will help you feel prepared for interviews, and some of them will give you different perspectives on medicine. And some are just for fun! If you have recommendations, please share!!

    Look for new episodes of The Pre-PA Club podcast on Fridays on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and everywhere else you like to listen.

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    Better - https://amzn.to/3cY7wuo
    Complications - https://amzn.to/3zCYmLu
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    When Breath Becomes Air - https://amzn.to/3d9UGJK
    Still Alice - https://amzn.to/3bFf1Ge
    The Silent Patient - https://amzn.to/3oZKjuO
    The Cheat Sheet - https://amzn.to/3oVKAi7
    House of God - https://amzn.to/3PaxKHK

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    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/
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    • 17 min
    FAQ! Red Flags? GPA Calculations? CASPA Questions?

    FAQ! Red Flags? GPA Calculations? CASPA Questions?

    The podcast is back! Answering some voicemail questions this week on The Pre-PA Club. If you're new here, the podcast has been going on for the last 3 years so there are over 200 episodes already! If there's a topic you would like to see covered on the podcast or a particular guest, please let us know! In this episode:
    Are changing schools or majors a red flag? What about taking a break during school?
    What goes into a GPA calculation? How can we figure out what our GPAs will be?
    If someone is new to this process, what is the best way to get started?
    What's up with the personal information section on CASPA? Does it matter if we leave some blank?
    You can leave a voicemail too if you would like to for a future episode!





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    Get a free eBook! - audibletrial.com/thepaplatform 
    Leave a voicemail question for The Pre-PA Club Podcast - https://www.speakpipe.com/ThePAplatform 
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    Instagram - @thePAplatform
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    • 22 min
    PT to PA - Interview with Ashley

    PT to PA - Interview with Ashley

    Ashley is currently a travel PT in California, but will soon be starting PA school! In this week's episode of The Pre-PA Club podcast, we dive into what led Ashley to the PA profession after being established in her career and how her PT background has been an asset. I also loved hearing about all of her travel adventures. Listen now wherever you like to get your podcasts.











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    Pre-PA Essay Review: https://www.thepaplatform.com/new-services/supplemental-essay-review
    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
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    • 42 min
    Virtual Shadowing with Jourdyn - ER PA

    Virtual Shadowing with Jourdyn - ER PA

    You know her! You love her! Today's podcast is brining you the recording from our virtual shadowing with Jourdyn - @thepa_life - and information all about her job as an ER PA! Listen now on Spotify or Apple Podcasts or The PA Platform website. What specialties would you like to see featured in the future?











    2022 Webinar All Access Pass - https://the-pa-platform.ck.page/products/2022-webinar-all-access-pass
    PA School Personal Statement Guide https://www.thepaplatform.com/pa-school-personal-statement-guide
    PA School Personal Statement Guide Amazon Link - https://amzn.to/3tvpF61
    Pre-PA Essay Review: https://www.thepaplatform.com/new-services/supplemental-essay-review
    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 

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
339 Ratings

339 Ratings

Tea nikol ,

The BEST Pre-PA resource out there!!

I have learned so much about applying and interviewing (especially interviewing, love her tips!!) for PA school and about the PA profession! I am so thankful I had this as a resource when I applied to PA school, it was a TOTAL life saver!

Chastity0904 ,

Good Information

Love the information. The quality isn’t great, and I’ve found background noise, talking to child, etc. distracting.

margsrobs ,

Overall a good resource

I am a big fan of the Premed Years podcast by Dr. Ryan Gray. The podcast is a fantastic resource and Dr. Gray is a superb interviewer. When I started thinking about becoming a PA, I searched for a podcast similar to the Premed Years. This podcast is the closest I could find.

I am a nontraditional student (I have a degree in an unrelated field) and absolutely love listening to stories from other career-changer nontraditional students. I would love to see more interviews from these types of nontraditional PA students. I would also love to listen to an episode that talks about how to afford preparing for PA school. Most if not all jobs that qualify for patient care experience do not pay well.

One last suggestion: As another reviewer commented, at times, the interviewees are interrupted by Savanna so that she can talk about her opinion on something or her experience with something. The way in which this is done is slightly annoying, as it interrupts the flow. I think it’s best to let the interviewee talk more and to try to avoid unnecessary tangents. But maybe this is just my personal preference and it doesn’t bother most people!

Overall, this is a good resource for those who are exploring the PA route. Keep up the good work!

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