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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Into Physician Assistant School


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Give yourself the competitive edge when applying to physician assistant school

The Ultimate Guide to Getting into Physician Assistant School is a unique, step-by-step blueprint for succeeding at every stage of the PA application process. Written by Andrew Rodican, a former member of Yale University School of Medicines Admissions Committee, this is the best book available on how to maximize your chance of acceptance into the PA school of your choice.

Completely updated to include coverage of the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA), Getting Into the Physician Assistant School of Your Choice covers all the essentials – from selecting a program all the way through to acing the interview. Clear and candid, this book provides insights, information, and advice you wont find anyplace else – but may well make the difference between the acceptance or rejection of your application.

Make-or-break advice on:

  • What PA programs look for in an applicant
  • Setting goals
  • Selecting a program
  • Completing the application
  • Writing a quality essay
  • Impressing on the interview
  • Getting financial aid
  • Using the internet for PA school applications

Book News Annotation:

Rodican, who has served on the Yale PA admissions committee, explains the procedures for completing the PA school application, provides guidelines for writing the essay, and offers advice on preparing for the interview and answering questions during the interview. Previously published as Getting Into The Physician Assistant School Of Your Choice, the third edition adds a section on the Central Application Service for Physicians Assistants (CASPA). Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

About the Author

Andrew Rodican, PA-C, is Chief Operating Officer and Associate Medical Director of Medical Weight Loss Centers, located in East Haven, CT. A graduate of Yale's PA program, he has served on the school's admissions committee, interviewed PA school applicants, and read and evaluated numerous applications.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: So You Want to be a Physician Assistant?

Chapter 2: What Do PA Programs Look for in an Applicant?

Chapter 3: CASPA

Chapter 4: Setting Goals

Chapter 5: Selecting a Program

Chapter 6: Completing the Application

Chapter 7: The Essay

Chapter 8: The Interview (part 1)

Chapter 9: The Interview (part 2)

Chapter 10: The Interview (part 3)

Chapter 11: Financial Aid

Chapter 12: The Internet for PA School Applicants

Chapter 13: PA Job Descriptions

Appendix A: What if I Dont Get In? (reapplying)

Appendix B: Writing an Effective Letter of Recommendation

Appendix C: Personalized Goal Sheet

Appendix D: Synonyms

Appendix E: PA Programs in the US

Appendix F: AAPA Constituent Chapters

Product Details

Rodican, Andrew J.
McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing
Rodican Andrew
Allied Health Services - Medical Assistants
0071402896, physician assistant admissions, physician assistant application process, physician assistnant acceptance, physician assistant programs
Health and Medicine-Professional Medical Reference
Publication Date:
August 2010
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
8.96x6.40x.52 in. .74 lbs.

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