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Getting into the physician assistant school of your choice
Rodican, Andrew J.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, Medical Publication Division, [2004]

Physical Description:
xv, 140 pages ; 28 cm
General Note:
Previously published by Appleton & Lange in 1998 as: Getting into the PA school of your choice.
Format :


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R697.P45 R646 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Popular Materials-College Entrance

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Describes how to set your goal of becoming a physician assistant. This book covers PA programs, applications, interviewing, budgeting, and realistic financial aid information. It includes selecting a PA program, setting and achieving your goals, and a list of PA program costs in the US.

Author Notes

Andrew J. Rodican, PA-C, is a former member of the Yale University School of Medicine Physician Associate Program Admission Committee. He is a recipient of the Yale University School of Medicine 1994 Medical Writing Award

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
1. Introduction: So You Want to Be a Physician Assistantp. 1
2. What Do PA Programs Look for in an Applicant?p. 5
3. Setting Goalsp. 11
4. Selecting a Programp. 19
5. Completing the Applicationp. 27
6. The Essayp. 33
7. The Interview (Part One)p. 61
8. The Interview (Part Two)p. 73
9. The Interview (Part Three)p. 79
10. Financial Aidp. 89
11. The Internet for PA School Applicantsp. 101
12. PA Job Descriptionsp. 105
Appendix A What If I Don't Get In? (Re-applying)p. 118
Appendix B Writing an Effective Letter of Recommendationp. 120
Appendix C Personalized Goal Sheetp. 122
Appendix D List of Synonymsp. 123
Appendix E AAPA Constituent Chaptersp. 124
Appendix F PA Programs in the U.S.p. 127