Being a P.A student is harder than most people think here’s 13 reasons why.
A great explanation of what a PA is and does for anyone who is wondering.Edit: Above link might not be working. You can try this one as well:http://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/slideshows/10-reasons-to-see-a-physician-assistant
I am currently in the 3rd semester of the 1st year of PA School and I just now feel like I really know how to study for this program. So I decided to try to share a few tips that would have helped me if I had known them from the beginning.
If the words “Most common” precede anything in a lecture, you need to know it.
Any disease that is named after another individual is basically a guaranteed test question.
If a disease has a "triad of clinical symptoms" then knowing those = easy points.
Pick out key words for pertinent history questions, physical exam findings and diagnostic evaluations that are specific to certain conditions, they can be life saving on exam day.
Put all of your high yield information at the beginning of your notes so that if you pass out studying you have already covered the important stuff.
Pharmacology professors seemingly love overly complex flowcharts and tables. Spend time on those and trim them down to what really matters.
Fellow PAblrs, add your tips and help other current and future students!