"When we say things like ‘people don’t change’, it drives scientists crazy. Because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy, matter, it’s always changing. Morphing. Merging. Growing. Dying. It’s the way people try not to change that’s unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting them be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing, despite every scientific indication, that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change, that’s up to us. It can feel like death, or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life."

Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy

What I tell potential students

paschoolhumor:

 

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~ 13 Struggles Every Physician Assistant Student Can Relate To

When a patient asks me what I think they have…

futurepac:

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I Am Making Everyone I Know Read This

ineedcoffeestat:

A great explanation of what a PA is and does for anyone who is wondering.

10 Reasons to See a Physician Assistant

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

PA School ProTips

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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!

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