While I am more than happy to answer [most] emails / messages that come my way, sometimes more help is necessary! That is why I am super happy to be able to work with two amazing companies – The PA Platform and My PA Resource – to further help future PA students.
Through The PA Platform, you can sign up for two services – a Pre-PA Assessment or a Mock Interview. With the Pre-PA Assessment, you get a detailed analysis of your stats (GPA, science GPA, number of PCE/HCE hours, prerequisite classes, shadowing, volunteering, etc). This is an objective way for you to decide how prepared you are to apply to PA school and what things you can do to further prepare yourself! Then, with a mock interview, you can spend an hour with me working on your responses to interview questions. Each Mock Interview is organized specifically for the school you’re interviewing at, and I do my best to provide constructive criticism to make you feel more confident and prepared for you interview.
I’m also thrilled to announce that Savanna and I are expanding to not only offer PA School Mock Interviews, but also post-grad prep Interview. This is an interview with me geared towards Fellowship/Residency or job interviews! As someone who has completed a PA residency, I felt so confused as to what to expect going in to the process. Hopefully, setting this up with provide some guidance for PAs who are also hoping to complete an elective fellowship/residency. And who hasn’t felt nervous for a job interview!?
**You can use the code SPARKLE for 10% off your purchase of a service!**
My PA Resource is a tried and true service that offers revisions for the personal statement. You can choose from a variety of options on the number of edits and the timing of the edits. While there are other services out there that offer similar edits, I have found that the training process and individuals at My PA Resource are some of the best in the business, who put a tremendous amount of time and thought in to their recommendations.
At the end of the day, you do not have to purchase these kinds of services to succeed! There are so many amazing resources out there for free. I know I have a ton of information on my blog, and so does Savanna (drastically more than I do!) You have options for mock interviews through your universities – career centers and pre-PA/med clubs typically have them. Your friends and family can help you evaluate yourself and read your personal statement.
But, sometimes doing a service like this can improve your chances because an objective, knowledgeable person can help.
However, I do recommend that you do a lot of research before going with a service. Don’t just listen to me, or anyone else! Be hesitant about giving your personal statement out to random people on the internet, who could do who knows what with it and offer who knows what kind of advice. With that being said, please take my recommendations with a grain of salt. I do get paid for these services, and though I think that they are the best out there (with an AAPA seal of approval), you might have a totally different view!
In the meantime, feel free to send me an email with any questions you might have!