At this point, the acceptances from schools should be coming in (woo!), and while this is SUCH an exciting time, it can also be incredibly stressful. How are you supposed to make the decision on where you want to spend the next 2-3 years of your life? What happens if you make the wrong decision? What should factor into your decision on where to go? I’m going to talk about the factors that helped influence my decision on where to attend PA school, and landed me at my school
Early on in my interview trail, there was one thing I was told that really stuck out to me.
I had a program director who stood up in front of all the interviewees and gave a speech on the “fit” of a program. She told us that while that day was about determining whether we were the right “fit” for school; it was as much about determining if the program was the right “fit” for us. This statement stuck with me through the rest of my interviews at different programs, and is still something that resonants with me today.