Third Semester of PA School

Saturday, May 27, 2017




Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! I'm finally sitting down to reflect upon and write about our spring semester of didactic year. As you may have seen before, I've written about my first and second semesters after finishing finals. It has crossed my mind several times but I have been avoiding writing about it, mainly because I didn't want to think about how hard spring semester was. I was just glad to be done and never wanted to think about it again. However, I think I have finally recovered enough to be able to sit down and share my experience from the last 4 months.

Surviving Finals Week in PA School

Wednesday, May 10, 2017




Man oh man are finals in PA school though. Spring semester was taxing in so many ways that even though no one likes finals, I was actually looking forward to them just so this semester would come to an end. Today, I wanted to share what has been working for me the last 3 semesters to survive finals weeks (because just 1 week of finals in PA school is not enough):

Library Study Binge

Tuesday, May 9, 2017




Third semester of PA school is finally over and we are enjoying our 10 days off! A serious amount of studying in the library was done in order to prepare for finals and to get here in one piece. I always have a few things handy when I know I'm going to spend a long day hunkered down in the library and I thought I'd share that with you all today.

Didactic Year - What's in My Bag

Saturday, April 15, 2017



Hi! Today I wanted to switch it up a little and do a fun "what's in my bag" post that's still related to PA school. Since I'm a PA student, my day revolves around a lot of studying, lectures, sometimes books, and lots of snacking. I need to carry a lot around with me and this Aldo bag (similar, not the same, but currently on sale!) allows me to do just that. I've switched between a lot of bags within the last year but this hand-me-down from my sister has been the best fit for me so far.

How to prepare for the GRE: When to take it and how to study

Thursday, March 30, 2017



I see a lot of people asking when they should take the GRE and how to best prepare for it, so here are some of my thoughts on the GRE.

Casting Lab in PA School!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


You guys, this is the most fun my classmates and I have had together in school since May 2016!! Our professors weren't kidding when they said casting lab day is usually everyone's favorite day (minus graduation day) of PA school. We had one of our professor's husband (who's an Orthopedics PA) to teach us all about casts and splints. Here's how the day went:

Studying Physiology & Pathophysiology in PA School

Tuesday, March 7, 2017





I get a lot of questions on the best ways to study for medical physiology and pathophysiology from students. Now that we're in the third and last (thank goodness) semester of phys/pathophys, I thought I'd look back on what study methods I've cultivated over the last 2 and a half semesters.