Feeding myself through PA school

Sunday, September 16, 2018




I recently received a request from one of you asking me to share my lunch recipes on the blog. What a great suggestion, I'm surprised I never thought of it myself! Since 95% of people I know LOVE food as much as I do, I figured I'd mix it up a bit today and share some of the recipes I made during didactic and clinical years of PA school!

Final Thoughts on Clinicals

Wednesday, September 12, 2018




Switching over from didactic to clinical year was a major transition but an exciting one. We had all been waiting for this day for so long, to finally get out of the classroom and into a clinic or hospital to interact with real patients. When I look back on clinical year, here are the things that I am grateful for personally and professionally:

A Day in the Life: Pediatrics

Thursday, August 23, 2018




6:00 am - alarm jolts me awake and I hit snooze and pretend I dont have to get out of bed. It's storming outside and is so dark, making it almost impossible to get out of bed.

A Day in the Life: Cardiology

Thursday, August 2, 2018



Hi readers of AP the PA blog! My name is Rachel and I have the honor of calling Aashna my classmate, but also one of my dearest friends. I have watched her diligence over the past 27 months in the way she studies, but also in the way she serves others like YOU who read her blog. It takes time to write these posts and I know she sets aside the time to do this because she cares about the future generations of PAs and their success. She is smart and kind, and I was so pumped when she asked me to be a “guest writer” on her blog. We just finished up our last rotation (WOW!) as PA students and I actually was able to go home for my last 2 rotations. Home as in I lived at my parents’ home all summer and it was a blast! 

How to financially prepare for PA School

Saturday, July 7, 2018




Paying for PA school is a challenge. There are so many things I wish I had known starting school in terms of how many extra little expenses there are. Since I am less than a month away from graduating (insert jaw-dropping emoji here), I figured it's a good time as any to share my experience and advice with you all.

A Day in the Life: Dermatology

Saturday, June 23, 2018




7:15 am - alarm goes off. This rotation I get to "sleep in" most days because clinic starts around 9:15/9:30/10 depending on the day except Wednesday when we started at 7am.

Studying for the PANCE & Rosh Review Giveaway

Sunday, June 3, 2018




The big day has been set in stone, my friends. I have officially signed up to take the PANCE on August 29th, 2018! It was such a surreal moment and even though its a overwhelming thought, I cannot wait to go from PA-S to PA-C!

Even since before signing up for the PANCE, I had been on the lookout for resources to help me prep for it. I like to quiz myself on all that I learn and have always share my experience and tips with you all. Today, I'm collaborating with Rosh Review to offer a PANCE 365 subscription for free!!! Details are included at the end of this post.