The Summer Before PA School

Friday, April 29, 2016

I am officially 26 days away from PA school orientation! Yesterday was my last day of work as an undergraduate A&P tutor and it was such a bittersweet day. However, as much as I loved being a tutor, I'm ready to move forward and start the next journey of my life. I've heard a lot of advice in respect to some DOs and DONTs before starting PA school and most of it goes hand in hand with what I had planned.

Stylebook App Review

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hi there! A while ago I mentioned how I was considering downloading the Stylebook app and so I finally decided to go ahead and buy it. Now usually I don't like to pay for apps so I always try to find a free version of it. But after researching & discovering everything Stylebook had to offer and how amazingly organized it looked, I went ahead and bought the app.

Anatomy & Physiology Study Tips

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

I have been working as an anatomy and physiology tutor for undergraduate students for three years now. I'm now a Level 2 certified tutor!  It was by far my most favorite class to take in undergrad and I love the fact that I got the opportunity to tutor it for 3 years! As the semester draws to an end, I realized that I only have one more week left at this job and I will really miss being a tutor. Because this is a subject I’m very passionate about, I wanted to share some study tips to ace your undergraduate anatomy and physiology classes. I will probably have to develop new study skills for my Applied Anatomy class in PA school and might do an update post once I’m through that class.

You is Smart, You is Kind, You is Important

Thursday, April 14, 2016

By the time I start PA school next month, it'll be exactly two years since I graduated and got my Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry. These two gap years have been the worst and somehow even the best years of my life. I found out who I really am, how I can pick up the pieces and move forward, and that in the midst of darkness, there is always a light. Today, I wanted to share what I've learned about myself, life in general, and other people in the past two years.

When I graduated from college, I had big plans for myself that fortunately didn't work out. Yes, I said fortunately. Looking back on it now, I'm grateful that things happened the way they did. If they hadn't, I wouldn't be going to PA school next month. I had to face several rejections in order to get rerouted to where I'd always wanted to go, but was too fearful and didn't think I could do it. One of my favorite quotes now is "Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed towards something better" by Steve Maraboli. These words are so true in my life that it gives me goosebumps whenever I think about it.

Review: Loft Pocket Blouse & More

Friday, April 8, 2016

I've been trying out a few new things lately to build my business casual wardrobe for PA school and it's been quite fun. You guys know I am in love with Loft, so I couldn't stop myself when they had an extra 50% off all sale times last week and decided to buy the blouses I had been keeping my eye on. Today, I wanted to do a clothing review to share my experience with the items I purchased. I've seen a few bloggers do these kinds of reviews and reading them has helped me decide whether I should buy something or not! I'd like to also mention that this post was not sponsored by Loft. All opinions are mine and I will not be receiving any compensation for my review. This is simply to share my new found blouses for PA School!

Applying To PA Schools - CASPA

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The next application cycle on CASPA starts in exactly 3 weeks! I cannot believe it will be a year since I started applying to PA schools. Man does time fly by. I remember thinking how the application cycle would drag on and it would take so much patience on my part to sit tight and wait for the interview season to begin. While that is partially true, I will say that looking back on it, it feels like the last application cycle happened a very long time ago. So as you're getting ready to begin your application, remember to enjoy this phase of your life as well, because no matter how tedious gathering paperwork is, it does go by a lot faster than you think! I already did a post on how to choose a PA school, so today I'm going to share some tips about using CASPA.

PAEA Virtual Fair

How To Choose A PA School

Friday, April 1, 2016

Happy Friday you guys! Today I wanted to share a few tips on how to narrow down your choices of which schools to apply to. Applying to PA schools is an exciting time! You've been working hard towards this goal for years (or maybe you recently decided you wanted to become a PA) and you're about to take the initial step towards the rest of your career. Either way, choosing which schools to apply to can be a little daunting. I went into my geek mode and actually made an excel spreadsheet so I can keep every school's information in one place and can compare them easily. Once I narrowed down my choices, I added another sheet and copy pasted the ones I was applying to so I can have them on their own separate place. Here are some of the things I considered, in no particular order: