Are you an inspiring PA? Do you know what a PA is? Are you looking for all the answers that can’t be found on other websites?
Then look no further. What I have created is an inside look at being a Physician Assistant. More importantly, what the day to day life of a PA student is really like. From good times to bad times, from studying to sleeping, it will all be posted on this site. Think of it as a running journal, but with pictures, emotions and hopefully a better understanding of what life as a PA, especially a PA student, is like!
My ultimate goal is not to stop this website once I have completed PA school, but to continue to show you, the visitor, what is really involved in being a Physician Assistant.
Lastly, I want to be able to answer your questions. My hope is to answer any of your questions related in any way to being a PA; especially those that you can’t find answers to elsewhere.
So please, enjoy the site and feel free to ask questions or leave comments.
Now about ME:
I did my undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia. I majored in Cellular Biology and conducted two years worth of research using electron microscopy. I really enjoyed my experiences at UGA and I think they prepared me for the rest of my life. I do suggest that if you are at college you do research of some sort. Research was probably one of the most memorable experiences I had at UGA. It could be that I worked with two of the coolest professors, Dr. Mark Farmer and Dr. John Shields!
After graduating from the University of Georgia I was kind of stuff between what to do and what not to do. Then I remembered the Physician Assistant profession. I had actually been first introduced to the field as a high school senior. For my senior project I worked with a Physician Assistant in a burn unit. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget. Before the project I had no idea what a Physician Assistant was….or that such a thing even existed.
At this point I realized I was still a few prerequisites short of getting into PA school. No problem….I then attended my local community college and picked up the 3 classes that I need. And the rest of history! Application, Interview, Acceptance….read about all that under the normal post
I started attending the Medical College of Georgia’s Physician Assistant school May 12, 2008. The program last for two years. One year of didactic work and one year of clinical work. It is also a Masters program. Hopefully the rest will be something you can experience with me through the post that I made everyday!
enjoy the blog and please ask questions and make comments!