The Physician Assistant Insider
By The Physician Assistant Insider
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Physician Assistant Paul Kubin of Inside PA Training reveals everything you need to know about the field of physician assistant medicine -- from the inside. PAI is the podcast companion to Inside PA Training (www.insidepatraining.com). Is PA medicine for you? How do you get into PA school? How can you make yourself a competitive applicant? What is it like to work as a PA? Paul covers picking a major, getting healthcare experience, writing your essay & applying, interviewing, salary, specialties, and more in this amazing little podcast.
||CleanPAI 20: Rejected by PA Schools! Now What?||Right about now thousands of PA school hopefuls are starting to find out: accepted or rejected. Sadly, many won’t get the nod. Have you been rejected by PA school? If so, you’re not alone. It can be hard to accept,||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPAI 19: How to open your PA School Application Essay||You don’t need to be an English major to write a good essay, but you do need a good beginning to get the reader engaged and to tell them some important things about you. Most students do a poor job of starting their PA school essays.||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPAI 18: Get Involved!||Enough thinking about it — it’s time to act. If you’re exploring a career as a PA, it’s great to read and listen, but there are plenty of ways to get engaged and actually start DOING. What better way to learn and show your commitment to the fi||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPAI 17: Medical Ethics Interview Questions||If you are interviewing for PA school, you can expect questions on ethics. Medical ethics is the study of right and wrong in the medical setting, and many students stumble on them and show their weakness. But with some learning and practice,||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPAI 16: Difficult Patients||If you plan on going into medicine, you need to know right now, that not all of your patients will be appreciative, communicative, reasonable, or even NORMAL. Most patients are great, but there are also plenty of odd, demanding, impatient,||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPAI 15: Knowing Your Limits as a PA||There comes a time for any practitioner when a patient or problem is beyond you. PAs, just like physicians, are trained to know when that is. But how do you know? And what about mistakes and avoiding them?||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPAI 14: PAs and Continuing Medical Education||Once you graduate from PA school, the learning isn’t over. Sure, you learn on the job, but there’s still official learning to do. To maintain your license and national certification, there are specific requirements.||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPAI 13: Application Vital Signs||What are the big factors that determine the strength of your application to PA school overall? Probably the most common question we have been asked at Inside PA Training is “What are my chances of getting in?” Well,||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPAI 12: Letters of Reference in PA School Admissions||To get into PA school, you will need letters of reference. How many do you need? What kinds of people should you seek out to write for you? There are good ways to go about it and bad ways to go about it. In this episode Paul shares them and gives||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPAI 11: Don’t Call Me Doctor||When you’re a PA, what happens when a patient calls you Doctor? Yes, it happens a lot, and it turns out this situation has a lot to say about the profession. In this episode of the Physician Assistant Insider,||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPAI 10: Choosing a Specialty||What could be more fun than thinking about what specific specialty in medicine you might want to work in? Not all physician assistants work in primary care. Which specialty is for you? Thinking about it now can save you time and heartache down the||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPAI 09: Shadowing 101||Today’s episode of the Physician Assistant Insider covers shadowing — where you actually follow a physician assistant — or possibly an MD — to learn about what they do. Believe it or not, doing at least some shadowing before you apply to PA scho||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPAI08: The PA/MD Relationship||The podcast is back this month to get to the bottom of a question we get all the time: Just what is the relationship like between a PA and his/her supervising physician? Enjoy. The podcast is back this month to get to the bottom of a question we get a||3/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPAI 07: Grade Problems||Okay, so one of the most popular posts we’ve ever done was an article called “Applying to Physician Assistant School With a Low Grade.” It addressed a specific problem, such as what to do if you bombed organic chemistry,||2/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPAI 06: Health Care Experience – Part I||Today’s episode of the podcast covers a frequently asked about topic: what makes good health care experience (HCE) for applying to PA school?Here I go over what to look for in any activity you are planning on participating in for health care experienc||9/25/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPAI 05: Emergency Medicine Rotation||As PA school graduation on June 9th bears down on me, my hospital rotations are in full swing. With so much to do and so little free time, I decided to podcast about my Emergency Medicine rotation from my commute. What do PAs do in the ER?||3/11/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPAI 04: PA vs NP||In this week’s Physician Assistant Insider episode, we cover PA vs NP. What’s the difference between the two? How are they similar? If you want to become either one, you need to know this stuff. Plus, in our reader question of the day segmen||12/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPAI 03: Choosing a Major||If you want to become a PA, which major should you choose? Which should you avoid, and why? How much difference does it really make? If you want to become a PA, which major should you choose? Which should you avoid, and why?||10/25/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPAI 02: Misconceptions about PAs||In Episode 2, I address some common misconceptions about physician assistants. Enjoy! In Episode 2, I address some common misconceptions about physician assistants. Enjoy!||10/14/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPAI 01: About Inside PA Training||The Physician Assistant Insider podcast is finally here! Some episodes will be audio versions of previously published articles, and some will be completely new material. Episode 1 summary: I introduce the podcast, the blog, and myself.||9/26/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||CleanVideoPA Training in a Student-Run Clinic||Last weekend I got dropped into the middle of medicine. I spent the day volunteering at a UC Davis student-run clinic called Clinica Tepati. It was a first for me on many levels, and all I can say is it was totally awesome!||11/28/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
Great podcast - produce more?
The 5 or so podcasts are great! Can you maybe make more? It's been a few years......
Very helpful information!!
I've been looking for a good comparison between PA and NP and the podcast on this topic was exactly what I was looking for. I will definitely be listening to the rest of the podcasts. Thank you!!
These podcasts, along with the app and website are very helpful. I really enjoy being able to listen to the podcasts while I am at work. Also, being that Paul was a former PA student and is now a practicing PA I know that any insight he can give will be extremely helpful. Thank you Paul!!