Combating Self-Doubt and Imposter Syndrome in your Pre-PA Journey
Canadian PA
by Anne Dang
2y ago
Combating Self-Doubt and Imposter Syndrome in Your Pre-PA Journey This post was inspired by all the Pre-PAs that have written and messaged me asking for tips on how to handle the uncertainty and self-doubt that comes with admissions. Here I share a few tips on how to combat self-doubt and imposter syndrome during your Pre-PA Journey. Imposter syndrome is NOT a reflection of your self-efficacy and capabilities as an individual. It commonly affects higher-achievers and may be more associated with perfectionists. And in speaking with Pre-PAs, it seems to be a common theme that is not often tal ..read more
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Accepted! Manitoba MPAS Student Zandhir
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by Anne Dang
2y ago
PA STUDENTS • WITH ZANDHIR Accepted! Manitoba Master of PA Studies Student Zandhir (@pa_sibs) Zandhir is a first year Manitoba Master of PA Studies Student! He runs an IG account documenting his PA journey along with his sister Shavira, follow them @pa_sibs! Zandhir’s Pre-PA Stats Accepted:  Manitoba Master of PA Studies Education: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Integrative Biology (Major), minor in microbiology Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Pre-PA GPA: 4.05 out of 4.5 on the Manitoba GPA scale My Interests and Hobbies: Worked ~2 years as an occupational therapist in ac ..read more
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Accepted! Miyo, Manitoba MPAS Student
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by Anne Dang
2y ago
PA STUDENTS • WITH MIYO Accepted! Manitoba MPAS Student Miyo (@theshortandsweetpa) Miyo is a first-year Manitoba MPAS Student and here she shares some tips for prospective students looking to apply to Manitoba’s PA program. You can follow Miyo’s journey through PA school on Instagram @theshortandsweetpa. Miyo’s Pre-PA Stats Accepted:  Manitoba Master of PA Studies, Class of 2023 Education: Bachelors in Psychology Bachelor in Health Sciences (80 credits) Early Childhood Education Montessori Education GPA 4.0 out of 4.5 on the Manitoba GPA Scale Work Experiences COVID-19 Vacc ..read more
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Accepted! Shavira, Manitoba MPAS Student
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by Anne Dang
2y ago
PA STUDENTS • WITH SHAVIRA Accepted! Manitoba MPAS Student Shavira (@pa_sibs) Shavira is a first year Manitoba Master of PA Studies student! Shavira is a successful reapplicant. Here she shares her journey to securing admission to PA school! Shavira’s Pre-PA Stats Accepted:  Manitoba Master of PA Studies Education: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Genetics (honours), minor in mathematics Honours thesis project completed through CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB) on the genetics of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, for which I received a first-author publication in BMC Cancer Master of Scien ..read more
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Misuse of the PA Title on Job Postings
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by Anne Dang
2y ago
Misuse of the PA Title on Job Postings Please Note: Your Job Posting advertises for a Physician Assistant / IMG and inappropriately uses the title “Physician Assistant”. “Physician Assistant” is a distinct role that is not interchangeable with the term “International Medical Graduate (IMG)”. The title of “Physician Assistant” is protected, and should only be used in job postings, contracts, etc. when hiring a qualified PA with the necessary education and requirements. Why you cannot use the term “Physician Assistant” when hiring specifically for an IMG Under Bill 283, PAs will be regulat ..read more
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Accepted! Emilie, McMaster PA program
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by Anne Dang
2y ago
PA STUDENTS • WITH EMILIE Accepted! McMaster PA Student Emilie Emilie is a first year McMaster PA Student, as part of Class of 2023! Emily got into McMaster’s PA program after 2 years of undergraduate study. She was initially interested in pursuing Pharmacy, but upon stumbling upon the PA profession, she found the role and scope of practice better fit her goals for practice in health care. Continue reading to learn more about Emily! Emilie’s Pre-PA Stats Accepted:  Applied only to McMaster (and was accepted!) # of Application Cycles: One Education: University of Waterloo, Hon ..read more
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Accepted! Laural, Manitoba MPAS Student
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by Anne Dang
3y ago
PA STUDENTS • WITH LAURAL Accepted! Manitoba Masters of PA Studies Laural (@lkthepa) Laural is a first-year PA Student at the University of Manitoba’s Masters of PA Studies (MPAS) program. You can follow her journey at @lkthepa. Laural’s Pre-PA Stats Accepted:  University of Manitoba Masters of PA Studies Education: My undergraduate degree (with honours) is in nursing from the University of Manitoba. I also completed my primary care paramedic certification through the Justice Institute of BC. GPA: 4.03 out of 4.5 on the Manitoba GPA Scale Health Care Experience Hours: My he ..read more
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Accepted! Casey, University of Toronto BScPA Student
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by Anne Dang
3y ago
PA STUDENTS • WITH CASEY Accepted! Casey, UofT BScPA Student (@caseytheypa) Casey is an incoming University of Toronto BScPA Student. You can follow her journey at @caseythepa. Casey’s Pre-PA Stats Accepted:  University of Toronto, PA Consortium Education: University of Western Ontario – Bachelor of Health Sciences in Major Rehabilitation Sciences For my undergrad, I took a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science with a Major in Rehabilitation Sciences. I took this because I knew I wanted to be in a health-related field, but I was unsure of what exactly I wanted to do. This gave m ..read more
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Accepted! Eric, McMaster PA Student
Canadian PA
by Anne Dang
3y ago
PA STUDENTS • WITH ERIC Accepted!  McMaster PA Student Eric (@ericthepa) Eric is an incoming McMaster PA Student. You can follow his journey at @ericthepa. Eric’s Pre-PA Stats Accepted:  McMaster PA Education Program GPA: 3.84 out of 4.0 on OMSAS Education:  Specialized Honours in Biomedical Sciences @ York University Fun Facts about Eric: Favourite class in undergrad: Organic Chemistry Favourite Author: P.G. Wodehouse Favourite Sports: Biking, Mixed Martial Arts, Basketball, Swimming Medical Specialties of Interest: Plastics/Dermatology and Emergency Medicine N ..read more
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Accepted! Kristine, McMaster PA Student
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by Anne Dang
3y ago
PA STUDENTS • WITH KRISTINE Accepted! McMaster PA Student Kristine (@pa.ontheway) Kristine is an incoming  McMaster  PA Student. You can follow her journey at @pa.ontheway. Kristine’s Pre-PA Stats Accepted:  McMaster PA Education Program Education: Dip. Fitness & Health Promotion, St. Lawrence College – Kingston (In Progress upon Acceptance) BHSc Health Sciences, Queen’s University GPA: 3.63 out of 4.0 on OMSAS scale Health Care Experience Hours:  < 400 hours During my 2-year college program we had 2 200 hour mandatory placements of our choosing. I h ..read more
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