An Open Letter to all my Medical & Non-Medical Loved Ones ...

To the long nights studying endlessly, cramming as much information the night before a big exam, to only get to the exam the next day, and NOTHING that you studied is on the exam, or after spending hours studying for an exam, only to end up with a mediocre grade; to the days studying into the wee hours on Friday’s and Saturday’s, while all your other friends are out and about enjoying life; to the missed weddings, vacations, outings, due to the fact that you have to work or study for a big exam the following week. 


#WCW - Ashley Kay, PA-S

Hi everyone!! I'm back with another #WCW feature. Meet Ashley Kay! She is currently in her 4th quarter in her didactic year in Physician Assistant school, and like myself, she is a fellow blogger and recently just launched her website at Her website provides valuable information for those who are embarking on this long journey to becoming PA-C and those who wish to pursue in the medicial field. She can also be found on Instagram at @withashleykay, where she periodically provides tips. 


Choosing the Right PA school

Hi guys! Application cycle is in full swing, which I know can be very overwhelming, intimidating and stressful. It is hard to believe that I was in that position exactly a year ago. Choosing the best PA school can be exciting but overwhelming. Common questions that I get is how did I choose the school that was best for me.

Getting Healthcare Hours for PA School

Hi everyone! I hope everyone is well. Along with maintaining a good GPA and making sure you have a competitive GRE score and good letters of recommendations, getting healthcare experience (HCE) is another requirement when applying to PA school. On average, most schools require at least 2000 hours of HCE, which seems like a daunting and impossible task for some. I get a lot of questions from individuals who do not know where to start to obtain HCE hours and I get questions all the time for PA candidates about how I obtained HCE hours for school. 


#WCW - Meghan Ross, PA-S

Why I Chose the Physician Assistant Field

A big hello to Amber’s followers! My name is Meghan, and I am a brand-new Physician Assistant Student at the University of Texas Medical Branch. A little about my background, I am 22 years old, I just began PA school on July 5th, I am a blogger myself and the page can be found at MeghanInMedicine, I also have an Instagram blog page found at the same name @meghaninmedicine. I am so happy to guest blog on her page because she’s a wonderful PA student and great resource for Pre-PAs and PA students as well!

"Strong Woman, White Coat, Black Skin" -- Who Are They?

A few weeks ago, I came across one of my followers on Instagram wearing a shirt that said, "Strong Woman, White Coat, Black Skin," and I immediately became intrigued by the shirt, and knew I wanted to have one!! Fortunately for me, the designers of the shirt was tagged in the picture, so it made finding their Instagram fairly easy. 

As I was on their Instagram (@swwcbs), I was so impressed about the message they were portraying, which was celebrating minority women in health care, whom are often times underappreciated and undervalued in the medical field. I, too, could relate as there has been times where I felt like I did not belong and felt alienated. I knew that I not only wanted to buy a shirt, but I wanted others to know about them and the message they were spreading. Last week, I reached out to them about doing an interview, which they agreed!! Read below to see the interview between them and me!


Motivation Mondays: You Are Not Your Situation

A year ago, I was preparing for my interview for PA school. A year later, I am sitting in my third quarter of PA school. If you would have told me 3-4 years ago that I would be in this situation, I would have thought you were lying. 

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