Student Loans & Physician Assistant School with David Duquette

Congratulations! You’ve finally been accepted to Physician Assistant School!  Now the bead of sweat starts and the pit in your stomach forms as you wonder, how will I afford this?! Today, David Duquette, shares about the financial impact of your student loans and what they mean for you during — and after —PA School.

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New PA On the Block: Part 1

Whether it’s finding the PA position that you’ve dreamt up for years now, prepping for your first interviews as a PA, or not knowing what to do now that school is done having all of these ‘adulting’ tasks are ahead of you — I’ve addressed it inside!

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How I Managed Anxiety in PA School

Anxiety can be a frightening downward spiral if you don’t address it & the unnecessary burden it places on your every day. Anxiety for me was always rooted by the stressor of wanting to do well & accompanied by the fear of failure. For many years it was easy to float by & then PA school approached- I would work myself to extreme limits that were not healthy; I dropped weight, forgot to eat, wasn’t resting at night, and had major anxiety about my performance throughout my didactic year

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Work-Life Balance, is it just a social media hype?

Is the work-life balance just a hype? Is it just something medical bloggers like to talk about to make their highlight reel even more of a sparkling + perfect feed? The concept of work-life balance is not so straightforward- if it were physician burnout wouldn’t be all over the news like wildfire every few months... TOP 4 TIPS TO FIND YOUR OWN WORK LIFE BALANCE.

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HOW I PREPARED FOR THE PANCE (and passed)

Preparing for the PANCE is honestly the 2.5 years of schooling you receive from your PA program + long nights spent studying for the hundreds of exams alllllll packed into a 3+ hour exam. This is how I chose to tackle the PANCE….but first I’ll include the timeline leading up to my exam to give some perspective

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HOW TO SURVIVE HOLIDAY EXPENSES AS A BROKE PA STUDENT

It’s no secret that as Medical or Physician Assistant students were all over our heads in student loan debt & if we haven’t already stressed enough about our day-to-day living, the holidays can really become an added stressor. Here are a few ways to maintain your budget this holiday season while gift giving & without missing out on the holiday fun…

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How to prevent burnout

I have been receiving this very frequent question since I was studying in didactic. Quite honestly, I felt like I couldn’t even answer honestly until this year because of the simple truth: Didactic year is exhausting. And that’s okay to admit. The purpose of this blog isn’t to make everything look easy or simple and you know I will keep it 100% real with you…

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PEARLS from your Preceptor

Clinical year… the light at the end of the tunnel for every didactic student. So many mixed emotions when it's time to put on that white coat, head out the door, & make your way to that first rotation. Do you know enough? Will you be pimped? Will your preceptor like you? You've heard from previous students how to prepare for each rotation, but do you know exactly what your preceptor is looking for?

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