Our Physician Assistant Mentors
The most basic definition of Mentor is, “a wise and trusted counsellor, teacher, coach, influential sponsor or supporter, guide, trainer or instructor”
The definition of shadow in the context of PA shadowing is, “to follow closely, observe”
Notice especially this particular difference; a shadow is activity that ends and the activity is itself the result of the activity. In other words, the objective of shadowing is to expose you to the daily activities of a PA. Once your observation is done, your activity is over.
Contrast this to the definition of Mentor; the relationship between you and your mentor potentially may never end. As long as there is something that you have a need for learning, counselling, support, guidance or training, your mentor will be with you well into your career.
EXCELL Physician Assistant Mentors are committed to your success and our Mentors have the cumulative experience of having attended Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, Cornell University, Mercy College, Touro College, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Desales University, Arcadia University, Temple University, Lemoyne University, Salus University and others. In addition to this they have the cumulative experience of having mentored well over one hundred pre PA and PA students.
We at EXCELL are very grateful for the participation and dedication of our PA Mentors!
Meet the EXCELL PA Mentors
EXCELL Clerkship Student Coaches
In addition to the support of our administrative, operational staff and PA Mentors, EXCELL Pre PA Clerkship students have the unique benefit of being assigned to a Clerkship Student Coach!
So what is a CSC? Clerkship Student Coaches are EXCELL graduates who have been through the process of applying to and interviewing for PA school. They are Pre PA students just like you who have experienced the preparatory process you are going through right now. They have been on the same journey that you are on right now! They have been through the anxiety, frustrations and challenges that you face. He or she is someone you can commiserate with who knows how you feel and can give you advice from a fresh and current perspective. The CSC’s operational function is to help you through the day to day process of the EXCELL Pre PA Clerkship program. They are your first line go to person providing guidance with the technology EXCELL uses to help you maximize the benefits of the program!
The combined experience of our dedicated PA Mentors and CSC associates as well as our administrative staff is brought together not just to “get you accepted to PA school”, but rather to help you develop the mindset of a caring clinician. It is this commitment that has brought EXCEL students outstanding success since its inception in 2012.