Reveal the PA Within

Reveal the pa within book Reveal the PA Within is a step-by-step guide to make yourself a competitive PA school applicant through effective preparation and insight.

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Here’s what’s inside:

PART 1: THE DISTINCTIVE PERSONAL NARRATIVE

Chapter 1

  • The Foundation of Your Personal Narrative
  • A Short History of the Physician Assistant Profession
  • The Physician Assistant Profession Today
  • A Growing Profession
  • Physician Assistant Training
  • The Importance of a Strong PersonalNarrative
  • The Major Purpose of Your PersonalNarrative
  • Critical Elements of the Personal Narrative
  • Your Attributes
  • Patient Contact Experience
  • Life Experiences
  • Maturity and Perseverance
  • Quality PA Shadow Experience
  • Meaningful Health Care Team Experience
  • Non-patient Service Experience
  • Ability to Communicate
  • Leadership Ability and Experience
  • Consider Your Assets

Chapter 2

  • Writing a Superior Personal Narrative
  • The Main Thesis
  • A Compelling Story
  • Relating to The Reader
  • A Challenging Setting
  • A Struggle
  • Three Writing Techniques
  • Tips on Getting Started
  • Developing Your Theme
  • Your Narrative Storyboard
  • Rising Above the Fray
  • Creating and Picking Up Momentum
  • How Should I Begin My Story

Chapter 3

  • Putting “YOU” In Your Personal Narrative
  • What REALLY Motivates you?
  • Certainty
  • Variety
  • Significance
  • Connection
  • Growth
  • Contribution

Chapter 4

  • Building Your Personal Narrative
  • The Introduction
  • Beginning Your Personal Narrative
  • Contradictory Facts and Anecdotes
  • Body Paragraphs: Experiences and Ideas
  • Organization
  • The Conclusion
  • The Theme
  • Circular Thought
  • The Final Statement
  • Things to Omit from Your Personal Narrative
  • Other Things to Leave Out
  • Things to Include in Your Personal Narrative
  • Emphasizing Challenges
  • Addressing Weaknesses
  • Addressing Errors
  • Common Errors
  • The Final Pass

 

PART 2 THE PA SCHOOL INTERVIEW

Chapter 5

  • Putting Preparation into Action!
  • General Interview Criteria
  • Writing Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Professional Appearance
  • Communication Skills
  • Warmth Compassion and Empathy
  • Level of Maturity
  • Professional Traits
  • Professional and Academic Integrity
  • Compassion and Caregiving Values
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Exhibiting Initiative
  • Adapt, Improvise and Overcome
  • Constructive Criticism
  • Preparation
  • Motivations
  • Are You Prepared to Complete the PA Program

PART 3 ADVANCED INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES

Chapter 6

  •       The Importance of Making a Connection
  •       Knowledge Is Power
  •       The Power of Rapport
  •       Feeling of Commonality
  •       The Three Components of Communication
  •       Voice
  •       Vocal
  •       Tone
  •       Tempo
  •       Volume
  •       Terminology
  •       Body Language
  •       Pacing and Leading (Entrainment)
  •       Facial Expressions
  •       Eye Contact
  •       Breathing
  •       Proximity
  •       Touch
  •       Fight or Flight
  •       Projecting Yourself
  •       Eight Stages of Approach
  •       Appearance
  •       Attitude
  •       Mantra
  •       Eye Contact
  •       Open Body Language
  •       Tip Your Hand
  •       Opening Question or Statement
  •       Synchronize
  •       Attitude, Body Language and Harmony
  •       Attitude
  •       Understanding Body Language
  •       Open and Closed Body Language
  •       Synching Body Language/Vocal Characteristics
  •       Physiologic Cues
  •       Breathing
  •       Vocal Tone
  •       Feedback
  •       Negative Connotations
  •       The Roadmap to Your Future

PART 4
 EXCELL Student Experiences and Recollections!

  •     The Importance of Learning About Yourself
  •     A compendium of EXCELL Pre- Physician Assistant
  •     Clerkship program students’ experiences

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