Fresh Faced Students

I had the pleasure of talking to a pre-pa student group at the University of Minnesota Duluth.  On Thursday I picked up my girls from the bus stop and we had an impromptu road trip to the north shore.  My mom joined us and we made an event out of it.  We arrived at the…

Rejection Happens

The letter came. I was sitting in my new boyfriend’s car. The envelope was little, making me immediately on edge. I pulled the single sheet of paper out and unfolded it, only reading the first line. The words are burned into my memory, “We regret to inform you….” Of what? That my dreams are crushed?…

Wounds and Generators: My Health Care Experience

Becoming a Physician Assistant is not a light decision. It makes sense that programs would expect you to have experience in healthcare prior applying for school. Seeing as this is a decision that may guide you to happiness or your own destruction, you should check it out first! No pressure. I never knew about the…

How to Survive Your Didactic Year

I initially thought that grad school was going to be chill.  Show up when you can, study independently, own your own schedule.  Not the case.  During the orientation week we had a class on cadaver sensitivity.  My mom was a flight attendant and had a layover in Philly so I decided to catch breakfast with…