Monthly Archives:
July 2019

The Moment of Truth: Launching Our Psychiatry Qbank

Published: July 25, 2019   |   Author: Thomas Xavier, MD   |   Category: Psychiatry   |   Tagged: , ,   |   Read more

“I worked half my life to be an overnight success…” Jessica Savitch He walks straight toward me with a determined look. I feel squarely on the spot as I stand in front of the conference table at AADPRT 2019. The chief resident quickly introduces himself, states, “We use your Qbank,” and pauses. It’s the moment […]

Switch Up Your Rotation Exam Study Strategies

Published: July 19, 2019   |   Author: Jack Jones, PA-C   |   Category: Physician Assistant, Study strategies   |   Tagged: , , , , , , , ,   |   Read more

PAEA End of Rotation™ Exams can be grueling and intimidating, but with the right tools and techniques, there’s no need to worry! You can utilize many study techniques and habits to be successful and confident when taking your exams. Visual, auditory, kinesthetic—different learning styles are better for each learner, and it is important to adapt […]

How to Boost Your CREOG Exam or ABOG OB/GYN Qualifying Exam Score

Published: July 16, 2019   |   Author: Lindsey Penezic, MD   |   Category: OB/GYN, Study strategies   |   Tagged: , , , , ,   |   Read more

This article covers two easy strategies to help increase your likelihood of passing the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) Exam and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) Qualifying Exam. These two techniques are useful, easy to implement, and only require a little of your time. The first strategy is […]

When Not to Use a Colon

Published: July 15, 2019   |   Author: Laura Wilkinson   |   Category: Laura's Lessons   |   Tagged:   |   Read more

Last month I explained the joys of a semicolon, so what better next topic than the colon (grammatical, not anatomical)? A colon introduces something (or things) that describe whatever comes before the colon. In most style guides, colons come at the end of a complete sentence; we commonly see colons after phrases like “as follows,” […]

My Foolproof PANCE Study Strategy

Published: July 8, 2019   |   Author: Bailey Airoldi, PA-C   |   Category: Physician Assistant, Study strategies   |   Tagged: , , , , ,   |   Read more

I graduated from Clarkson University’s Physician Assistant program in May 2018 and am a Family Care Physician Assistant in a small, rural, underserved Upstate New York town. I took my PANCE 2 weeks after graduation and PASSED, so I started working on July 1st. All of my friends who graduated the year before me said […]

The 3 Study Tips for Pummeling the PANCE

Published: July 2, 2019   |   Author: Daniel Fazzino, PA-C   |   Category: Physician Assistant, Study strategies   |   Tagged: , , , , ,   |   Read more

Nobody gets to be a certified PA just for having good bedside manners. If you don’t practice, you don’t pass your PA exams; as a historically poor test taker, this meant months of anxiety and stress leading up to the PANCE. I felt that no matter what method I was using, I couldn’t be sure […]

Increase your Chances of Winning in the $250 Giveaway

Published: July 2, 2019   |   Author: Adam Rosh   |   Category: Physician Assistant   |   Tagged: , , , , , , , , ,   |   Read more

We want to celebrate your efforts with our first ever $250 Giveaway! Share the Rapid Review eBook post and enter to win a $100 gift card and more. 4 winners will be selected on July 12, 2019 We added even more ways to win! You can now like and share our eBook post on Instagram […]

How to Boost Your ABIM Internal Medicine Certification Exam Score by 100 Points

Published: July 2, 2019   |   Author: Shari Weisenfeld, MD   |   Category: Internal Medicine, Study strategies   |   Tagged: , , , , , ,   |   Read more

There are so many tactics you can use when preparing to take a standardized exam such as an In-Training Exam (ITE) or Certification Exam. But there is one I found to be the most useful.

The First of Many: My Experience at the 2019 AAPA Conference

Published: July 1, 2019   |   Author: Meaghan Nelson, PA-S   |   Category: Awards and Scholarships, Physician Assistant   |   Tagged: , , , , ,   |   Read more

As a second-year student nearing the end of my clinical year, I’m nervous and excited to join the profession I’ve committed myself to for the last two years. As I (and my fellow PA students) embark on this journey, many of us have unanswered questions about what comes after school: Where will I live? Where […]