So you have to take the Pediatrics End of Rotation™ Exam (EOR™)… Perhaps you have children, take care of a little one, or have no exposure to kids aside from the five weeks spent at your clinical site getting sneezed and urinated on. Either way, this article will hopefully help you prep for the daunting PAEA […]
Clinical rotations are exciting—finally you get to practice what you’ve spent all of didactic year learning about! But, they also come with their own challenges: the PAEA End of Rotation™ Exams (EOR™). I have completed three rotations thus far into my clinical year: women’s health, general surgery, and internal medicine. I passed all three of […]
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 use 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Ever wondered how people score so high on standardized tests and still find time to have a life? Are you looking for ways to add some oomph to your studying style and get your time’s worth? Look no further; this podcast has the answers. Whether you’re a student or resident, whether you’re in a training […]
The time to take the PANCE has finally arrived! All of the blood, sweat, and tears you have poured into your future career is coming to a head! You may be wondering now what? How do I apply? How much does it cost? Where do I take the exam? Today we will answer all of […]
Preparing for the PANCE exam can be a daunting task. The best way to succeed is smart, focused preparation. When studying for the certification exam, the first thing to do is to identify your weaknesses. There are several ways to do that. The NCCPA offers a 120-question exam for $50. It is designed like the […]
Before I even started my PANCE review, I made a detailed, weekly study schedule in Microsoft Word. As my studies progressed, this schedule was incredibly motivating and helpful at keeping me on track. After making this schedule, I selected several PANCE study resources to use. There are literally dozens of credible PANCE study resources and […]
I am a second-year PA student at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA, and started the exciting journey through clinical rotations this past June. First up for me was general surgery, followed by pediatrics, and now an elective rotation in emergency medicine. I will admit, I was unsure of how to prepare for the first rotation […]
It’s finally time for your family medicine rotation and you could not be more excited. Although you’re not interested in primary care, you just completed your surgery rotation and are in desperate in need of sleep. A month of outpatient nine to five clinic visits doing well-child visits and reassuring patients that they don’t need antibiotics to treat a viral cold sounds like a piece of cake.
At the end of 2016, I had a PA student reach out to me after having failed her PANCE four times. The fifth time she took the PANCE, she crushed it and easily passed. These are the techniques we employed for her that you can use to prepare for your exam.