Welcome to my blog!
My name is Jordan Paley! I am a board-certified Physician Assistant (PA). I graduated from the Rutgers University 3+3 Physician Assistant Program in May of 2018. I am currently working in Orthopedic Surgery at the #1 hospital in orthopedics, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. I originally created this blog for all of the prospective physician assistants out there who are constantly reaching out to me about anything and everything PA related. With my inbox overflowing and not enough hours in the day to answer every question (as personally as I would like), I'm hoping that this blog is the answer. Your questions and sweet comments have all encouraged me to begin writing, and I'm super grateful for that because PA school truly does fly by. I want something to look back on to remember all of the small things that got me to where I am today. And of course, I'm writing for all of my friends and family members who just want to keep up with my busy PA life. Yes, mom and dad I'm still breathing I swear! I'll give you all of the inside scoop on my pre-PA years, the useful books and programs that got me through two didactic years, and the tips that helped me survive clinical rotations. I'm a tad obsessed with my career path choice and it won't take much reading to figure that out. I hope that through this blog I can instill in you the drive and the passion that previous PAs and PA students once instilled in me. So follow along with me from pre-PA to PA-S to PA-C!
MAKING YOUR APPLICATION STAND OUT
It's been a wild year in the medical field to say the least, but I think I'm finally ready to get back to blogging again! That's all I'll say for now. To be continued.
Full disclosure on this post: I did NONE of the following things I'm about to talk about and still got accepted into PA school. Let me reiterate. You can also do absolutely NONE of these things and still get into PA school. I have some strong opinions for and against some of these ideas also, so keep that in mind while reading along. This is for the student with a little extra time on their hands. This is for the student with a little extra cash in their wallet. This is for the student who wants to add some positive "fluff" to their application. . .