My first AAPA Conference

AAPA Conference

I went to my first AAPA (American Academy of Physician Assistants) conference at the end of May, which was held in San Francisco. I had no idea what to expect, but it was super fun.  They had multiple lectures/presentations set-up throughout the day, so we could pick which topics we wanted to learn about more.  The speakers […]

PA School: Entering Phase III


I have completed phase I (my didactic year), phase II (clinical rotations), and now I am moving onto phase III, my last and final phase.  Phase III consist of me working 40 hours a week for 8 weeks in a local clinic. In between phase II and phase III we have a 2 week break, […]

PA School: Graduation-itis

white coat ceremony

Spring is here and as I sit outside listening to the birds chirping I can’t help but think how excited I am for summer, and the many changes those months will bring about for my family: I will start and finish the last phase of physician assistant school.  Phase 3 of PA school means working […]

PA School: My Elective Rotation


In our program, we get one elective rotation.  Honestly, choosing what I wanted to do for an elective was really hard.  I was so worried I would pick the wrong thing.  I considered cardiology, since that is the largest portion of questions on our boards, but in the end I told my coordinator that I […]

PA School: Joining AAPA

JAAPA journal

I have been using a lot of the resources at AAPA (American Academy of Physician Assistants) the last couple of weeks and I wanted to write a quick post on  how important and beneficial it is to join AAPA and your local state chapter.  I know I was confused about this at first and so were […]

PA School Update: Surgery Rotation

Surgery Rotation

I had my surgery rotation earlier in the year, but I completely forgot to blog about it.  I think surgery is one of those rotations that makes everyone a little nervous and I was no exception. Here is what my surgery rotation consisted of: Wound Clinic.  There are some really severe wounds out there.  The […]

PA School: Geriatrics Rotation

Sagittal Brain

I finished my geriatrics rotation last week.  It was at a nursing home for veterans. The older men were very sweet and open to letting me talk with them and even practice exams skills like the mini-mental status exam (MMSE).  Like every rotation, I was nervous when I started this one, but as usual, by […]

PA School: Food Prepping for Your Next Rotation

PA School Meal Prep

I get a weekend off in between each rotation and I try to take full advantage of that time.  Besides running errands, I make an effort to do some meal prepping.  One of my favorite things to prep is smoothies: I buy bananas, spinach and strawberries in bulk. I put one banana, two handfuls of […]

PA School Update: OB GYN Rotation

OB GYN Rotation

I’ve just completed my obstetrics and gynecology rotation.  It wasn’t at all what I expected.  I enjoy women’s health, but I was surprised at how much I missed the wide variety of diagnoses you see in Family Practice. My days consisted mostly of pelvic exams, or measuring fundal heights and listening to fetal heart sounds with […]

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop

Thank you for joining me and the other blog hop ladies: Jordan, Carrie, Katie, and Amy! Party opens at 8:00pm CST Sunday Evenings! Let’s get our party on! But a few notes first…. ▪ Link up your crafts, frugal finds, recipes, DIY projects, clothing, happenings around the house, homemaking…. anything made by you! ▪ The posts can be new […]

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