Why are you interested in being a physician assistant?

I chose the PA profession because it allows me to work at the level of care I am comfortable providing, as well as being able to enter the work force after obtaining a master’s degree. I also wanted to be in a profession that allows flexibility and change throughout one’s career.

What makes a good personal statement for PA school?

Your essay should make it clear why you are pursuing medicine, and why you have chosen to become a PA specifically. Don’t say why you don’t want to be a different kind of healthcare provider, write about how you want to be a PA! This is a great place to demonstrate your knowledge of the unique profession.

Do PA schools have secondary applications?

After you have submitted your primary application to CASPA, you will receive secondary applications (supplemental applications) from individual PA schools. The purpose of the PA school secondary application is to convince the committee to grant you an interview for admissions.