What is a patient care technician? Is this a good gap year medical job?

A patient care technician (PCT) is a healthcare professional who provides direct patient care and support under the supervision of registered nurses (RNs) or other healthcare professionals.  The primary role of a PCT is to assist patients with their daily activities and ensure their comfort and well-being. The specific tasks performed by a PCT may […]

Do I need to send an update letter to PA schools or medical schools?

Update letters are not a required part of the medical school or PA school admissions cycle. So technically, you should not be penalized for not sending any additional letters to the schools. Please check with the schools you have applied to on their websites because they will often communicate when and how they would like […]

Should a premed become a community health worker to get clinical experience?

Are you a pre-med or pre-PA student looking for clinical experience? Are you a public health student looking to work directly with patients? Then you should take a closer look at the role of community health worker.  In team based health care this is an entry level clinical role that is becoming more popular in […]

Should I become a medical scribe? A guide for pre-PA and pre-med students

Should I become a scribe is one of the most common questions I get asked about clinical experience.  Where did this whole “scribe” thing even come from and what is it about? Will it help me improve my candidacy for medical school or PA school? How do I find a scribe job and then figure […]

Five great actionable tips for Pre-health fairs you need

‘Tis the season of the pre-health fair.  Pre-health fairs are a popular way for prospective students to have one on one contact with a wide variety of health-related graduate schools, deans of admission, admission officers, financial aid officers, faculty, and staff. Instead of traveling to multiple campuses or making numerous phone calls or writing emails […]

How much does it cost to apply to PA school or medical school?

Medical School and PA school applications are expensive!  You will spend a few thousand dollars just to APPLY, let alone, ATTEND medical and PA schools.  Once you factor in all the costs of applying to medical school and PA school you might start to feel a bit queasy. That is one strong motivation for taking […]

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