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 […]
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 […]
What is a patient sitter? Is it a good pre-PA or pre- med clinical experience for a prehealth student?
A patient sitter, also known as a patient observer, is a paid entry level healthcare job. Patient sitters are responsible for providing continuous supervision and support to patients who require close monitoring due to their medical condition or safety concerns. The primary role of a patient sitter is to ensure the well-being and safety of […]
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 […]
Shadowing is not measured in hours, but rather, in knowledge gained. Make sure you take the time to make it a meaningful experience.
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 […]
Advice on how to become a health coach: a paid patient care experience for pre-PA and pre-med students
Are you a pre-PA or pre-med student looking for entry-level clinical experience? This is one in a series of posts describing an entry-level clinical position that would “count” as paid patient care experience. Job Description and Tasks: Health coaches provide individualized support and guidance to help people make lifestyle changes that improve their health. They […]
Looking for clinical experience? Learn more about psychometry.
‘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 […]
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 […]