The beginning of the end?

So this post is a bit overdue…As much as I would like to turn this into a reel, I honestly don’t have the mental capacity to sit down and make a video, so blog post it is! Fair warning! This post is extremely heavy so I have opted to make a second post with more…

2020 PA Holiday Gift Guide

While the holidays feel a bit drab this year, I wanted to share some of my favorite items for those that plan on doing a bit of shopping this weekend or items that you may want to request as holiday gifts this season. I’ve got you covered from head to toe… literally!

Penicillin (PCN) Allergy 101

To wrap up US Antibiotic Awareness Week 2020, I figured I’d share a few pearls I learned at a grand rounds recently. Penicillin allergy is commonly acquired in childhood when allergic symptoms are found and confused with symptoms of viral or bacterial illness. Up to 20% of people in the general population are labeled as…

Moving Forward >>>

Well hello there! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve last blogged. 2020 has been a mood. I think we all can agree on that. Early on in the pandemic, I realized the need to step up and inspire the prePA community. When so many opportunities for PA shadowing fell through, I thought it was…

#DeadParentClub

Today marks the anniversary of my dad’s passing. Traditionally, we would celebrate and honor him at temple. However, COVID-19 has us celebrating a little differently. It’s insane how much has changed in a year. My days on the ICU floor and the triggers are getting somewhat better. Although from time to time, I do catch…

Virtual PA Shadowing FAQs

Given our current COVID situation, it pains me that I am unable to accept pre-PA/PA students for shadowing/rotations. My heart goes out to those that had rotations planned or scheduled shadowing opportunities that have now been canceled. I saw through a Facebook Group of PAs that have been offering “Virtual Shadowing” and figured I’d join…

Monday Motivation

So I meant to write this as a Mother’s day post, but that didn’t happen… And it’s okay. I’m tired of putting unrealistic expectations/non-sense deadlines, because quite frankly… who cares!? We should celebrate parent’s/family day all day err’ day! Am I right? Since today is also Monday, I figured I can combine this as a…

PA School Study Tips – Part 2

All right – here’s part 2 of my PA study tip series! So to recap, the previous post was how to study during class/modify your notes, this post will focus on how to study AT HOME! Now, I’m no expert and have not read multiple meta-analyses on the most effective studying, but considering I was…

PA School Study Tips – Part 1

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to PA school and now unsure of where to begin studying. First off –  Take a moment to breathe!  The biggest advice I can give you is to be patient with yourself. When you hear comments like PA school is like drinking out of a water hydrant, well, sadly it’s true….

ENT & Telemedicine

It’s been three weeks since we were told to pre-screen our schedules for urgent/emergent patients. And here we are today! Adapting to something new as I completed my first week of telemedicine. I spent an hour with my first telemed patient (whoops!). Working in outpatient ENT, there is only so many that we can see/do. I…