The Physician Assistant Startup Podcast
The Physician Assistant Startup Podcast
Chris Darst, PA-C
The PA Startup Podcast is a stellar podcast for pre-PA students, current PA students, and new grads starting their careers as Physician Assistants. We offer topical episodes, interviews with practicing PAs offering practical advice about the PA profession and lifestyle, as well as listener-submitted questions and answers. Not everything is taught in school--get the real story with PA Startup and get started on your way to become a PA with PAStartup.co.
A Day in The Life: Emergency Medicine
Theresa Brodeur, PA-C is back (you'll remember her from the Residency podcast!) to talk about her job as an ER PA. This episode is jam-packed with great information. Show notes: www.pastartup.co/episode29
Sep 20, 2019
44 min
A Day In the Life–Orthopedics & Plastic Surgery
What’s it like to work a day as an Orthopedics & Plastic Surgery PA? Today’s guest is Shannon Korth, PA-C. She started as a surgical technologist then found the PA profession. She met a lot of people working as a tech, which worked to her advantage after graduation. Read the show notes here: http://www.pastartup.co/episode28   Support the PA Startup Podcast! Free 30-Day Audible Trial (free book of your choice!)  PA Startup Shirts!--Free shipping, represent your future/current profession!
Sep 12, 2019
35 min
027: PA Residencies—PA Startup Podcast
PA Residencies are out there—but what’s it like to attend one? Today’s guest is Theresa Brodeur, PA-C who is from Syracuse, NY. She attended PA school and knew she wanted to pursue Emergency Medicine, so she attended a Residency in California to further her skills.  How did it go?  What was it like?  Read the show notes here: pastartup.co/episode27    Support the PA Startup Podcast! Free 30-Day Audible Trial (free book of your choice!)  PA Startup Shirts!--Free shipping, represent your future/current profession! Give us a follow! Instagram: @PAStartup Twitter: PAStartupDOTco  
Mar 27, 2019
37 min
026 Finding Your Purpose
What is your Purpose as a PA? What ignites you? Maybe you don’t know—I didn’t, and felt like an imposter. Then my daughter and my wife almost died. It was an awful experience, but it showed me my Purpose at the most unexpected time.  See my "little" family (we've grown since then!) at the show notes: Episode 26   Support the PA Startup Podcast! Free 30-Day Audible Trial (free book of your choice!)  PA Startup Shirts!--Free shipping, represent your future/current profession! Give us a follow! Instagram: @PAStartup Twitter: PAStartupDOTco  
Feb 7, 2019
26 min
025 Q&A Number 3!
Great questions from YOU listeners!  Q&A Number 3!  Show notes here: Episode 25 Do you have a question? Send any pre-PA, current student, and new grad questions to questions@pastartup.co   Support the PA Startup Podcast! Free 30-Day Audible Trial (free book of your choice!)  PA Startup Shirts!--Free shipping, represent your future/current profession! Give us a follow! Instagram: @PAStartup Twitter: PAStartupDOTco    
Dec 13, 2018
26 min
024: The 4 Things You Need To Do After Your Interview
4 things you MUST do RIGHT after your interview Everyone’s focus is on the interview, right? That’s what you’re working for—good grades, CASPA application, letters of recommendation, and a great essay (need help with that? Check THIS out…). The day finally comes and you go to your interview…but once you’re done, what do you do next?? Check out the 4 steps in the show notes: Episode 24 Listen to Episode 18 if you haven’t already—Insights From A Program Director, as well as Episode 23-What Do I Do If I Don’t Get In…both have great info for the application process.   Support the PA Startup Podcast! Free 30-Day Audible Trial (free book of your choice!)  PA Startup Shirts!--Free shipping, represent your future/current profession! Give us a follow! Instagram: @PAStartup Twitter: PAStartupDOTco  
Sep 12, 2018
16 min
023: What Do I Do If I Don’t Get In??
Everyone fears rejection, but it’s a fact of life Statistically speaking, it very well might be part of your PA school journey. While it hurts to not get in the first time through, the way you handle this rejection and get back on task makes all the difference. My guest for Episode 23 has lived it—and handled it like a champ. Check out more in the show notes here: Epsiode 23   Support the PA Startup Podcast! Free 30-Day Audible Trial (free book of your choice!)  PA Startup Shirts!--Free shipping, represent your future/current profession! Give us a follow! Instagram: @PAStartup Twitter: PAStartupDOTco  
Aug 21, 2018
48 min
022: Fundamentals: The First 30 Days
What is the first month like as a new PA? The first 30, 60, 90 days as a PA are a blur for most…transitioning from a student to provider, getting a job, meeting new people, and suddenly—you’re it, you’re the provider! It can be intimidating and overwhelming, but we’ve all been there.  Meet Andre here: Epsiode 22   Support the PA Startup Podcast! Free 30-Day Audible Trial (free book of your choice!)  PA Startup Shirts!--Free shipping, represent your future/current profession! Give us a follow! Instagram: @PAStartup Twitter: PAStartupDOTco  
Aug 6, 2018
37 min
021: A Day In The Life-Trauma Medicine
Catching up with Mike, the Finance Fellow (from Episode 7) and his job as a PA in Acute Care/Trauma Medicine.  Learn more in the show notes: Episode 21 Find Mike here: Twitter: @thefinancefello Blog: www.TheFinanceFellow.com Email: Thefinancefellow@gmail.com    Support the PA Startup Podcast! Free 30-Day Audible Trial (free book of your choice!)  PA Startup Shirts!--Free shipping, represent your future/current profession! Give us a follow! Instagram: @PAStartup Twitter: PAStartupDOTco    
Jul 31, 2018
44 min
020: 5 Killer Writing Tips
  Writing tips are just for pre-PAs, right?  No...! Mike Huckabee, Ph.D., PA-C, Program Director for the Mayo Clinic PA Program, talked in Episode 18 of the PA Startup Podcast how the essay is the best way to stand out among competitive applications, and I agree.  It’s the START of your interview…the first chance you can show them personality outside of grades/transcripts and work history. But writing isn’t only for applications—you’ll be writing cover letters for jobs, thank you notes to preceptors/interviewers, and in many other ways throughout your career. But HOW you write is equally important as WHAT you write. Check out our 5 Killer Writing Tips here: Episode 20   Support the PA Startup Podcast! Free 30-Day Audible Trial (free book of your choice!)  PA Startup Shirts!--Free shipping, represent your future/current profession! Give us a follow! Instagram: @PAStartup Twitter: PAStartupDOTco  
Jul 17, 2018
19 min
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