Strengthening Your Application – Personal Narrative

September 8, 2011 in PA Educators, PA Pals, Prospective PAs

This post is part of a series designed to help you strengthen your application to PA School. See a list of all of the strengthening your application posts by clicking here.

We know it is a pain, but the work you put into your personal narrative serves several purposes for the admissions committee. Your clarity of thought is important—the committee expects to see an ability to convey your message succinctly (note the word limit), clearly, and with appropriate focus. Attention to detail is important as well—committees pay attention to grammar and punctuation (so use spellcheck!). Finally, and perhaps most importantly… THERE'S MORE! Read the rest of this post for FREE! Register for a FREE account by clicking here. If you already have an account, log in by clicking here.

4 responses to Strengthening Your Application – Personal Narrative

  1. I’d also like to refer those reading this post to two of the PA Admissions Books that are available, both of which have some excellent content about preparing your Personal Narrative: Erin Sherer’s An Applicant’s Guide to Physician Assistant School and Practice and Andrew Rodican’s The Ultimate Guide to Getting Into Physician Assistant School, 3rd Ed.

  2. Thanks for the advice I will get these books “in a jiffy” :)

  3. OK, am I missing something? Second reference not to “in a jiffy”…….clue this old girl in, pls.

  4. I have both of those books and they have been really helpful during my application process. Lots of good example essays and feedback.

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