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The Pros and Cons of Being a Physician Associate Student: An Honest Account

As someone who absolutely loves my course and is excited for my future as a physician associate, I am aware that my diary of a postgraduate series may portray the course as being all “sunshine and dai...

21st February 2020
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Diary of a Postgraduate: Exams Already?!

Aimee continues to share her journey through medical school studying Physician Associate Studies. Since my last blog, I have completed the cardiovascular block of the course, covering hypertension,...

08th January 2020

Top 10 Online Resources for Physician Associate and Medical Students

Studying medicine is a pretty hefty task, whether you’re a medical student or a physician associate student. We live in the age of information, which means lots of great, interactive alternatives to t...

24th April 2018
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Diary of a Postgraduate: What Do Physician Associate Students Do on Surgical Placemen...

In the latest instalment of her postgraduate diary series, Aimee explains what she actually does on surgical placements… Physician associate students are trained to take histories, examine patients...

21st February 2018
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Physician Associate Studies: What Happens Next?

The blogs in this Diary of a Postgraduate series have mostly focused on the physician associate course, what happens on placement, and why I would recommend Swansea University to physician associate a...

28th November 2017
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Diary of A Postgraduate: Why I’d Recommend Studying Physician Associate Studies at Sw...

Swansea University is one of two universities in Wales, and one of 24 universities in the UK now offering the physician associate studies postgraduate diploma. So why choose to study in Britain’s rain...

31st August 2017

Diary of A Postgraduate: Myth Busting Physician Associate Studies

Physician Associate Studies is still a new course in the UK. Despite being around for ten years, the course has only recently taken off on a large scale, with 24 universities now offering the course. ...

17th July 2017
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Questions that Physician Associate Students Get Asked ALL the Time

Physician Associate Studies is a very new discipline which many people have never heard of, and those who have heard of it often don’t understand what it is. I’ve learnt this through my experiences wi...

31st January 2017
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Diary of a Postgraduate: Ward Rounds

Last time, when I wrote about what PA students do on GP placement, I mentioned that I was just about to begin my very first hospital placement. Myself and my coursemates were allocated to different...

19th April 2017
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Diary of a Postgraduate: What on Earth is Physician Associate Studies?!

I’m now four weeks into my postgraduate studies and I’m absolutely loving it; I have made some great new friends and learned more in those four weeks than I thought was possible. One thing that has ca...

01st November 2016

What Do Physician Associate Students Do On GP Placements?

The last time I wrote about placements, I was just 7 hours into the whopping 1600 placement hours that PA students are required to complete in order to qualify. I have now clocked up around 56 hours, ...

14th March 2017

Diary of a Postgraduate: Assessment Time

In her latest diary installment, Physician Associate Studies student Aimee takes us through her first ever Objective Structured Clinical Examination. This month I’ve had my OSCE. OSCE stands for O...

03rd January 2017

Diary of a Postgraduate: Fire Up Those Brain Cells!

After reflecting on my undergraduate years, and psyching myself up for the start of my postgraduate life, my adventure is now officially beginning. I have moved back to Swansea, secured a part time jo...

29th September 2016

What I Learned from my Undergraduate Days

You’ve finished your degree, donned your cap and gown and posed for your graduation photos… so now what? Your uni friends have all moved back home; some are getting jobs, others are accepting places o...

01st September 2016
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