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As a Physician Assistant, Do Not Judge!

As a physician assistant, there will be many times when you get frustrated with patients.  You will have patients come in to  see you because they have a cough, or a sore throat…..for ONE day.  It will irk you at times.  It will make you wonder why you spent so many hours studying just to deal with things like...

Dypepsia

    VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Hey whats going on guys and welcome to another video here.  Today were going to talk about dyspepsia.  Now, dyspepsia is very common, very high yield.  You have to know this for your boards; you have to know this for clinical practice.  Really, the main thing about dyspepsia, and the main thing that they want you to know...

Cocaine

Cocaine is used by 14 million people worldwide which is 3% of the global population 15-64 years of age! This is a very commonly used drug, so make sure you know about it! Well go over the pharmacology and how this drug can actually affect different organ systems. Well also touch on how patients will present. Lets learn cocaine!

Do Pharm Reps Intimidate You?

I was asked by a student for my thoughts regarding the advertisement of medications.  Time and time again, you will have patients coming in to see you asking for a certain medication because they “saw it on tv”, or their friend is on it, so it MUST work.  Her thoughts were that this will cause patients to make inappropriate...

Screw Perfection!

So many people say they are perfectionists. So many people insist that they cannot possibly submit an assignment, perform a procedure, or present a case unless its perfectly executed.  To be brutally honest, there are very few perfectionists in this world.   The vast majority of people are simply giving excuses.  Excuses stem from fear, and fear leads to mediocrity. ...

Cystitis and Pyelonephritis

  Video Transcript Hey whats going on guys, and today were going to talk about cystitis pyelonephritis.  The reason why I wanted to group these two together, is because they are simply a continuation of each other.  So, we start off with cystitis, and if this goes untreated, it will eventually lead to pyelonephritis.  We can consider these two diseases the...

Failed an Exam? Who cares?!

So, you had an exam and it didn’t go quite as planned.  In fact, it probably went worse than you anticipated.  I can probably go as far as to say that you failed your exam.  So, what do we do now?  Does this mean we will not pass our program?  Does this mean we are not good enough to...

Digoxin / Digitalis

Lets go over everything you need to know about digoxin.  I made digoxin out to be this evil mythelogical drug that couldn't be understood while I was in school.  In reality, its very easy to understand.  After this podcast, you will know everything about digoxin!

Post Menopausal Bleeding

  VIDEO TRANSCRIPT So, there can be a variety of things that we will go over a little bit later as to what can cause post menopausal bleeding.  But, for her, she only has one month of spotting daily, no pelvic pain, no family history of cancer.  So, when we went and did the physical exam, we found that she had...

3 Reasons Why Ego Doesn’t Belong in PA school

You probably excelled in undergrad, right?  I mean, you had to, since your in PA school.  Most programs have anywhere from a 3%-10% admissions rate.  My program, for example, had a 3% admission rate.  This means that EVERYONE who was accepted excelled in their undergrad.  The harsh reality is that you probably stood out while you were completing your...