PA Admissions Corner

A Fresh Perspective on Graduate Health Science Admissions

We’ve gathered together years of insight to help PA Programs get the most out of their admissions process – helping you attract the best candidates.

Understanding the Participants in the Admissions Process

ISSUES 1 & 2

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 11/10/2021

Let’s get started on making your PA admissions program as good as it can be.

Controlling the Admissions Cycle

ISSUE 3

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 11/16/2021

Here we begin dividing the aspects of admissions and illustrating how to take control and make the most of your program’s resources.

Controlling the Interview Process

ISSUE 4

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 11/30/2021

Being in control of the interview process can come down to one major point: applicants are interested in programs that are interested in them.

Controlling Applicant Ranking/Rubric

ISSUES 5

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 12/07/2021

We look at three different areas where you can maintain control of the ranking rubric to ensure that the best applicants are selected for your program.

Where Does Your Program Stand? State of the PA Industry

ISSUE 6

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 12/13/2021

A look at the overall industry, how it’s changed, and some statistics that may surprise you.

Struggles in Admissions Practices Part 1: Grade Inflation

ISSUE 7

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 12/21/2021

Grading is a relative measurement, subject to plenty of tampering and interpretation from those doing the measuring.

Struggles in Admissions Practices Part 2: Didactic Preparedness

ISSUES 8

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 12/21/2021

How can you prepare for the possibility that your incoming students may not be as prepared as you thought?

Struggles in Admissions Practices Part 3: Competition Among PA Programs

ISSUE 9

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 12/28/2021

Competition among PA programs is a major factor affecting the admissions process and will only intensify in the coming years.

Struggles in Admissions Practices Part 4: Competitive Analysis Exercise

ISSUE 10

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 1/04/2022

Ask yourself these questions about how you stack up to other programs in your geographic area.

Applicants Must Know, Like, and Trust You!

ISSUES 11

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 1/04/2022

Time to discuss how your applicants perceive your PA admissions program, and how to use their perceptions to bolster your outcomes.

Managing PA Admissions Personnel Part 1: Creating the Key Admissions Duty Timeline

ISSUE 12

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 1/11/2022

Compare your program’s admission duties timeline to the national average, and find out what can be done to stay competitive, and focus your staff on the areas that need the most effort.

Managing PA Admissions Personnel Part 2: Key Admissions Personnel and Skill Set Rating

ISSUE 13

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 1/18/2022

How you assign your admissions department’s key duties is extremely important. First, you need a clear understanding of who your key admission personnel is and their duties and skillsets.

Managing PA Admissions Personnel Part 3: Common Questions

ISSUES 14

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 1/25/2022

There are always great questions that arise during the numerous seminars we’ve conducted on PA program management, and we want to share the answers with you.

Meeting Enrollment Goals Part 1: The 72-Hour Rule and the 80/20 Rule

ISSUE 15

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 2/01/2022

Let’s continue making the most of your PA program’s admissions with time-tested and proven knowledge on meeting enrollment goals.

Meeting Enrollment Goals Part 2: Common Questions

ISSUE 16

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 2/08/2022

It’s time to discuss how your applicants perceive your PA admissions program, and how to use their perceptions to bolster your outcomes.

Successful PA Admissions Part 1: Finding and Enrolling Your Ideal Applicant

ISSUES 17

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 2/15/2022

Once you identify your ideal applicants ahead of time–the ones who want to attend your program and who are motivated to succeed when they do–your staff can spend their time focused on them.

Successful PA Admissions Part 2: Behavioral Interview

ISSUE 18

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 2/22/2022

Behavioral interviews are a fantastic tool for locating applicants who will be a great fit in your program and for eliminating applicants that display problematic tendencies.

Successful PA Admissions Part 3: Group Interviewing

ISSUE 19

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First Published: 3/01/2022

Let’s continue by discussing how group interviews can save you and your program from missing terrific applicants and how they can help you recognize red-flag behaviors.

Successful PA Admissions Part 4: Expanding Diversity and Inclusion

ISSUES 20

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 3/08/2022

Everyone agrees that medicine needs equitable representation across all demographic population groups. How do we move from a theoretical discussion on diversity and inclusion to a methodology that can be applied to any PA program?

Successful PA Admissions Part 5: Common Questions

ISSUE 21

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 3/15/2022

We complete our five-part series on Successful PA Admissions by addressing some of the most frequently asked questions regarding interviewing, pre-screening, diversification, and inclusion.

Make or Break Compliance Part 1: Guide to Meeting ARC-PA Standards

ISSUE 22

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 3/22/2022

Compliance is necessary to prevent headaches and citations, and it has distinct benefits if it is maintained promptly and thoroughly.

Make or Break Compliance Part 2: ARC-PA Standard A3.13

ISSUES 23

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 3/24/2022

We conclude the topic by examining the most frequently misunderstood Accreditation Requirement: ARC-PA Standard A3.13

Remediation Part 1: Early Intervention for Student Challenges

ISSUE 24

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 3/29/2022

Whether you are the dean of a pharmacy school with 600 enrolled students or running a PA program with 72 enrolled students, remediation is a necessary part of academic life.

Remediation Part 2: The Student Success Coaching Model

ISSUE 25

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 3/31/2022

Many student performance challenges can see significant improvement by implementing pre-matriculation classes or modules, or a Study Skills Seminar at orientation or during the first few weeks of classes.

Remediation Part 3: The Academic Success Coach

ISSUES 26

PA ADMISSIONS CORNER NEWSLETTER
First Published: 4/05/2022

Providing good academic support for your students begins with a robust advising system. Training one of your faculty members to be the Academic Success Coach can pay dividends.