We're thrilled to introduce you to Pre-PA Coaching offered by Canadian PAs!
In private coaching sessions, we offer personalized advice and guidance on ALL aspects of PA admissions, whether you're exploring the PA profession or in the middle of applications.
Be sure to scroll through and read on about how we can help!
A warm welcome,
- Anne & Sahand
"When I was considering applying to McMaster’s Physician Assistant program, Sahand made himself available to me to answer questions about the PA program and the profession. Not only did Sahand take time to talk to me over email and Skype, but he offered advice on relevant reading material and tips for interviewing. Sahand was unbelievably welcoming and kind to me and was transparent and thorough in explaining the nuances of everything “PA”. Throughout my application process and continuing into the PA program, Sahand supported myself and my colleagues on both an academic and a personal level. There is no one I could recommend more strongly as a mentor for anyone considering the Physician Assistant profession."
- HANNAH, PA GRADUATE
"Anne has been a phenomenal mentor who consistently went above and beyond to ensure my success all the way from an aspiring pre-PA student, to a new PA graduate. From very early on, she became invested in me, by taking the time to get to know me and to provide me with all the resources and support I needed to help navigate and excel in this relatively new, unique and exciting profession. From advising on job prospects, to providing educational/clinical resources and tips, to enhancing my resume/cover letters – Anne supported me every step of the way.
She is kind, approachable, attentive, and she answered my many questions in a very timely and comprehensive manner. I cannot thank her enough for helping me with all the decisions I needed to make over the last two years in order to get to where I am today. She has helped me with my own understanding of the PA profession from her perspective as a working PA, which has allowed me to become even more confident that this career choice was the right fit for me. Any questions you may have as an aspiring PA, whether it pertains to strengthening your application, advice about your qualifications, format of admission interviews or even just learning more about the profession in general, Anne is the ideal person to talk to.
She is truly a leader in this profession and her experience, wealth of knowledge and multitude of talents makes her an incredibly valuable resource to anyone who is considering joining the PA profession."
- DHANYA, PA GRADUATE
Q. What is a Pre-PA Student?
A Pre-PA Student is anyone interested in becoming a Physician Assistant. Whether you are in high school, university, or considering the PA profession as a second or third career.
Q. What are the minimum requirements to receive coaching?
We only ask that you meet the minimum requirements for at least one of the PA programs in Canada, which includes: (1) being a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada, and (2) if you are in undergrad, having an undergraduate GPA average of minimum 2.7 out of 4.0 on the OMSAS scale.
Q. Who is right for Pre-PA Coaching?
Pre-PA Coaching is for individuals who are motivated and are proactive in informing themselves to make important decisions about career goals. Students who get the most out of he coaching experience with us are coachable, demonstrate self awareness, receptive to constructive feedback, and willing to take massive action on achieving their goals.
Q. What if I'm still thinking about becoming a PA? Will coaching help me?
Yes! These are one of our favourite students to work with! We can give you a break down and overview of the PA profession in Ccanada, how it compares to other health care professions, and how PAs function in different practice settings. We take into consideration your strengths, weaknesses, learning styles and give you honest feedback to help you decide if pursuing the PA profession is right for you. From there we can give dive into what the academic pathway would involve in order to qualify for the different Canadian PA schools.
Q. Who is not right for Pre-PA Coaching?
Our coaching is not right for you if you are looking for someone to "tell you what to do" without focused, consistent effort on your part. This is not a cookie cutter "plug and play" system that is a way to shortcut your way into PA school.
Our coaching program is not right for anyone who is looking for "ways to manipulate" admissions in order to get in. There are no silver bullets, simple formulas or guaranteed results.
Q. What will I get out of coaching?
Think of coaching as investment. You could certainly do this on your own. PA school is competitive, coaching can help you focus your efforts in the right direction sooner rather than later. This is what coaching may do for you:
Q. Do you coach on supplementary applicatons?
We do, however we DO NOT write your answers for you (nor should you expect anyone to). For us, that's a big red flag that someone is not a good fit for coaching (or arguably, the PA programs or PA admissions). We focus on strategy and tactics for admissions.
Q. Do you reveal questions from past applications or MMIs?
No. Anyone who has participated in an MMI or admissions process for any program signs a confidentiality agreement to not duplicate, distribute or discuss any questions used during that process.
Q. Do you guarantee results?
No. We do not guarantee that with coaching you can get into PA school. We can guarantee that our coaching programs are high quality and high yield. However, there are many individual factors to getting into PA school that are up to the individual, even with coaching.
Q. What if I’m not applying to PA school this cycle?
What a great way to start your journey into PA admissions! Whether you are thinking about applying sometime in the future, or you’re gearing up to submit your PA application - coaching can help you in any point of your journey. We mentor Pre-PA students at any stage of their career - whether you are still in high school, completing or done your undergraduate degree, in a post-secondary degree, or working and looking for a second career.
By starting your journey with Canadian Pre-PA Coaching, you’re more likely to get direct, feedback to focus your efforts and boost your confidence in the PA admissions process, and have smart goals that you move you towards achieving results.
Q. How are the coaching sessions done?
Coaching sessions are done face-to-face Zoom Calls. We have you fill out a small intake form when you book your appointment to help us prepare for your session and set the objectives for the coaching call.
Q. I'm still not sure if I want to move forward with coaching, is there someone I can speak to?
Yes! You can book a free, no-obligation 15 minute discovery call with us. The goal of the session is for you to speak to us about your challenges, we'll diagnose and help determine where you need help and what next steps to take. We'll take you through our coaching process, show you what you will work on and what value we can delivery - so you can decide if you want to work with us!
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