The Central Application Service For Physician Assistants (CASPA)
The primary application to physician assistant programs is processed through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA), a central body, which sends your application to the individual PA schools to which you apply. The CASPA application has several components including the personal information section, the activities section, and most importantly the PA school personal statement (statement of purpose). The PA school personal statement is where you will have the opportunity to make a convincing argument for why you should be accepted to PA school among many competitive applicants. It is your chance to communicate with the PA school admissions committee directly.
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CASPA Application Services
We work closely with applicants on the CASPA application and personal statement. Our PA school admissions consultants help you develop an outline for your personal statement and assist you in building the content for a wining essay. We help you articulate your reasons for your interest in the PA profession and your competitiveness for PA school through unique reflection on your experiences. We also work with you to highlight your most important activities and present them professionally on the CASPA application. Our PA school admissions consultants also have experience helping you select which PA schools to apply to. Our specific services include:
Personal Statement Idea Development
If you have not started writing your personal statement, our consultants are prepared to help you develop the necessary content for a strong PA school personal statement. This service includes an initial review of your personal and professional background, and a consultation on how to present yourself as a strong candidate based on your background. Our PA school admissions consultants will work with you to develop the outline for your personal statement, help you decide which ideas to include, and assist you in building the necessary ideas.
Personal Statement Editing
If you have written your PA school personal statement (on your own or with our help), we assist you in modifying it, and reducing the length to fit the character limit. At this stage, our consultants can provide you with written or oral (depending on the client’s preference) feedback on your personal statement and grammatical/organizational edits to your essay.
CASPA Application Assistance and PA School Selection
Our consultants assist you in putting together other parts of your CASPA application, including the activities section. We can guide you on how to present your activities on the CASPA application. We also help you decide which PA schools are right for you based on your GPA, GRE scores, and additional experiences.
A combination of the above three services.