You made it! Your hard work has paid off. Now that you’re not a student anymore and are entering the workforce, you’re more on your own than you realize. Here’s some advice from a physician assistant who has been in the workforce for a year.

  1. Introduce yourself to everyone. Don’t wait to be introduced. And be prepared to be asked, “When are you going to become a doctor?”
  2. Track everything you do from Day 1. This will come in handy when you want to evaluate your impact to the clinic/service.
  3. Continue learning. Learning is lifelong and there will always be something you do not know in medicine.
  4. Celebrate accomplishments. Jot down personal achievements and positive feeback.
  5. Stay connected with classmates. For more advice, click here.