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Paul Gonzales
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Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.
Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.

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Update to Readers
Hello everyone, First off, thank you all for your ongoing support. Writing each of these articles has helped me navigate through the process of becoming the PA I am today. I hope that these articles continue to inspire you and give you hope that you can ach...

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Knee Ligaments Review
Knee Ligaments Review Ottawa knee rules are less sensitive in children; use Pittsburgh rules to determine whether or not to obtain radiographs MRI is 95% and 90% accurate in identifying ACL tears and meniscal injuries, respectively Pain with varus or valgus...

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Asthma
Asthma Pulmonology makes up 12% of the PANCE and between 10-15% of the End of Rotation Examinations. This means that topics like Asthma, which are found on every topic blueprint, are likely to pop up. This makes it essential for you to know the ins-and-outs...

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Comprehensive PANCE Resource Review
Comprehensive PANCE Resource Review Online Vs. Print Reviews Online Resources Print (Book) Resources Pros Interactive Provide personal performance feedback Most provide videos, podcasts and other multimedia to enhance experience Most include x-rays, EKGs, a...

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Updated: 11/25/2016 Although Rheumatology falls under the Orthopedics section of the PANCE, which counts for 10% of the test, it isn’t heavily emphasized during PANCE review courses or in PA school, for that matter. I think our ...

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Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain Barre, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain-Barre, and ALS commonly appear on exams because of their similarities, but its the subtle differences and keywords you should look out for, especially on physical exam. While historically, the PANCE and PACKRAT are only 6% Neuro...

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5 Tips on Taking the PANCE
5 Tips on Taking the PANCE Updated: 11/20/2016 After studying for the PANCE for about the past month and half, I will finally be releasing a review of (most) resources for you all - my loyal readers. First off, a huge thank-you to all of you for your intere...

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Heart Murmurs and Valvular Heart Disease
Heart Murmurs/Valvular Heart Disease* Most common causes of mitral/aortic valve disorders are congenital defects; other causes include rheumatic heart disease, connective tissue disorders, infection, sensile conditions Most common presenting symptoms: dyspn...

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Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain Barre, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain-Barre, and ALS commonly appear on exams because of their similarities, but its the subtle differences and keywords you should look out for, especially on physical exam. While historically, the PANCE and PACKRAT are only 6% Neuro...

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Strokes, Hemorrhages, and Aneurysms
Strokes Strokes and TIAs will 100% for sure be on your PANCE/PANRE/PACKRAT/EORs, you name it. While historically, the PANCE and PACKRAT are only 6% Neurology questions, these are a few that you shouldn’t miss. After completing my general neurology rotation,...
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