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About Sara Nolte

Sara was raised on a horse farm near Barrie, Ontario. After a childhood of living in the countryside, she left for the ‘big’ city of Hamilton to begin the Bachelor of Health Sciences Program at McMaster University. After obtaining her BHSc, Sara completed her Masters’ of Science in Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences, where her research focused on brain metastases, cancer stem cells, and cancer immunotherapies. She is a recent graduate of the McMaster University Physician Assistant Education Program. While a PA student, she was the Class of 2016 CAPA Student Representative and the 2016-17 CAPA Board of Directors’ Student Representative. Sara now lives in Toronto, and works as a CCPA in emergency medicine and outpatient orthopaedics. Aside from medicine, her other academic interests include science communication (check out her author page at Signals Blog), the role of social media (@Sara_M_Nolte) in healthcare, and education. When not at work, Sara enjoys spending time with her husband and dwarf hamster. She also plays a variety of sports, and is a competitive provincial-level Olympic weightlifter, with hopes to compete Nationally soon!

Finding a job as a new PA graduate: the importance of having a network

2017-08-21T19:20:37+00:00

I’m back, and here to tell you about the second (and happier) part of my journey of getting a job as a new Physician Assistant (PA) graduate. To those of you who read part one about my experience with the Career Start Grant, and have been anxiously awaiting the rest of my story, I apologize for the anxiety! But at the same time, I did end it that way on purpose, so that you

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Finding a Job as a New PA graduate: Getting Started with the Career Start Grant

2017-08-14T14:10:51+00:00

Hi everyone! It’s an honour to be writing this post for Anne, since this blog played a big role in my decision to pursue a career as a physician assistant (PA). She asked me to share my story about finding a job as a new PA graduate since so many of you have questions about how the process works, and what the job market is like after graduation. To be honest, I think these

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