PANCE Prep: How to Conquer Test Stress

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With 300 timed questions, the PANCE can be a real pain in the… well, you know what if you’ve spent the past month and a half getting ready for test day. Juggling life and PANCE prep can be a little overwhelming, so while Picmonic made studying easier with Picmonic for PAs, we know it takes more than that to battle test anxiety. Luckily, there are things you can do to make passing the PANCE without having a panic attack a reality. Read on for tips that will help you stay calm before, during, and after the PANCE. Be the Man (or Woman) with the Plan Create a plan. A PANCE Plan.  If you have an idea of what needs to be done and when, you won’t feel as stressed when it comes down to scheduling out studying and test registration and anything else that might fly your way during one of the most important periods of your PA schooling career. Bonus: having a plan also means you won’t feel as guilty when you take a study break to catch up on life so create a calendar, to-do list, or agenda and stick to it. Start Studying Now Preparation is key. Start studying early so you can figure out what kind of schedule works for you. Yes, we are sure you’ve heard PAs tell tales about studying 12 hours a day 5 days a week for upwards of two months prior to the PANCE and maybe that worked for them, but…
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