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Rotation Crash Course

Helping You Thrive on Your Rotations

The AAPA Rotation Crash Course is designed to help you be a star student on the first day of each rotation. Listen to the free podcast and get the show notes, along with continuous support for your rotations and beyond.

Hippo Education’s PA faculty have not only been in your shoes, but also have decades of experience precepting students.
We know the weekend between rotations is stressful and that a year full of “first days” can be exhausting.
Don’t just survive your rotations, but thrive with us!


Don’t Go Through it Alone

Ease your "first day anxiety" by hearing the nuances of each core rotation and common missteps students make. We also reveal veteran tips to impress your preceptor and take exceptional care of your patients.


Get Your Roadmap to Success

Get the free show notes that include helpful tables, diagrams, and resources to build your confidence for your first day and beyond. We help you prepare for not only your core rotations, but your PANCE and first job as well.


Have Continuous Support

We cover the topics to prepare you for life after graduation, and provide the support you need each day as you balance the challenges of your clinical year.

  • Annika Rotto Testimonial
    Annika Rotto PA-2 University of Iowa PA program:

    It’s just great to have those few clinical pearls heading into my first day. I love how you have clever ways of remembering stuff like "head-shoulders-knees-and-toes" for childhood development! I’ll definitely be listening to these before all my rotations!

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In addition to the podcast and show notes, signing up will unlock extra content to help you get the “C” in PA-C and transition into life beyond graduation. We’ll help you crush your PANCE and land your ideal job.

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About your hosts

Katie Iverson, MPAS, PA-C

Assistant Clinical Professor Carver College of Medicine
Medical Editor and Hippo PA Lead, Hippo Education

Katie Iverson has spent most of her clinical tenure working in Emergency Medicine, but her true passion is medical education. She counts every day teaching and mentoring medical and PA students to be a gift. She has been awarded several interdisciplinary teaching awards at the Carver College of Medicine.  She is an avid fan of Hawkeye Football and her Star Wars Lego collection is the envy of all who have ever enjoyed assembling those beautiful little colored bricks.

Vicky Pittman, MPAP, PA-C

Senior Medical Editor, Hippo Education

Vicky Pittman attended the Keck School of Medicine of USC Physician Assistant Program. Since graduation she has worked in emergency medicine and urgent care in Oregon, New Jersey, and Tennessee. She serves as an Adjunct Professor for South College PA program in Knoxville, TN and has precepted numerous PA and NP students. In her free time, she loves hiking around eastern Tennessee with her family and her fluffy corgi, Sir Winston Furchill.

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Questions or concerns? Contact us at pa@hippoeducation.com