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    • My pa program was rigid... 2 fails you are out unless there extenuating circumstances like severe illness/near death.

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    • Ditto!!  At previous practice I was working I overheard a receptionist telling a patient "The doctor is 2 hours behind but, if you don't mind seeing a PA, I can get you in sooner'. I might have spent the next 5 minutes more productively by punching myself in the face but, I tried to explain to the receptionist why she should not make statements like that. I don't think she got the message.... SMH !!
    • Hey! I have my bachelors degree in psychology and then I decided after graduation to go the PA route. At that time I had over 1,000 hours working as a home care aide for a little boy with severe autism and a little boy with cerebral palsy. Im not sure if it counts, but I'm hoping it does. Since then though I have gained over 1,000 more hours as a tech getting direct patient care experience in cardiology & ICU. I would imagine my hours working with children with special needs counts also but Im not entirely sure yet. But I would suggest also trying to get a job in a hospital, medical outpatient center , or becoming an EMT, to get even more direct patient experience which will ultimately strengthen your application more. But I definitely think working with the disabled community (depending on what your job entails)  should/will count as well and add a little diversity to your application, so definitely add that in your experiences portion on CASPA when you apply!
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