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    • I actually just got a position in the hospital, as a Medical Assistant, in the Medical Transplant Group. Taking a 75 % cut in pay, working 20 hours a week and starting pre-req's. In 1 year I will be 1500 clinical hours and hopefully, all 8 classes, to apply for the Oct. 2019 deadline. My husband and family are supporting me financially through the change. Goal is to get in so I can start in June of 2020. By That time, I'll be 44 but, it is just a number.  My husband and I are thinking of downsizing, since we do have two kids, ages 12 and 13 and cost of living is high where we live. This MA job fell into my lap. I took it as a sign , to move forward with the change. 
    • When I did Marine Corps Martial Arts Program to build relationships with my unit, I'm sure I had rhabdo. The fighting portion isn't that tough or great, but the work out is brutal. Like SK mentions, none of the ''instructors'' knew anything proper about rhabdo. Did it in Uganda, so the heat didn't help. 2 hours of crossfit type exercises every day, except as the medical officer I bowed out 2 days a week citing that if I went down the whole mission would have to be scrapped as the only medical officer. Every day involved legs. For 2 weeks I could not go from seated to standing or vice versa without collapsing. I had to put my hands on the bathroom stall doors and "spider man" my way up until my leg locked. Multiple others were collapsing during the workout every day. I didn't think crossfit was healthy before, but after that, I knew it was dangerous.  But I looked like a bad ass fight club member after those 6 weeks :)
    • You take the NCCPA exam (to become a PA-C; a nationally certified PA)...you then submit your license application and pay a fee in the State you'd like to practice as a PA. You won't need to take another exam to practice in said state BUT you have to recertify as a PA once your initial certification nears expiration (within 2 years from your initial then every 10 years after that) to maintain PA-C.
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