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  2. Thank you! Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  3. I'm in Urgent Care, but my prior job, in the ER, was absolutell hell. It was a transitional time in the hospital, and what passed for "training" and "constructive advice" meant being chewed out daily by ER attendings and nitpicked on every single word I uttered and ever letter I typed in my chart, every single day, for months. Being reamed out in front of other staff, for not getting one "crucial" piece of information from the patient, was a weekly occurrence. Suffice it to say, they took a previously confident PA, tore my soul out, and made me sweat at the thought of talking to an ER attending or even a scribe. It was a toxic place for all involved, and hell for me. The biggest a-holes were the ones who survived there; not softer types like me. It's been several years since then, but I've never recovered. I currently work in Urgent Care with a lot of ER attendings who staff it as well. Now, I have a bit of social anxiety and decision anxiety to start with, and was never the most confident guy in the world. But that job beat me down so hard, that every time I need now to confer with my supervising docs here, I start to sweat, and often can't get my story straight, forget pertinent facts. I hesitate and hesitate, scared to walk over and open my mouth Even the realization, during patient interview, that I will have to ask a (probably dumb) question of my attending-type colleagues, makes me forget to ask the right things in the room, and then of course, I ask the dumb thing. And iffy cases? Decisions? I start to sweat profusely, feeling like, if I wasn't so dumb and meek, I'd have the confidence and knowledge recall to not have to ask the docs my dumb question. As a result, of course, I come off anxious and uncertain, and the cycle perpetuates as the ER doc colleagues tear me apart with their cold, unforgiving eyes (seems to be a common trait among those types). And it seems like I'm the only one asking the docs questions often...the other PAs seem to know the right thing to do. Every time. Every single time. No fear. No doubts. No recall lapses. No hesitation in their voice. Ever. Has anyone ever dealt with this sort of PTSD from working in a bad place? How did you beat it? And how did you get the confidence to make the right decisions autonomously, every time? How did you deal with terrible decision anxiety?
  4. Everything you listed is WHY there is high turnover. Heed the warnings of those before you.
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  6. Have they finished sending out emails or are they sending them throughout the week?
  7. Congrats to everyone that’s in! I’m in too!! Jason and Angie, I remember you guys from last year! Soooo excited!!
  8. Congratulations everyone! Looking forward to meeting you all in a few weeks. Enjoy the time you have left before school starts, spend time with your family and try to just relax. See you all soon!
  9. My situation was similar, but different in that I was a new father, not a mother. I truly believe that being a new mother would be more difficult, especially if you plan on breast feeding, etc. Having said that, I'll tell you that my first son was 2 weeks old when my program started. It was extremely difficulty of course, but IT IS POSSIBLE, and as long as your husband is 100% committed and on board with your schooling, you can do this. Everyone's situation is different, but I am so glad that I didn't defer. When I was at home studying, I would study for a couple hours, then take 30 minute breaks to play with my new little family. Then get back to the books. The above posters bring up great points. I just thought I'd add my different perspective for you. I've now been out practicing almost 2 years and have no regrets. If your husband will be staying home with the baby, I say go for it. If he'll be working full time, that's a different situation entirely. Good luck!
  10. in progress just means you are planning on taking it and in CASPA you can show which classes you plan on taking in the fall and in the spring and instead of putting a grade in you would put "in progress" to show u plan on taking these so you do not have to wait until you're enrolled
  11. I’m in too!!! Praise God! After four years. I’m soooo excited!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Hi everyone, There are many programs that allow you to have 1-2 courses in progress at the time of application submission. I have two courses left to take - one in the summer & one in the fall. Do I have to be currently enrolled in the course to say that it’s in progress? Meaning, do I have to wait to apply until the fall since then I will be actually in the course? I hope this makes sense. Thanks in advance!
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  14. I just got my letter, omg. Good luck to all.
  15. Theoddshoe, Congratulations!!! I received my acceptance email as well. What a great feeling!!!
  16. I was accepted at the 3/22 interview as well! I believe they said they’d be making a FB page specifically for the ATL campus soon, there was already one made for the Knoxville campus.
  17. I'm in too!! They are sending emails.. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  18. Congrats!!!! Did you get an email? Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  19. I agree with the post above! So many schools vary in what they require or do not so it is important you reach out to the schools that you want to apply to and either look at their website to see if your courses fit their descriptions or that you reach out to the schools individually and ask to clarify. Good luck!
  20. Does anyone know what the acceptance rate is like for this fellowship?
  21. Hi Yellek,

    I just wanted to say thanks for all of your advice and information about Clarkson's PA program. They mentioned that we will get to talk to current students on the day of interviews. Will you be around, or do they usually have prospective students meet students in the S1 phase? Best of luck with all of your rotations!


    1. yellek


      Hey Luke,

      You will mostly be interacting with S1's on interview day. My class is out on rotations, many of which are not local. However, the school does ask us to come by on interview day if we are available to interact with interviewee's and answer questions the S1's may not be able to at this point. I will be there on Friday 4/5, but I know that some of the other S2's will be there on Saturday 4/6 too. You will be able to speak with S2's regardless of which day you interview. 

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