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    • Sorry Corp I think that is just a bit  paranoid and I don't trust much of anything I can't prove so for me that is a big statement. I work in an organization where "nice" is more important than anything and I could see them firing a physician (or anyone else) who wrote something "bad" about another group of employees. It is a feel good tender touchy feely world these days often at the expense of common sense, thoughtful discussion, and progress.
    • I think it can be beneficial to list non-healthcare employment for a few reasons.  For example, I have experience working in food service, both in management and serving. I learned SO much - how to survive shift work, multitasking, functioning in a fast paced, stressful environment, leadership skills, etc. I have spent a decade dealing with the public in all kinds of crazy scenarios and have really honed my people skills during that time. I have also worked at a few well known places in town that most people have heard of, so that recognition may make my app stick in someone's mind if someone who likes that restaurant comes across it. You never know what about your application will resonate with someone else. Another thing to consider is if you worked while going to school. Listing employment that coincides with your education will show time management skills, especially if you did well in courses. I was a scribe in the ED and served while taking a full load of upper level science courses. I definitely want them to know that not only did I do really well in my classes, but I did well while juggling lots of other moving parts.  Obviously I am using myself as an example, but apply this same thought process to your own employment. If you can think of one reason why a work experience made you a better person or better prepared you for PA school then it seems reasonable to add it.  Side note: At a recent open house for a school's PA program the director of admissions said to definitely include non-healthcare employment. N=1, but seems worth mentioning.  
    • I listened to the testimony which was strongly in favor of hiring the outside consultant to determine the best choice for title change. The voting will take place in the morning (Monday 21 May). The voting begins at 8AM central on all resolutions and should be completed by noon. I suspect earlier. The 2 main things PAFT is watching is title change and some suggested change to OTP language. I'll try to post an update when I can
    • Anyone here looking to apply this coming cycle? I would love to hear about your experiences during the application cycle if you are a past or re-applicant. 
    • Complaint on the board: "Lip Laceration".

      Pt had dry lips, and yawned, and lip cracked, and decided to go to ER.

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