Forums

  1. News & Announcements

    1. 231
      posts
  2. Professional Physician Assistant

    1. 67,495
      posts
    2. 462
      posts
    3. 13,489
      posts
    4. 3,983
      posts
    5. 4,007
      posts
    6. Physician Assistant Residency

      Place your PA residency positions here.

      1,745
      posts
    7. Physician Assistant Owned Practice

      For PA's interested in discussion in starting an maintaining a PA Owned practice.

      983
      posts
    8. 6,468
      posts
  3. International Physician Assistant Forum

    1. International Physician Assistant

      Discussion forum for International Physician Assistants

      613
      posts
    2. 38
      posts
  4. Physician Assistant Student Forums

    1. 1,704
      posts
    2. 17,791
      posts
    3. 2,597
      posts
    4. 4,978
      posts
    5. 1,595
      posts
    6. 335
      posts
  5. Pre-PA

    1. 49,617
      posts
    2. PA Schools   (9,435 visits to this link)

      Links directly to PA programs. Discussion on individual schools can be done here.

    3. Physician Assistant Schools

      148,009
      posts
    4. 5,684
      posts
    5. Personal Statements

      This forum category is for discussions relating to the Personal Statement required for application of PA School. REMEMBER THAT WHATEVER YOU POST REMAINS ON THIS SITE AND WILL NOT BE DELETED. DO NOT ASK TO HAVE YOUR POSTS DELETED.

      6,668
      posts
  6. Miscellaneous

    1. 6,178
      posts
    2. 447
      posts


  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      59,438
    • Most Online
      661

    Newest Member
    HR527
    Joined
  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      24,831
    • Total Posts
      345,077
  • Posts

    • milesHenson1 thank you! I know I’m not guaranteed a spot but I thought my stats were very competitive at those particular schools.  I want to get in on my first try and was looking for schools that had a little bit higher acceptance rate. I want to feel a little more confident about matriculating my first time applying. 
    • This past week, I sent the following (abbreviated) below to my state organization after several months of frustrating lack of response in regards to an issue on the administrative and leadership level.  Leadership Advancement Restrictions - PAs have found their leadership roles and advancement potential removed and/or restricted. We do not have voting privileges for policy and hospital bylaws. Until March of this year, I and others in my organization were removed from director positions and committees. Reason cited, "reorganization" and improvement of a physician-lead organization. Leadership has stated directly that expertise of medicine is to remain with physicians as they are the "expert". This has hampered my efforts for career advancement and effectively reduced my income. I have lost greater than $10,000.00+ per year as a result of this policy. Current leadership positions are allowed with nurse doctorates and MD/DOs. Career and income advancement is effectively stalled and goes nowhere.  Delegation Agreement  - my organization has become more anti-PA. It has been brought to my attention by former leadership individuals that there is a preference of NPs vs PAs. Hiring new staff has leaned to NPs vs PAs with the exception of the surgical field. Many physicians are unwilling to partner/work in tandem with experienced PAs and sign delegation agreements without extra compensation or contract amendments. Mind you, PAs do not receive compensation when yoked to poor examples of physician clinicians, despite our licensure being at risk if a malpractice claim were to occur.  Student Teaching - I've precepted NPs, PAs and medical students. However my opportunities are now nonexistent. The organization is unwilling to have certified PAs precept students because we are technically under supervision and there is an unwillingness to allow teaching due to concerns of liability. Additionally, I until this past month was welcomed as a preceptor for student NPs with an offer as adjunct faculty. This was declined after having taught their NP students for the last year.  The state university stated "due to change in focus". After a more frank discussion, it was disclosed that the NP organization has chosen to interpret the WAC regulations as PAs prohibited from teaching NPs. She was uncertain as to why the organization has chosen to move in this direction despite the students appreciating the additional perspective and access to our skillset and knowledge. As for medical students, I have been told that I am not allowed to teach, again because of the supervisory condition.
    • Your stats look good, good amount of HCE, good GRE and average/good GPA. I would agree with above, nothing is guaranteed. Idaho State is deceptive in their admissions process. They use a file score system that takes your GRE score and your GPA grades for their prerequisite classes and comprises a score. They will only review application above a certain file score, typically starts at 5.1 and moves down as they go. Normally only makes it down to 4.8 or so. For them it really depends on what you GRE and prerequisite grades are, if they are average then you likely will not get reviewed there. Don't get disheartened though. Apply broadly and have a plan to continue to improve your application over the next year or so, that way if you don't get in then you can show improvement for the following cycle.
  • Top Downloads

    No files have been downloaded yet this week.