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  2. I'm in Columbus and new PAs are still finding jobs here and in the surrounding areas. Probably not as easily as 13 years ago when I graduated, but they're out there. As others have said, take your boards ASAP! Network too. Reading between the lines, you sound like you might be a little on the obsessive side (taking too long to write your thesis, spending months before taking your boards rather than the days-to-weeks others take, etc) and you might want to see if you can work on that. You're not alone; we are often our own worst enemies. Good luck!
  3. This was part of my reasoning for switching jobs. I went from orthopedic trauma at a private practice to cardiothoracic at a large rural hospital. I am glad I switched. New field, new people, new challenges. I miss my old life in some respects but don't miss others.
  4. She may not be lying or faking, but her memory recall may have been skewed by her emotions. I think we all know how common it is for us as providers to say one thing and patients to hear another, whether by their lack of attention, refusal to accept what we're saying, or by emotional blocking. When you introduce something emotionally charged, you can almost guarantee clear-thinking (and subsequent memory recall of said emotionally charged event and dialogue) is thrown out the window, especially with psych patients. I'm not here to defend this PCP or vilify this patient. But I try to give people -- patients and other providers alike -- the benefit of doubt. Have you called said PCP to discuss?
  5. Does the waitlist notification show up on mystar as well? Interviewed 9/27 and feeling discouraged since I haven't heard anything
  6. I agree. I don't recommend new grad going into ED. Don't get me wrong, I've known people who did it but they were excellent students and have ER expereinces in the past (ER techs, ER nurses). Working in the ER is not easy. What I found most difficult is for new grads to navigate themselves in the ED. The nurses can often misled you and you get into trouble, the consultant can give you a hard time because you don't know what you are doing and physician thinks you ask too many questions. I also don't really trust EDs that hires new grads, unless you know someone who already working in that ED and recommended, otherwise I don't even bother. These ED jobs are usually new grad mills. They also place new grad just in the Fast Track. There is nothing wrong with fast tracts, I love fast tracks. But ask any experiences PAs, Fast track can be a dangerous place. You are the gate keeper! Patients in the main ED gets all the lab tests in world. It will be hard to missed things in the main ED. The triage nurse will tell you the patient don't need anything, just treat and street. I personally have seen lower back pain turn into a dissection, "sciatica" turn into a acute limb ischemia, toothache turn into a MI, eye pain turn into a stroke. You will also see large volume of patient in the Fast track. It will be very stressful for a new grad. If you are a pa student reading this post, I highly recommend doing a residency.
  7. I agree Cideous and often reflect on how fortunate I have been after practicing in many specialties with much exposure. I can only assume that I was lucky or fortunate to never have been nailed on this issue because I know that I was just as guilty as anyone else particularly in the early years before technology.
  8. I'm in agreement with Sed. Your lack of certification and licensure is making it pretty tough for an employer to stick their neck out and onboard you. It'll get better.
  9. The lack of certification, narrow location, and drawn-out timeline are severely hindering you. Regarding my own experience, I was hired by a preceptor during my rotation with them. That job was not posted. Before that, I had sent out a couple of random applications to random workplaces (mainly large hospitals), but they weren't interested in hiring a student prior to graduation or certification, so they declined and suggested I try again after I was licensed. Some suggestions and things to chew on: 1. Network, network, network. Jobs aren't always posted so talk to classmates, preceptors, program advisors, state association, professionals you've met through your training thus far, etc. 2. Expand your location. You need a job. You and your wife will make it work somehow, but you need gainful employment ASAP before you start losing prescious knowledge and student loan repayment kicks in (if you have loans). It still may take months to interview and hire you! 3. Your extended graduation and certification timeline may raise a concern that there may be a reason why you couldn't finish in a timely manner or get a job right away. This may scare off potential employers. 4. Take the PANCE ASAP. Six months seems excessive. You'll never be able to memorize all of medicine, and you've likely already studied plenty at this point. 5. Consider a head hunter. 6. Consider a residency. Good luck.
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  11. Well, that’s exciting ! One thing we can confirm.
  12. Yes, they said that we were the last interview group
  13. Wil Wheaton wrote a an article in 2015 about a similar event: http://wilwheaton.net/2015/10/you-cant-pay-your-rent-with-the-unique-platform-and-reach-our-site-provides/ I think it has several aspects pertinent to this instance.
  14. I’ve been wondering the same thing! I’m looking forward to meeting everyone!
  15. Did they say it was, in fact, the last interview ?
  16. Not sure I would even apply to another state unless I had a license in it first. That's the very first question they are going to ask...do you have a license in X state. Most are not going to hire you and then wait around for you to get a license. It's a bit of a catch 22. And yet another new grad who can't find a job. I'm counting the clock until the inevitable, "every thing is ok with our field" comments start to pour in. Everything is not ok for these new grads.
  17. Hello everyone, I'm selling the books M.D.C. recommends studying for the entrance exam. Email me if interested, these books are next to new. Regards, Luis
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  19. I am also interviewing on the 10th! As to their accreditation, I believe that in March they are getting probationary accreditation. I'm not sure exactly why they lost it, but I read somewhere they there were 10 violations in 2017. That being said I know it seems risky but I've been there and the facilities are very modern and I think its worth pursuing!
  20. Hi everyone, I'm in a weird situation and trying to get some perspective. Any feedback is appreciated. Apologize ahead of time for the length. Long story short, I should have graduated in December 2018. But I finished my rotations in December 2018, then had to finish a master's thesis paper which took me until August 2019 (it shouldn't have taken as long as it did, I just personally found the writing process really hard so it was very slow for me), when I officially graduated as a PA. I have been applying to jobs since July 2019, and at this point I have gotten exactly 1 callback. No interviews or any other interest. I think I have submitted almost 50 applications so far. I am not certified yet, I take the PANCE in January (nervous about failing so wanted to give myself plenty of time to study). I am not limiting my applications to any specialty or type of job or special hours. I am applying to anything and everything within 2 hours of where I currently live (Cincinnati), unless the post says that 1year+ of experience is required (which unfortunately, most of them do). Rejection after rejection just keeps rolling in (or worse, no response ever!). I am starting to get very very worried. Does anyone think maybe the reason why I'm not getting callbacks might be because I'm not certified yet? I should have had a job at least 6 months ago on my original timeline. But here I am, not even certified yet, and I am starting to panic a bit. It feels like every day that goes by and with every rejection I am less likely to get a job. I have my resume structured to just say the amount of time I was in each rotation, rather than the dates, because I feel like it would look very bad for me to employers if they knew my rotations were so long ago. I have re-written and restructured my resume and cover letters several times over the past few months. Is it possible there's something in them that is a red flag that I don't realize? I know the job market is saturated in many places in the Midwest. My wife is in a graduate program here and can't relocate until probably May at the earliest. So we were hoping to stay within 2 hours of where we live. But do I just start applying to jobs in other states (possibilities for us could be VA, MI TX, AZ, MA, or somewhere in the US Northeast or Pacific Northwest) and not worry about if she can come with me at this point? I am kind of at a loss of what to do next and freaking out about what employers must think of the growing gap in my resume. Edit: I guess I should also mention that we have 0 problem moving somewhere rural. Probably would prefer it actually.
  21. Hey! I applied to the university of the science’s too! When did you submit your application? I didn’t know they were applying for accreditation and applied late in November, hopefully it’s not too late.
  22. Hey there! I'm a freshman in college, just starting my Army ROTC career. I'm currently a nursing major/biology minor, but looking to go to PA school after college. I'd like to serve in the National Guard for the 8 year contract (with ROTC scholarship) and I'm wondering how everything will work out or if it's a good fit for me. Also wondering if I would be non deployable during PA school? PLEASE feel free to express your experiences with being in a graduate program while serving in the National Guard (is it manageable? take away from your academics?) and what being a PA (or nurse) in the national guard looks like during drill weekends! I also have many worries about potentially starting a family while in the national guard and what that looks like with deployments/commitments, etc (how frequently do PAs / medical professions get deployed? What do those deployments look like in regards to the job I'd be preforming? Do you get any preference / choice of when and where you are deployed?) Sorry for all the questions! I'm very new at the military stuff and just trying to get all my information so I can make the best decisions in my future! I appreciate all of you and thank you for your service!!
  23. I don't think you guys understand just how hard it is for new grads to get jobs now a days especially in oversaturated markets. It's bad. I think whatever they need to do to get their foot in the door is what they need to do. Who are we to judge unless we all pony up and start paying their school loans for them..........
  24. Yes just came home to a letter today (so probably came yesterday). I was waitlisted from the 11/22 interview
  25. Try retaking those classes you received a C in (OChem and BioChem), Keep up with work and get more PCE. Also look for providers that will provide REALLY GOOD LORs. As of now I'd suggest applying to programs that accept a lower c/sGPA. You're on the left side of the bell curve, be aware of the uphill battle in front of you. Don't quit and it'll pay off in the end. good luck.
  26. GPAs are really on the lower side. That combined with your lower grades in your upper level science courses like orgo and biochem and no academic LOR seems like a bit of a red flag to me. Apply broadly (maybe closer to 15) to schools that look at last 45/60 credit GPA and submit as early as possible. Consider getting an academic LOR as many schools require one.
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