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  1. Yes. You have one foot in the grave at 27. Focus on the time you have left with your family. Good luck.
    6 points
  2. I was accepted when I was 57! You've got 30 years on me!
    3 points
  3. She said everyone that is on the waitlist has already been told so. So if you haven’t been notified you’re on the waitlist then you’re rejected. I’m sorry :(
    2 points
  4. I was accepted at my dream school, so I've just withdrawn my acceptance from Rush. That means someone else from the waitlist should be hearing some good news soon! :) Good luck to everyone!
    2 points
  5. Id like to see it broken down by specialty/job. I doubt many UC/FP PAs are making >151k.
    2 points
  6. So interns and med students ask me this question a lot. First step is to look at official guidelines from various societies (AAP, ACOG, etc) as well as uptodate or medscape or some other resource. I think those are good places to start. But while you should know the official recommendations, eventually you need to read the original studies and go through their methodologies. That is super helpful because you will build up a knowledge base that will let you see flaws in the recommendations and when you could and should deviate from them. There are a lot of "evidenced based" guidelines that
    2 points
  7. Got accepted on Saturday right after my interview as well!
    2 points
  8. Does anyone know if they send calls to everyone or just top canidates, accepted canidates, etc? Trying to wait patiently.
    1 point
  9. Thanks for taking the initiative for those of us that interviewed! I also interviewed with you on the 1st of November and haven't heard anything. What do you know about a waitlist? I am presuming I should prepare for some bad news based on the way you're writing. -sweats-
    1 point
  10. I just called Kay. If you haven’t heard from her by now you’ve been rejected. Which was me.
    1 point
  11. Hey guys! I'm a current student and just wanted to give some encouragement. Congrats to those who have already been accepted! I'm sure there are lots more calls coming out over the next few days. If you get waitlisted, do not lose hope! I was waitlisted at all 3 schools I interviewed at. I started interviewing at schools in November 2016 and waited until July 2017 to hear that I had been pulled off the waitlist at Red Rocks. IT WAS GRUESOME. But when you finally get the call all of that fades away. I was number 5 on the waitlist at Red Rocks and got the acceptance call a month and a half
    1 point
  12. yes and no. low volume does not always equal low stress. I typically see 8-14 pts in 24 hrs at my rural ER job. fairly high acuity. for me, that is interesting, not stressful, but this job wouldn't be for everyone. We had a guy a few months ago who worked 3 shifts and quit because he realized he was in waaaaaay over his head.
    1 point
  13. I have an interview January 29th! So excited but nervous, interviewing is my biggest weakness!
    1 point
  14. For those of you interviewing this weekend: you should’ve gotten an email with some information including directions and hotel suggestions (as ChristineQLe said) from Dawn and also an invite to pizza night (which is optional) from Jeff. Checking your inbox and junk folder often is a good idea to make sure you didn’t miss anything! We look forward to meeting those who are interviewing in just a few short days!!
    1 point
  15. Just an email with directions, hotel accommodations
    1 point
  16. Well there's your problem. That's nearly 4 patients per hour, on a good day. I would be worrying about my every move too, if I only had 15 minutes to talk, Dx, and Tx the patient. Find a different job I say.
    1 point
  17. I'm 30. I was accepted this cycle and start my program in April. I also got interview offers for 5 out of the 8 schools I applied to. I would say that 27 is definitely not too old to start.
    1 point
  18. I got accepted off the waitlist from the December interview yesterday but I think I’m going to commit to another program. I hope one of you get the spot! Good luck!
    1 point
  19. @AnatomyJane17 joey said they were looking into adding skype/phone interviews for the candidates that can not travel a second time and they want to do those in the afternoon after the inperson interviews that are already scheduled I believe the last date he said was feb 2nd so i do not think it will effect thentimeline to hear back form them
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  20. Let me once again play devil's advocate for a moment. While it is nice to know the latest and greatest it is also important to have an understanding of the local standard of care for a problem. I'm in that situation right now with treating influenza cases that meet the CDC recommendation for same without getting a rapid flu test (for any one of a number of reasons specific to my practice location). Regardless of whether YOU are current and THEY aren't, THEY become the standard of care for your community and thus it could possibly present issues for you down the round as crazy as that might
    1 point
  21. @papag I interviewed on Dec 6th. I'm from California and it was my first time visiting Chicago. Pretty awesome experience. I really loved the presentation of the program and what it had to offer as well. Fingers crossed that we can get off the alternate list. @Brother of Gus Congrats on your acceptance and best of luck in that program! I'm sure you'll become a very fine PA.
    1 point
  22. I’m really not trying to rain on your parade. But. Have you fully explored what you would do as a PTA? Many many PTAs are required to do as much (if not more) manual physical labor as CNAs. Unless you’re going to be in something like sports medicine where the patients are generally able-bodied, there is a LOT of lifting involved in PTA work. A gait belt and an aide are great if you have both, but not guaranteed. And Maynard. PTAs work with providers every day. That’s like saying CNAs only work with nurses.
    1 point
  23. Good luck to you in your program as well! It must be nice to finally hear something.. just a month was a long time for me ?
    1 point
  24. Same. I was in the first interview group. Seems like I’ve been waiting to hear forever! I am going to take my name off the list tomorrow as I accepted a seat at another program. Hopefully that helps you guys out! Best of luck! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  25. Hi, I'm looking for a PA to shadow in the Charlotte, NC or Columbia, SC area! I have already shadowed a PA in internal medicine and have shadowed an MD and NP in pediatrics. I'm specifically looking for opportunities to shadow in dermatology, gynecology, and internal medicine, but I am open to any specialty. Please let me know if you are available or if you know of a PA who is!
    1 point
  26. That sounds incredibly stressful! Give Baylor a call and see if they'll accommodate a later 'Group D' for those who miss them due to the devastating .014 inches of snow we got. I definitely feel many people will have been impacted with this timing.
    1 point
  27. For anyone who is on the waitlist, a seat has just opened up! I declined my offer today due to the fact that I got accepted into another program ! Best of luck to those of you on the waitlist and to those who have been accepted! I hope you find the right school for you!! Stay positive and hopeful. I’m sending out good vibes to everyone!![emoji846]?[emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  28. I don't mean to be harsh, but as someone who has been on admissions committees your numbers don't suggest someone who will be successful in PA school. The problem you face is that you are not competeing against yourself. Sure, you can take classes over 5 times until you get an A in everything, but the admissions committee has to compare you against people who didn't need to repeat anything to be a good looking applicant. You might invest a trmendous amount in terms of time, effort and money and still not be competitive.
    1 point
  29. Your son was at a friends house for a sleep over, and he called you late at night- apparently he hit his head pretty hard, "everything went dark", he vomited a couple of times, he's nauseated. A. Pick him up, then let him him sleep it off over the week end 2. Pick him up, let him sleep it off, then take him to a walk-in clinic that can only do xrays. Four days later. 3. Tell him he's fine D. suddenly become concerned that your somnolent, nauseated, vertiginous teenager "isn't right" after being told you should take him to the ED. It's not really a cold and flu ca
    1 point
  30. I would not lie on your application, it would look very suspicious of the school ever found out that you didn't include classes on your application. Many schools value the fact that you show improvement after times of poor performance and can explain why you had low grades. Always be honest on your application.
    1 point
  31. So far my senior moments have been charting in the wrong chart and printing the discharge summary 5 times. I have considered a handout with my "you have a cold" speech written on it so I could save myself 3 or 4 hours a day giving the same talk.
    1 point
  32. You have to report all classes you’ve taken at every university you attended. Anything less is dishonest and could easily get you booted from PA school if accepted. Bottom line - report everything, including Ws if you have any. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  33. Hello all, I had received a call yesterday inviting me for an interview. I declined hoping that it would allow someone else the opportunity to shine and earn and acceptance. It seems that they still have more interview invites to be sent out so keep the hope alive people! I wish everyone the best of luck in their application process. Cheers.
    1 point
  34. No, you must accept the job with lower pay and you must like every day of it. If you get a gig with better bennies- "Thank you very much for the opportunity to be a part of your organization, but I must regretfully decline at this time due to personal reasons." Its business. Be polite and dont burn bridges, but remember you are in this for you.
    1 point
  35. You have your answer right here. There is no points for loyalty. You need to do what is best for you and your career. Don't let a better opportunity pass you by. You won't ruin your reputation at all. It's not like you are breaking your contract or being named in a malpractice suit.
    1 point
  36. Regular PANRE has a 97% or so pass rate, even as a speciality PA I have taken it twice cold and passed both times, taking it a year early gives me a buffer in case I need to retake it.
    1 point
  37. And that's kinda the point I wanted to bring up in the thread, to get people to pay attention to this stuff. To find out where they currently stand, and then set written goals. Up until 5 years ago we had goals, but they were not clearly written down. We didn't even have a precise understanding of exactly how much we owed. I think it started out at the end of 2012 when i started adding up how much in interest we were paying on various debts and was staggered by it. That caused me to create my detailed spreadsheet, I realized we were WAYYY in debt (with some positive equity). Once I lai
    1 point
  38. Hello Applicants and Future C/O 2020, I'm a current student in the C/O 2019 and the lead in the Mentor Program. I will be sending all accepted students information regarding the mentor program in the near future (when the program completely fills). As far as the Facebook page goes, I will talk to Bonnie next Monday and try to get that set up. If anyone has any questions you can PM me. Have a good 2018 and good luck :)
    1 point
  39. I very rarely order EKG's. Almost unheard of. I had a non-clinical admin complain one time I was not doing enough testing before referring a chest pain to the ER. Of course I set them up by asking, what would an EKG do? They said rule out a heart attack..........welcome to corporate urgent care..........
    1 point
  40. Have any accepted students heard about a fb group? I know bonnie said they'd make one once the class was complete but I'm getting anxious to meet all of you :)
    1 point
  41. Because they don't want to wait in line at the ER and think we can fix them faster. I average 4 ambulance transfers every 12 hour shift. It's 2 PM and I have sent 2 by ambulance and one in their own car. just 6 more hours.....
    1 point
  42. One position that doesn't require certification is to become a Physical Therap Aide or Rehab Tech. It is considered direct hands on care at almost every program. It is what I did for 2+ years. As for your medical scribe position with a mix of MA, I would make sure to mention that in your applications/Resumes. Make sure you emphasize that you were a scribe that also performed MA duties. Your GPA is about the average of an applicant. Mine was a 3.2 and got in, so you should be okay. I would not worry about the specialties you scribe in as opposed to the hours, but it can work
    1 point
  43. Most programs tend to treat scribing as 1:1 patient contact hours. Even though you aren't as hands on, you are experiencing the whole MD or PA or NP and patient interaction, which is arguably much more valuable than taking thousands of blood pressures as a MA (which at least is how I'm use to seeing MAs function). But roles vary depending on the State and from practice to practice. There should be a spot where you can describe what your role is in CASPA, and on your CV beyond "scribe." As for more experience, volunteering at a free clinic or for an underserved population is always good, b
    1 point
  44. Undergrad Ed School: University of FL.........Major: Health Science Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.38 **upward GPA trend: Junior and Senior Year GPA: 3.9 Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.37 Age at application time: 22 GRE: V 152, Q 153, AW 4.0 Direct Patient Care: 1. Phlebotomist (300 hours) 2. Medical Assistant (800 hours) Extracurricular/Research Activities: 1. Student Pre-Health Organization, served as Fundraising Coordinator and Internal Vice President 2. Medical Mission Trip to Guatemala 3. Volunteering: roughly 150 hours 4. Sh
    1 point
  45. From my experience applying for this last cycle: I submitted my application in late August and received a general email from SMU in mid-September indicating that my application had been received and that the review of applications would continue into Fall. My next correspondence from SMU was a phone call which was followed by an official email around mid-January from the Office of Admission offering me an interview slot for the first interview day which was held in late January. Two more interview dates followed in February. Then official notification of acceptance/waitlist/declined was c
    1 point
  46. A few thoughts... In most states a PA cannot bill using psychotherapy codes without evidence of additional training and experience in mental health. Simply completing PA school is not viewed by most states and by most third party payers as adequate training to conduct and bill for psychotherapy. I agree completely with this assessment. If you are serious about wanting to impact mental health and want to be both a prescriber and a competent therapist, then seek additional, graduate level training in a mental health discipline. A PsyD degree does not confer prescriptive privileges in
    1 point
  47. You can't help someone who refuses to help themselves. This is not exactly a problem rooted in healthcare.
    1 point
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