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  1. I think this really will depend on the programs you plan to apply to and how much they weight the GRE. I do not think that the GRE alone will make or break your entire application. My general rule is there is no one component of your application that will completely make or break your application (besides meeting the minimum requirements) but it is mostly when multiple factors of your application start to stack up against you. That is where it becomes a problem. I don't see that happening based on the information you've given. If you have the time, money and patience to retake it, then su
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  2. I got into multiple programs with a math score below the 30th percentile.
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  3. I improved from a 700 verbal (~97%ile) in 1992 to a 760 (99%ile) in 2008. In the intervening years, I think the biggest contribution to that change was a year and a half of Greek, but I regularly wrote in the course of my career between those two GREs. Will that help you? Not in the short term, no, but it IS evidence that even good scores can get better with appropriate training...
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  4. Great advice above. I wouldn’t worry too much about it!
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  5. I’m doing good...stressed out and stretched so thin! The 9 classes (8 including the live pbl) is insane...but I’m learning so much. Have you started your program? How do you feel about it?
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  6. I think your stats and plan are great! Maybe revisit your personal statement and make sure it is as perfect as it can get. It is a huge component that often gets forgot about. Good luck!
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  7. There are plenty who have been accepted who had to bring up lower GPAs. Are you wasting your time? That depends on your determination. Prepare to apply for more than 1 cycle. Continue improving. Get that GPA into 3.0, and the rest of your application will have to sparkle to make up for the GPA. Kill it in the GRE, healthcare experience, volunteering, continued upward trend in grades, awesome personal statement, and amazing letters of rec. Get really familiar with the programs in your area and what they are looking for in an applicant.
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  8. if this is at your same employer it should be 1.5 times per diem rate should be closer to $65 if not
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  9. Interesting. The couple people I know who do PM&R have a nice call free life. One does mostly pain. I guess it just underscores the variety. The pain practice my friend works at just has a message saying to go to the ED for emergencies or call back during business hours. That's why it's a little naive to assume that by being a PA or MD, you'll by its very nature take more or less call. It's medicine. Some shit is 24/7. Someone's gotta do the work at 3AM on Christmas morning. Sometimes it's going to be you.
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  10. Also there's definitely many specialties with minimal to no call if that's your thing. Many of them are not competitive either with a lot more spots than people wanting to fill them. A good no/minimum call specialty would be PM&R. Pediatrics can be pretty chill if you find the right practice. My friend just finished an allergy and immunology fellowship after a pediatrics residency and just signed for $300k for 3 days of (9hrs/day) clinic per week and zero call. So it's definitely doable. MD Doesn't mean forever nights and weekend call and PA doesn't mean a call or night/weekend fr
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  11. You should figure out what you think is your “I accept” number and add $5k to it so you are covered for your insurance plus the taxes associated with paying for it... that’s what you should do about it Mass isn’t a cheap place and they are tacking on an extra four hours plus admin time every “3-4 weeks” which you have to assume means every three weeks, that’s functionally another week worth of pay... add in the ridiculous CME, “physician approval” to your vacation, no stated 401k, minimal insurance benefit and then $5k to pay for your insurance.... I wouldn’t take this
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  12. Doing Locums work in Neo, make $165 an hour working 12 shifts a month. Two weeks on and two weeks off. Anything more than 12 shifts is time and a half. In my book, a post grad residency was more than worth it.
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  13. So.....anyone driving themselves insane waiting for the results of the interviews? I'm so excited and anxious!!!!
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  14. I was wondering if current student can tell me about the south PA program? I have heard mix of things from many people. I know Ms Bromei is very nice and helpful but I wanted to know about other things like how are professor and student relationships? Pretty much, Why did you choose south over other colleges for PA program. Thanks to anyone who answers.
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  15. Disagree somewhat. Nursing schools typically require science major courses with exception of the chemistries, which were the only courses I had to take for PA entry with everything else being up to par. Those chem courses also did not help later in PA studies over my intro courses. Nursing school itself had some pretty rigorous courses. I could elaborate on problems I do see in graduate nursing education, but I don’t think it would be constructive. Lets be mindful that NPs, while our competitors in the job market, are not our enemy. Especially not as individuals. They aren’t the reas
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  16. Hello all, I interviewed on Friday, February 9, 2018 and got the acceptance call yesterday Monday, February 12, 2018. Ecstatic to have been accepted and to be part of Marist's program! I believe they call all accepted applicants and will send out an email later. In addition to that, they will send an acceptance packet via the mail in a week or two after the phone call. They had also mentioned that it is possible to wait until the end of March for their decisions so don't lose faith! Best wishes to everyone who are still waiting!!
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  17. My bits of advice: study hard but for Gods sake enjoy undergrad so your not burned out even before PA school starts. Secondly explore all healthcare fields and make darn sure PA is what you want. Shadow people in the obvious fields like MD/DO but don't forget about others like podiatrist, dentist, optometrist. Even if you don't like them the shadowing experience will look good and you can honestly answer the question all PA programs will ask "why PA?"
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  18. Just received my rejection email! It's kind of crazy to think I was only going to apply to NAU but at the last minute, applied to my other 2 instate schools and got acceptances to both. I've been very impressed by the communication and organization at the other institutions. I wonder if there have been internal changes that have affected NAU's promptness.
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  19. My wife dropped by work with K9 Alpha and Bravo today - bit of therapy for me and some others (patients included). SK
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  20. One of my PSRs was trying to spell fasciitis... Another one said "bronchotits" lol I wish I had a screenshot of that. I was thinking "dinosaur breast issue?" hahaha Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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  21. This was on my schedule once... Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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  22. aimyhtixela, I like to thank you for inquiring about the supposed Ohio resolution to the AAPA HOD, however; as one of the main authors of this resolution I’d appreciate if you use the appropriate vernacular when referring to any proposed resolution regarding this issue. And I apologize because I have had a pet peeves about this issue since we 1st began discussing it back in the 1980s. This proposed resolution does not address a “name change” it addresses the “professional title”! My name is John, my professional title is “Physician Assistant”. To address your issue, the OAPA Board of
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  23. What the administration doesn't realize is that, unlike the service desk at Walmart, our job many times conflicts with what the patient wants. We want to practice medicine, backed up by science, research and facts. They want stars posted by idiots who think a sore throat is cured by a zpack, will post bad reviews if they don't get what they want, and will sue when they get c diff. These are people who can't use a "temperature taking thing", want prescriptions for ibuprofen, and don't give their kids medicine for their 103F fever because they think the clinic will do it. I have reache
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  24. Yeah, don't forget to delete if you use templates. personally, I feel documenting the physical exam helps me (and anyone who reads my note) for what I saw. I can't tell you how many times I have found murmurs that have not been documented, patients without legs who can apparently ambulate, things like facial asymmetry that would have been nice to know existed before. Many of the items can be filled in just by looking at them- ambulation when you walk them out, ears when you hug them goodbye, etc.
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  25. We are getting crushed in the UC with cold and flu season. I work in Tyler TX which seems to be the hub of flu for the entire US by some reports. I am sooooo tired that I decided to vent, humorously, about it. If you suffer hard core political correctness you might skip this.... Feel free to add test questions. Good morning. Today I am sharing the medical portion of the test all people are now required to take before being allowed to reproduce. You may use all 61 IQ points for this test….that will not be considered cheating today. 1. Your child has a runny nose for 3 hour
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  26. what do you call getting rid of hce requirements?
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  27. 40, or even 30 per day in GI is crazy, unless the situation is a very eclectic one where you don't get very involved with the patient. The most I've ever seen in a day in the outpatient setting is like 19 or 20, and that was bad enough. 14 is about my average. Inpatient is a different matter altogether, but outpatient wise, where all the time and academic handling of the cases occur, you need time. I see 20 minute follow ups, 1 hour consults, and 40 minute hospital discharges and new-to-me patients. That said, we all manage our patients longitudinally, and they don't see a doc unless they
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