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  1. 4 points
    Tomorrow could be the day for the second wave! Thinking positive thoughts [emoji173]️ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Breathe my friends. Breathe. Now get back to work.
  4. 2 points
    Hoping so! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. 2 points
    No I’m not writing one I just hope it’s not held against me. I believe my personal statement is strong enough, HCE experience and gpa. I’ll take my chances
  6. 2 points
    I feel this exact same way. After already submitting so many applications and supplemental applications another essay to write is not ideal. But I want to give myself the best chance. I'm planning on submitting today or tomorrow and I'm still deciding on this additional personal statement ? but I'm probably going to end up doing it.
  7. 2 points
    Thank you guys! Are either of you not writing one? I feel like it can only help to include SOMETHING there, but I don't want to be repetitive and I'm feeling pretty burned out from the other school applications I've done. Have you applied yet? Good luck to everyone!
  8. 2 points
    If you were going to talk to a lawyer, it might not hurt to talk to the University's risk management lawyer. Should be free, policy is blatantly discriminatory, and if you can't solve this at a low level, then you've got options of frontal assault, surrender, or letting someone else get your way. A quiet word from the University's risk management folks might accomplish much. Oh, also might mention that this is likely at Title IX issue as well; not just a state employment/nondiscrimination issue, but a legit federal case.
  9. 2 points
    I also received this email!
  10. 2 points
    LKPAC, with all due respect, are you intimately familiar with the training and education of this profession? If not, I really think you should be open to the possibility that they are potentially well educated to do what they do. They clearly perform a relatively intimate procedure upon patients of all ages. They are possibly well educated in oral pathology, anatomy, and dentist type pharmacology (antibiotics to anesthetics). I encourage the OP to reach out to programs of interest with a well prepared description of your job duties. What programs think is what matters.
  11. 2 points
    after 31 years in emergency medicine if someone told me no more pelvics unless truly emergent I would be ok with that...
  12. 2 points
    Interesting and a bit bizarre. As CJ said if you are at will they can set your conditions any way they please within the confines of the law. Discrimination based on gender? I think that would be a very easy argument to make. It is simply the standard across health care that we are professionals and see both genders for anything within our scope of practice. There are systems (chaperones etc) for that and the patient is free to opt out of being seen by a specific gender if they choose. Are they stopping male Ob-Gyn physicians from seeing female patients? Of course not. That said you can only throw yourself on your sword once. If you make a fuss things may change but would you be a marked man or a crusader? Hard to say because administrators are like miniature politicians...they sway with the wind. I think what you need is someone from the Women's Health Department/Ob-Gyn to take up the cause along with anyone else who shares your perspective. Lawyer? You'd win but you would lose. Universities are very political organizations and I have seen some talented people ousted from long term positions for simply not going with the flow per leadership's point of view. One of my core philosophies is problem solve at the lowest level with the fewest number of people required.
  13. 2 points
    Hi guys, I just received an e-mail saying decisions regarding remaining seat and waitlist placement will be made within the next two weeks. Fingers crossed, guys. Hope we all hear the good news soon. I’m so anxious!
  14. 1 point
    I figured I would open up a new thread for this application season!
  15. 1 point
    Brittbarba, I'm not sure. I haven't heard from them since Tuesday. I'm hoping that we will hear tomorrow or early next week.
  16. 1 point
    I have a good feeling they will be coming out sometime tomorrow! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. 1 point
    I'm not sure I agree with this, mostly because of the use of "inappropriate behavior." From context one could assume you are referring to sexual behavior, but I also would still disagree. It is a fact, just as d-wade mentioned, that men report abuse very rarely, and that is saying something when less than 20% of women report. Now sexual assault resulting in rape or similar horrendous outcomes, yes, I agree that males commit that more often, and I would argue it is a difference of strength/body type - obviously not making it ok. But I don't think it is true to assume women commit inappropriate behavior less often than men.
  18. 1 point
    I'm pretty sure they have plenty of spots available. They didn't have their last interview until 05/30/18, so it would be unfair to have people interview at that point without having available spots. ?
  19. 1 point
    Wow, your experience will definitely set you apart from the rest of us! I wish you so much luck this cycle!! Was the flight PA through the Air Force? I've always wanted to be a flight medic, but it's impossible to get a job in it where I live. Keep us posted!
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    Yep! It is something that I had during one of my hardest semesters of college and it wasn't diagnosed until 3 weeks before the semester ended! I'm afraid my GPA will keep me from getting an interview anywhere
  22. 1 point
    If I end up getting in and attending I think I'll definitely make a suggestion to the ADCOM. Several parts of the application are repetitive. Needing to write an additional personal statement, and even the extra document for clinical hours ? like there's a reason we already put all this stuff into CASPA! Haha okay, I'm done. Just needed to vent for a sec. Best of luck to everyone applying!
  23. 1 point
    So I was told by an attorney that it is in fact illegal, it violates Title VII. The sex of the clinician is not a bonafide occupational qualification. The proof of that, other than common sense, is that ACOG admits men. Also: "Nor do customer or client preferences for one gender over another excuse an employer’s use of sex as an explicit criteria in employment decisions. 29 C.F.R. §1604.2(a)(1)(iii)" So there you go. I'll let you all know how it plays out. I may consult private council just to see what the trajectory of this is. I was advised NOT to use university counsel, HR, or legal services. And to clarify, it's not about the exams. I'd like to keep the skill for employability reasons, but it's more the principle of them restricting my scope based on gender as a political avoidance mechanism.
  24. 1 point
    Interview on the 28th! Good luck everyone!!
  25. 1 point
    I’m going to be honest, for some i just changed a little bit because there is fewer characters allowed than last year and I felt there wasn’t anything I could add. For some of them, I redid the entire essay because that part of my life had changed over the year!
  26. 1 point
    I also received an interview today for June 28th!! CASPA verified on 5/20 and confirmed by Drexel on 5/22.
  27. 1 point
    Pacific University and OHSU don’t require the GRE. I think OHSU is a top 5 program. Requiring the GRE has nothing to do with how reputable or established a program is.
  28. 1 point
    Did everyone receive that email? I did. Just wasn’t sure if it was to all.
  29. 1 point
    To prevent males from seeing female parts but not females from seeing male parts seems overtly sexist. There really are just too many stories of female high school teachers having sex with boys at this point to have a lopsided policy regarding this issue. If you pressed them on this disparity, they might just fire you out of spite, particularly if they are doing this because it is easy, not because it is the right thing to do. I imagine they are aware they could use chaperones, but simply find this to be a cheaper option. If you complain, you may be forcing them into a more expensive policy, which they will never forgive. To find it necessary to suggest someone "leave" if they don't like it is a relatively hostile approach to take.
  30. 1 point
    Couple of them are a bit old (4-5 years ) but a lot of them were compleated within last year . well I have 6 more schools to answer and planing to apply to couple more . Fingers crossed .
  31. 1 point
    Women are just as capable of inappropriate behavior as men and toward women or men. By preventing you from seeing female gyn concerns - the University is saying men are not acceptable in that role and that is very wrong. Female patients need to learn to trust providers - male or female. Chaperones exist for a reason. I have to have a male chaperone at the VA to examine male patients if disrobed. PERIOD - it is policy. I have to have a female chaperone to examine a female vet at the VA for breast or pelvic exams. All patients have the right to ask for a chaperone at any time. The knee jerk reaction to prevent male providers from seeing females perpetuates the stereotype that men can't be trusted or women are more trustworthy in that setting. That is a load of crap. The legal battle may be rough on you professionally but I applaud your willingness to stand up to a dumb decision. My support is with you!
  32. 1 point
    @rbenfant I was CASPA verified 5/7 and got an email from Cornell saying my application was received on 5/23 ?
  33. 1 point
    It's optional. I did the virtual campus tour Q&A with Rachel, and she said it is optional and will not be held against you.
  34. 1 point
    does anyone know when they usually interview?
  35. 1 point
    Thanks for the thoughts. I am going to get some "soft" legal advice and possibly talk to the head of the women's health department before anything else. Like you alluded to Sas, by making a stink out of it I think I'd become a marked man and be summarily canned---at which point I could have a wrongful termination and/or discrimination lawsuit---but it's not something I'm willing to be a martyr over. More the backwards leftist principle of it than anything else.
  36. 1 point
    The GRE has no bearing on whether a school is “distinguished” or not. Look at the programs accreditation status and PANCE pass rates.
  37. 1 point
    Just a heads up that I received a call Monday afternoon (6/4) for an interview today (6/6)!
  38. 1 point
    You could join the Washington State Academy of PA. Most states will have a directory for PAs that are willing to take "pre-pa" shadows. I called everyone on my directory and waited a week before a response, however, I was able to secure five different PAs in five different specialties. Good luck! (Let me know if you need any other help.)
  39. 1 point
    Submitted my app on Friday! Anyone know when they start interviews?
  40. 1 point
    You're on the right track by physically walking into places; I'm not a fan of cold calling/e-mailing, which is too easy to ignore. Go on healthgrades.com and do a search for PAs in your city. Once you find some, it usually lists their work address, which you can then google to find the specific clinic it is. I would stay away from hospitals since many these days don't allow shadowing due to HIPAA concerns; private practices should be your focus. Get some copies of your resume and write a cover letter outlining your desire to be a PA, your desire to shadow to learn more about the profession, and maybe a brief statement about your background, and then physically walk them in to some of the clinics that you found that employ PAs. Make sure you are dressed professionally (business casual is fine). Ask if you can leave your resume/cover letter/contact info with one of the PAs if they're available (they probably aren't, but doesn't hurt to ask); otherwise ask to leave it with the office manager and see if they will pass it to the PA. Then, if you don't hear anything within a 2-3 days, follow up by walking back in and asking if they have had a chance to look over your stuff and consider letting you shadow. This part is important, since the PAs and office manager are likely busy and may have simply forgotten about you; it's harder to say no to someone in person, it shows you are persistent, and it gives you an extra chance to make a good impression. I was able to find 4-5 PAs to shadow in a few different specialties by doing it this way.
  41. 1 point
    guessing he didn't match, thus his concern about pa opposition to "assistant physician" programs that would allow him to work without a license...
  42. 1 point
    I can tell you that swallowed semen containing cocaine does NOT test positive for cocaine. Used to do Occ Med and the Medical Review Officer declared this take on it to be a load of crap. If he was THAT stoned - could he even have intercourse at all? I don't think semen in the vaginal wall could give her a systemic positive. Might burn though....... Back to my boring life.
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    From what I understand, the building is being constructed right now and should be done before the first PA class starts next Fall if they get accredited. Thy have a nursing program though so I'd imagine if it came to it PA would go somewhere there until it was finished. But the website says its anticipated being finished in 2018.
  45. 1 point
    There really aren't any that I am aware of. Anything that will pay decently will almost certainly cost you money for training and will take some time. Usually a 2 year community college program like surgical tech or rad tech, or a 4 year bachelor degree like RN and Respiratory Therapy. You might find some accelerated program for something, but you are almost certainly going to have to take a significant pay cut and have significant opportunity cost so make sure you factor that into your decision. I left the corporate world in 2015 to work low paying PCE jobs and am now a PA student with a light at the end of the tunnel so it worked out for me, but it sucked leaving a decent paycheck for a near poverty level one and no guarantee of admission.
  46. 1 point
    I don't think any of this really matters... there is a reason why it hasn't changed in the last 20 years and isn't likely to anytime in the near future. The nature of NPs and MDs do is vastly different than what we do, with the exception of family practice and IM docs, who by design see a wide spectrum of illness and farm out a lot to specialists. NPs specialize from the get-go in whatever field they wish to pursue. Docs do fellowships in certain fields and maintain boards in those specific fields. We don't. The closest we come is specialization via the CAQ, which just shows a "mastery" of a specific area of medicine - but the core does not change - we are still generalists. The only way this changes is when Congress mandates it based on Medicare and Medicaid re-imbursement issues or we collectively sue, the AMA, using the FTC route. Until the field accepts specialization outside of the NCCPA mandated generalist curriculum and/or we extend our education (which is self defeating), I see no reason to change the name except to either APP or Physician Associate. Medical Practitioner is even further confusing I suspect to the general population and requires a rebuild from ground zero - a battle not worth fighting. G
  47. 1 point
    So I went to the open house last night and got a lot of info on the program, some of it surprising. I thought I would summarize things here in case it was helpful to other applicants this cycle. The number one priority at Pacific is GPA. Although their cut off is a 3.0, it was suggested not to apply without at least a 3.4. Of 2200 applications, only about 700 meet their soft GPA requirements and the rest they screen out. Both BCP GPA and last 45 semester credits are weighted equally, and more or less these two number should average to a 3.6 or above to be considered a competitive applicant. They will only read two LORs. It was stressed that they want to see letters from clinicians or supervisors in the medical field. If you have five letters, the two strongest medical letters will be selected and read as part of the application. Even if you have a strong academic letter and two weaker medical letters, they will toss the academic letter. Because they prefer high GPA applicants who are already obviously academically strong, at this point they just want to hear how those in the medical field view your abilities. Once your application is verified and sent over to Pacific, they will not look at updates. After verification your app is printed and it is not revisited. Any updates over the application cycle will not be viewed. Pacific doesn't use rolling admissions. They start offering interviews in September, about two weeks after the deadline. There is supposedly no benefit to early submission and all applicants verified by September 1st are considered for interviews. Interviews are offered on Saturdays in October, November and December. There will be four interview days this year. On each date about a quarter of the class is admitted. You will receive an acceptance email in about 3 - 5 days, usually the Tuesday or Wednesday following your interview day, if you were accepted and likely a phone call as well. Deposit is $1,000 and you have two weeks to accept or decline the offer. Those are the main things that stood out to me! If anyone has specific questions I would be happy to try to answer them. Good luck to everyone this cycle!
  48. 1 point
    I don't understand why ANYONE does pharmacy. Six years for a PharmD...so you can stand all day in the back of a CVS and twiddle your thumbs? Boggles my mind. Go PA. You want to treat patients. Not push pills into bottles, or sit and watch teenage pharm techs push pills into bottles. You want pharmacology? That's what you do when you prescribe meds!
  49. 1 point
    Why can't you go back and finish med school? The residency limit for med school counts the COMPLETION of it not when you attended, am I wrong? If you are going to invest in 2-3 years of PA school or 4 years of Pharm school why not just finish the last 2 years of med school. Time is time no matter how old you are. In 2-4 years would you regret your not completing med school? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  50. 1 point
    Dont accept verbal promises for anything. If they won't put it in writing... There is a reason.
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