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  1. The nursing lobby is massive, and regularly puts forth publications that the medical model lacks compassion, while the nursing model is focused on compassion. They don't care that they are putting forth a lie, or that they are hurting others. But, with that said - the medical model teaches objectivity, which allows the provider to remove the patient's feelings from the equation and treat the problem. Does this mean we ignore the patient's feelings, their "holistic" life, their ability to complete daily tasks? OF COURSE NOT!!! But when I am diagnosing, making decisions on tests to orde
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  2. You made a comment during your post that pretty much hits the nail on the head. You shouldn't need a school to teach you how to be compassionate or even that disease prevention is key. The problem is there is so much to learn in medicine. So that time spent learn holistics is time not spent learning disease processes, pharmacology, anatomy and physiology. So don't get me wrong I respect my NP collegues, they are my teammates and we work well together. But the reason I am at least able to keep up with my NP collegues who have been doing this a lot longer than me as a new grad is because the rig
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  3. First let me start by saying that I worked for ScribeAmerica in Orlando, Fl for 4 years while completing my undergrad at UCF. I am no longer working for them, as I have moved on to become a MA at an orthopedic office, however, I will agree that the experience was invaluable. I learned more from scribing in the ER than I have in any class or MA job I have worked thus far. This includes medications, medical decision making, how to talk to patients, etc. When I started as an MA I was shocked at how comfortable I felt getting the history from my patients just bc I had witnessed so many provi
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  4. Inherent in a diagnosis is it’s affect on daily living and inherent in the treatment of disease is improving quality of life (because often there isn’t a cure) such as improving depression, helping them walk better, helping them continue with hobbies, ensuring they live to see their kid graduate high school when they have terminal cancer, and including other activities of daily living. It’s 2 ways of saying the same thing without the new age word “holistic.”
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  5. Hey guys, I am currently applying for PA school and have been talking to someone that was on the PA route but is now doing NP. She brought up to me that one of the main differences between NP and Dr/PA is that NPs learn the nursing model while Drs and PAs tend to learn the medical model. After reading about the two, I am struggling to see how the medical model is better or equal. I know the medical model focuses on diagnostic tests, physical examination, and medical history to diagnose and treat an illness. The nursing model seems to be more varied in its definition but tends to lean towa
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  6. Got the call as well. Accepted!
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  8. I just received a denial email… boo! The email stated they would not discuss the reason for denial during the admission cycle. C'Est La Vie. Good Luck everyone. I wish you all luck!!
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  9. I had interviewed in March but I got my acceptance call on Wednesday! good luck everyone! I hope everyone hears good news soon!
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  10. Thanks @futurePAeryka! I submitted 5/18, verified 5/23 and notified of review same day. GPA (science and non) ~3.6. I have a Master of Science degree and >8000 hours HCE as well.
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  11. My hospital would have absorbed the cost. No question about it. I sincerely hope this gets rectified for your patient. This likely caused a great deal of stress for the patient involved and an apology from the group making the error is appropriate. I agree that it would be illegal to charge the patient for performing a test that was not ordered.
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  12. Treating a person with a disease requires some level of compassion (regardless of which camp you came from) in addition to an astute understanding of the actual disease you are diagnosing and treating and how it may affect the person afflicted by it. Some providers have a better bedside manner than others, which can be construed as compassion, but treatment and prevention is a goal of all. The "nursing model" is a mode of training that stems off a nurse's previous training and experience in nursing, executing doctor's orders, and patient care at the patient's bedside. This is where the "
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  13. Today is my 14 day mark from receiving the 10-14 day review email and I'm so anxious! Hope to hear back something good today. Good luck everyone!
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  14. "Holistic" is the most empty word bandied about in medicine or nursing.
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  15. Maybe I didn't express what I meant clearly in my original post! I have shadowed plenty of each type of medical provider and I know they all care about their patients equally. I just meant that the definitions of the two models makes it sound as if Drs and PAs are only focused on the biological problem and not the patients' feelings. I know that's not true in practice but when the descriptions of each are read, it comes across that way. I was just asking for a way to explain in what ways, based on the above definitions, the medical model is a better/equal/worse model than a nursing model.
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  16. You need to shadow some PAs and Drs if you think NPs are the only ones who care about patients, how their lives are affected, and are teaching preventive medicine to patients. Do you think that primary care PAs or physicians aren't teaching their patients the value of a healthy diet, exercise, and smoking cessation? Only NPs do that?
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  17. If this is simply a matter of how to write it (not what to say) consider this a creative writing exercise. You didn't start your personal statement with "I want to be a PA because.." - you found a way to make it interesting and eye catching. Do the same here. Off hand I can think of several ways to start such an essay - but they want to know what you have to say, not what I have to say.
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  18. Ask yourself: why am I applying here? Do you know someone who went there? Is there something that caught your attention in their curriculum? In their mission statement? A faculty member with a reputation you know of? A strong disection or surgical program? A chance to get into the SimLab early in the program? If you just picked it for the heck of it, you may struggle a bit here. Look them up and compare them with other programs. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  19. Need a lot more info. What are your cumulative and science GPAs? What does less than a B mean? Do you have any volunteering experience? Have you shadowed PAs? What’s your current GRE score? Are you waiting to retake the GRE before submitting? When are you planning to submit? Who is writing your LORs? What kind of PCE and HCE do you have?
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  20. If you're referring to the supplemental application, I don't believe you need too much deatil. The information you put on CASPA should be detailed enough. They just want a general idea of what you did and how many hours.
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  21. They said they are not sure when they will send them out.
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  22. Do you automatically submit a secondary application? or do you wait for them to ask for one?
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  23. Thanks for the replies, Since my other suits are at the cleaners (joke there), I'm going to wear my same suit, different shirt/tie. I'll take my coat off when we're eating, so I'll still be sharp, shirt and tie. This is the job of my career, and I'm in my 24th yr of practice! I've never been more ready to tackle whatever obstacles this job my bring. I'm good, and I got skills, Wish me luck all, Todd
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  24. When in doubt, suit it out. You're not meeting with the same folks. Doesn't matter that they're providing subs for lunch instead of a salmon filet over salad. If it were my interview, I'd wear slacks, shirt, tie and jacket. If your wardrobe doesn't have that, suit it is. If you absolutely feel it's too stuffy, suit minus tie. Good luck on the interview.
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  25. UpToDate has a lot of patient education handouts. Seems like most conditions have an option for a very basic version or a less basic version.
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  26. I didn't interview for Hofstra last cycle. I did interview with 2 other schools and also have an interview in July for a January start program.
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  27. Unfortunately, I have not been through a PA school interview yet. Hopefully it will change soon.
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  28. American Family Physician I subscribe and get CME every 2 weeks. They have a great list of patient handouts for various FP topics.
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  29. Former ScribeAmerica employee here. Do not plan on leaving the company and switching to a private practice. Not only is it a waste of time and resources for you and everyone involved in hiring/training you, but it is a violation of the non-compete clause you are required to sign as part of the on-boarding process. Don't assume that the company won't find out and take legal action against you. It has happened multiple times and will happen again. Trust me, I've seen it. If you want to work as a scribe for a private practice, then find a private practice who will train you. Not sure what p
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  30. @HighlandCH awesome! Good luck! Do you mind sharing your stats?
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  31. Thank you ! I am very hopeful . Best of luck to you too !
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  32. Gave up my seat a few days ago! Had a very tough choice to make because Touro is such an amazing program but I will staying a little bit closer to home. Hope this means someone hears some great news soon!
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  33. Some of these responses are outrageous to the point that i have trouble believing them...>250,000 as a PA? Sorry, don't buy it. Even at 190 hours a month, that's $120 an hour! Just not possible. $150,000 for 36 hours a week? Not gonna happen within 100 miles of where I live. In NYC area, starting salary for PA in hospital setting is about 80K. A few years of experience and you miiiiiiight pull 95K-100K in a busy ER. Anything above 130,000 is downright OUTRAGEOUS for a single job in the region.
    1 point
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