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  1. How many exams do you usually have per week? we have 1 exam day about every 2 months. exams are PANCE styled, 300 questions total, spread throughout 4 hrs. Does your class schedule stay the same or change week to week (sometimes changing last minute)? some days have more lectures scheduled than others. sometimes we have off days (rare). just depends on the organ system we are learning but nothing changes last minute Do you ever feel that professors are presenting info one way and testing you in a completely different way? Do you ever feel that tests aren't "fair" and, if so, do you
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  2. Got an email stating my online application has been received and is being processed.
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  3. Get over it Mr. Anderson, just cause we do not agree with you, doesn't mean you have to belittle everyone else with articles about being professional. Seems like he gets butt hurt too easily, not MY problem most of us don't agree with you. Maybe make it easier on yourself to drop down a few ranks and let the majority take over to help this profession move forward. You are a life force that sucks energy from all the hard work we put in and you make the entire profession look bad as well as make others think we actually agree with your vomit. Please use your time wisely by not writing articles c
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  4. I am Primary Care or more accurately Internal Medicine at the VA. We don't have as much paperwork as we have computer communications - referrals, updates, refills, specialist consult results, etc. I answer computer driven messages and documents a lot. My day consists of annual exams on very complex internal medicine patients, mostly male. A problem oriented visit mixed in a few times and the walk-in issue that the RN wants me to see. My max patient load per day is 14 with 30/60 minute appts. My job is not for new grads. Period. You have to have time under your belt and pri
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  5. This is what I have seen this AM: Annual, depression, weight loss, insomnia, menorrhagia, hyperlipidemia f/u, abnormal gait in a 15 month old, movement disorder, and right forearm laceration in a 82 y.o. from a dog. This afternoon I have scheduled: B12 def, body aches, left ear pain, back pain, testicle "issues", ankle/wrist pain, GAD, sports physical. This is the best representation of Family Medicine.
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  6. Hello! Thought I would go ahead and start this topic. CASPA Submitted- 5/23/18 CASPA verified- 5/24/18 Confirmation e-mail from UNE- 5/24/18
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  7. I thought I would start a new thread for the 2018-2019 cycle. Can any current students give insight about the program? Best of luck everyone!
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  8. For those who have received interview invites, what were your stats? If you don’t mind sharing?
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  9. Sounds like that’s a majority of us. I wonder how they list people on the alternate list.
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  10. I was accepted this morning as well!! Congratulations! Verified 5/14, offered an interview 6/1, Interviewed 6/14.
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  11. Congratulations everyone! I got a call last week that I have been accepted. Not sure if you guys felt the same way but it doesn't feel real yet. ? I'm beyond excited! I know that someone mentioned about moving to Brookhaven. I've been living here for a year and absolutely recommend it. Please let me know if you have any questions about the area. I would love to help in any way I can. (Feel free to e-mail me at laisacostaq@hotmail.com) Also, we should all plan to meet and celebrate. Can't wait to meet all of you!
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  12. EMT course might not be needed, I would trying to improve your grades. Shadowing hours are fine. What grades did you get in gen chem 1/2, stats, and biochem?
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  13. I would add go to UC "When all you want is a work note (and you are fine), but you are going to say all of this crazy stuff to make sure you get the work note" Example.... I have substernal crushing chest pain with it radiating to my neck and down my left arm, and a cough and shortness of breath. 2 hours later in the ER.... Why is it taking so long, I just wanted a work note because I had a cough and missed work yesterday.
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  14. That’s AWESOME, moon5!! I plan on doing the supplemental apps today so I’ll let you know! ?
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  15. So far on today's schedule (college health): Axillary/breast rash Suture removal Globus sensation in throat Minor burn Spots on penis STI check Ear and jaw pain There is very little paperwork at my job; the occasional peer review and various forms patient bring in. I go home by 4:30 in the summer, 5-5:30 in the fall, winter, and spring. We do have to work 6 half-Saturdays a year during the academic terms. The biggest drain and burnout contributor is seeing 20 ppd in the fall and winter; almost ALL colds, sore throats, and URIs. I hate sick visits. Hate them
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  16. I am very excited! I can’t wait to meet everyone
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  17. Yup, got the 2-8 weeks email on 5/25.
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  18. Perfect day, greatest failure, how do you fit their mission....
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  19. Thanks! Submitted 5/25, verified 5/29.
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  20. Yup, I have no idea why it's relevant. I applied to a bunch of schools, so I just put down like 5.
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  21. Here are the dates for interviews given by UTSW in case someone did not know: August 24/25 September 14/15 October 12/13 November 9/10 last years appllicants first found out on or around Aug. 10th If you want more info these dates are located on the programs page, under the FAQ section.
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  22. This was for the Glenside campus, I haven’t yet received a call back from Corriene verifying what day my interview will be. I got the email yesterday verifying they received my app. And my stats are cGPA: 3.7 sGPA 3.35 verbal: 155 quant: 153 writing: 4.5 PCE: ~3000 hrs volunteer: ~300 hrs research: ~500 hrs shadow: 30 hrs hope this helps!
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  23. Just got a voicemail inviting me to interview!!!
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  24. Received an interview invite for June 25th around the first week of June!
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  25. Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork, patient following up for a post hospital visit, purely for paperwork. Then someone with a medical problem that you have been trained to solve, but can't because you have so much paperwork, so you refer to a specialist, which involves paperwork, just not as much. Then lunch, which you spend doing...you get the idea.
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  26. Bingo! A fib is a significant risk with therapy initiation in older individuals. Which is worse? Fx risk from moving location in a Hoyer or esophagitis/AF w/ RVR?
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  27. I got an interview invite for July 11th as well. Good luck to everyone!
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  28. I just got an interview invite for July 11th! Good luck everyone!
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  29. Honestly, there's really very little difference. The "nursing model" is just what APRNs say so they can practice medicine while still being licensed by the state boards of nursing rather than the state boards of medicine. They are trained to practice medicine - they are just nurses before they go back to NP school. I had physician preceptors for all of my clinical rotations, save one. So was I trained in the medical model as a NP? When I'm in the OR assisting on a lap chole, do I look at the screen and "see the whole person" while the surgeon only sees a gall bladder? Pretty sure he care
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  30. To a large degree, Patho is PA school. If it were me, I would would try to fix that with an A.
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  31. When it comes to NPs and PAs, these models are of academic interest. Both professions attempt to leverage against the other with subtle claims of model superiority when it comes to treating patients. Both professions are trained to order, interpret, diagnose, prescribe, manage, counsel, educate, and perform procedures, rendering them largely interchangeable in the work place.
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  32. Verified 6/10/18 Received by Salus 6/12/18 Interview invite 6/15/18 I will be interviewing on July 25th! Hope to see some of you there!
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  33. Firstly make sure you get A's in these classes you are retaking. It will hurt badly if you get under that because they know you are taking these classes with full intention to come to PA school and you have already seen the material before, this puts you at an advantage in those particular classes. Your GPA is low and needs a boost, I would recommend a post bacc program that will allow you to take hard science courses and show that you can make it through the rigorous PA program. Again, nothing but A's. If you get B's that will lower your GPA even more. I can't stress this enough. B's will hur
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  34. I'd like to say it gets better, but in my experience the longer we practice the more the anxiety seems to steamroll. It's kinda like when I was younger I "didn't know what I didn't know..." So I was never anxious. Now, older and wiser I know what I don't know and I also know what the eventual outcome of most patient care is and that produces anxiety. One thing I disagree with above...I would NOT recommend talking to your doc about it. Whoever recommended that, have you ever met an Ortho surgeon? They are your employer, not your counseler. At the first sign of any mental instability, they
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  35. Frankly if I were you I'd wait to apply until next year when you'll have not only more recent HCE/PCE but more relevant and just MORE PCE if you work as an EMT. Retaking a few courses and adding some shadowing really isn't going to boost your application much. Save your money, get some good PCE, and apply early next cycle.
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  36. I applied today! Good luck everyone
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  37. i'll be interviewing july 23-24 as well!! so excited to meet you all!!
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  38. Just got invited to interview July 23-24th, looking forward to meeting you all!
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  39. Jesus, if someone with stats like YOURS got an interview waitlist, I've pretty much just given up all hope on a positive response for myself. Lol. Wow you'll get in somewhere just as great though... I'm certain of it. Good luck !!
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