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  1. I graduated in 1986 from CUNY (City University of NY). The experience was wonderful and absolutely prepared me for my 32 year career in Family Medicine. The didactic classes were taught by physicians from Columbia University Medical School and were great teachers and very supportive of our profession. I did all of my 2nd rotations at Harlem hospital and lived there in the nurses dorm for 1 year. The only rotation I did off site was family medicine at an office on Long Island. I wanted to be exposed to as much clinical medicine and surgery as I could. I saw every disease from A to Z and
    6 points
  2. My base is 154 k and with OT I'm on track to make about 170-180 this year. For my second job I drink a lot of Scotch.
    3 points
  3. As of now, Michael said he received 30 deposits, but some of those could easily back out at a later date. He also said they might send some acceptances out on Friday, 10/5. And if you didn't hear anything by then, you're still being considered! By the end of October, they hope to send out the rest of the offers. Hope this helps. Best of luck to everyone!
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  4. Just got my acceptance call!!!!!!
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  5. "You have the choice to resist or submit." Yes.... after 18 months of beating my head against the wall about bone head ideas cooked up by people who don't seem to understand what we do I just gave up. I pay no attention to any crazy stuff coming out of admin because I can't change it and they don't want my (or anyone's) opinions about anything that contradicts what they have decided to do. It has been liberating in many ways. I come to work...see patients...go home. Lather, rinse, repeat. If they have some crazy policy or thing that needs to be done I just ignore it until
    2 points
  6. Hey guys, I interviewed today and am very fortunate to say that I have already received my acceptance call! Best of luck to the rest of you who are interviewing in the future (it was a breeze!).
    2 points
  7. I am very happy with my specialty choice of EM and specifically rural em. I would continue at my current job even if required to take a 50% salary cut. I have accepted my last 2 jobs without knowing the salary up front. I knew they would respect my experience and training given the large # of factors involved with getting hired and knew they would treat me well. they did.
    2 points
  8. Thank you so much. This has motivated me. If I study my hardest and still don't make it, at least I'll be able to say I tried my best and gave my 110% and if my hardest is sufficient I'll make it. Thank you for the wise words!
    2 points
  9. Received my acceptance call today!! So excited.
    2 points
  10. I was just accepted by phone call from admissions. I interviewed on September 26.
    2 points
  11. Hello! I went ahead and started this topic! CASPA Submitted- 5/23/18 CASPA verified- 5/24/18
    1 point
  12. Yes that’s the email I got today that I met the prerequisites requirements and will “proceed with the remaining review of CASPA and supplemental application”. The only other email was from June stating they received all of my stuff.
    1 point
  13. Anyone else who interviewed this week compulsively checking their email??? I am literally talking to myself about being rational: "nothing has changed in the last 3 seconds Kim", "just because they review on Friday does not mean they announce it...." Lordy, I am struggling!
    1 point
  14. Yeah but I will not be attending so hopefully it helps someone out!
    1 point
  15. I was accepted at my first school, accepted, and ultimately paid two deposits there. It certainly took the pressure off! I kept interviewing and ultimately went to a different school that better met my needs. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    1 point
  16. Just got my acceptance call!!!!!! OMG
    1 point
  17. Congratulations, anyone else?
    1 point
  18. I haven't heard anything today. I just figured that we would hear back on Monday. It looks like some people got accepted this week, but I think we just have to wait until Monday to get the bulk of the decisions.
    1 point
  19. Honestly? Can't say, never needed to use it. Their newsletter pushes more alternative quackery than I would like, but at least it's not patently anti-vax. Cost is very reasonable; coverage is NOT insurance-like: they aren't insurance, so they don't have to cover preexisting conditions, and so won't.
    1 point
  20. >150k 2 tears out is awesome. I didn't make that much until probably 15 years out, working lots of hours. It's great PA salaries are increasing. When I was in PA school in the early 90s they polled our class on what an appropriate starting salary would be and we all said around 40k. things have changed a bit. my first job in 1996 had a base pay of 58k and with a small amount of OT I made 70k year 1 and have gotten at least 5k more every year through a combination of working multiple jobs and most recently teaching. don't underestimate the power of working overtime and nights/weekends/h
    1 point
  21. There’s a lot of tips on YouTube. I bought a book but I don’t think it was really worth it. Generally the structure has 6-10 stations with one interviewer/rater who has standard instructions to not give you too much feedback through nonverbal cues and not to engage in personal conversation. They also usually don’t know your application. The point is to show your ability to adapt to stress and still communicate like a “normal” person. You have a few minutes to answer a question, discuss a scenario, or role-play a situation. Be yourself, polite, and professional. Dont expect any c
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  22. The interview day is busy and exciting! They want you to interview them as much as they are interviewing you. You will be split up into color-coded groups lead by a current student ambassador who is responsible for helping and directing you all throughout the day. Every group is rotated to different lecture halls to hear about the program details, financial aid, etc. You will also have a student panel during which you can ask us all your burning questions :) The interview itself is very relaxed. 2 interviewers per interviewee. You have the opportunity to ask them questions as well. Sen
    1 point
  23. It was great, really well organized. I realized a little bit into the mmi that I was more nervous than I thought I would be. So my advice for anyone would be just to stay calm! It was still a very exciting and fun experience, especially since this was my first interview.
    1 point
  24. Nothing here. Hopefully today! It’d be a long weekend of waiting if not
    1 point
  25. Has anyone heard yet??? I still haven’t received an email or anything..
    1 point
  26. I’m very nervous for the interview this Monday. I will be staying near the university on Sunday, if anyone wants to get together or have dinner, dm me. ?
    1 point
  27. I do this because I love medicine. I love the science, the helping, the adrenaline. I definitely would have been a MD/DO if I could start over, but I’m happy. Certainly places I have worked have helped shape that, being respected and feeling like a colleague. Same life circumstances, would do PA every time. I did feel burned out in the military, but they just kept piling on the work and there is no quitting. I’m happier now, even though I work equally as much/more in residency because I have dedicated didactic time that helps me feel more fulfilled at work.
    1 point
  28. It's doable. I'm from LA but went to school out of state. Got a good job in the location, pay and specialty I wanted straight out of school with no contacts. If you live in the more "rural" areas like Bakersfield you can definitely afford to live and buy a home on a single PA salary and be able to travel up and down Cali as you please. Here in LA, my wife and I have no student loans so we can afford a nice pool home for 700K in the valley.
    1 point
  29. A girl in my interview group brought her mom, and it wasn't weird at all! I say go for it because the orientation day is super long!
    1 point
  30. Yes, I got two of my PRN jobs by applying to NP positions.
    1 point
  31. Has No affect. You may hear a little more about laws in that state but that’s about it.
    1 point
  32. I was originally waitlisted, but they called earlier today and I got accepted!
    1 point
  33. No. PA education is established by the ARC-PA, the accrediting body for programs. It has nothing to do with state practice laws. That said, programs are different in terms of how they meet the requirements, etc. Still not a function of the state but the school’s particular teaching philosophies, access to rotations, etc. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    1 point
  34. Great work everyone! I got an interview as well and could not be more excited :)
    1 point
  35. I just received an acceptance email!!!
    1 point
  36. I had to move the email app to like 3 screens away from my home screen and turn off notifications because the obsessiveness wasn't healthy.
    1 point
  37. I just received an interview invite for next week! Good luck to everyone interviewing!
    1 point
  38. Yeah, All the time. Unless its for OBGYN or Psych.
    1 point
  39. In my opinion, HCE is the MOST important part of the application. PA school is meant to build on a firm foundation already in place from prior medical experience. shadowing and volunteering are NOT HCE.
    1 point
  40. Hi Peanut3, My name is Chut, and I see that you got accelerated to the the class of 2021. Can you tell me more about your timeline at Dyouville? I am a transfer student hoping to get accelerated as well, and I have an interview on November 3, 2018, hoping to get in for the graduating class of of 2023. Is your program now 3 yrs and did you have to take the major science classes over again? Thank you so much, Chut Pimsuparp
    1 point
  41. Ok. I grossed a hair shy of $200k for PA work last year, almost all of it as a 1099 (which deducts 7.5% of $135k from the value, or $10,125 from that value when comparing to W-2 employees) But then again I deducted enough mileage to buy a new car.
    1 point
  42. @RespiratoryGirl Submitted: 8/19 Overall Undergrad: 3.52 Overall Science: 3.37 PCE: 2000+ (CNA) HCE: 664 (CNA, Hospital volunteer) Shadowing: 25 (PA, MD) LOR: 2 RN Managers, 1 professor, 1 NP, and 1 PA Interview date: 10/15!
    1 point
  43. State pension pride in mission (I work in one of the top correctional facilities in country) cell phone (not a big deal but sure is nice to never have to worry about it and get a new iPhone every 2 years NOT having to deal with 8nsurance companies or sales reps
    1 point
  44. discussions of pa vs md always seem to focus on the residency and claim that it is hell for the docs. guess what? A lot of residencies are cush after the first year with night float coverage, lots of electives, opportunities to moonlight, etc most of the docs I know are very happy as physicians and would not have it any other way. the docs who tend to be miserable are the ones who do the really long residencies and/or fellowships. these are mostly surgical folks. EM and FP are both 3 years. yes, internship is rough with lots of hospital time, off service rotations, call, etc, but it is 1
    1 point
  45. I would recommend doing whatever makes you happy. In the end, all that is left are either happy memories with your family, happy memories of patients who lived, patients who remember the person who changed their lives; or the opposite: a bitter, resentful person, who hates what life has served 'em, who hates doing what they do, and hates knowing that they have to do it or else their family (that they won't see anyways) won't eat. Bills will always be there. Your family won't. This time that you have, won't. Spend each day knowing that you woke up, and that someone is glad that you did
    1 point
  46. I just want to encourage those of you who have a low GPA and want to become a PA. Here’s a little bit about me. I applied twice to PA school. The first time I applied, I applied to 12 schools and didn’t get an interview invite from any of them. My cGPA during the first cycle was around d 2.88 and my sGPA was around a 3.2. I had rough start to my college career. My GRE scores were horrible- less than 140 on both the quantitative and qualitative. After my rejection, I retook the GRE. I ended up getting 151 on the qualitative, 147 on the quantitative, and 3.0 writing. I retook two of my prerequis
    1 point
  47. I was accepted and they called me a little over 2 weeks after the interview if that makes you feel better. ?
    1 point
  48. Interview invites go out around November if they do it in December or October for November. Two years ago my wife in Anchorage class 8 got her invite middle of November for 3 Dec interview. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
    1 point
  49. Honduras took my PA license - said thank you and I carried $4,000 worth of meds through customs.... they treated me as a Doc - and I functioned as one - when no doc was on the trip - mostly because this was through www.capecares.com and the honduras organization known of Knighs of Malta as the local connection. Great times and really rewarding - I would HIGHLY encourage other PA's to consider (it is all primary care so speciality PA's get left out a little bit..)
    1 point
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