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  1. 17 points
    Good luck everyone! I bet this will be the week and our wait will be over. No matter what happens, everyone who was awarded an interview has qualifications and skills that would be great attributes as a P.A., I wish there were as many spots as there are great candidates!
  2. 10 points
    Relax, review your anatomy and physiology now, and have fun before school starts. When school starts, keep up in class, be collaborative and not competitive, bond with at least some of your classmates, treat school like a job, experiment with what study techniques work best for you (may not be the same in every class), set aside time for yourself every day, briefly celebrate after tests, exercise (even if only to take a walk), eat healthy (most of the time), have a good support structure for the tough times, and remember that many thousands of people have successfully navigated these waters. You can, too. And, surprisingly, you'll probably look back at it (most of it anyway) with fondness. Best wishes, newbie!
  3. 10 points
    Firm believer in medical practitioner. We practice medicine. Firefighters fight fire. Police police stuff. Truck drivers drive trucks. Pilots pilot things. We medicine stuff. "Hey there, I'm MediMike, medical practitioner with the pulmonary team" Straight forward. I'm not a physician so shouldn't have that in my name. I'm not an assistant so probably shouldn't have that in there either. And I dread the idea of explaining the word allopathy. Too many syllables.
  4. 8 points
    Anyone mind if I merge this thread back into my original one? Fair criticism is fair criticism, and I wouldn't be doing it to suppress or hide your feedback, but I do think we'd be better off if we kept the discussion in one thread to the greatest extent possible. Having said that, since I have all the extra buttons to make things disappear or whatnot, I want to make sure that we're ALL clear that my position here--or anywhere--gives me no special rights with respect to criticizing AAPA or its officers. You can start a poll just like mine on a similar topic, to the best of my knowledge, and have it supported or rejected by your peers and mine, too. Now, why jump straight to ousting Dorn for the fiasco? Because, and I use this word advisedly and without malice, she's a parasite. She's not a PA, as most of the AAPA staff are not, and yet makes a very good income off of our dues. It's her job, as a chief executive, to make sure colossal screwups like this don't happen. but like most nonprofit executive/employed staff, is only minimally likely to be held accountable for failures that damage the profession. She has no skin in the game, other than her reputation as a nonprofit executive, which can affect who she might work for next. If the PA profession goes down in flames, Dorn can go work for the NPs, or the NDs for that matter. We can't. By the same token, so could thousands of other "executive directors" and other non-profit employed staff. Have you looked at https://www.aapa.org/about/senior-staff/ ? Let's see, counting her that's 13, with zero PA-C's... carry the zero, and... NONE of the senior staff are PAs, retired PAs, or in any other way tied to the future of the PA profession in any meaningful way. Go read their bios: insurance; other health-associated nonprofits; various political staff positions, corporate... very little healthcare, not a single one with any graduate level degree in ANY healing profession AT ALL. Do I expect she'll be fired? Not by the current board, nor any of the recent past ones. She should be placed on notice that the membership won't necessarily wait for her annual performance review to make their displeasure known. We need an AAPA executive staff that is better at executing political change than it is in putting on awesome conferences. Not that the latter are a bad idea, but the former are essential to the survival and growth of the profession. I would like to see 50% PA-C representation among the senior staff. Maybe that's too high; even if it is the right number, it will take YEARS to get there. But I can tell you that a 0% PA-C representation among the employed staff is a dismal recipe for an organization that is the last, best hope to drive change in a profession that is being squeezed by change. BTW, If I'm ever speaking as a representative of anyone, I'll say so. I don't believe in nonsense disclaimers, so I don't write them. If you want to criticize PAFT, feel free to do so on the basis of what their elected officer(s) are saying on Huddle while clearly attaching that affiliation to their name. I've never been a part of the PAFT leadership team; EMEDPA has.
  5. 8 points
    Similar Bill to the Florida one is set to pass in north dakota, hopefully in the next week or so. "..the NDBOM unanimously approved to support PAs in the upcoming legislative session in our efforts! Specifically, the NDAPA is pursuing the following: Supervisory agreements currently mandatory for licensure in North Dakota will no longer be required. This means that PA’s will be responsible for the care they provide and the need to have a supervising physician will no longer be necessary. This is a HUGE change for our practices and profession. It better aligns us in practice for those employers that don’t even consider PAs due to supervisory issues. The NDAPA and PAs in North Dakota will still do what they have always done and practice in the team model. We are not looking to be “independent providers”, rather we want to be able to practice where we are needed. One concession that was a deal-breaker for the NDBOM was that PAs would need to practice at clinics, hospitals and physician offices that are established or meet certain criteria. The NDBOM concern was that PAs would pursue privately owned clinics for things such as cosmetic dermatology, medi-spas, etc. A PA may still be able to operate a clinic or practice of their own but would need approval from the NDBOM to do so. This concession was felt to be a reasonable request as we are trying to get PAs in areas that need providers in primary care. If we are able to get this legislation passed through the legislature, North Dakota will be the first in the nation where a PA can practice medicine without a supervisory or collaborative agreement with a physician." https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/66-2019/bill-actions/ba1175.html
  6. 7 points
    Readers may not like my opinion, which is certainly your right. It was given because it was implicitly called for by the original post. I am generally an optimistic, supportive guy and would have liked to have been in this case as well. On the other hand, threatening to hurt yourself just a few weeks before school starts to the point that you actually had to be held in protective custody is a warning light -- not forever, but for now. I want the OP to be stabilized to the point that the poster's medical team is certain that he or she does not represent a threat to him or herself or others, especially if and when something goes south during PA school (which it can). Telling someone who just recently went through all this that that "you've got this!" sounds way more optimistic that any of us strangers has a right to be. I think we can all agree that the ball belongs in the OP's medical providers' court.
  7. 7 points
    Alternatively, why does there need to be a progression? No one asks med students/doctors "So, what are you going to do next". If doctors can just be doctors, why can't we be PAs? I don't need to become a doctor, I certainly don't want to become an administrator, and I'm quite happy in the specialty I plan to stay in for the duration of my career. Why must I 'advance'? I have 2 masters degrees. I think that's quite enough, thank you. Given that you are a new poster with multiple fonts (i.e copy/pasting from somewhere) I'm going to maintain a high degree of suspicion of trolling. Someone admitted to a PA program should already have some insight into the questions you're asking.
  8. 7 points
    Hello & Congratulations to everyone that has been accepted so far! My name is Conicka, I sat and spoke with quite a few of you during the interview process. I am currently a student in the 3-year track and the 3.1 Rep on our student board. Hang in there if you haven't gotten a call yet, as I told some candidates I was the very last person to interview on the very last day, I was waitlisted but got a call in May that I was accepted so stay strong!! As for your FB group, please be sure the follow the link your fellow classmate has set up, we have FB groups that you will be incorporated into in the Fall. I am the admin on the 2021 page and I got a request for acceptance that I denied so please follow the link. Hard to believe it's been a year since I was in your same spot but I remember how exciting it was so stay on top of your email, Rahima will email you all more information about the Orientation and White Coat Ceremony soon until that time go celebrate and enjoy your summer break study-free! Next summer there will be no break, we go straight through the summer with classes so live it up now! Feel free to respond with any questions I might be able to answer and no, I'm not sure if they are done making all the call, sorry. Also, fell free to add me to the FB group if you like, Conicka Toney, and I will keep you all in the loop with any on going events/information that I can share.
  9. 7 points
    Got my acceptance call around 11:45!!! Good luck everyone
  10. 7 points
    AAPA provided $$ support to North Dakota’s Academy for this. Just something to point out to those who think they not working to advance change.
  11. 7 points
    Oh wow. A clearly presented question with two answer choices? Who would have known this could be possible?
  12. 7 points
    I received a call yesterday from Dr. Lohenry offering me a seat! I was originally placed on waitlist after my interview in December. So exciting!!
  13. 6 points
    See the other thread for details, but the level of poor execution in the long-awaited title change survey leads me to suspect either gross incompetence, exceptionally poor oversight of contracted survey methodology and content, or active work to undermine the will of the AAPA HOD through intentionally delivering an inferior survey not fit for purpose. This isn't remotely designed to be a neutral poll. I'm mad and you should be too, regardless of where you stand on the title change issue itself: the survey is inexcusably bad. To quote Peter Berge from Huddle "Meanwhile, no inquiry into what potential titles PAs support, or oppose, and why, while time and space was occupied by questions about details of nurse practitioner practice, artificial intelligence and the future of telehealth. "
  14. 6 points
    I thought this was going to be about PA's > 50 yrs of age...... old, abused and invisible.....
  15. 6 points
    Hey guys, I am a current first year PA student at EVMS. It looks like interviews will be on July 12th, 13th, and 15th. This could change but it is something to get excited about! Feel free to ask me anything.
  16. 6 points
    I personally am supporting Beth Smolko and Jennifer Orozco. Beth has been a PA leader and was the one who first started the collaboration resolution back in 2012 or 2013 thereabouts. It passed the second year at the HOD. She is fully in support of title change and we should all read her platform statement and listen to her video. I do not think she will take an adverse result from the WPP title investigation survey. I support her because she will look out for our profession and has a fresh idea and good skills to navigate us to the future. She is running for Pres Elect I support Jen Orozco for BOD as she has been strategically improving practice laws in Illinois and help beat down NCCPA when they sent a lobbyist to Illinois to defeat the Illinois PA Academy efforts for law modernization. It was an interesting time for sure. SO we have a few go-getters and focused candidates in Beth and Jennifer. Vote for Beth Vote for Jennifer
  17. 6 points
    UGoLong is a well-respected contributor to the PA community and these forums; applicants should pay careful attention to his suggestions--I consider them, on the whole, better thought out than my own recommendations.
  18. 6 points
    Wanna be a physician? Go to medical school.
  19. 6 points
    I will risk being shadow-banned by a certain moderator here (again) by giving a politically-incorrect answer (meaning one that people don't like, but that doesn't mean it's not true). It's all about standards. And if you talk standards, you HAVE to talk about MINIMUM standards. You can have certain credentials that prove you have met minimum standards of competence. Like Board Certified Emergency Physician (or Board Certified **insert specialty here**) means you are at the top of the game in Emergency Medicine (or other specialty), so it is reasonably safe for everyone to assume such a person is competent in their specialty. With that credential we know that the person graduated medical school and has (with rare grandfathering rules) completed an Emergency Medicine residency and passed Emergency Medicine boards. The MINIMUM standard for being a PA is passing a 26 month intense program of medical education and passing a test that virtually everyone passes. That is a big difference. Oh, and that experienced 20 year PA could have worked in urology for 19.5 of those 20 years, and now that he's in your ED doesn't really know how to manage an unstable arrhythmia. Likewise, that experienced 20 year PA who worked in the ED for 19.5 of those years wouldn't know how to reconstruct a bell-clapper deformity. The MINIMUM standard for being a NP is being a nurse who passes 24 months of part-time online classes, and shadowing a friend in clinic for 500 hours, then passing a written test. That is a HUGE difference. But, like it or not, those ARE the standards. So, if you are a physician/midlevel/APP/RN/RT/CNA/adminiscritter or ward clerk, how do you know if someone you just meet is competent in their job? If the MINIMUM for their credentialing means that they passed their specialty boards in medicine, you can assume they are indeed a specialist. If their MINIMUM standard is a 26 month program that lets them move between specialties...yeah, I'm not going to assume they are competent until they prove it. Will practice based OTP change this? nope. It's human, and protective, in nature. As we continue toward specialization (CAQ's) I think this will improve, but that will be a long road.
  20. 6 points
    Hello pre-pa students! I'm here to let you know I am willing to read through your personal essays and offer feedback as we are approaching the opening of CASPA soon. I was recently accepted to PA school as my first and only cycle. I believe a strong personal statement is what separates you from other applicants. I scored in the top 96% on my GRE writing section so I feel confident in my ability to help others. I'm not charging for the service, however I do ask for a small donation to help with the expenses of starting PA school. I work night shifts so I have a lot of extra time throughout the night to work on reviews. the email you can send your statements to is essayreviews949@gmail.com. Thank you and good luck to everyone!!
  21. 6 points
  22. 6 points
    Seriously, what morons ever thought you could just stop? Have we become so stupid we need mommy government to guide us in everything we do? We have become a helpless society, and the fools who run things - from both parties - are only making it worse.
  23. 6 points
    Hello! Congrats to everyone that got accepted! Would anyone be interested in starting a FB group for the new incoming class? Would love to connect with everyone! Let me know who is interested and I can do it.
  24. 6 points
    Rev is a member of PAFT not on the board so please leave PAFT out of this. We have, as an organization, taken no position on this as of now and, other than casual conversations, haven't even discussed it. That said I too was puzzled at how Jenna Dorn got thrown into this. I'll state it a bit less eloquently than you have... she carries the flag. The board, with guidance from the HOD, determines what that flag is. If she was given clear guidance on implementing this process and failed to follow instructions then there may be a different conversation. I was puzzled by the survey but have stated several times it is too early to tell if this is a debacle or an early bit of work with more to come and we just don't have the big picture yet. I have advised patience but there is so much anger and frustration right now I'm just letting it burn out. Mostly all I have achieved is getting fussed at myself. The most damning thing for me at this point is how an organization such as WPP/Kanter could land so many polls in spam. That alone may have weakened to opinion pool to the point the current survey is valueless.
  25. 6 points
    1 Guy on reddit was anti-name change and stated that “it’s taken about 55 years to be understood in the medical community. This will set us back” 1) The fact that it took 55 years for people to understand our title/role = red flag. Medical Practitioner will take 5 seconds to understand. 2) And no, they still don’t understand our profession after 55 years.
  26. 6 points
    Is anyone surprised by this? Individual physicians in the trenches are our friends, never organizations.
  27. 5 points
    I am not a big fan of these programs. I think folks should work in medicine for a few years before starting PA school to make sure they like medicine.
  28. 5 points
    Honestly, disregard people's opinion's if they only talk about numbers. Some posts here are highly self-referential and the logic behind their advice is: "I failed, therefore you will fail too". This is just counterproductive for you. Honestly, numbers will never tell you the whole story. Programs care about life experience, fit to the program, your potential as member of the university (extra curricular activities and leadership within PA school), your background, and most importantly.... how your application connects to YOU. Having 8000 hours of PCE that you hated, learned nothing from, and that didnt connect with your personal narrative will definitely show on your application. Don't just get experience for the sake of amassing stats. Learn from it, get awards, get recommendations, find a good fit for you and your ambitions. There's a difference between performing at a job and being stuck with it. Admission officers can smell generic applications from far away. After all, they are generic, and they wont make anybody feel curious or like they are missing out. There's a difference between saying "I wanna be a PA to have a job" and "I wanna be a PA to help the undeserved". There's a difference between "I learned about the PA profession from U.S news best jobs" and "I arrived at the pa profession after years of dedicating my life to healthcare". If you care about, say, helping undeserved populations and your profile, experience and life story show that, then you have a more compelling application than someone who has been hating their PCE for thousands of hours and have made no efforts to expand their healthcare perspective beyond their own practice and what was given to them. Some people feel entitled to certain things based on their GPA and PCE, but they also may feel undeserving of higher achievement because their numbers are "not as good" as others. Its a vicious cycle. GPA: You dont even know what classes made up their GPA PCE: You dont know the scope of their jobs Profile: You simply dont know them Some programs have certain thresholds or minimums (1000 PCE is the most common), so waiting a year will help with that. But honestly, i have seen people get accepted and interviewed in many great schools with little-to-no experience, but awesome stories and clear personal mission and profile as candidates. Don't take advice from people telling you that you are "the same as them" and "therefore you will fail" because thats just missing the point. I cannot guarantee that you will get into PA school with those stats, but I can guarantee you that if you only measure yourself with numbers, then you'll waste time worrying about them and PA schools will only see you as another generic application. My advice for your numbers: Take a Gap and amass more hours My advice for your application: Figure out who you are and what you bring to healthcare
  29. 5 points
    My biggest problem isn't so much the discrepancy with the community...its the discrepancy with NPs. They have had 1 year and 9 months to implement locality pay for PAs as passed by law. At my local VA NPs top out 30k a year above PAs at the top end. Its a disgrace. Lets not mention the lawsuit from PAs and NPs over unpaid overtime. And since were talking about new grads...they pay new grads in the realm of 60-70k if were are to believe job postings...WTF cant they do some mentoring. I spent 23 years in the Army and would love to serve my fellow veterans, but I sure as shit ain't gonna give my services away to the government, they got their pound of flesh from me already. Fix the pay scales and maybe myself and a lot of others will give it another go. And as the largest single employer of PAs, it might be about time for them to figure out this mentoring thing.
  30. 5 points
    I'd ask the patient who they want as a provider? If they choose the VooDoo Doctor I would discharge them from the practice with a certified letter explaining their unwillingness to follow the standards of care along with the practices unwillingness to knowingly violate these standards. If this VooDoo Doctor wants anything they can order it themselves, I wouldn't be a party to this fallaciousness.
  31. 5 points
    i wish I could say this was rare but I don't even think it is uncommon. Upcoding and such happens so frequently it has become part of the gestalt of the profession. I have never worked anywhere that didn't push and pull on billing and coding so that, at best, it was uncomfortable and , at worst, it was outright fraud. In my current position my medical director let us all know we were expected to charge 04 level visits 75% of the time at minimum and if we didn't our evaluation and raises would be affected. I asked for the source of this and was told it came from the VP of clinical services who is a physician. I asked for that in writing. When he wanted to know why I told him that an organization mandating a certain percentage of 04 visits under duress is the very definition of conspiracy to commit fraud. I wanted it in writing. I never got it and the issue faded away but I was advised I was "getting a reputation" which I assumed wasn't good. I think all we can do is be vigilant and, when confronted with something that doesn't pass the sniff test, ask for verification and written responses. In the age of electronic records and never ending security issues we can only be careful.
  32. 5 points
    It is just an exercise in semantics. I don't think anyone is trolling. And yes.... I steer people here from the HUDDLE frequently just because it is a bit looser and more interesting. I was going to volunteer to be a mod until I found out there is no clubhouse or secret handshake.
  33. 5 points
    You're right literally/technically, just not figuratively. Doctor, and physician doesn't necessarily mean MD/DO, however, in practice we know what physician or doctor means. This is as simple as it becoming common use after really what was a hijacking of a somewhat general term. It would have probably been more correct that they call themselves MD's, or DO's all this time, or some other proprietary term, rather than a general term, but that's where we are at. In appealing to tradition, but really, just to avoid confusion among patients I don't think we should start using the term, even if it is technically true. As a huge addendum to this, it really calls into question the name of our profession. If the previous is true, then why is Physician's Assistant not accurate? Why do we get so up in arms about the possessive s? Does Physician assistant imply that we are indeed physicians, just assistant physicians? If this is true, then we definitely need a name change by MD/DO's logic that we are "non-physician providers". And if the prior is true, that we are actually just Physician's Assistants, then that is simply inaccurate by virtue of our job description, or at least many of ours. In conclusion, while we should respect the term physician, we shouldn't be afraid of any of the kickback in pursuing the name change. We also shouldn't be afraid of any kickback of the term 'provider' 'clinician' 'medical practitioner', etc. It's ridiculous that any name besides assistant is unacceptable to many in the physician community. Nurse's don't have this same problem; nowhere in their title is the word assistant. We need to find our identity as a field, and that is not as assistants. Medical assistants already have that identity.
  34. 5 points
    Waitlist acceptances are going out. I was accepted off the waitlist yesterday! If you are on the waitlist, try not to dispair. There is still hope!
  35. 5 points
  36. 5 points
    My survey had me sending a thousand dollars to a Nigerian prince, and now I'm wondering if maybe I filled out the wrong one.
  37. 5 points
    Congrats all! I also received my acceptance call just before 5pm. Check your voice mail and keep an ear out just in case they are calling over the next few days. If you didn't get accepted this time around, feel free to send me a message and I am happy to talk. I have had a lot of experience with this and am happy to share as well as listen. If you do message me, I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.
  38. 5 points
    Is it ok if I do Pilates every morning wearing only my socks?
  39. 5 points
    And if you think that will hold up in a court of law you are sorely mistaken. Anyone who can sleep at night by saying to themselves 'Welp I only had 15 minutes with the patient so if I missed XYZ that could lead to serious harm or death...not my problem' is someone who should not be working in medicine. At the end of the day we are responsible for what we do or do not do regardless of the unrealistic expectations set by employers or corporate America.
  40. 5 points
    Guy on Reddit will be a contributor to the demise of the profession. Probably shaking his cane at the sky and cussing the clouds. Even an old toot like me sees the value in a title change
  41. 5 points
    ...No one knows. You're receiving moderately-educated guesses at best, and wild shots in the dark from internet strangers at worst. Even an adcom member can't give you a 100% reliable "chance" because each school is different. Your experiences, personal statement, school list, timing, and "fit" all play a role. Even then, adcoms make surprising decisions. It's not uncommon to be accepted to reach programs and rejected from "safety" schools. Instead of risking false confidence or misplaced defeat, ask yourself these questions instead: Are my GPAs, both science and cumulative, competitive compared to this school's accepted student profile? If not, is the reason compellingly discussed in my personal statement? Does my transcript show that I have grasped the fundamental knowledge to succeed with intense, graduate-level medical science coursework? If there are weak areas of knowledge on my transcript, have I put in the work to turn those weaknesses into strengths? Do I meet all the prerequisite requirements for each school on my list? If I have a questionable course, have I asked for clarification from the schools that require it? Is my PCE (hours and type) competitive compared to this school's accepted student profiles? If my GPAs are below the accepted average, does my PCE surpass the average? If my PCE is below the accepted average, does my GPA surpass it? Have I spent time making sure my experience descriptions are comprehensive and accurately convey what I've learned? Have I scored at least 300 on the GRE (if I'm choosing to take it)? Do my other activities show deeper layers of my personality and interests? Have I taken on increasing responsibility as I've grown? If I've stated an interest in a specific area (for example, underserved or rural care), do my experiences show my passion for that area is genuine? Have at least three people agreed to write me an excellent letter? Do my references meet each school's requirements? Does my personal narrative have an introduction that grabs the reader's interest? Do I "show" the qualities that will make me an outstanding PA, instead of just listing them? Do I show understanding of a PA's role? Does the conclusion convince the reader I'm ready for PA school? Have others read and enjoyed my narrative? Is it grammatically flawless? Do I have an overarching passion or theme that ties my application together? Are my future goals guided by my experiences? Am I a good "fit" at each school on my list? If an interviewer asks me why I applied to each school, what will I say? Do I have a game plan for applying? Have I set myself up for success by planning to apply early? Have I thought beyond the finish line of getting a seat to the logistics, pressures, and potential loneliness of devoting the next 2-3 years to school? Am I in a financial position to fund CASPA costs, interview expenses, seat deposits, and relocation expenses? Am I in a financial position to afford PA school? How is my credit score? Do I have significant undergrad loans, car payments, mortgage payments, or other financial constraints? Does my family truly understand the time investment of PA school? Will my partner move with me if I relocate, or will we have a long-distance relationship? Are we both on the same page about these plans? Can I confidently say I'm ready, not just for PA school, but for life as a PA? Gratuitous link to my blog: https://emttopac.wordpress.com
  42. 5 points
    I will not prescribe to friends and family. I'm happy to listen and advise, but I'll tell them the Rx needs to come from a provider with the ability to formally document the encounter and monitor progress/arrange follow-up. I'm a new grad and I realize there are PA's who do prescribe to friends and family, but at this early stage in my career it's just not in my comfort zone.
  43. 4 points
    Hi there! My name is Hailey and I am a first-round applicant for PA school. I have gone to a handful of interviews, and have a few acceptances. I believe my personal statement was very strong, and I am wanting to help other prospective PA students get an acceptance on their first round also. I have quite a few friends already attending PA school, and those about to start. I have edited their personal statements as well. I am willing to edit your personal statement, have brainstorming phone calls and answer any questions about the PA admissions process in general. My services are FREE OF CHARGE. However, I do ask that if you feel you've benefited from my help that you give a small donation, whatever you can, via venmo to my PA school tuition fund. ~karma~ If you are interested, please email me at AcceptedPAstudent@gmail.com. I look forward to helping all you prospective students! Best, Hailey xox
  44. 4 points
    As far as I know all programs are 'pay as you go' i.e you pay each semester at that start of the semester. I guess I fail to see how that's relevant. You can either work your butt off and pull up your GPA or drop out and likely never be a PA. You would be hard pressed to find a program willing to accept you after A: having a low GPA and B: giving up. Plenty of students get put on academic probation. Put in the work, get better grades, and move on. All who pass PANCE are PA-C's regardless of how they got there.
  45. 4 points
    ...and I was just offered an acceptance from the wait list! I'd like to thank you since you probably opened up a spot for me
  46. 4 points
    Agreed. Everyone should at least consider residency. It’s short sighted to say one shouldn’t
  47. 4 points
    Update on this and just in case it will be helpful to anyone. The job actually offered $60/hour plus malpractice but with the numbers y'all have given me above I was able to negotiate $70/hour. Thanks to those who replied!
  48. 4 points
    Mine was in the spam folder too. There were many healthcare system related questions, which I don't understand why. I was hoping to have more title change related questions. It was kinda painful to do. But the good thing is I don't think people who do not support the title change would sit through it for 40 minutes.
  49. 4 points
    Mine was in spam below an email from a Nigerian prince who in his altruism is giving me $1,000,000 USD if I wire $5000 to his account. See he has a checking and a savings and his money is locked in the savings so I have to give him 5k because this will allow him access to the checking... so I can get my 1M! I dunno didn't make sense either, But I finna do it! [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106] Anyway: Survey sounds crazy. IMHO it should only contain these 2 questions: 1. Do you think a Title change is necessary? 2. If so, what title should it be? I'd fill that out in a heartbeat! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  50. 4 points
    PA school is a bit like building a hologram. It was some structure to it but you have no idea what that is until, finally, you finally get to shine a laser through the completed hologram and see the image. In school, you learn all these isolated factoids, often so fast that you can't even remember what last week's exams were even about. Later, when you start seeing patients -- the laser beam in this analogy -- if finally makes sense. Don't worry about the process; just do the best you can. Thousands of people have gone through it and done just fine. You will, too.

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