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  1. 3 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.
  2. 2 points
    Just hang in there everyone. I know a few students who received the scholarship a week before their program started in the Fall (both had 2 years left). They were even told that they would have to pay the first semester, but would have the rest of their semesters covered (they were eventually fully covered in the Fall). Since PA schools start/end at different times, money becomes available at different points in the year. I'm not sure how much money the VA received for the scholarship program this year.
  3. 2 points
    I was also offered an interview today, about 45 minutes before I took my Casper. Good luck to all! Hopefully I make it in this time!
  4. 2 points
    I am not sure I was such a big fan of that CASper test. It was weird. I sent my application in April 13, and due to one minor glitch in having to track down a syllabus for a pre requisite, JUST got it finalized and it was submitted to the committee yesterday. That was close. Anyway, definitely non traditional student over here...3.2, 3.2, 313...Somewhere around 25,000 hours PCE as an athletic trainer first, then chiropractor...and yes, I am old. Hoping my work and life experience gets some points. Good luck to all of you!!
  5. 2 points
    I just got offered an interview a few hours ago!! So excited!
  6. 2 points
    I'll be submitting my application within the next 4 to 6 weeks
  7. 2 points
    Good luck K0915! We just have to focus and study hard, the rest will take care of itself.
  8. 2 points
    SEMPA members have free access to the EM Academy course. 71 30-minute video lectures on the core content of emergency medicine. SEMPA 360 has multiple hands on workshops, which are super helpful for new EMPAs.
  9. 1 point
    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. "
  10. 1 point
    I know you are looking for a change, but if you have EVH skills, you should be able to find a significantly better paying job in CV surgery without too much trouble. Although the hours might not be as good.
  11. 1 point
    As far as an online recommendation, I would suggest the University of Phoenix. I took a few courses there and was able to transfer them to MDC without a problem. A bit expensive, however, the courses are about six weeks. Dealing with MDC can be a bit daunting at times but just hang in there, it's a great school overall You'll be fine!
  12. 1 point
    Hey Yimsy, I did the Barry BMS program as well and yes it counted towards the required courses as long as it was within five years. They accepted my anatomy, physiology, medical micro, and biochem 1 and 2 for the anatomy, micro, and chemistry requirements. Hope this helps.
  13. 1 point
    I've been speaking to Rebeca-Garcia-Cartaya, a little difficult to catch over the phone or email since she is so busy but is a sweetheart in person. I recommend going in person if you are able to. Which course are you retaking if you don't mind me asking? Good luck!
  14. 1 point
    I agree with Tom and his comment above and my feelings on the initial question are that periodic review of her position should be made every six months. Did the BOD review her work? Thank that we are not the Huddle and have freedom of speech.
  15. 1 point
    After 5 years UC experience consider the travel/locums route.
  16. 1 point
    Welcome Luis! [emoji112] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. 1 point
    Good luck! Keep us updated on your results! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. 1 point
    Hello Claudia, I think that is an excellent idea. I'm interested in joining the study group. I'm going to send you an email Regards, Luis
  19. 1 point
    I had like 6 weeks to move out here from Massachusetts. Trust me, it’s worth it. You don’t want to play the CASPA game again and risk not getting in. You’ll be kicking yourself next year
  20. 1 point
    I just took it a few days ago and honestly I felt that it was really hard. Much harder than Rosh or the Packrat. Hope to find out my score this Thursday!
  21. 1 point
    Your current pay is horrible but $90k for solo coverage primary care may be worse. What region of the US are you in? Your SP is going to be collecting >$100k while doing nothing. Sounds like a great deal on their end. You had trouble finding a gig for 8 months as an experienced PA? And the one offer you got was that bad? Something sounds off. Solo coverage full time in my neck of the woods would warrant something close to $130-160k with full benefits. You could be working in the most saturated and/or low cost of living area but urgent care should be paying you AT LEAST $50/hr.
  22. 1 point
    Hi! I am also applying to Duke this cycle! Thanks for starting a thread and good luck to you! Kudos for getting you application in SO early! Hoping to be right behind you next week!
  23. 1 point
    Hi everyone, My name is Alicia. I interviewed 9/21 and was accepted 9/28. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone in a few months! I will be moving from Wisconsin (bring on the warmer weather & no snow!) with my two little dogs. I just wanted to hop on and say that I'm going to Miami this weekend - into next week to look for apartments in the area. I know it's a little early, but it's the only time that works with my upcoming schedule. I actually contacted a realtor, which has been helpful, because it's hard to find the best place over the internet. For apartments, you don't have to pay the realtor anything, they actually get paid from the apartment in which you sign a lease at! So it could be a good option for those coming from far away! If anyone is interested, I can let you know which places I end up seeing, liking, etc. Have a great weekend!!
  24. 1 point
    Hi Claudia, I'm also interested. Will email you.
  25. 1 point
    Uggh and here I go again. I promise you all, I am not really this salty in real life, but......... Don't mention it. 1. It's none of their damn business. Period. 2. ADA or no ADA there is 100% inherent bias for providers deemed disabled, broken, hindered or anything else that might make you less robotic in a practice. In the eyes of the employer, we are there to make money. Period. Full stop. Any weakness be it physical, mental or psychological will be seen as...well, weakness. Your odds of getting hired will plummet. I've seen it time and time again happen. Think about this for a minute. It is often hard for providers who have the audacity to get sick or injured while employed. They are frequently screwed schedule wise or just pushed out the door. By letting a prospective employer know ahead of time about any inherent weakness is just inviting bias before you even begin. In a perfect world we should be allowed to be human. That world does not exist or at the very least is incredibly rare. Report any weakness at your own peril. Cynical? Yup. Correct. You betcha. I hate it, but it is what it is....
  26. 1 point
    There is this law called the American With Disabilities Act. The law prevents any employer from refusing employment to someone with a disability as long as they are physically able to carry out the duties of the job. In addition employers are required to make “reasonable accommodations“ for anybody that has a disability. Employees are not allowed to ask you about your disability I have seen several providers with all kinds of disabilities including cerebral palsy, being wheelchair-bound, being an author extremity amputee so I can’t see any reason why employer could get away with just using you employment strictly because you have Crohn’s disease in ileostomy.
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