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  1. I talked to them on the phone today and they said they are currently reviewing and haven't sent out any invites yet. We're still good.
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  2. I'm not really a "look at what i got" type of person, so I write this for those still waiting. It looks like the selections are continuing as I was notified today that I was selected...so hold on until the end of the month like Scott D. said...best of luck
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  3. Thank you for your updates and engaging with us here. We really appreciate this
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  4. I think I'm going to take a different tack on this one. Look, I'm far from a "pull yourself up by the bootstraps" kind of guy, hell I don't even know what a bootstrap is, but there is a certain level of coping and interpersonal skills that need to be developed here. There are crappy people in every field whether you are slinging rebar (done it), pushing a button in a lumber mill (been there), fixing power lines or fixing people. Mitigating people's stupidity. Prolonging death. Whatever you want to call it. You seem to have a reason to not seek out a variety of positions and see
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  5. There are three emergency medicine residencies in NYC and one in critical care. What's the objection to applying for those?
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  6. Well thank y’all for entertaining me during this hellish wait!
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  7. Going through a transition period with my per diem gig (retail medicine) right now and my new CP, an FM MD who decided to go into admin d/t burnout and is licensed in both WA and OR, just told me that PAs need to do something about the current landscape or we will be finding ourselves out of a job due to the NPs, especially as they transition to DNPs. This is not a NP vs PA post but rather a question of where are we currently on OTP? Last I heard one of the Dakota's was successful in this endeavor. My state association in WA is trying again next time. Anyone else have any updates? The fa
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  8. I got mine too. I’m not giving up I’m already thinking of what I can do to improve my application for March!!!! Don’t give up Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  9. We are not extinct until we are no longer a profession or it’s not over until it’s over. I empathize greatly with my brothers and sisters in medicine, if this is a national Provo. There seems to be an abundance of jobs for new and middle aged PAs in the northeast and I am ignorant of what may be happening elsewhere. The senior PAs of ages 55 and above find themselves in a different but hostile situations of being highly experienced and perhaps less motivated and desiring higher pay. The institutions and the Doc’s just don’t want to pay higher salaries for better care.
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  10. I dont believe they have sent out any rejections either...If anyone is able to confirm, I would appreciate it!
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  11. Did you get an email stating you are on the wait list?
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  12. Looking back on the 2018-2019 forum it seems a lot of other interview invited were given out, some being verified late May early June. I'm in the same position as you! Let's stay positive! It is still early in the game.
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  13. Hey there! The interview is super straight forward. They honestly want to get to know you, how you would be a good fit for their program and your motivations for wanting to pursue the PA profession. It will be a great interview experience. Be yourself, smile, talk to everyone and enjoy the buffet ! For me I love to eat, so I calmed down a bit after the breakfast lol. Also cool tip, if you can incorporate some green into your outfit that could be a plus. I wore a green top with my suit and the faculty liked it. Good luck this Thursday!
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  14. Boy, participation is pretty light this time, but moving things along... The leg with the boot is a bit swollen, but not badly, call it 1-2+/4 nonpitting, and maybe a bit more erythematous. The surgical site doesn't look bad at all, really. Homan's test is a) mostly useless in the first place, but b) completely out of the question due to the Achilles' surgery. Ultrasound is not available, but a CXR is unremarkable. Labs show equivocal troponins, CMP is substantially unremarkable, but CBC shows a white count of 17k. It's now been 3-4 hours since the start of the event. Medevac
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  15. I'm hoping that those of us who self select to post here aren't the "publicized experiences of a few" but rather reflective of the actual work practices of most EM PA's. Perhaps SEMPA should survey their members so that better data could be put before ACEP.
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  16. I haven't heard anything since the confirmation email early June
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  17. I just received the supplemental earlier today (7/29). My application was confirmed on 5/30 so unfortunately I waited about 2 months. Hopefully yours will be coming any day now!
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  19. Internal medicine is identical; most of those patients are babies too.
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  20. I sent out an email today, so hopefully I'll hear back this week about what's going on. Hopefully I'm not bugging them too much. I had sent an email out late june, and this was their response: "Thank you for your email and interest! We will be moving the applications from the CASPA online view into our system probably in a few weeks, but since it hasn’t been done yet, that is why you haven’t gotten specific emails from us confirming the receipt of the application. Your application is received by us. There is no supplemental application. Thank you!" So they must have ju
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  21. Hi. Sure. 3.4 overall GPA, 3.8 science GPA, GRE: 91st percentile in verbal, 47th quantitative, 60-something in written. 15 hours shadowing a PA, over 10,000 hours of patient care (I'm a full-time paramedic), some volunteering, and two semesters of research.
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  22. We look at the supplemental much more then the personal statement to see why you are choosing our school. They give us much more insight then a generic question of "why do you want to be a PA?" which is the personal statement. Much too generic and not useful at all.
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  23. Just received the same e-mail! I submitted mid July. Good luck to everyone!
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  24. I just received an email saying that they had received my application. They also mentioned that interview invites will be sent out from late summer (later in August?) through November. I sent in my application mid June.
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  25. Just received my interview invite for September 4th! Very excited!
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  26. Yep. I got the app received email at the end of May. So at this point I’m not feeling so great about it.
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  27. We have so many self inflicted wounds in this profession it's just nuts. Almost like we have been afraid to succeed as a profession, so we constantly try and sabotage ourselves and any success we may have earned through good old fashioned hard work. Well, all that sabotage is finally paying off as self loving and self promoting professions like NP's leap forward and lap up.
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  28. I just took the PANCE in June. I found that taking a longer break after every two sections was a great strategy for me. I was able to have a little snack and use the restroom. I got two nice breaks total and never felt fatigued (until the very end). Best of luck to you!
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  29. It’s better to produce quality work that is later than poor work just to be early! Good luck! Wishing you all the best
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  30. Not at all. The application hasn’t even closed yet. I wouldn’t panic. You’ll hear from them later, but I wouldn’t just say you’re out of getting an interview. It’s still too early.
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  31. hey all! I am still waiting on CASPA to verify my app for Franklin College...does anyone know if they still have interview spots left?
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  32. Anybody else get any word?
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  33. THIS. Have a good foundation for when you start. Know the red flags and what you can't miss. Know the basics and you'll impress upon your attendings that you can be trusted not to kill anyone. Also, subscribe to EM:RAP and/or UrgentCare:RAP. The EMRA antibiotic guide is a good, pocket resource as well. It's not step 1 or even step 3, but attending an ultrasound course or learning ultrasound procedures as mentioned above is requisite moving forward for new grads and experienced providers alike. For a dose of reality, be sure to read Bouncebacks. https://www.amazon.com/Bounc
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  34. This is key. If we can have 51% of the board democratically elected from among certified PAs, we have a meaningful say. We currently have 0%.
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  35. Unless you use your PA-C emeritus for writing or speaking, your participation as a practicing clinician is gone.Your years of experience and your skills have been negated. This does not happen to physicians and it sure as hell should not happen to PAs.
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  36. I have been pretty clear on this.... recertification testing is hurting the profession not just the individual provider. The exam, which has been determined to bring nothing to the provider in terms of improved skills or patient outcomes, can cause people to lose their livlihood. The further implication is the loss of a qualified provider that could be caring for people, the cost to practices and institutions both the cost of testing and the cost of replacing people who lose their certifications. It just goes on an on. Despite all this factual information the NCCPA merely explores other method
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  37. I also got my acceptance call. Congrats to you
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  38. I interviewed on June 21st and was placed on the alternate list. There was both a one-on-one interview with a faculty member and MMI stations (I think around 12?). The whole day was very organized with a specific schedule and all of the staff members were super friendly, engaging, and kind -- it's clear they really just want to get to know you and if you'd be a good fit. In response to your second question, I originally applied to Rush because I know a student there and she had nothing but good things to say about them (small class size, longer program with several clinical rotation optio
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  39. Amen to SEMPA. Incredibly valuable. Get a free subscription to Medscape, get the free version of Epocrates on your phone. Youtube actually has a number of very good videos on procedures too. Larry Mellick has good videos on nerve blocks, procedures, and trigger point injections. The Malamed videos are good for dental blocks. Learn to do nerve blocks, especially those for migraines and back pain, dental blocks, hematoma blocks, and trigger point injections. Few folks do them, even docs. Getting good at them really helps patients, increases your throughput, and significantly raises your
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  40. Yes we are over 2000 applicants and are inundated right now, so patience is being requested. We cannot send out confirmation emails and have not offered interviews yet. There is no delay it is a process so please be PATIENT
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  41. Best of luck to everyone. I interviewed last application cycle for Worcester Campus. Got waitlisted, so I reapplied to Manchester this year. Any questions let me know!
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  42. ... and we have reached the point where aggressive ignorance, if real, is indistinguishable from trolling. Bye.
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  43. You really don’t see the problem here? You’re being sexist saying that nursing is a woman’s job. Don’t bother defending it because any attempt to reason it away or explain gender roles will be assumed trolling and dealt with accordingly. If this thread goes any further you should just keep quiet about and hope people respond or be apologetic.
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  44. If you're not yet MATRICULATED into PA school, it probably was moved to Pre-PA general discussion. Please remember to post based on your current status--not where you want to be in a year, nor on who you want to answer you. Students and PA-Cs who want to help Pre-PAs will read the Pre-PA forum. Ditto with PA-Cs helping students reading the PA Student general discussion forum. Also, all school-specific discussions go in the school-specific subfolders in the Pre-PA section.
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  45. had a pcp house call practice with a PC corp all set up closed the practice kept the corp in existence now I am doing exactly this..... manged $80/hour in my first per diem gig (easy one!) time will tell.....
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  46. There are lots of different business models you can use. The simplest is just you scratching for contracts with hospitals. I mostly do this, and it works out well. I have an idea what locums "companies" charge, and I am a little bit less than that. I bring my own malpractice, and I manage my licensure/certifications/CMEs, along with making sure the supervisory physician paperwork is submitted to the BOM. I also have to do all of the credentialing paperwork. When I hear about a hospital that may need ED coverage I cold call them. That often turns into a meeting, and a "we'll keep you
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  47. If I were your patient and you said this to me, you'd be asked to leave and go get a doctor since you seem to view yourself as inferior!
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  48. Have you ever been to San Antonio? I'd say it is at least 53% hispanic...
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