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  1. Hi! I am a current second year, and this has not been my experience at all! Like someone else said, I feel so lucky to be a Duke student. I am in my second month of clinicals (in primary care), and I am so surprised every day at how prepared I am. There has not been one thing (yet) that has come up that we didn't cover in didactic year. Speaking in terms of interviews though, there may be schools that you interview at where you feel like you don't "belong," and that's okay! It is possible that this was your friend's experience, and Duke may not have been the school from him/her/them. As far as
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  2. To everyone who's gone through the interview - I just received the interview details email for the 9/6 interview (finally!!! :D), and it mentioned a group interview and an individual interview, so I'm trying to get clarification. Is it a group interview or a group activity? If it was a group interview, did the faculty and staff ask you questions that had you compare yourself to the other members of your group? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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  3. They aren’t going to send acceptances until interviews are over. Next week is the last week of interviews. Decisions are made by October 1 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  4. I interviewed 7/26 and was notified today I got accepted!!
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  5. I just declined my interview offer, so hopefully that opens up a slot for someone else! My sincerest wishes for those still waiting to hear back- good luck!
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  6. So I had a new one today--Prescribed for a long-term chronic pain patient. He has a PMP query a mile long, from me or my partners, but has been completely stable and nonaberrant with respect to his opioid use. Safeway faxes me back, and I quote: "I now have to keep the treatment plan on file for any patient with MME >50" Called the pharmacy, and the manager confirmed that was new policy at all Safeway pharmacies (presumably in the greater Puget Sound region, but who knows how far this might extend), to which I replied that the pharmacy is not directly involved in the treatment of
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  7. How would I answer that in a interview? I’ll let you figure out how you would handle it. How do I actually do it? It’s never happened, but I would tell them it’s a single coverage hospital. I’m it. If they would like someone else they can drive 30 minutes south.
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  8. That's great! I'm sure it is awesome and I'm really excited to interview and meet all the students! I appreciate your response!
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  9. Hey, congrats on the acceptance! I had my interview on July 31st and got accepted Aug 6th too!
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  10. I have an interview Sept. 16th! I was also told that they go in order of when applications are submitted so the earlier you applied, the earlier you'll hear back.
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  11. Dying at this reaction, that was mine too reading that
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  12. Those who have received an interview, does your GWU Portal still state "Under Review"? Is there any change to your portal now that you have received an interview?
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  13. I have an interview 9/6 as well, but was not aware of a photo release form. Where can I get this form?
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  14. You are separated into a small group (4 people) and discuss an ethical situation. Then you discuss how you think you worked with each other. There are two evaluators that do not give input, but just evaluate your interactions. I hope this helped!
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  15. Sorry, I don't know any career counselors. Try taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. It's a test that will tell you your specific personality type and often comes with recommendations for careers that would suit you. If your results include something about practicing medicine, you can look up recommendations for which specialties you might like based on your personality type. And it's alright to be lost. Once you do find your way, you'll appreciate it that much more. Best wishes!
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  16. Received an invite to the St. Pete campus on Wednesday! Submitted 7/3, initial email 7/23, 2nd email 8/15, interview invite 8/28 sGPA: 3.7 cGPA: 3.56 GRE: 306 (150 quant, 156 verbal, 4.0 writing 5,600 hours as a dental hygienist (1,000 hours as lead DH) 200 hours as a ED scribe 50 volunteer hours 60 hours shadowing pa/md
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  17. I applied in early May, interviewed in the August group and was selected for the wait list.
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  18. Received my interview invite today for the 9/20-9/21 session! Can't believe this is real. CASPA submitted: 7/31 CASPA verified 8/1 CASPer taken: 8/20 Interview invite: Today, 8/30 Beyond excited to meet you all! Good luck to everyone preparing for the interview. For those waiting, best of luck! Keep going at it!
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  19. That is encouraging. Good luck to you!
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  21. Hey Katie, was it an individual interview or group?
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  22. I was at $120/hr at last job in corrections Call 4-15 calls per day My boss was a total jerk (attorney and thought he knew it all) I left...... I am going to solicit some contract work and I am asking ~$110/hour as a contract - (no additional expenses to the company but I have my own company)
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  23. I received an interview invite as well! Very excited to interview and looking forward to meeting everyone!!
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  24. Chances are good. 3/3 students that were at the 8/19 student panel were all waitlisted & got in. I’m also waitlisted. Good luck to all!
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  25. Okay. Well, fingers crossed for both of us!
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  26. I believe that was the case for me as well. I received a call on Tuesday for September 6th. I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone!
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  27. I was at the 08/23 interview! I received my email today stating I was on the waitlist!!
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  28. Just got one as well! Does anyone know how many students they accept?
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  29. I just received an interview for Sep. 6th! Super late notice so i'm assuming somebody cancelled theirs.
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  30. Just received an interview invite for September 20th!!
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  31. I received an offer today as well I'm a little nervous about the cost, but other than that it seems to be a really amazing program and I'm very excited!!!
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  32. I was not notified about interview for this program last year until December. My interview was in January, and I was accepted a couple days after the interview. I ended up attending another program, but if anyone has questions about the application and interview process of this school, you are welcome to message me.
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  33. Also got a call today and was offered a seat! So excited!!!
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  34. Congratulations! See you there
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  35. I agree with Mike that the typical ED mentality is very different from the typical ICU one. In the ED the most important thing is disposition - that is, is there an immediate threat to the person's life? If not, where do they go - straight home with PCP followup? observation? admission to the floor (if so, which service)? or ICU? Once you have dispo, then your job is done. Along the way you take a history, do an exam, run some tests, arrive at a provisional diagnosis (or at least exclude badness). In the ICU again you need to manage any immediate threat to the person's life, but also
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  36. Honey. Down voting all my recent comments just because you don't like the answers is just childish. You will go far in life if you learn to do some leg work yourself. My point wasn't to make your life more difficult, just to point out that this is a common question on the forum and has been addressed multiple times. A forum is not overall very helpful if it becomes repetitive.
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  37. I think that’s a good approach with sound logic behind the conditions of discharge. Since I live in psyche, I’d have to fire 3/4 of my patients if I drove any kind of hard line there. If most thought I was even watching for it, I’d see a similar mass exodus away from me. This population in general often tend to scatter if they sense any suspicion. I just assume and move on. I’d be glad if many folks did record me so they could refer back to what I said, because I don’t waste words, and many don’t seem to really listen. Best way to operate is simply keep a good public face, and scale back
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  38. 1. I think Lightspeed is an NP not a PA? 2. Moscow Hotel. There can be no better analogy. This is EXACTLY how I handle patient encounters, I literally assume I am being recorded every patient encounter, because there is a high probability I am at least once a day. Last week my nurse caught a mom trying to ninja record me doing a sports physical. My nurse was like..."are you recording? Please turn that off!"... Unreal. Scary. and without my consent.
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  39. Asked and answered many times. Plenty of threads here or books to read online. Do some research, all the information is out there.
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  40. You can login into the portal without having been granted access yet. When I did this, it told me info about my application such as it is complete and under review. the website is: https://portal.mcphs.edu/ Hope this helps!
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  41. My classmate went to University of San Francisco (USF not UCSF). Flunked out of Stanford. She was a RN for 15 tears when she attended. Our program was VERY Fast paced, our didactic was done in half the time of the usual didactic year. (old PCAP program not the new Stanford Program) As far as what jobs would require, where I used to work, they took anyone as long as they had experience. I'm sure school name recognition goes some ways if the school has a high rep but we had a university of Phoenix grad at our site. I suggest you not ever mention flunking out of PA school to any of your job
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  42. I received an email with portal access today. I submitted my application and got verified on 6/9.
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  43. PA school is getting more and more competitive and it is often difficult getting into a program to begin with. Focus on getting in first and then think about jobs later. I advise to apply to many programs (within reason) and go wherever you are accepted, even if it out of state or not your ideal program. To answer your question, I don't think it would be difficult to go to school in a different state and then apply to jobs in your home state. I have friends from college who went to out of state programs and had no issue findings jobs afterwards. When you finish the program, instead of app
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  44. Which residency, if any ultimately lead to a quick salary increase? How much of a pay increase can one expect? Which Specialty in your opinion is the highest pay after doing a residency? Over time....every year how much of a pay increase can one expect per year? I have read so many articles on the internet....however, can't seem to come to a good consensus. All of your comments are all very appreciative.
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  45. How much can a fresh healthcare admin make? How many yrs to a higher salary and how much can one expect? Any thoughts?
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  46. A study technique that I recommend to both 1st and 2nd yr PA students is this: 1. correlate as many anatomic structures to clinical medicine as possible. Your program may make it easy for you by running anatomy concurrently with clin med. If not, then you need to develop at least insight into the potential clinical applications of the anatomical structure you are studying. 2. figure out what kind of anatomy student you are. If dissection just rolls your stomach, that may be the obstacle you need to work around. Also see if you can get a tutor for anatomy. Best to study anatomy with som
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  47. You deserve the improved QOL. I get the guilt, but this is you're life first and fore most. You've put in way too much effort and time for anyone to think otherwise of this decision. Enjoy :)
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  48. Professional violinist, played in orchestras and taught lessons. My life was so strange, it's difficult to explain to anyone but other musicians who have been through the same!
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  49. PA students (and PAs), you're in for a treat if you haven't seen Dr Najeeb's lecture videos. I stumbled on to these a while ago and they are a great learning tool for all of us, students and PA-Cs alike. Najeeb is a physician educator who is a jedi master in his abilitiy to teach complex concepts in a clear, understandable manner. He trained in Pakistan and teaches (I believe) in the Dominican Republic. I wish I had these videos when I was in PA school. They are free on youtube or you can purchase them through his site. http://drnajeeblectures.com/ He has a long list of topics
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