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  1. Let the December countdown commence! Good luck everyone.
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  3. Just declined my interview invite so one of you guys on the waitlist should get in. Best of luck! Can't go wrong with wearing a suit.
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  5. Join the club...I just received my declination email about 10 mins ago myself. I kind of could only laugh because I expected such but they really need to do a heck of a lot better with their communication with applicants, especially when the students who were selected for the final interview spot for this wknd on Dec 7th were notified quite some time ago. I applied in June!! I emailed and called the director several times, left messages and no answers...I guess I'll be nice and chalk it up to since this will be their first class perhaps they were short the personnel to handle the requests. I j
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  6. Received interview invite for January 10th.
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  7. Just received an acceptance from the 11/22 interview!
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  8. Hey Rachel! I also recieved an interview and then postponed till then 8th.
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  9. I am also accepted, and I have not received anything. I know we have another deposit due December 15th so I emailed Lori but she still has not gotten back to me.
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  10. OMG that thing had me stressing out!! Not my favorite way to interview..
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  11. Hello all! I called this morning to see when they thought they would have a decision and they said hopefully before they go on Christmas break (so the end of the month). This is not a solid deadline, if they don’t get them done then it will be in January when we hear, Good luck !
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  12. Hello everyone, I have decided to make a facebook page for those who have been accepted and made their deposit for the class of 2022! Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2508744169238419/. Can't wait to meet all of you!
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  13. Hi everyone! I'm back from turkey day in California and everything still feels a little bit like a whirlwind. I did not receive a phone call, but I felt like meeting everyone has been such a positive experience and regardless of whether or not I make it into this cohort I feel great about it and super stoked to have met everyone. Good luck to all of those who are, like myself, in limbo. This is going to be an amazing class and I hope to keep in touch with whomever is interested in doing so - I wanna hear how everything goes and I wish everyone the best of luck! Cheers, -Alice
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  14. That is exactly my point in this thread. Do not start. Ever. If you do, it will be your demise sooner or later.
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  15. I have seen provider patients who are on the state monitored rehab program and have to report everything. They have appeared grateful for the chance to get their licenses back or keep it with restriction - they seemed motivated. Hate to hear that anyone loses the battle with an addiction. Always wonder how they got there in the first place. Firing that provider increased despair and eliminated a lot of options - I think folks deserve at least one chance to participate. Hope that PA has support somewhere and feels strong enough to let someone help. Sad state of affairs
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  16. When I was in anesthesia there was a faculty member at a different, but same city, program who was put on probation for over a year for abusing propofol. License suspended as well. Went through rehab, got her license back, got her faculty job back. One week on the job she was found dead in the bathroom with a bottle of propofol. Addiction is a powerful thing.
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  17. Jovan, as a new PA, maybe you have listened to professors and programs who act like all is well .They care about their own pockets or they would have more frank discussions about importance of being informed and involved with state and national associations . One other title, Medical Care Practitioner, may more accurately describe your profession. However, it appears Physician Associate is often chosen because it’s easy, not because it will be best for your future. It is a better option than Assistant, but trying to fit new title into PA is pigeon hole mindset. As far as greater independence,
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  18. One can do family medicine without a residency, but not well. I’ve done family medicine without a residency and it took me 3 years of dedication and using my own vacation to learn all the procedures that the residents learn in intern year. This isn’t to say all MDs retain this knowledge, or perhaps they went to a terrible residency because I’ve seen them know jack-all about anything as well. family medicine is the easiest specialty to do poorly and still get maintain a practice, but it’s the hardest to do really well give it’s broad nature. I think 100% of the job is a completely fa
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  19. Praxician is an easy target for any organized medicine who are opposed to our profession. Praxician can easily be mislabeled as someone who is not practicing “real” medicine. Think of it as chiropractors and naturopathics, some people may have negative connotations because something they have heard. The AMA (or others) can label ‘Praxician’ any way they want because there is no clear meaning for the general public to understand that title. Praxician is “Fake physician” “pseudo-physician” and they don’t practice medicine...however they want to call it. This is why we need a title that has the
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  20. Yes, I got mine the Thursday before my Tuesday interview day!
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  21. Has anyone that has been accepted received any follow-up information after the acceptance confirmation? In the last email, they said I should be getting "follow-up materials and next steps in early November" and I have not received anything else.
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  22. Here are my book suggestions: 1. Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown 2. A good ol' A&P book (Stick to gross A&P. Don't go too in-depth. When you start, you'll dig deeper) 3. PANCE Prep Pearls by Dwayne A. Williams aka “The Bible” (Basically a book of supurlatives/high-yield-notes for a lot of "stuff" you'll learn in PA school. Keep in mind, for every line in this book there are 10 lines of background info that will be taught to you, by your faculty, when you start. But if you want a general idea of what to expect this is a good resource.
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  23. I'll try to give an abbreviated version of what Optimal Team Practice (OTP) entails, and why it's important. It was voted on and approved by the AAPA House of Delegates at the 2017 annual conference, and aims to set the PA profession up for the future by working towards legislative changes to remove the antiquated administrative red tape that currently hinders PAs and puts us at a disadvantage relative to NPs in many areas. The goal is to transfer the decision-making from state legislature to the practice level, allowing specific practices to function in the way that works best for them a
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  24. Hey guys, It should be listed under the Facebook group Utah PA Program Class 51. I’d you don’t see it and feel okay sending me your email. I might be able to send you a link. I will also make sure that it is visible. Rainey
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  25. I saw this coming over twenty years ago, when ARNPs started to differentiate themselves as a tier higher than PAs and as nurses, such as my wife, started to move into health care system administration roles (beside nursing directors). There was also the strange culture (in my opinion) in the AAPA back then, which I never understood, that was resistant to change. As an example, it was twenty years ago when one of my patients (politically active RN) pointed out that in the Mayo System, the official policy was that MDs, DOs, Chiropractors, AND ARNPs can sign FMLA paperwork. The policy adde
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  26. Can’t be loosing the battle when not even fighting. Until very recently AAPA refused to even consider repeated requests for title change and updated practice laws, preferring to set on sidelines. Even now I’d hate to guess how many PA’s still don’t feel it is necessary to do anything differently. Rather than loosing, PA’s have been gracious hosts holding the door for others. I go back to previous incidents when PA’s we’re pretty much given opportunity to be independent in the VAMC and said no thanks, let NP’s do that, we work as Assistants. I’ve also mentioned Virginia PA’s being on legislatio
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  27. So here's the thing. What you will find is that a LOT of *older* PA's want to either keep Physician Assistant or at most move to Physician Associate. Why? Because that's the way it's always been and that's the way it was...Back in my day! A few thoughts for these folks... 1. You can't pay your way through college working at McDonalds during the summer anymore and college is a shit ton more then when we went.... 2. Most Millennials and gen z's do not feel entitled, they are just pissed off at what older generations are leaving them to deal with and rightfully so.
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  28. Hi everyone! I have created a facebook group for those attending RVU next fall. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2531975946914892/
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  29. Hello, Are you referencing this: https://www.wsj.com/articles/whats-your-degree-worth-11574294910?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=6. I read it. Just describes a website that the Department of ED opened that allows you to see the average first year salary by major and gives an estimated monthly loan payment based off of the average cost. Here is Stanford's page on that website: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/school/?243744-Stanford-University. Please point me in the right direction as to where you found this info as it related to the PA program. I can't. In fact, this web
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  30. I believe it was determined that each state will make decisions. Which means State organizations better get their act together and stop pandering to groups that only want to keep PA’s and NP’s at bay. The NP’s WILL achieve all goals, For those who think it is better to keep pA title, whether Assistants or Associates, you are still tying PA’s to “needing” physicians and not being viewed as potentially independent practitioners. Allow those that want to remain dependent, stay “PA”. Any one that wants more independence and equal pay like physicians and NP, get the DMSc and let those that like s
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  31. solution make all new grad PA DMSc make one year post grad intership MADATORY and have hard standards to get a resideny program licensed offer more career counseling to the new grads in about 5 years this is what it looks like EVERY new pa is a DMSc Every new grad then goes to residency and is functionally independent day 1 after residency Every new grad from residency is told of their value and job offers start at $125k (because we are worth at least that) TADA Then the politicians realize we are truly what we are and give u
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  32. The only way to PROVE how valuable PA’s are is to actually be considered for positions. Administrators do not always care about your education, In nearly half the states, NP’s are easier to deal with, and could cost less, because physicians are not required to supervise or collaborate with them. Support AAPA, PAFT and state association. Then demand they work toward OTP and potentially independence similar to NP.
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  33. I disagree wholeheartedly that another year should be added, at least for the purpose of residency. Honestly I think no more than 6 months could be added, but thats just opinion. I understand why you think that might be a good idea, to incorporate residency to skip having a second application cycle, but here’s why it’s not: - residency is about graduated independence. A student cannot be independent. It works the way it does because the law allows you to be fully functioning, but you voluntarily restrict your scope and salary in EXCHANGE, and this is how it’s different from just going str
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  34. I think the problem is that you have no leverage at all when there are 5 NPs waiting to step up next in line for any job. They aren't coming out of school riddled with debt and going from making $25 an hour to $40 an hour is a big gain for evening courses, hanging out with friends for clinical rotations, and an ability to continue working over a 2 year period. I have some leverage with my work history, but a new grad PA can't prove themselves any better than a new grad NP. The reality is that this is happening right now also. The PA program that I attended has had several new graduates really
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  35. Got my acceptance call this morning!!!! I interviewed Friday! Can’t wait to meet all of you!!!
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  36. Has anyone had difficulties using the Kira Assessment as far as saving, etc?
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  37. For Harrogate: I’ve been added to a local housing listings page but has anyone started looking for places to live yet?
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  38. When I emailed them asking for an update on my application (I applied in May and have still not heard anything back) the automated response that is sent states "Application status information is not provided at any time.". I was wondering if there are any current students here or those that have been accepted that know when they interview through
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  39. Has anyone gotten an email for the December interview date?
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  41. OMG! HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYYY!!! SOOOO excited to have you in the program! -Alaina H., PA-S1
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  42. Just received an invitation to interview on Nov 22 but declined due to acceptance at another program. Good luck to all of those still waiting to hear.
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  43. Hi! I just stumbled onto this topic, so I'm probably late to the party. However, I hope you did include it. I think if it was a defining moment in your life that set you on a path to PA school and sparked a passion for mental health, it will set you apart. I included some very personal details about my father's addiction in my personal statement and how it shaped my outlook on life/my profession. I have a number of interviews scheduled, including one at a top 10 program.
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  44. You should be more specific. Obviously I can't ask you to share your personal statement here. But you can contact me. I have helped many students with this. I might be able to have a look. But in general I would say avoid to sensitive issues on personal statement. However, it should stay personal and explain why you're a good fit.
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  45. I think it’s perfect. They want to see who YOU are and what made you you and what brought you to the profession. It’s so much better than a cliche statement about how you just want to help people and feel like PA is a good fit.
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  46. I am comfortable with an alternate opinion - every interview process is inherently defined by humans and is obscenely biased. It gets worse as the applicant to seat ratio grows and this is true for every profession, job, whatever.
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