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  1. Hello! I'm a little late to the forum, but just wanted to congratulate everyone who has been accepted so far. Also, I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone else that is interviewing on the 28th. Good luck to us all!
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  2. I can't speak to being a seasoned provider switching practices but I absolutely can identify with not having someone to bounce things off of. I'm usually solo provider at the clinic and am still *very fresh*. The difference it makes for my anxiety levels when I'm able to briefly discuss a simple question with another clinician vs when I'm all by my lonesome is palpable, especially by the end of the day. Its like the experiment with the baby monkeys where they could either get milk from a cold hard robot, or they could cuddle a soft, warm lifelike robot at the expense of going hungry. They a
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  3. Hey everybody, I just figured I would create a thread for this year's application cycle since CASPA is opening soon! I am a current student at South and I have loved everything about it so far. Good luck to all of you who are applying this year and feel free to reach out with any questions you may have!
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  4. Hi everyone, I hope this is ok to post here since the state specific forum for KY shows the last post in 2017. If not, please let me know and I will delete this threadI don't know how many Kentucky PA's are on this forum, but I would like to announce that our board nominations are open. We currently have positions open for President Elect, Secretary, Director at Large, and Regional Directors (Central, East, West). Please go to our KAPA home page for self nomination forms or use the link below. We will be holding elections in several weeks. Nomination notices have bee
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  5. Wanted to let everyone who gets on reddit know, I've created a new subreddit, APClinicians. I don't want to detract from here at all, because we have a great community here, but if you are on both and get tired of seeing us bulldozed on reddit with the mods just washing their hands of it, join me on APClinicians. https://www.reddit.com/r/APClinicians/
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  6. I don't know how it would apply to the VA system (mostly whether you refer within VA or refer to specialists outside the VA), but I would expect areas that already have a significant wait for referrals to have a longer wait than 6-9 months because of the closures but also with furloughs I don't expect everything to just magically open up overnight. How many providers who were furloughed will just choose to retire, or have found new jobs (or are looking), etc.?
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  7. Why are you pre-censoring your referrals? I make all the referrals i would normally, noting in my clinical decision making that I've advised the patient it may be delayed due to the Covid-19 situation at the consultant's discretion.
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  8. Hi everyone! I have my interview on May 7th and would appreciate any tips thanks in advance my fellow future PAs
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  9. My facility is pondering a drive thru phlebotomy option. And my patients who already had home health in place are now getting labs drawn by home health instead of coming in. We have added a drive thru pharmacy option with runners getting the controls from the vault on arrival. So far, pretty successful and limiting contact, building traffic and use of PPE. Now if I could only figure out how to get my hair cut.................. will be able to donate it soon due to length.
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  10. It's been my understanding that in general terms the benefits package represents 1/3 of your compensation. So in the absence of benefits I would look to seeing that 1/3 in my pocket.
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  11. At this point, it's still futile to be arguing about one title or another (Physician Associate vs Medical Care Practitioner), as the phase 2 study results haven't even been released yet, and we don't actually know for sure if those were "finalists" or if they were still doing market testing. Which was the point of my previous comments -- the definitive results of the study need to be released as soon as possible so we can see what WPP came up with, and what titles they feel are strongest according to their research. Once that happens, the merits of those front-runner titles can be discussed an
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  12. Thank you so much for this detailed reply. I was just informed that they increased the call from one weekend per month to every other weekend, PLUS, every other week of call as well. The upside is that I don't have to leave the comfort of my home, I merely need to talk to the patient and then advise whether they should go into the ER. It sounds like it can get dicey though. Let me know what you think..and thanks again.
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  13. I do hip injections every day in the office with ultrasound, your referral wasn't a problem. If the pain is severe and it's going to keep them out of an urgent care or ER, then you should definitely do the referral.
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  14. For those on the waitlist, there is still hope!! I was just accepted off the waitlist but turned them down as I had already accepted an offer elsewhere. So keep the hope alive! Unfortunately I don't know where exactly on the waitlist I was for anyone wondering.
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  15. They just told me that there is no final decision date...............
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  16. Definitely good advice. I was hired as an MA in derm with only my bachelor's degree and worked with a PA. Also search for scribe jobs. I would also add that you have a better chance of finding a job with little healthcare experience by looking on craigslist. I think it's because small private practices tend to post on craigslist and they seem to be more willing than large companies to hire someone without MA certification (but pay is cheap). Definitely not easy though, so send out a bunch of applications and don't give up.
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  17. I appreciate all your feedback. I definitely found that EMR's really did not help my patient-provider relationship. In fact, my job became much harder as soon as I started using them. Mind you, I am very computer literate so it wasn't the EMR part. Initally EMR was promised as a paperless system and everyone's chart would be on one system. With all the rules and constraints imposed by insurance companies, we are using more paper now than ever. Meaningful use. LOL.. For who? Patient's were originally in charge of their health, now insurance companies could mandate that provide
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  18. https://www.aapa.org/events/adult-hospital-medicine-boot-camp/ https://www.aapa.org/cme-central/cme-on-demand/boot-camp-on-demand/ Hospitalist resources. Google-fu at its best.
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  19. I worked at a nonprofit that didn't charge for services and we used paper charts. No superbill and no EMR. EMR implementation (along with meaningful use) was a Trojan horse used by non medical admins and government to destroy the very foundation of our profession (trust and relationship between patient and provider) under the guise of "making our jobs easier..." In actuality it was used to quantify our value in the Healthcare system BY THEIR standards thereby polluting our great profession. It is universally hated by providers [emoji23] and I hope it dies a fiery death soon... Whew had to g
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  20. Try working as a "medical assistant" or "clinical assistant" at a dermatology or orthopedic CLINIC. These places often will hire with a CNA license depending on the work and area of the country. I know a lot of people who have had success with this approach. A perk? Lots of PAs in derm and ortho.
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  21. Everyone in my govt outpatient dept is working - but not face to face. We have a special crew that does face to face visits if patient insists on being seen - the whole crew goes full PPE. It is a special area with once entrance/exit and very limited movement. Everything else is video or phone. Many are being cross trained to do inpatient or UC if the numbers blow up. I am working from home - video and phone visits and catch up. No furloughs to date. We have a fixed population and there will be all kinds of mess in a few months trying to catch up. Actually interview
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  22. I appreciate your attitude, I really do but.....it's exactly what they want you to think. When things are good...like your getting slammed 40 patients a day and they are racking in piles of sweaty money, do they just massively increase your salary because "all should share in the good bounty?" F no. But when times go bad, the corporate overlords will drop our ass in a New York second and cry at how bad they are hurting. My advice to them is to pick up a damn stethoscope and start humping.....like we have done for years.
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  23. Thank you, and of course! Cumberland's NKU campus is in Florence, Kentucky. It has its own full time staff and all the classes are done right at the facility in Florence. It is a 27 month long program- 16 months didactic and 11 months clinical rotations. It is a fall start program as well. A few unique features of the program are that it is focused on serving the rural under-served areas of northern Kentucky, and the first semester does have a cadaver lab class (done at Northern Kentucky University's facility). They also have an anatomage which is used periodically in class or can be used by t
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  24. So you remediated one class? You've gotten the chance to move ahead. Being in a class is something like being in a card game. You look at your hand and wonder if it's better than those of the other players. Since you can't see their hands, you never really know (until the hand is over.) Try not to catastrophize about how horrible it will be when you fail out. Just move on day by day doing the right thing. You'll find the strength to do what you need to do. Worrying about things that probably will never happen only saps your strength. That you can't afford.
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  25. Well first of all you shouldn't worry about facing your family, because just getting into PA school is an accomplishment. PA school is hard, the material is hard, and thats because its worth it. When I was probably around your age I got hired at the fire department with several other individuals. I by far struggled the most and for 1 year I felt like I was going to be fired every single day while watching most of my colleagues do great. But I didn't give up, I sought out as much advice as I could from other members of the fire department and ultimately succeeded. You can do it and you will mak
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  26. I'm so ecstatic to be posting here ;_; Undergrad: Emory University Major: Biology Minor: Global Health Originally From: Atlanta, GA Age at Application Time: 23 CASPA cGPA: 3.57 CASPA sGPA: 3.3 Postbacc GPA: 3.9 GRE: 162 verbal, 159 quantitative, 4.0 writing Patient Care Experience: - CNA at Emory University Oncology/Hematology floor, 7a-7p (7 months) - CNA at Emory University Cardiovascular Med Surg floor, 7p-7a (one year) - Live-in CNA at nursing home (two months) -Assistant preschool instructor/clinical research at Emory Autism Center (1.5 years) Total hours: ~2500
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  27. I learned 10x more in a 6 week rotation at Podunk IM inpatient/outpatient in a town of 7k than I did in 6 months of various rotations at the big city medical center. No competing with residents, lots of autonomy, little specialist referral so you have to manage everything. Not always the case, but I wouldn't generalize Podunk clinics.
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  28. You can find this information via the PA program directory at http://directory.paeaonline.org. While there is not a specific search function available to filter this out, you can view the prerequisite information on each program by visiting their directory page. You can also contact me via email and I can send you a spreadsheet with this information on it that you can view. My email is danielle@PAEAonline.org.
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