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  1. The rationale behind testing is for two reasons: 1. Healthcare should know if there is a potential link between covid positive mother and loss of baby in utero. Especially with reports of odd strokes associated with covid and other clotting abnormalities in otherwise healthy, young patients. 2. On a more patient specific note, it is considered best practice to try to find an answer for loss of pregnancy, especially at term to hopefully be able to make informed decisions for possible future pregnancies. Of course the decision for testing options is up to the parents (such as fetal bio
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  2. My only qualm about expanding PA to Doc bridge programs is that the product will no longer be a PA but a Doc... If this became the norm or at least a significant number of us did this wouldn't the PA profession be losing members/supporters? I'm not necessarily saying PA to Docs dont support us, I know some do like Prima and others but let's face it, they have more incentive to support docs than PAs... Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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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. Hello fellow applicants, Last cycle was my first application to Campbell and this forum helped tremendously. Hopefully this will help someone again. Best of luck!
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  5. Got another email from the school they have picked their top 75
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  6. Okay great! Thank you for letting me know.
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  7. Hey guys! I gave up my seat today since I got in to my first choice. Good luck to all on the waitlist!!
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  8. It’s true. The problem is some people aren’t matching because A) they shot for ortho but they have have Family medicine written all over their stats B) some are so bad and barely passed, so they can’t match into anything (essentially why they created assistant physicians in Michigan)
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  9. Many blessings to you and your family. We are harder on ourselves as medical professionals but we are just as subject to loss as others. And it is harder for us to accept sometimes. I have been there and understand. My peace come to you.
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  10. That’s so insane to me that they wait that long to notify us of their decision when they decide who they have accepted the day of the interview!
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  11. It baffles me that any medical provider would get furloughed. So many with so much to offer! I am very fortunate in that the VA has a fixed population and there will always be work. I also like what I do. Cideous - I hope things come back for you and others! Perhaps some unique opportunities will come from this.
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  12. Think I’ve mentioned this twice. A hospital in an independent NP/APRN state laid off many APP’s due to finances a few years back. As they rehires, what was once at least half PA, half NP , became closer to 3/4 NP. Yet, rumor has it that PA will remain PA, changing the assistant to associate still doesn’t take out the presumed need for physician oversight forever. As a PA, the profession will not be seen anymore than it currently is, Not a Doctor and not a Practitioner. Local news has a Q/A with various Physician, NP, PT etc. not ever PA. Again, Assistant or Associate, still physician helper. N
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  13. Building on the momentum of the temporary changes brought by Covid-19. Get new legislation in all fifty states based upon the PA response to the call for healthcare providers. Finalize a name change that is most accepted by our PA polls.
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  14. I would test for knowledge sake. Peace of mind, education, knowledge of the potential affect of the virus. We need all the information we can get for the future. Remember Zika.
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  15. I have been open with my supervisors and coworkers about my high risk issues. Nothing to hide - it doesn't affect my ability to be a provider - except when faced with a potentially deadly virus with 35 different sx and no one presentation, high chance of late demise after improvement, no truly 100% test and no vaccine.................. I did get a letter from my PCP stating my high risk situation and would use FMLA if I had to. Self protection and job protection - plain and simple. My last few face to face appts - one patient scoffed at the whole thing and was kind of a butt. I ment
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  16. My experience was that I was able to hit 6.5-7 RVU/hour, but I was working pretty hard to get there. If you've got an RVU model, picking up procedures is the way to go, especially I&D's and injections: trigger point and nerve block. They are relatively quick vs laceration repairs and foreign body removals. For example: RVU's for ED visit levels: •Level 1 ED Visit: 0.60 •Level 2 ED Visit: 1.17 •Level 3 ED Visit: 1.75 •Level 4 ED Visit: 3.32 •Level 5 ED Visit: 4.89 •Critical Care: –1st 30-74 min: 4.5 –Each addt’l 30 min 2.25 Vs. RVU's for som
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  17. Names of healthcare workers that have passed. Several PAs are listed. https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/927976 May they never be forgotten.
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  18. How devastating for that family. And if this is someone close to you, I am very sorry for your loss.
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  19. I took Cell Biology at WSU online (MBIOS 401) via their Global Campus and it was a good class. It was definitely challenging but I would recommend it for fulfilling RRCC's Cell Bio prerequisite if you need to do it online.
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  20. I don't know. I would probably bounce that question off an ID person.
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  21. Congratulations to all of you for getting interviews! you guys will do great! do not stress! go with the flow, and bare with the faculty and staff as they navigate through online interview platform!
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  22. You’re right, you do need a CASPA ID and CASPA does open on the 30th. However, you can make an account before it opens, in which you will receive an ID. CASPA opening means you can begin submitting applications. Prior to that, you can enter some info and just get familiar with the site. However, idk if you can make a new account right now...it might be that odd window where you can’t...though I’m not sure
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  23. No you won't. Your out of the game and I am right behind you.
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  24. Full practice authority and responsibility in primary care. I know there are many EMPAs practices solo but I think we should focus our energy to push FPAR in primary care. It is more feasible for PAs to practice independently in primary care at this time, just simply follow the NP model. My prediction is there will be COVID21, COIVD23 etc. More opportunities will be in virtual medicine. To be ahead of all these new changes, we as a professoin needs to be in the driver seat not the passengers. I think having FPAR in prmary care will give us more control in our own destiny.
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  25. Too many programs/Job saturation/loss of earning power Self-Determination at the national and state levels ... and I'm having a hard time settling on a third. OTP solves a LOT of issues.
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  26. Congrats both of you. I know waiting is extremely tough.... Now with the acceptance, the next fun part - Paying for PA school! I start next month and just received my first semester bill. BTW, if you planned on the tuition and extras fees for your financial plan, be sure to consider Medical Insurance - its a requirement. The university automatically added it to our bills. Waivers (if you already are covered by spouse or parents up to age 26) can be had. However summer session added more than $800 to our overall bill for the first semester. Think about that over 7 semesters..
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  27. Thanks so much for the encouraging words! Congratulations on getting an acceptance!!! I just got off the waitlist for my top choice a few days ago Yay us!
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  28. Does anyone have an update on South? Or any other school they are applying to. I am curious what other schools are doing with dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak.
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  29. Conrats on getting this! The only thing I can add is I am attending a private catholic university that cost $1700 a credit and it was no problem. I think if the VA thinks you are a good choice, cost of school will not play into it. Just my thoughts, best of luck with school!
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  30. Take the medical assistant course from us career institute. You can finish it in a weekend if you wanted to. Go to the national healthcareer association website and buy the study guide for the ccma certification, study that for 2 weeks and then take the ccma certification. Boom you’re a certified MA in a month. That’s what I did and it opened multiple doors. You can volunteer at medicinal clinics, work part time as an ED tech, an MA at an urgent care, etc.
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  31. I see that you didn't have any responders here. I owned a practice for 5 years, and it has been three years since we closed so I will give some general comments. My mentor told me (a PA who had owned a successful practice for 10 years), and I didn't listen, but I should have, to do my business plan the best I could and then cut in half my expected income and double my expected expenses. The hard lessons I learned were (and this does not correspond to your numbered questions); 1) Insurance companies drove me crazy and constantly looked for reasons to not pay us. It is a false no
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  32. I just wanted to let you know, I got my CCMA certification the day after I took the test--so I officially have my first certification in the medical world. <3
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  33. I was an Air Traffic Controller and made a really high salary. In college I asked my professor this same type question. What facility can I go work at and make the most money. He told me if you don't love the work it will never be enough. So I went ahead with my plan and burnt out in three years. If your not interested in helping people more than making money you will never be happy but worse you will be putting the safety of people behind your love for money and that can be very dangerous. Someone with your ambition could go work in a number of other types of medical industries and make a
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