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  1. With that highly educated background, PCE, and the fact you're a veteran, your chance of getting into MEDEX or ANY PA school at this point yields a very high percentage. Apply early. Like the first day CASPA opens. Good luck
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  2. I wont be needing this anymore and I wont have the time to upkeep the list while I am in PA school. This is the spreadsheet that I created with every school in the nation and their prerequisites. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vBH-wMR42MOhMvQRARKoYv0jWZ2xR4WQQ7gbE-4sIe4/edit#gid=0 Its been pointed out to me that there are some mistakes. I am 1 man and it took me about 50 hours to collect all of the data but we are many. This spreadsheet is my gift to you all for offering much support over the past 4 years. Good luck on your PA journey!
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  3. Hey everyone, I'm looking for some insight on how to become a more competitive applicant. I'm only looking to apply to MEDEX in Seattle or Tacoma, which has <10% acceptance rate. I know it's better to apply to a wide variety of places, but I don't want to move out of Seattle. Given the low acceptance rate of most schools, and the fact I'm only applying to one, I want to find other ways to increase my competitiveness. MEDEX doesn't have expirations for prereqs but recommends they're in the last 5-7 years. Some of mine are older than that. I've also heard MEDEX gives preference to milita
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  4. Hey guys, I'm sure there's a lot of non-traditional students out there. I'm currently working as a Physical Therapist Assistant in a rehab hospital and a Pre-PA student applying to the PA program next year. I made a video to talk about my experiences, why I chose PA, and what my aspirations are as a future PA. Let me know what you think, and I would love if some non-traditional students who are seeing this are willing to share their experiences as well!
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  6. Yes, I also spoke to someone in admissions on the 17th. She reiterated that there are still spots available and they likely will be interviewing one more time in January. So, we shall see .
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  7. I did a few days after! I think it was like the next week that I did
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  8. You should get in on your first attempt as long as you come off as genuine in your interview. Folks with great grades and experience who don't get in usually are weeded out because they come across as entitled to a spot or thinking they are better than all the other applicants. not saying this is you, just be a normal person at the interview and let other people talk in the group exercises, etc. I precept for medex and would be glad to have you as a student.
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  9. Be prepared to answer why you went through getting a BSN in 2020 but then applying to PA school + 1 year later, considering you had enough hours to apply to PA school beforehand.
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  10. I’ve been accepted to a different program and just officially gave up my seat at WSU. I hope this means one of you get the call you’ve been waiting for! Best of luck and can’t wait to be colleagues!
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  11. I hope so too! I expect it will be at least another week because of the holiday, but I still check my email all the time, lol. Good luck to you!! I am really hoping for good news for us both.
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  12. I just called the general PA phone number on the campus and spoke with a gentleman (cannot recall his name). I do not think that the waitlist is ranked per their email - the admission's committee meets to decide who to make an offer to. Not sure how many people are on it either. Feel free to call and let me know if you can get any additional information!
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  13. Ive also accepted my seat and cant wait to meet you guys!!
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  14. If you can swing the cost I definitely recommend Atlantic beach over Jax beach! I was born and raised in Jacksonville so if anyone has any questions about housing/areas of town please feel free to reach out! I’ve already accepted my seat at Nova Jax and I’m very excited! Hannah Dickinson (904) 576-0403
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  15. Hey everyone, For those of you accepted - does anyone have plans/thoughts on housing in the area yet? I'm currently in Gainesville and thinking I'll take a weekend to go house searching in the next month or so (I'm thinking Jax-Atlantic Beach area - walking distance to the ocean). I wish they made that FB group for us already so we could start meeting each other and maybe find some roommates! Side note: Stoked to attend this PA program with you all - I was really impressed with the transparency of the situation during the accreditation meeting.
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  16. Merry Christmas everyone! Good luck to all! I genuinely wish everyone the best of luck during this process and hope everyone gets accepted this cycle! As a third time applicant I know how long and grueling the process can be, but... trust the process! We are all fantastic applicants and we will all be wonderful PA-Cs one day!! let 2021 make up for 2020 and bring everyone the best! cheers!
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  17. @melina228 and @dean227- I have a lot of medical scribe (cardiology) experience among other HCE/PCE and have been invited for an interview. In my opinion, scribing is a front row seat into a physician’s thought process and treating the whole patient. You are at an advantage...Keep the faith.
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  18. I was emailed back and it looks like we won't be able to make up the interview until the new year starts, so probably the first or second week of January.
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  19. Just curious to know if anyone who got to another program dropped their seat or planning on dropping their seat here?!
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  20. I don't see it helping, unfortunately. Like what was said above, you have the same opportunities as everyone else to show you're the right candidate... I'm not sure what you could say in a letter that would make your application look better unless it included updates, in which case a letter wouldn't be necessary. Best of luck.
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  21. I have to respectfully disagree. Quinnipiac was one of my top schools. The professors I interviewed with were amazing and so were the students and everyone I interviewed with. #15/238 is a great accomplishment and they are still a top 20 school. The reason I'm not attending Quinnipiac is because I have decided to go to med school instead. If I was still on the PA route, I would be at Quinnipiac this spring and I will definitely be applying there for medical school.
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  22. Applied in mid-June, interviewed on 12/11, and received the acceptance call on 12/16! I still can't believe it, I feel like this is all a dream since this is my first choice program. Anyway, they're still interviewing so don't lose hope! Good luck everyone
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  23. Thank you so much for the update and for offering your help as well! hopefully we will all be hearing soon!
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  24. I've been wondering about this too. I haven't heard anything back . Does anyone know when is the latest that we could hear back by?
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  25. So if there’s no request for a supp app at this point, is it safe to assume they’re going to send out the rejections at the end of their interview cycle? I just wish they’d let us know if we’re not selected for an interview ASAP!
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  26. I received a message saying I reached the limit of reacts on this thread before I could "like" all acceptance offers so I decided to post. Congratulations to everyone who has received an acceptance offer and thank you for sharing! I am beyond excited for you all! I interviewed in early December. I'm hopeful and praying to hear something soon. I run to my phone every time a notification sound goes off and check my spam folder hourly. This wait is no joke and has taught me I am not as patient as I thought lol. I've been thinking about areas in my application I could improve just in case I
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  27. I just got accepted off the waitlist into the dual degree program both programs at glenside!! I'm so excited for the next 3 years!!
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  28. Oh you're the first person I've heard getting a call!!! didn't know they were doing that
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  29. Just got accepted! interviewed 10/07
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  30. What’s In A Name? Robert M. Blumm, PA, DFAAPA, PA-C Emeritus The title of this article is an echo of Shakespeare, but let me assure you that today’s theme is not about Romeo and Juliet. The title question put forth has a very significant meaning to all people regardless of nationality, culture, ethnicity, or religion. A person’s name - any person - is the greatest connection to their identity and their individuality. Its importance cannot be underestimated if we are speaking of a profession, a practice, a company, a corporation, or of an individual itself. Think of name
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  31. Those PAs are on the far right end of the bell curve. They are very few and far between. Yes, there are PAs that are in the JSOC world but you're not going to see PAs kicking in doors. It's not their role. That's what the Medics are for in special operations. I know of PAs that were in charge of FSTs, but that is more of a conventional type unit. You can look into JMAU/GHOST/SOST (airforce) teams. These are DCR/DCS assets that integrate with SMU or SOF. I've trained with an orthopedic surgeon on a GHOST team and was told that not many PAs are in that realm. What can a PA do that an SF/SOF
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  32. Two points (having spent my career in migraine treatment) I have not used Xeomin although a ton of Botox, which is the only neurotoxin approved for migraine prevention. Of course, you may have had better luck or some reason you are using Xeomin (I have used Dysport off label do to a cost issue). But my main point is that migraine is a neurological disorder like epilepsy, MS, etc. Is treating status epilepticus in the ED "elective?" Is treating relapsing MS "elective?" Migraine has had a great injustice of stereotype forever, often even by neurologists. I've heard neurologists say, "N
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  33. Hey all, so I passed pance on my second attempt so I will list below what I did both times to help those that are in a similar situation. First time pance: - Went through the entire blueprint using pance prep pearls, step up to medicine and uptodate. - Had about ~500 of notes and reviewed them twice - Did ~800 questions between rosh review Cardio, pulm, and GI sections only, GI boost exam on rosh review and the nccpa test. Also did Exammaster cardio only - Scored 156 on packrat right before studying for pance - Studied the night before pance, slept a bit
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  34. Accepted in January =] I look forward to meeting everyone and embarking on this crazy journey for next two years with this cohort! I,as well, am more than happy to help anyone who has any questions about interviewing or just the whole process haha I have been wait-listed, rejected, and accepted early so I have some experience on every level. One thing straight off the bat, THERE IS MORE STRESS THAT WE (PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS) PUT ON OURSELVES THAN WE NEED TO. Interviewing, overall, is just an opportunity to show your organic self. Getting caught up in all of the forums, the
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  35. In the 2018 AAPA salary report, PAs in pain management with 10-14 years of experience and in the 90th percentile for bonuses earned 400k! What?! How is this possible? They must be selling the drugs. Do they own the practice or is this possible from taking a percentage of collections? Also, how many pain practices pay PAs in percentages of collections? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  36. ohhhhhhhh myyyyyyy. post just one little comment, and look what happens... :)
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