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  1. I'm an ortho PA covering a walk-in clinic/UC today for some extra cash...but had a new one I thought the students would like: 48yo male presents for abdominal pain "at the beltline" for a few weeks. It's only during the day, and he has no pain in the mornings or evenings/overnight. Before going to see him I checked his vitals and noticed he's gained about 20lbs over the last 2 months. Upon asking I learned he hasn't changed his belt loop.... He wears a belt for work, but changes when he gets home...right around the time his pain resolves. Treatment plan: loosen belt and/or lose the weight Also, did tell him to f/u with his PCP if persists on the off chance it's a hernia or something, but didn't seem like it. Hope the students here learned something and those with lots of experience were able to glean a few pearls from this incredibly complex case study...
    4 points
  2. wow....its hard to believe she is a functioning human much less an ER doc. I don't know how anyone functions walking around all day making up things to be outraged about. It is some weird personality disorder or other pathology
    2 points
  3. What a complete nut job
    2 points
  4. My god, I can’t fathom the lack of awareness she has.
    2 points
  5. May take this: https://online-learning.harvard.edu/course/mechanical-ventilation-covid-19?delta=0
    1 point
  6. Cideous -pretty sure we worked with the same doc. I got Amway gift packs - so did the staff - from our guy. The whole comparison to Nazi tattoo numbers blew me away with this lady. Just NOT OK and not logical or even remotely connected. I am thinking she might need a med eval.......................
    1 point
  7. I was waitlisted at Salus on 1/11/2021 and they sent my an update right before Easter weekend. I received an acceptance to the program on 4/14/2021. I was accepted into a different program closer to my hometown, so I declined the offer. I hope this helps you or anyone else who's on the waitlist. Good luck!
    1 point
  8. What were you ranked on the waitlist?
    1 point
  9. I'd say these days that this affliction is more contagious than Covid.
    1 point
  10. I remember an ortho PA presenting a case study for "wallet neuropathy". Traveling salesman type had neuropathy on the right side for months. Worse when he was sitting particularly on long drives. He had a wallet about 4" thick. Remove wallet from pocket. Pain resolves within a week.
    1 point
  11. if there's not, I'm sure there will be soon...
    1 point
  12. Old PAs need to get out of the way; they can stay assistants all they want
    1 point
  13. Also a new VA employee. I got extremely lucky - I was hired on as a temporary 120 day covid position and they were fast tracking everyone so there was no interview. I had contacts at the VA and the only question was - "we can give you part time - is that ok? " Since I was furloughed - my answer was yes - thank you very much. Then as mentioned above, the onboarding started which was a HUGE PITA with many redundant forms. There was no physical exam - only fingerprinting and back ground check - due to covid. They had a goal of completing onboarding within 2 weeks - so it was lots of filling out tons of forms over the next few days. At the end of my 120 days, they offered me permanent part time and even though I was back to full time at my original FP clinic - I accepted the job with the VA. My commitment to them is 24 hours per month - 2-12 hour shifts a month. Very doable even with working full time elsewhere. I have noticed that there are MANY NP's and very few PA's here at my location - very few PA's unless you are in surgery or ER or ICU. Every one else is NP. We are working hard to change that but with NPs having independent practice within the VA - and NOT PA's ( I was told that years ago the PA's turned down that opportunity to be independent) it makes hard to compete.
    1 point
  14. Maybe you should email them to ask! I would inquire if there are still interview invitations pending, thus should you still complete the supplemental app. I’d be curious what they say.
    1 point
  15. Honestly their replies have been getting better and better. One of the reasons I actually re-upped my membership recently.
    1 point
  16. Hey everyone! I'm a current student here so if anyone needs application advice or super organized notes when you get into the program (I make spreadsheets for everything) I got you!
    1 point
  17. Why we (black folks) always gotta get thrown in the mix. Leave us out of this one lady! We get care from whomever can write that script for our HCTZ okay. Lordy
    1 point
  18. Received an acceptance call earlier today about 3 weeks after my interview Very excited for this program and hopeful for accreditation review this June!
    1 point
  19. In my experience, this is one hundred million percent not true. The physicians I work with have the same opportunity for work/life balance as the PAs do. We get to work at the same time and leave at the same time. But when they leave, they do it in much nicer cars and go to a much bigger houses. Work life balance has a whole lot more to do with specialty than credentials as far as I can tell.
    1 point
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