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  1. I gave up my seat earlier this week in favor of another program! Good luck to you all!
    6 points
  2. Saw this today in the NY Times: She Beat Cancer at 10. Now She’s Set to Be the Youngest American in Space. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/22/science/spacex-hayley-arceneaux.html?referringSource=articleShare
    5 points
  3. Hey guys so just to give an update I know of about 2-3 people in our class fb page who are giving up their seats bc they got accepted to another program. The page is sitting at 41 but don’t give up!
    5 points
  4. I got the acceptance this morning. I can’t believe it still.
    4 points
  5. 4 points
  6. I accepted an invite to attend another PA program and cancelled my interview on 3/4... I sure hope it goes to another pre-PA hopeful.
    4 points
  7. I was accepted yesterday after my interview, if any others who have been accepted want to add me on Facebook my name is Lainey Jo Weller. I’ve lived in Knoxville since 2014 so if you need any advice on housing or things to do around knox, I maybe help! Can’t wait to meet everyone!
    4 points
  8. turned down my spot, best of luck to those waiting!!
    4 points
  9. I just got the call from Trina today! For all others whom are awaiting, don't lose hope!! You got this Can I please be added to group chat/message?
    4 points
  10. Hi guys! I got an acceptance call today I interviewed on Saturday 2/13 with the red group (Genevieve).
    4 points
  11. interviewed on 02/11 and was told I would hear back in mid-March. I wasn't a fan of the interview, only 4 super basic questions. I didn't feel like the interviewer tried to connect with me, I left the interview feeling weird, maybe that's a sign this school isn't the best choice for me
    4 points
  12. Received an interview invite this morning for 3/30/21!!
    3 points
  13. I just came across a list of goals I wrote about 30 years ago. At the time, I wasn't a PA and I wrote that I wanted to retire at 57! I didn't do that! Instead I became a PA at age 60 and I am still working at nearly 75. I believe that I'm financially independent enough now to stop working. I have a couple of pensions, I am required to draw down my retirement savings, and there are more 1099-Rs than W2s when I do my taxes. Now I just do 1 or 2 days weekly as a clinician and teach for a PA program half-time. The variety and stimulation is important to me. I am also learning to priorit
    3 points
  14. Got an interview inv but declined as i'm already half way through my first sem of PA School. Best of luck! Yall will do great.
    3 points
  15. I cannot believe what just happened! I got off the alternate list and just got accepted! I’m SO happy as this was my first acceptance to my #1 school! It can happen people! Please do not lose faith
    3 points
  16. Withdrew my acceptance today from Glenside to attend a program closer to home. hopefully this means someone gets a call soon Good luck!
    3 points
  17. Skipping past the medical issues, that I believed you handled well, I don’t decide for patients when they want to go. If they want, everything done, then I do everything. The opposite is true for me as well. If a mentally sound patient wants to go, even though I think they have a decent chance of survival, I respect that to. If it were legal, I would even assist a dignified death. In this case, I may have been brutally honest. “Sir, I understand your survival instinct and fear of the unknown surrounding death, but you ARE going to die and very soon. If you want to be flogged with every treatme
    3 points
  18. Wow I'm really sorry that happened to you. I really hope we hear back soon if the admissions committee has already met. I would prefer to hear back this week, I don't want to wait another 3-4 weeks
    3 points
  19. You did well respect patient wishes don’t further endanger life/limb (no helicopter in bad weather) keep pushing and trying when guy is alive on coding not sure what would have been best. If he was not a DNR probably consider a few rounds of cpr and EPI then call quickly. I think you have a minimal duty to act at that time but I am no attorney. And with horrible lung CA and all the hx likely fine either way. their is a reason they call it the practice of medicine. thank you for sharing what is obviously a tough ethical case.
    3 points
  20. Was given another 50 doses Thursday and we were able to vaccinate 59 people yesterday. All over 70. Our oldest was 97 followed by a 95 year old!!! We told our Cedar County Public Health Department we wanted to do a 100 dose clinic this next Thursday. They said they will see what they can do to accommodate! Not bragging but... https://www.facebook.com/WestBranchTimes/photos/a.949239288846774/1144916299279071/?type=3&theater
    3 points
  21. @DTHAI yay! I wouldn’t be worried about accreditation. Dr. DeRosa is very confident and it was basic things they had to change.
    3 points
  22. @KortneyDaly thank you for the good wishes! I had my interview today 2/19 and had a wonderful experience. Hoping to hear back soon, SCU is my top pick
    3 points
  23. No apologies necessary! I cannot imagine the stress you must’ve felt. Glad to know the rest of the interview went well, again, sorry about your sour experience. Wishing you the absolute best in the program you do decide on attending.
    3 points
  24. While being in plenty of extracurriculars is great, It will be hard to spin that in a way that puts positive light on the GPA. Most of the low GPAs are looked positively due to a low to high trend, and the whole "bettering myself" stance. My opinion is that being pre professional and activism organizations will not be the best excuse. If that was the only reason for the GPA, and you truly want to explain, then I would just say it and hope the admissions committee will give the benefit of the doubt. Although, keep in mind that a lot of people are active and work while in school. Your GPA
    3 points
  25. Out of the 54 of us I think less than 10 are applicants from this cycle, the rest of us are from the class of 2022! Most applicants do hear back mid-March even those that are accepted so don't lose hope if you weren't accepted yet. I know its a stressful time for those waiting to hear back but you put in the work and did all you could do at this point!
    2 points
  26. I took ATLS at my program's affiliated hospital for free as a student right before my trauma surgery rotation. Highly recommended. great course.
    2 points
  27. Absolutely not. Not worth the risk and stress. Volunteer at an animal shelter is my goal! Hiking building a stone cottage sounds lovely. Enjoy.
    2 points
  28. I live in a small town in a small county in eastern Iowa. When the Covid vaccines were getting ready to be released to the County Public Health department being on the local Fire Department I had a letter forwarded to me in regards to out First Responders being the first to receive the vaccine. Down at the bottom of the letter was a blurb noting that demand was going to outstrip the vaccination sites. It also suggested that a qualified medical person could apply to set up a satellite vaccination clinic. I'm a Physician Assistant and I applied and was approved. I was able to get all of our EMT/
    2 points
  29. Everyone in primary care should know what VAERS is not.
    2 points
  30. Got accepted this afternoon after being number 19 on the waitlist since feb 5!!! So excited!
    2 points
  31. Acceptances went out today! Glad to be accepted to ISU (Caldwell!). Can't wait to meet everyone. B
    2 points
  32. No I don't think they have filled all spots yet. Most likely just some early acceptances from after each interview date. Everyone should hear back by March 1st. Looking at the Facebook page for the 2023 cohort, looks like there are 16 accepted students, so that leaves 28 open spots. This doesn't account for any applicants who do not have Facebook or have yet to join the group. Good luck !
    2 points
  33. PA’s are highly educated medical professionals that use research based treatment to recommend best care for patient outcome. I imagine PA’s want to scream each time patient ignores their professional recommendations. My point is, WHY are PA’s still debating evidence based research for title change done by educated marketing team? You are no better than that patient who comes in and says I don’t care if I die, don’t like what you say, so not going to listen. Your knowledge is medical, not marketing. Hopefully leaders will listen as follow evidence and suggestions from real profession
    2 points
  34. Thank you 3Qra20, I did send the admissions committee a thank you letter about one month after my interview. After that I just waited, and randomly one afternoon in February I received the phone call. -Elizabeth
    2 points
  35. I interviewed with CBU 1/8/2021 and I got the call for acceptance which is really exciting! However I am deciding to decline the offer for another program. I hope this opens up a spot for someone else. Good luck!!!
    2 points
  36. Congratulations! I hope I’m up there on the waitlist as well.
    2 points
  37. Hey all! Does anyone know if there was/is any interview this month? The last I heard there was one Jan 26th, then one planned for March 9th - was just curious if there was a February date or not. I know there will likely be one in April as well eventually.
    2 points
  38. Thank you for this. My chief called me the next day because he heard we had all had a rough time on this one. It is a small town. The patient is a friend of his. he was happy with how it was handled, so I feel a bit better about that.
    2 points
  39. Indeed- She had never been in that situation before, had never seen an intubation, an IO, or pressors used. The ethical issues were huge, but she also learned a lot about medicine that night as we tweaked the BiPap and later the vent, the meds, gave atropine and push-preessor epi, corrected the acidosis and hypothermia. She had never used a BVM before. Lots of good student stuff here all around.
    2 points
  40. Short version: stop when the patient's heart stops. You and your team did an extremely skillful job respecting the patient's wishes, even though it's almost certain that the patient will die within hours/days. Having a thoughtful discussion with the patient isn't possible because: 1) it's EM and we inherit everyone else's messes and the oncologist likely had that discussion, 2) the patient was intubated and even before then probably didn't have the mentation to fully participate. I'm afraid we have to respect the patient's wishes. We can consoles ourselves in these situations that
    2 points
  41. Hey Jenny, thanks for sharing that information. I have been using the Facebook page as a general reference to see how many seats have been taken/are left for this cycle. Best of luck to you! https://www.facebook.com/groups/2950969615122754/
    2 points
  42. I was just accepted into San Antonio!!
    2 points
  43. Look. I hope that myself and a large portion of the medical and scientific world are wrong and the vaccine is able to prevent asymptomatic transmission, there is some evidence in the works and coming out that this may be true which is fantastic. But what exactly are you basing your argument on? What is the COST of masking that you continue to espouse? This is me trying to understand your stance, I still don't feel like you've fully elucidated your position. It seems that you have a significant degree of faith in the vaccine which I do as well, but until we know more details regarding th
    2 points
  44. Got my acceptance call around 5 PM today. Still in shock I was from blue group on 2/13
    2 points
  45. @dean227 and @Devinjoelle- I'm so sorry your experiences with SCU left something to be desired, it truly is unfortunate. Regarding the Zoom connectivity and interview scheduling mishaps, we must all try and remember that there is an ongoing pandemic; most schools were not prepared to handle full-time online learning, let alone online interviews which are historically performed in-person. If nothing else, 2020 taught us to have more patience, tolerance, and grace. @Jewels - Well said and thank you for remaining positive. With forums and social media in general, we tend to compare ourselves
    2 points
  46. When I had my interview, both faculty members did present about 5 or so minutes to ask questions. I really wanted to know how covid affected the current classes and if they expected everyone to graduate on time, which they affirmed they did. I also reached out to current students that I follow on social media, which I found extremely helpful too in learning more about the program!
    2 points
  47. So happy! Just recieved an interview invite today!!!!
    2 points
  48. Accepted via email as well! Looking forward to meeting everyone this August!
    2 points
  49. Hey everyone! I am sure that if applicants have been called off the waitlist it would have been mentioned by now; however, if that has yet to happen, has anyone heard of any sort of updates regarding when/if applicants will be contacted? Any new info would help! Thanks in advance.
    2 points
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