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  1. Regarding the issue of inter-racial couples, Austin is a super liberal city ( more so than San Francisco), so I doubt that would be a problem unless one of you is from Saturn and the other from Andromeda. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  2. Not hard but, typically, asking you to defend one position or another. You can't really prepare for it. It helps if you are up-to-date with current events. If you know the rules for making and defending an argument, you should be ok. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  3. In the days before social media, we just spoke to each other, usually face to face but, sometimes, by phone. You might have just informed them, in person, at your next scheduled study group. You could have told them you enjoyed your time with them and just add that study group is taking too much time and you need to study alone in the future. Shudder the day when a patient gets this text: "Mr. Jones, sorry but your scans show several large tumors on your brain. I am referring you to an oncologist, Dr. Smith, whose office will call you to set up an appt. Click on the link below to learn more about your condition.Cheers, Dr. Green" Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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    CAQ

    A CAQ doesn't give you more letters to add to your title, eg PA-C, CAQ, and it has no license benefits so it doesn't make you more indepemdent. As a result, you need to promote it. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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    CAQ

    I believe that is because most employers have no idea what the CAQ is and therefore ascribe no value to it. It may help more in finding a new job where you might have the opportunity to explain it. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  6. Good luck to you! Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  7. I'm not sure. Is this question a joke? There have been married PAS (females) on this forum who got pregnant and had two kids during PA school. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  8. I know others who came out feeling pretty bad. They passed. Just don't sweat it until you find out. I think most PAs sweat pance too much. More than 90% pass the first time. Unless you did poorly in didactic or your EOR exams, chances are you passed. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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    School Interview

    You can wear anything you want to an interview, including shorts, T-shirt and sandals. Just remember that part of the interview is to evaluate how you handle yourself as a professional. That includes, how you present yourself. If you dont shave, wear board shorts, have full body tattoos and lots of facial piercings, that's one image. I would recommend a more professional look. But that's just me. A suit or even a collegiate look ( nice slacks, shirt and tie and jacket can be fine). Consider the weather and location. Can't help you ladies. I know what looks professional but probably couldn't describe it. Just avoid excessive bling, anything provacative or too much make up. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  10. It's a routine question. They expect you to have applied to other schools, if you ate a serious candidate. If you say; "No, I only applied here," that would indicate you have unrealistic expectations and don't understand how competitive PA school admissions are. Or that you are only interested as long as you can go to your top choice school. If you apply to 20 schools, it means you are shotgunning and not being at all selective. The average seems to be about 6 schools. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  11. Note that since my original post, Baylor has updated their Web site and now provides a great deal more useful information on their program. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  12. I would contact the school you are least interested in/least likely to get into and explain the situation to see if they would be willing to reschedule. It costs a lot of money to go to interviews and, if you have a delayed flight, you are screwed. Why take the chance and arrive exhausted.
  13. It comes down to what you have to show for it and how you can use it in your personal statement. If you can establish significant hours of relevant community service and leadership and if you can verbalize why that makes you a better applicant, it can help. Showing that you are a leader and can manage your time productively are assets on your application. Just joining a sorority and participating in community service activities may not be viewed as favorably. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  14. Imagine a future that may not be far away. A future where healthcare is "free" for everyone because it is both mandated and "paid for" by government. Essentially, medicare or medicaid for all. Does anyone believe patients will be better off? Or that they will have expanded access? Or that they will participate in helping to improve their own health? I read a few days ago that Britain is ranked high in worldwide healthcare systems but is criticized for poor accessibility and cancer survival rates. I also noted that Astrazeneca's Lynparza (olaparib) is not paid for by NICE despite the fact that it has been shown to be very effective in treating women with advanced ovarian cancer who have DNA repair mutations, such as BRCA 1 or 2, and who have failed chemotherapy. This is a last resort treatment for these women but NICE calculates that it is too expensive. (And the Brits pay less for Lynparza than Americans.) This is just one example but I know of many others. Do we really want a system where patients have access to unlimited care but miss appointments, don't take their meds and demand attention for self inflicted illnesses, while some very deserving patients are denied effective and needed care because of cost? Many young people think of health care as abortion, birth control, substance abuse management, pain control, counseling, mending broken bones and dispensing antibiotics. As we get older we discover the more expensive chronic afflictions that affect every aspect of our lives and, often, we come to depend on the advances of modern medicine for quality of life, for continued productivity, or for our very existence. The future may consist of government approved treatment pathways for every illness or affliction, and those pathways may end abruptly when treatment options become expensive, without patients even being informed of options. For those who support single payer options, or even options which the government controls, the future may become very dim and fade to black. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  15. Then why say it? You are unlikely to be asked that question, but if you are, you can just say you want to use your rotations to explore the various roles of PAs to find your best fit. The question itself smacks of political correctness and is rediculous because, if most students were determined to go into family practice, who would serve the needs of emergency medicine, derm, surgery, urology, etc? And there aren't enough SPs to absorb all those PA-Cs in family medicine in rural areas. Though, come to think of it, if you look at a map of underserved communities, it covers most of the US. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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