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  1. I don't think this is an option with the NREMT, as they limit the number of hours that can come from college credits. I faced the same issue prior to my matriculation into PA school. I opted for an online 48-hour refresher and covered the remaining hours by listing didactic classes along with the corresponding syllabuses. ACLS can also be an issues depending on when your card expires and when your program provides ACLS? Trying to find an ACLS program while in the middle of the didactic year is an added stress you will not want to deal with.
  2. I completed an online BS in allied health at YSU, took roughly 30 credits on top of my AAS of EMS. I would look for the most fiscally responsible route to a BS degree. There are many online BS programs across the country for people with AAS degrees, respiratory therapist, dental hygienist, EMS etc. I completed any missing core science classes (the ones with required labs) at the least expensive local community college. As others have stated the type of BS degree is irrelevant.
  3. The increasing trend of people reporting NO PTO in ER jobs is discouraging. Coming from a position of working 5 PT EMS/FF jobs before PA school, and not having a paid day off for >9 yrs is leading me to reconsider my desire for ER upon graduation. Especially when reports are now hitting in my geographical area. Perhaps, this will be another reason to relocate post grad. I am curious to how these positions handle time off? In a w2 position, you do not have control over your schedule like you would with 1099 correct? Is it common to be told you can't take unpaid time off? I imagine the circumstances very by the groups. However, generally speaking, I am curious to how the PA's in these no PTO environments are treated in regards to taking time off?
  4. It is my understanding that there is a loophole where one can contribute 5.5k to a traditional IRA, and then transferer the 5.5k to the Roth. However, this negates the ability to deduct the 5.5k that was deposited into the traditional IRA.
  5. If 21 of 83 students failed a test and the school made adjustments to pass more students, what is the issue? It sounds like the school realized there was an issue and made adjustments so the students did not suffer academically. It sounds like you disapprove of how the school handled this one test. How would you have liked the school to handle this? We are talking about one test correct? If this is an ongoing trend that is another story. I wouldn't be having regrets based on this one assesment of your class. I took 36 exams in my first quarter alone. What are your concrete examples "I have a number of concrete examples to support my current statements.' ?
  6. Spend the money to make sure you have secured a seat somewhere! It's only 1000 bucks, this is negligible in big scheme of things.
  7. Per a conversation today with Mary the admin over admissions, the interviews will begin in Dec / Jan. This is a change from my class of 2018 which interviewed as early as July. Mary stated the change is due to the use of CASPA this year and the number of applications.
  8. If you join the AAPA you can download the 2015 salary report.
  9. I also received an invite email today. I will be declining the invite, best of luck to those still looking for a seat. Sent from my SM-G925V using Tapatalk
  10. I have declined my interview invite. I wish the best of luck to everyone who has not yet been accepted to a program.
  11. No idea, I know very little about this program.
  12. I received an interview invite today, for Feb the 19th.
  13. June 27th is the first day for the class of 2018. Sent from my SM-G925V using Tapatalk
  14. I got my denial email today, best of luck everyone!
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