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  1. So some clarification. Talked to the doc it is 20k/year if I breached contract. Most of his contracts are 3 years. Additionally, If I was every laid off he would pay me 20k per year for the remainder of my contract. Ironically enough talking to anther PA who works here he said that he would not trust that as the doc has a great lawyer who would wiggle his way out of paying me. So alas these are red flags for sure.
  2. Okay it wasn't just me, talked to the doc and he made this sound so normal. I understand that recruiting for rural jobs can be tough but that seemed like quite the penalty. Early on in discussions but wanted to get some outsider perspective. Thanks EMED
  3. Hey hey, I am in roughly 5 months from graduation and starting to discuss employment with one of the Docs who owns a private family practice in rural CO. From the sounds of it he pays his PAs well (my preceptor is making ~$130K with 5 years of experience and a M-Th schedule, sees 20-22 pts per day, good benefits yada-yada). Something my preceptor mentioned was that if he exits his contract early he has to pay the practice $40K per year for the years left on his contract. This makes me quite nervous. I have no problem signing a 3 year contract as a new grad but the thought of paying the practice that kind of money if I leave early terrifies me. My questions is... is this normal?
  4. I did too but this past quarter has shown me that Khan doesn't quite cover anatomy to the level of detail we need to know. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. #100and5 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. What a steal! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Just so you know I've spoken to quite a few programs which offer bachelors and they say it is more competitive than getting into a masters simply because there are less bachelors programs. So I wouldn't necessarily cross off masters due to the difficulty of getting in. Honestly gaining acceptance to ANY PA program is a very arduous process which doesn't really offer an "easier" route! Best of luck on which ever route you take! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Way to go Dr. Costa; this is huge! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Reading this topic over the past year inspired me and gave me confidence that I'd get into a PA school and now its my turn! 1st time applicant Undergrad School: Seattle Pacific University Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.50 Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.40 Age at application time : 23 1st GRE: 157V 151Q 4.0W Shadow - 40 hrs in family practice, 40 hrs physical therapy Volunteer - 200 at American cancer society Applied: OHSU, Pacific, Samuel Merritt, UofC Denver, PACE, GW, Duke, UofFlorida, South University in Georgia, and Berry University Miami Caspa app Submitted: July 18th Interview Invites (in order received) : Berry, South, University of Colorado, University of Florida, Pace Interviews attended: South, University of Colorado Interviews declined: Berry, Pace, University of Florida, Denied: OHSU Haven't heard from: Duke, Samuel Merritt, Pacific, GW Waitlisted: none Accepted: South (heard 3 days after interview) and the University of Colorado (heard 8 days after interview) Attending: The University of Colorado Im so excited to attend the University of Colorado - in fact I have already ordered tee-shirts and sweatshirts!! If you notice, my grades were not astronomical and I would consider myself as a very average applicant! In my opinion it all comes down to your personal statement and letters of recommendation! Good luck to all.
  10. Wow, posted this same question on 4 separate schools! - check out the thread called "applicants stats" it has hundreds of pages which are just waiting to be trolled! IMHO - GPA is just one factor among MANY, asking solely about someone's GPA is is is like viewing a slide at 300X; you are going to miss out on other very important details which contributed to their acceptance/success! PA schools generally are looking for well rounded students not just one aspect of an applicant! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Are you sure the first night isn't business casual? My two day interview was set up like that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. My advise: maybe have her drop you off for the interview day nice and early, send her to get coffee/read a book... Do your interview/campus tour with your interview group... When it's all done then meet back up with your mom and take her on the tour by yourself. Just my advise but then again I wouldn't dream of taking my mom to my interview! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I like notability because with a good stylus it still has the feeling/look of using old spiral bound notebooks. (With the safety of never being able to loose your notes) Something I don't like is when I want to attach a drawing into ppt while using a computer, it's a bit more difficult. And drawing in a computer is near impossible. And I still have an air as well I just use that when I need a computer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Ditto: IPad - notability, turn on the backup to Dropbox option and boom your can never loose notes again. Also this lets you view the PDF notes from anything which you can access your Dropbox from. Undergrad game changer! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Honestly if you don't change your lifestyle and live like a poor college grad after PA school you should be able to dump tons of money back into your loans... Also if you are planning on working in rural community health as a FP PA Then you should qualify for federal and state loan forgiveness programs. It's something like 70K (in WA state) and 50K in federal funds. Of course this is only what I have researched because I'm still not in PA school however I personally know lots of PAs who are working in FP and have gotten the loan repayments. Just live below your means, and be smart about where you live and the dept will take care of itself. For me my real justification is the fact that as a PA you will never be out of a job and as long as you are working the dept will slowly drop away. My 2 cents Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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