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  1. I sent them the following: This morning, on WCBS in New York, Wall Street Journal reporter Joe Connelly said that “Nurse Practitioners want to be able to treat patients without supervision from a doctor in more states. Nurse Practitioners have more training than Physician Assistants, whose roles are also growing.” As a physician assistant I wanted to inform you this statement is inaccurate. The typical nurse practitioner master's degree has 35 credit hours of master's collegiate level courses and 500 hours of clinical exposure. The typical physician assistant master's degree has over
  2. Usually don't wear lab coat (emergency). At least three pens, stethoscope, trauma shears, smart phone (with epocrates). If I think of it before the shift it is nice to have: pocket eye chart, bandages, tongue depressors, EMRA antibiotic guide, PALS insert. Got rid of these: reflex hammer (you can use your hand or steth), pen light (use otoscope wall mounts, hopefully they are working...), all pocket books (except EMRA)
  3. Kris, Thank you for your post. The shadowing hours will just need to be completed by matriculation. You do not have to be concerned about this in your situation. You will not have to send any more information to the program. For shadowing, you can either use the Lake Erie College form or any other signed documents for proof. The form is nice for the PA you are shadowing because they will not have to type up a specific letter. You can pre-fill most of the information and they just need to sign and enter the hours. We updated the requirements to clear up any confusion. It is ava
  4. Working emergency at multiple ED's in Cleveland area I can give you some ranges: Hourly: $55-75 (one group has $60 base with RVU bonus) CME: $2000-$2500 PTO: 12-20 days 401k: 3% Match Benefits: Life 1x, Health Insurance (employer covers 50-80% premium for family), Long Term Disability, Short term disability (optional extra premium) Autonomy: Almost complete autonomy to micromanaging Hours: Most are days, some places have night rotating coverage Hope this helps!
  5. All, I had a question in regards to interviews. So I could fairly respond about this to everyone, I am posting it on the forum. If you are granted an interview you will be notified. Upon acceptance of the interview you will be sent a packet that outlines your schedule of events for the day. There will be a medical terminology test out. I can not give any more details at this time. Thank you,
  6. All, I had a question in regards to interviews. So I could fairly respond about this to everyone, I am posting it on the forum. If you are granted an interview you will be notified. Upon acceptance of the interview you will be sent a packet that outlines your schedule of events for the day. There will be a medical terminology test out. I can not give any more details at this time. Thank you,
  7. Wutthechris, Thank you for your input. I disagree with the sentiment that shadowing for individuals with healthcare experience is a terrible requirement and makes no sense. For Lake Erie College, we require 250 hours of shadowing or healthcare experience. 50 hours need to be shadowing a licensed PA. So someone with previous experience only needs to shadow a PA for 50 hours. Although he or she may work with PA's or see what they do, it is an opportunity to walk by their shoes and see everything they do. It is also a chance to ask them questions and see different specialties. I think most
  8. Oneal, We are marketed as physician extenders. We are extending coverage to areas physicians alone cannot handle. Our practice is based on the supervision of a physician, in whatever capacity that may be. I see no problem as labeling us as physician extenders. Respectfully,
  9. mbalaban, Thank you for finding the discrepancy. It was worded poorly in the context of someone having no prior healthcare experience they could shadow for all of their 250 hours. I will touch that up. Just to confirm, we require is 250 hours of healthcare experience or shadowing, 50 hours of which must be shadowing a PA. The 50 hours of shadowing must be documented. Thank you!
  10. mbalaban, Thank you for your response. The 250 hours is shadowing or healthcare experience. 50 hours of this specifically needs to be shadowing a PA. You would only need to shadow a PA for 50 hours with your experience. Thank you,
  11. Steve, Thank you for your response. I agree that 4000 hours is a very high benchmark for healthcare experience. This requirement is complicated in many ways. I think it would be wonderful to expect everyone to have 4000 hours of health care experience, but that is not always realistic. I agree that this experience is very valuable and would make you more likely to succeed as a PA. However, as healthcare extenders we are trying to fill a need and the majority of applicants do not have that experience. The question you need to ask is whether it is 100% necessary. I am confident
  12. Hello, my name is Sean Kramer and I am the academic coordinator for a new PA program. I am excited to announce that Lake Erie College will matriculate its first group of students May 2014. Admissions are currently open and on CASPA. Lake Erie College Physician Assistant Program www.lec.edu/pa Lake Erie College will award a masters of physician assistant sciences in an innovative, comprehensive 27 month program. We have an affiliation agreement with University Hospitals in Cleveland (#18 ranked US hospital by US News and World Reports). The program will feature early clinical exper
  13. Hello, my name is Sean Kramer and I am the academic coordinator for a new PA program that will matriculate its first group of students May 2014. Admissions are currently open and on CASPA. Lake Erie College Physician Assistant Program www.lec.edu/pa Lake Erie College will award a masters of physician assistant sciences in an innovative, comprehensive 27 month program. We have an affiliation agreement with University Hospitals in Cleveland (#18 ranked hospital in the United States). The program will feature early clinical experiences, problem based learning, module based format,
  14. Lake Erie College Painesville, Ohio www.lec.edu/pa First class will matriculate May 2014. We have an affiliation agreement with University Hospitals in Cleveland (#18 ranked hospital in the United States). The program will feature early clinical experiences, problem based learning, module based format, student faculty ratio better than 8:1. Degree Requirements Prior to Admission A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale is required for admissions. All required pre-requisite courses must be "B” or better with the exception of O
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