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  1. Hi All, I'm moving to NJ and plan on working Locum Tenens jobs, but any advice on how to register to prescribe controlled substances? I have my DEA license which I can change to NJ. But I see there's a separate state CDS registration that requires an employer address - same goes for registering on the NJPMP Aware website. Any ideas how to complete this correctly or is it just having to wait until I find each new position and change it as needed?
  2. Hello, Does anyone have information for prescription authority of medical assistants in NC? My situation at a family medicine practice is that our supervising physician authorized an MA to send refills on behalf of the APPs/mid-levels. However, we were never told about this. The MA was under the impression that we were aware and okay with this happening. I would guess each practitioner has to give the "okay" for the MA to refill prescriptions, right? Or is there some way the supervising physician can override this? The medications are still being filled on behalf of the mid-levels with ou
  3. Hello, Does anyone have information for prescription authority of medical assistants in NC? My situation at a family medicine practice is that our supervising physician authorized an MA to send refills on behalf of the APPs/mid-levels. However, we were never told about this. The MA was under the impression that we were aware and okay with this happening. I would guess each practitioner has to give the "okay" for the MA to refill prescriptions, right? Or is there some way the supervising physician can override this? The medications are still being filled on behalf of the mid-levels with ou
  4. At this time I prefer not to answer that, but surely would after graduating. What I will say in terms of new programs (at least those like this one), definitely ask students about what changes are being made and if they're happy with those changes. If you get an answer like "They're always making improvements. They want our feedback". That sounds great, but programs are also required to obtain student feedback since it's part of the accreditation process. I'd say get students to be more specific with their answers and don't be afraid to ask what the students still want to see changed that
  5. You're right. It's a shame there are problems in the program, and to fix them requires taking time away from my education, which is more important over the next year. Thanks for the advice.
  6. We're in our last semester for didactic year and yes this is a new program. Labs do not have enough supplies because they weren't ordered or can't be found. It's just a total lack of organization w/in the program. Again, another issue popped up where 2 of 6 lectures planned on an exam (detailed in the syllabus) will no longer be on it because they forgot to write questions for those lectures. We were notified 24 hours before the exam and there will be no future testing on these topics because it's the last exam for that course. This is at least the second time this has happened.
  7. Thanks for all the feedback. It does seem like it depends a lot on which program one attends. Ours isn't ranked yet, but assume it will be below 50%. For the patient experience, we were shown simulation labs during all the tours and it was explicitly stated that we'd have lots of practice. We chose this program because of what we were told it offered, and it seems like a bait and switch occurred in this area and others. For those saying we should deal with it, acquiesce, since we chose the program, that's not how the world works, nor one I want to live in; especially if false advertisi
  8. So my program has some issues that myself and the vast majority, if not all students, are concerned about. But we're not sure if these problems are "normal"/to be expected, or if it's grounds for reporting them. Hopefully some of you can give some insight? 1. We have not received (at least) 3 lectures this semester and are told we are responsible for learning the material on our own. The lectures and lab were planned, but cancelled. We see this as an issue because we are paying tuition to be taught these things and clearly haven't received the education. We consistently have this prob
  9. I had an interview on Monday, October 27. Does anyone know how long it usually takes to hear from Drexel? I know it's only been about two weeks, but is there a certain amount of time to wait before contacting Drexel and ask where they are in the decision process?
  10. Does anyone know if there are drawbacks to applying to a PA program if I still have one prerequisite to complete? All the programs say it is okay to apply with one or two left to finish. For me, I'll either have genetics or organic chemistry left to take after I apply and I’m wondering if that will have a negative impact on my chances for an interview. Of course I would still have enough time to complete the necessary prereqs before each school’s actual deadline.
  11. My name is Tom and I would like to shadow a PA to gain a better understanding of the profession as well as meet the shadowing experience/hours to apply for a program. Ideally I would prefer to shadow a PA who works in emergency medicine, GI, infectious disease, or internal medicine, but I would appreciate any opportunity that is available. I've completed most prerequisite classes, with a 4.0, and only have to complete Chemistry II and Organic Chemistry. I'm currently working as a CNA in New Jersey and have previously volunteered for a year in the emergency department at Georgetown Univers
  12. I'm looking for advice on taking a prerequisite Chemistry II class because I'm unsure how the admissions office will view my potential decision. The school I'm currently at offers a Chemistry II class specifically for science and pre-med majors, however it's only in the evening and I work evenings. I could take the evening class, but then that means working part-time at current job and then getting a second part-time job - not ideal. There's another school that offers a Chemistry II class for the general student population that I could attend in the morning. But will the admissions office s
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