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  1. Licensure boards are notoriously finicky. At the time of my licensure, I had a few arrests that were 7 years old; related to my prior history of substance abuse. I provided copious documentation and letters of reference and it was stressful at the time but in the end I was licensed without restrictions. I had an attorney who ended up not doing much other than give advice on how to proceed but I would suggest retaining one.
  2. The time is coming. We’re reusing ppe now and frankly getting just one n95 makes for a shift on a newly formed covid unit is becoming very difficult. It’s flat out wrong. A doctor on our service already is declining to come to work. If it gets much worse I guess I will have to follow.
  3. This is what I hate about medicine. Everyone’s not data they are people. They are individuals. i anecdotally know many people that live clean and sober myself included. I was told I’d never be clean but I am over 8 years clean and sober. If I fell into that trap my life wouldn’t be nearly as fulfilling as it is today.
  4. This is a poor message. Don’t even try to wean? If you tell an addict they will never be drug free trust me they never will.
  5. Got licensed with worse. You should be able to get a 1.2 gram (marijuana?) conviction sealed. how long were you incarcerated? Overnight?
  6. You should be asking names of these people and calling the board that licenses naturopaths. This is flat out dangerous.
  7. The god-complex personally makes me uncomfortable but that is our job. We should tell people what is good for them. We should be strong in our knowledge and convictions and we should be pushy. if you let anti vaxxers soften you with some garbage from the internet you have done a terrible disservice.
  8. Being in recovery I have always had an interest in this type of work, would like to hear if anyone has any experience in this as well.
  9. Sealed without being expunged means it's still there. This means if you request a copy of your "rap sheet" it will be there. If another entity sees your "rap sheet" it will not be there with some exceptions. The medical board may be one of these exceptions. You have to read the questions carefully and ask your lawyer what to answer but generally speaking he/she is correct. Unless the question asks about "sealed" records you can legally answer no.
  10. I know this doesn't help but I have a question. I'm just a student and I'm wondering how contracts work. If an employer hired you for x at a certain compensation can they just demand mid contract that you now provide x+y service while Receiving the same compensation?
  11. I'm a recovering heroin addict in my first year of pa school. It can be done. I would say you have to be sure of yourself and your recovery and know this is what you want to do. Starting pa school I had 4 and a half years clean and sober and I don't really feel it's an issue honestly. I still go to meetings and such when I can because I've made that a priority for myself. My situation was complicated by having a rap sheet but I was honest and was accepted and couldn't be happier. You're situation will probably be easier because you don't have an arrest record. You don't have to disclose if you choose not to, others would say that's dishonest but it's not. You have a right to keep your personal issues to yourself. I don't tell everyone I meet I'm in recovery. I didn't tell every patient I cared for as a cna I was because it's irrelevant. I was a competent cna and a competent pa student. This is more of a question you should be asking yourself than others for advice because too many people have mixed and conflicting views. Yes you will one day be near opiates and have the ability to prescribe, do you trust yourself? Take some time to think I know I did. Feel free to message me if you have questions.
  12. I left my job with about a months notice. I took a couple days off before school started and to get my loose ends tightened up. I was only able to move into my apartment the day before classes started which was a little inconvenient but in the end it all worked out fine. I guess everybody is different. Some people like the vacation. I tend to lay around and do absolutely nothing which doesn't really help my relaxation. That is why I chose such a short interval.
  13. I think the application for you will open sometime in march or april. Keep your eyes on the website and get a head start!
  14. I think most people in your situation are worried that they won't get to the interview at all and will be overlooked in a sea of CASPA applications. Its easy to get anxious and second guess yourself. Stay confident they want to meet you for a reason. To answer your question I would say yes you have an equal shot with everyone else interviewing. That being said you still have to do well on the interview! Best of luck.
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