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  1. Just FYI - Good : Salus has regained it's accreditation this year! Gained some really good faculty from Arcadia Bad : Attrition rate for our class is around 10%. Our new program director is making a lot of new rules to make sure we have a good PANCE rate. There will be a cumulative final at the end of didactic year that you need to pass or else you have to repeat 1st year. Also, if you fail more than one PAEA EOR exam, you get kicked out as well.
  2. Hi I was wondering if you guys had any recommendations on good pharmacology resources that you've used religiously for rotations and in practice? Pharm Recall, MPR, anything else?
  3. Sorry guys...I meant outpatient. Thank you for your responses. I asked a friend who is a pediatrician, and she said that since it is a higher grade fever, focal crackles, more acute sx - prescribe amoxicillin. If it was a lower grade fever, more diffuse lung sounds, less acute symptoms - more likely to be Mycoplasma and in this case, prescribe Zpak. Answer was amoxicillin in this question.
  4. Hi I was doing a question in Rosh Review and I was wondering if you guys would prescribe Amoxicillin in this situation below? A 12-year-old girl presents to clinic with one day of cough, fever to 102°F, and extreme fatigue. She is awake and alert but appears tired. Her oxygen saturation is 95%, and respiratory rate is 15 breaths per minute. Lung auscultation reveals fine crackles in the left upper lobe. Which of the following is treatment of choice? AAmoxicillinCorrect Answer BAzithromycinYour Answer Explanation: Azithromycin (B) is the treatment of choice for atypical bacterial pneumonia, which are commonly caused byMycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumoniae. In comparison to typical bacterial pneumonias, atypical bacterial pneumonias have a more insidious onset and subacute course. Lung auscultation typically reveals diffuse, non-focal abnormalities, and chest radiographs reveals perihilar or interstitial infiltrates. Sidenote: Current and PPP recommend a macrolide as the DOC for outpatient CAP...
  5. Hello I was wondering what Q banks were worth investing to study for EOR exams and the PANCE? I've heard great things about Hippo, CME4Life, Rosh Review, Kaplan...so I was just wondering if anyone had a preference between them?
  6. Thanks for everyone who posted in this thread, and validated that these feelings during rotations are normal, and it gets better. Definitely needed this! :) A lot of my friends are in med school too, and there are times where I pondered if that was a better route in gaining comfort and security around clinical judgements/decisions. But then, I think about the amount of responsibility, sacrifices, and burdens made to get to being a doctor - and I'm so glad I'm in PA school instead :P
  7. Try to use mnemonics! It works wonders, when difficult names are hard to retain/recall. Likewise, studying with someone and testing each other is incredibly helpful! Team up with your classmates to tackle notes. Recording and relistening lectures are more helpful than you think...it tends to slow you down when you are studying, and more often that not, you miss little things that your professor stresses upon during class that might be on the test. Always try to go for active learning methods. Quizlets saved me so much during didactic year, and it's free too :)
  8. If you guys had a choice and could move anywhere to practice when you first start out as a PA, where would it be?
  9. What do you look for in a PA applicant, and what would you recommend for a PA student before starting your residency? How much does EM clinical experience, undergrad/PA school GPA, and PANCE scores play a role in the application process?
  10. Yeah I have the 3 too and I hate how heavy the head is! I used to carry it around my neck, but it always fell off, so I resorted to a stethoscope belt lol. Just curious, if anyone has tried the new version yet...
  11. Thoughts on this new stethoscope compared to cardiology 3?
  12. There's a substantial difference between didactic year and clinical year. Attendance in a classroom vs attendance in the clinic/hospital. Attendance in your seat listening to a lecturer talk vs attendance in seeing/treating patients, interacting with medical professionals, etc. Missing class vs missing a grand surgery round...the list goes on.
  13. My original intent was to discuss if mandatory attendance is really necessary for PA school. I don't advocate skipping every single lecture. I'm just bringing up the subject whether a student can use their discretion more on going to lectures, since PA school is a graduate level program, and we're all adults (soon to be colleagues) here... I think it's also a bit ridiculous to equate 100% attendance to professionalism....We had to deal with this mandatory attendance thing from preK to high school, and I don't think it taught us to be more professional at all... Missing some didactic classes in PA school for most students is to maximize time efficiency and learning ability, because there is so little time to learn a great deal of information in one year... If anything, I do agree though that the 100% attendance policy for clinical year is more of an indication of professionalism / respect, since that correlates to what is expected in the real world / on the job
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