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  1. Currently the WA DOH can only run 200 labs a day. With UW medicine helping it will be bumped up to 300 a day. Still ridiculous for the whole state. I’m not Sure why it takes so long to run them but this is the dilemma we are dealing with. My sibling is a manager at Evergreen hospital (the initial hospital of the outbreak) she has had a fever of 103*f, SOB, and cough going on 9 days now. Cxr negative. They won’t test her so she’s quarantined for now since she still has fevers and cough. It’s a mess
  2. That’s a whole other side to this story. I was skeptical about the story. So after the mother told me the baby was otherwise healthy and had no complications at birth, I went and saw the patient had some encounters in “care everywhere” In the EMR. Apparently she spent 3 weeks in the NICU after birth for withdrawals at another facility out of state. I asked her about this too and it was more nonsense about her forgetting and that, and “there were technically no complications, the baby did well and even went home early at 3 weeks then originally expected.” So she Omitted part of her child’s pmh and then got caught and was surprised I knew. A report was filed with CPS. I figured they can sort out the questionable story.
  3. Recently saw a 9mo with “nausea and vomiting” in fast track ESI level 4. Turns out the kid rolled off the bed, landed on the hardwoods and then developed nausea, vomiting and was “acting sleepy.” Well CT showed a large epidural bleed with shift. Had to send her out via helicopter to a children’s hospital.
  4. As a new grad at 5 months I was seeing 1 pph most level 2 and 3 with some patients needing multiple consults and admission. 7 months in and I’m seeing 1.7 pph with level 3s and 4s. I think I’m slower than most ED PAs but oh well. I’m still constantly using references at work which definitely slows me down.
  5. I'm in Tacoma class 4. All 4 campuses have the same curriculum and objectives. The 4 campuses also have some of the same lecturers that make their way to each campus giving the same lecture. Seattle and Tacoma Have the most overlap with lecturers. This really means that the materials are the same and the tests are the same. The campuses are in sync. The only difference in the campuses are the actual students themselves. Tacoma tends to have more clinical experience and less academic experience. (Most of us don't have bachelors degrees). It's not like if you go to Seattle you're gonna have a better education or guaranteed to pass pance the first time. I study with a Seattle student almost every weekend and we are at the same level. If you have a bachelors go to Seattle. If you want to be around more veterans come to Tacoma. Almost half the class is vetrens.
  6. Go to school if that's been the goal all along. That's also very affordable for pa school. Most are not that cheap. You might get into another program that is much more next time. Pa programs cost around ($60k-$100k).
  7. I thought this was an interesting read. The article is about Np's increasing their independent practice because of "physician shortages." the not so amusing thing is that PAs weren't even mentioned in the article. Im curious if the laws that the nursing lobby proposed included language to include PAs. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/03/18/in-a-fight-between-nurses-and-doctors-the-nurses-are-slowly-winning/
  8. I would be interested in the diagnostic equipment depending on what it is. Pm me.
  9. Disclaimer: I'm a student, but its disheartening and makes my blood boil reading this post along with others like how nps make more than PAs at the same hospital doing the same job. Another post talked about the va only looking for MDs and NPs and how there are now more NPs then PAs in the VA. I feel like I have no one to blame but the AAPA. They seem to have been too complacent for the past 50 years. The ANA seems to constantly fight for their NPs while the AAPA seems to be constantly fighting against their PAs. They seem scared of rocking the boat. At this point from the information I've gained off this site, it seems to me like the AAPA is just like the U.S congress. Everyone wants to believe that they're doing something useful, but they don't accomplish much at all. This may be unfounded criticism to the AAPA, especially from a student, and for that I apologize in advance and please correct me if I'm wrong. The only upside I have is thank God for the PAFT, they give me hope for the profession. Hope to be a pa soon, I have an interview in December. End of rant.
  10. I agree, It was fun meeting everyone and had a blast. Everyone I interviewed with sounded great and qualified. I think the adcom have a hard job. Lamont, April & Marianne it was fun interviewing with you guys. Good luck to everyone. Matt, Lee, Sierra you all have impressive backgrounds and hope you make it. It was nice meeting everyone. Steven
  11. That works for me also. I'm just not sure where Joey is. Can an address be posted.
  12. I live on the eastside of Seattle. Sounds like there's only 5 of us. Any suggestions of where to go? Btw Marianne I think you work with my wife.
  13. I was wondering if anyone wanted to meet up. I don't Know how many are getting interviewed in Seattle on Jan 22nd but I'd like to meet some of you guys/gals before the interview.
  14. I just got an invite for January 22nd. I'm so excited. Hope others got emails too.
  15. I was curious how many people were at the interview.
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