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  1. Preach it brotha. It’s amazing how much the attitudes of docs and nursing staff varies from one location to the next. One place can be great go thirty minutes down the road and your in fear for your license.
  2. That’s definitely a fair point and I guess I’ve been a bit passive aggressive and have made it a point to be ultra professional now ... lace up shoes, white coat, the works . I guess what got me was if you have that big of a problem and your truly worried about safety handle that issue in person and not run off to upper management. Obviously I’ll have to get over it or move on but just needed a place to vent!
  3. I recently started covering a new ED but have been with this staffing company for several months and have had good relations with them. However, at this new hospital it seems nursing staff runs the place. My first shift there the charge nurse says “ just so you know I’ll question most of your orders and if you do anything crazy I’ll make sure it’s your last shift”. So I kind of just went with it and thought maybe this is an isolated incident. After a few more days I get a call on my day off from my staffing company saying “ one of the nurses has complain about you wearing sandals that they feels it unprofessional” For the record I do wear chacos at night because I can slip them on fast when I get out of bed. This really got me because I’ve never had a complaint against me and consistently have good patient satisfaction scores. Just wanted some opinions...am I being unreasonable or should I just cut my loses and move on to a different facility?
  4. Just curious of what everyone's thoughts are about the Lynchburg College DMSc program? This seems like a pretty big advancement, a doctoral level degree being offered for PAs by a PA school but I haven't been able to find much discussion about it. Personally I think it's a pretty fair program that gives the opportunity to enhance clinical knowledge and learn some basics of hospital admin/leadership.
  5. Kmw2008 The school has traditionally done a 2 dayinterview process. The first two interview dates were the only one day interviews. The two day just seems to work better
  6. Shadowing is becoming harder and harder due to HIPPA and providers being unwilling to take the time. In my experience, networking is the best way (friend of a friend type situations). I also did cold calls with minimal success. Your letter does sound good and professional though. Don't get discouraged try and try again!
  7. Totally agree with ddisilvestro. Be sure to "vet" the school you want to apply too. Every school will have different requirements. As for as healthcare experience, you should probably shoot for 1000 hrs. minimal. PA school is very competitive and you will be going up against medics and nurses with years of experience. As a side note, keep a journal of all your volunteer, work, and other experiences. This will make you application much easier. Best of luck in your PA journey!
  8. Just vet your schools closely. Some have a minimum and if your scores fall below they won't even consider your application. I had a 3.0 gre and got 3 interviews and 2 acceptances. So it sounds like your in good shape but you can always retake!
  9. My ED is located in a somewhat rural area in the south. However, we have a large service area.
  10. The ED I work at runs about 16,000 and has single coverage provided by MDs, PA, and NP.
  11. He seemed very professional and like someone who will go to bat for current and future PAs
  12. Fflghter24 thank you for your response. I was more curious about procedures that don't require general anesthesia. I read an article that some PAs do vasectomies and was wondering how common it was.
  13. I would keep your current CNA job and apply for any job opening at the hospital even if it is not direct patient care. That way you could get your foot in the door and get to know people!
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