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  1. If you are looking for why we choose our professions as a PA, I would be happy to write that. I switched careers, and becoming a PA was a better fit for me. I never wanted to be a nurse, so the NP route was not for me. If you are looking at this from a financial view it sounds like taking the NP route is better for you, but you could always do a BSN and then become a PA later. If you interested in becoming a CRNA that is a cool route RNs can take. PAs can work in pretty much any medical specialty within their scope of practice and for most hospital systems that scope is high. Where I live the hospital systems respects PAs, and has created an entire department for PA leadership with administrative roles. The PA profession is also trying to gain their own political leverage too. I recently was on Capital Hill for advocacy, and I can say PAs are working hard. However, being a new grad the reality is I do often get passed up for NPs due to administrative issues like needing a co-signature by a collaborating Physician etc, but this is not because a PA has less of a scope as a NP, we just need more legislative leverage. Being in the PA profession is a wonderful opportunity, my education has been phenomenal. Hope this provides some insight to you.
  2. Thank you all for your responses, I appreciate it. Sorry about bombarding you all with a new acronym.
  3. I will be a new PA graduating in August 2020. I have a strong interest to work at CHOP after graduating. Are there any PAs on here who I can DM to see their experiences at CHOP? Thank you and I really appreciate it!
  4. Just wondering how the job market is in Binghamton and if any PAs have experience working there. Thank you!
  5. I would not take a course. Using a medterm book is pretty sufficient to prepare for the exam. Also, I requested to join the FB group!
  6. I am a P1 from the class of 2020. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about the program/didactic/clinical year anything! DeSales is one of the best PA programs in the country and I love being a student here! Also, does the class of 2021 have a facebook group? Feel free to create one and post it on here so you all can start connecting with your classmates!
  7. This is what is needed. Just from personal experience, before starting PA School, I was a high school teacher of 5 years in a metropolitan city. What I found was students really need good mentors. Teachers cannot "do it all". Teenagers love it when you show them your profession and give them a taste of what you do. I started an EMT club at my school and took the students on EMT shadowing rides, they loved it. A few graduated to become paid EMTs themselves, which helped a few pay their way through college. Now, they are going to med school and even PA school! Subsequently, PA professionals who I met at the hospital were delighted to come visit my classroom to tell the kids about who PAs are, and a few recommended applying to the five-year programs if the students knew PA was the medical career they wanted. This specific advice was not something that a guidance counselor or even a college admissions officer could just give them. This is something the profession has to do. Even though PAs are medical providers, they are also educators, and when you educate young people that is only to your advantage.
  8. I have been thinking about applying to a residency program after graduating for PA School. My expected graduation will occur in August 2020, and then I will be eligible to apply for residency. If I am accepted to a residency, the expected start date would be in March 2021, so I would have a few months off in between. I was wondering what some people have done in that "off" time. Is it worth getting a job and then resigning to do the residency? What would you suggest?
  9. https://beaphysicianassistant.com/blog/future-of-pa-education-with-bill-kohlhepp
  10. There is actually one already right here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/330641617390589/?ref=bookmarks Congrats on your acceptance!
  11. Thought this article from the Washington Post would be a nice read for everyone: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/in-the-woods-and-the-shadows-street-medicine-treats-the-nations-homeless/2017/11/21/6ef037e8-ca54-11e7-b0cf-7689a9f2d84e_story.html?utm_term=.68627d59576f
  12. Congrats! Join the facebook group if you can! https://www.facebook.com/groups/330641617390589/
  13. I created a facebook group for the DeSales PA Class of 2020 so everyone can start meeting each other who has been accepted! Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/330641617390589/?source=create_flow Congrats to everyone!!!! Best of luck to everyone who is applying and has interviews! Please join!
  14. https://www.healio.com/ophthalmology/practice-management/news/print/ocular-surgery-news/{d42edc03-4751-4ef5-9e31-eb723dcdebf2}/ophthalmologists-who-invest-in-physician-assistants-reap-valuable-rewards This is an awesome article, just wanted to share!
  15. I think it all depends on the admission committee. Each committee has their own way of sorting applications. It is possible that you might get called for a second or third interview. If you want to, you can give them a call or email to ask about your application status. They might be able to clarify if you are on a waiting list for an interview or if they are going to take a second look at your application.
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