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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
  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 p
  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.
  16. Got some interviews!!!!

  17. You can send me a message too! I will be happy to help!
  18. I agree this essay needs a lot of work, but this is a start! I think you have a lot of interesting ideas on here that would make a great essay. Start with writing down a particular moment in the nursing facility or eye clinic where you worked that you enjoyed. This would be a story unique to you and would help you depict what led you to your career as a PA. Leave out all of the negative parts, or try to spin them in a positive way. Try to do a bit more showing, instead of telling. Instead of saying, I am a good teammate, show it through an experience you had in which you were a good teamm
  19. You can as long as the credits at the end of your transcripts add up to the overall total and you mark that course as being a test credit.
  20. Just want to update, I called CASPA and this above information is incorrect.
  21. Could you point out where it says this?
  22. Thank you! I wonder how heavy the GRE is weighted over other components of the application.
  23. My science gpa is roughly a 3.8 or 3.9. Thank you both for your input! I appreciate it!
  24. I would love some input about whether or not I should retake the GRE. I took the GRE two years ago for my Master's Program my scores were: Quantitative: 150 Verbal: 153 Essay: 4.0 I am planning to apply to PA School this cycle, and one of my top schools requires the GRE, but it states on the school's website there is not the specific minimum for their program. My scores probably will not jump too much higher if I retake the exam and I have not planned on retaking the GRE to submit early. Any input would be great! Here are the rest of my stats: Undergrad GPA: 3.94 (Bio
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