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  1. Honestly not working on the GPA for 2 years might hurt you. Applying more broadly and specifically may be the best thing you did for yourself. Only way you'll know for sure is waiting to see what happens after applying.
  2. Sounds like questions to ask on a nursing forum or nursing programs. Doesn't matter how you get there, you'll still be responsible for the medical knowledge and taking care of others. I'd strongly evaluate if you'll be able to do that confidently even if you go the nursing route before you put .the time and money into it.
  3. The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior, as my favorite psych preceptor liked to say. She may have fallen on hard times. I think the answer is that you have to do your due diligence. If your state as a PMP (or something similar) you should check it. See when it was last prescribed in your system. See if she's been elsewhere recently. Does her pain require narcotics or is non-narcotic management reasonable. Frankly I think your preceptor did the right thing.
  4. Essentially all of your questions are extensively answered in specific/other threads on the forum. Take a breath and do some reading. You'll find all the information you're looking for.
  5. Browse the forum. This has been asked and answered many times. Somewhat depends on how good your stats are.
  6. The key to successful negotiation - being willing to walk away. If you aren't, they've already got you. You're right that the new kids on the block don't have that/trust that. It's the first and usually only piece of negotiating advice I give when asked.
  7. Schools typically do not count hours obtained as part of a certificate/degree program. i.e your clinical hours for AT school won't count for anything when applying to PA school. You need alternate experience, either some other PCE now or AT experience after graduating. Otherwise, the pre-pa forum is invaluable.
  8. ^This is true. I will say that my program/school did have avenues for requesting additional assistance for childcare - it may not have been as much as someone wanted, but you could try to up your loan amount if you needed to. That might not be standard but might be worth looking into.
  9. Programs do accept students with degrees pending - if you don't get it, you don't get to go to PA school. A very slight risk on the program but if you're good enough to be accepted, you likely won't be someone in danger of not finishing undergrad. The caveat, and the predicament the OP is in, is that the degree won't officially be awarded prior to matriculation.
  10. You can either bill (i.e be reimbursed) or you can't. There is no partial reimbursement. You're credentialed or you aren't. No other job makes you do a 'training rate' for several months. If on the job training is expected (and it is), you get paid your full rate.
  11. Might vary by program; you need to just reach out to the ones with early start dates and ask them directly.
  12. Wait until you start your program. Some libraries will have access to electronic copies. Or you can buy from previous students. Or you can at least ask the students ahead of you which ones they actually recommend buying. HINT: it definitely won't be all the ones the program tells you that you need. Worst case scenario make sure you have amazon prime for students (cheaper!) and get that 2 day shipping.
  13. It may not affect them as far as being in a program (bc as above it is Drexel). However extrapolating from this article: https://www.phillyvoice.com/hahnemann-hospital-drexel-university-closure-clinical-staff-physicians-lose-jobs-tower-health/ I would imagine it may severely impact the availability of clinical rotations. And that is quite an impact. The residency programs are essentially closed at this point. https://news.aamc.org/medical-education/article/hahnemann-to-close-programs-release-residents/ Not good indeed.
  14. FWIW you could have gotten rejected for any number of reasons. May or may not have been a specific interview question. Get out of your head, answer the questions honestly and, in all seriousness, be yourself. Quit thinking about 'what the interviewers are looking for'. They actually want to pick people for who they are and what they can contribute to the class, not who can crack the code of interviews. There is no 'right' answer they are looking for.
  15. Survey courses more often that not won't qualify, in any topic. They want the courses for majors. Something as vital as biochem...do yourself a favor and take the course for majors.
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