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MT2PA last won the day on May 1 2019

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  1. As above, RUN. 2 week training for a new grad to be practicing solo? With no onsite SP? Full stop - that's all bad. You're setting yourself up for problems or at the very least burnout. Separately, the salary is also abysmal. 1 year contract is fine but I wouldn't sign this one for anything.
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    https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus Literally everything you could think to ask and resources of who to ask if your answer isn't there. Bottom line, contact your loan servicer for the most accurate answer.
  3. If you have NO other offers and it's otherwise a good job, take it. Put in a year or two to get some experience and then look again in an area/specialty you want to be in. Honestly your odds of getting into EM as a new grad in a big city are probably pretty small anyway. No employer WANTS a candidate that will only stay a year. That's just common sense. But unless you sign a contract stating you'll stay for a certain number of years, you don't OWE them time. Even small towns have single people and people to make friends with.
  4. There's a difference between 'while you're waiting to be credentialed let's put you to work and get the training started when you wouldn't be billing anyway' and 'we're going to pay you 50% for X months because you 'aren't productive''. Frankly I think it's smart. I spent the first several weeks doing EMR training and shadowing, etc. I would have gladly started sooner at a lower rate to spend less time unemployed. HOWEVER I do think this is more tailored for new grads or drastic specialty changes.
  5. Frankly, no, you'll likely get automatically filtered out. No need to make exceptions for folks when each program has MULTIPLE applicants per available seat. This would have been perfect in the pre-PA forum. Post where the topic is relevant, not based on who you want to reply.
  6. Pro-tip - no one will ever know your grades. They won't know your GPA. They won't know your PANCE score. Patients want competent and kind providers. Do that. Be that. Welcome to a healthy dose of reality. I panicked the first time I didn't get an A and guess what? Life went on and I'm not any worse off for it. In fact, I'm probably better because I learned how to accept not being perfect.
  7. Finish. You'll take biochem in some way in PA school albeit in a much more accelerated fashion and you'll be glad you did.
  8. If you're only doing it for the money? Nah. But if you're only doing it for the money, that's the wrong reason anyway. If you want to BE a PA and practice medicine for the next few decades, then yea, better than any alternative. Ultimately only you can decide if it's worth it.
  9. Option 2b: increase the PCE/HCE and take classes on the side that show you can handle upper level courses and raise your GPA. You don't need to be degree seeking to do that.
  10. Our group is waiting to hear our furlough burden (how many weeks) but essentially we will (should) have the flexibility to determine our own schedule as long as they are taken a week at a time. My counterpart and I will make sure one of us is here to cover the other. Frankly it's more akin to covering someone for a planned vacation and less burdensome overall, but we are an outpatient specialty vs an ED.
  11. Plenty of people are in this situation. You usually just have to have your degree earned prior to matriculation. Programs are very clear about their requirements (like this one) on their websites.
  12. You have 2 years to obtain the hours....while conferences have been canceled, you should have ample time to acquire the required hours.
  13. See how you compare to matriculating student stats. Based on what's here you seem like an average applicant - you'll do okay if you apply wisely.
  14. My system is 'surge planning' and I am ADAMANT that I am not qualified to cover inpatient in any capacity (outpatient specialty since graduation) and I'd rather be furloughed than thrown into a situation where I spend every day wondering when the lawsuit will come. It's a gross situation and I'm expecting reduced hours but hoping it's brief.
  15. Just FYI: https://www.businessinsider.com/nurses-sue-after-state-of-ny-hospitals-worse-than-expected-2020-4 While it's 'legit' as in yes, they do send you with intention to pay you, it does not sound like a great situation.
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