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  1. I've joked that there should be an uptodate logo in place of the university seal on my diploma.
  2. Similarly, one can go from BSN to DNP in way under 100 hours. There's no reason that a 116.5 credit hour program should award an MS.
  3. My study approach is probably nothing that you want to model. I would take the PANCE topic list, group the disorders logically, then outline patho/signs&symptoms/exam findings/diagnostics/therapeutics &pharm for each. One good recommendation I have is to get a test bank (kaplan, rosh, etc) and use it as soon as you're learning clinical medicine. It'll be good studying for your exams, and it'll start your PANCE prep early.
  4. Yeah, I'm pretty firmly in the "go cheap" camp on these questions, but your experience with school #2 at this point would have me avoiding it at any price. 80k for a quality education is really expensive, but worth it. 50k for a lousy education is a horrible waste of money.
  5. I'd spend some time learning about how to study medicine. There is a lot of information out there for medical students and not as much for PA students, but it should translate well. Didactic year would have been SO much easier if I had a better approach from the start. Also, do try and have some fun before you start. Good luck.
  6. I'm sure there are a lot of people living in Manhattan who would find it equally ridiculous that a person would spend a couple of hundred grand to buy a house out in the country where there's "nothing to do". To each his own. There are a ton of people moving to both Charlotte and Raleigh. With experience I'm sure you can find a job, but you might also want to look just outside of those cities for the best opportunities. Monroe, Gastonia, Concord, Rock Hill...the list goes on. If you're looking for EM, Apollo and USACS have a huge footprint in the Charlotte market and pretty consistently have jobs posted.
  7. Apparently the people who have the power to affect change do buy in to the idea that the doctoral degree matters. This, in spite of how useless, redundant, awkward-sounding, or extortive it might sound to those of us in a position to really know. There might be a lesson there.
  8. If they ask you which rotations you enjoyed in school, make sure to mention the one that corresponds with the place where you're interviewing. I'm not going to say how I figured that one out.
  9. EMT-B skills are pretty straightforward. I've never looked specifically, but I'm sure there are plenty of youtube video demonstrations available. Watch those, and then do what UGoLong said and you should be fine. It'll be good practice for PA school. You can't possibly learn all medical procedures in didactic year...but if you learn everything you can on your own, you stand a better chance of having a preceptor teach you/let you do a procedure.
  10. Ok, I'll bite. Sounds like he should be intubated and needs a fluid bolus. Would love to know about skin color, WOB, pulses, any other PE findings. IV/O2/monitor, what have we got for HPI and PMH?
  11. Even if you got back into a PA school, I'm guessing you'll have to repeat didactic (again). ABSN+FNP might take more calendar time to complete, but I doubt it's way (or any) more schooling. It doesn't sound like that's what you want, and I don't blame you. Just making sure that you're evaluating your options realistically. Why not go into admin with your MHA?
  12. I have edited your post to include all of the pertinent decision-making points in this case
  13. CASPA is the centralized application system used by most PA schools. Pre-requisites do vary pretty widely so you'll need to check with each program you might be interested in to see exactly what you'll need. However, you can bet on some courses being required pretty much everywhere...2 semesters of chemistry, 2 semesters of a&p, etc. You'll notice these trends as you start looking around. Good luck!
  14. For dyspnea in the dying patient, I don't think anything has been studied as well as morphine. Other than that, I've got nothing.
  15. I'm a supporter of the DMSc, but I wouldn't do a 36 month program to get it. If you do a 24 month program, you can get a job and then work on the DMSc while you're making money instead of waiting another year.
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