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  1. It says right above what the dates they consider the terms. It's like August through June or something like that. I just plugged their dates that were closest to my school's calendar.
  2. My friend, who is a new grad NP in Women's Health lives in that area. It has taken her almost a year to find an NP position.
  3. Find a room mate! I'm super disappointed that everyone in in incoming class is wanting to live alone. Having a room mate saves a ton of money.
  4. @UGoLong I saw that your director signed for your classes but do you think they would be able to sign as your medical director in the National Registry forms? I'm actually reading your book now so I see that you worked during school so you actually had a medical director. I'd like to do the same but I'm not sure it will be possible as I am moving out of state so I won't have the same connections. Thanks for the book by the way..... I am 40 and starting school next month.
  5. Not every school considering scribing PCE either so just read carefully before you decide where to apply.
  6. VA? https://www.aapa.org/news-central/2019/03/pas-virginia-attain-collaboration/
  7. I still haven't been able to find my survey in any of the millions of places that google has to hide e-mails.......
  8. I live in NC. I applied to 6 schools. 3 in NC, 1 in TN, 1 in Mass (family up there) and one in VA. I was limited somewhat because I did not want to retake prereqs. 10 certainly isn't too many to apply to but if you don't want to my advice is to visit and read everything you can find about programs. Just in NC the schools are VERY different and have very different requirements and things they focus on. Find the ones that "fit" who you want to be as a PA. For example-- I was not comfortable applying to very religious programs who had strict rules about behavior/sexuality. I did not want my name associated with a school like that even if it was just for the undergrads. So it made it easy to eliminate certain programs.
  9. @Tortor GRE scores are good for 5 years. As far as choosing a school. Decide where you want to be. Do you want to move? Do you want something close? Then start reading about the programs in the areas you want to be/move. Most programs have a "special something" they try to have that sets them apart. Do you desire a cadaver lab? Rural health? Inner city? Surgery? Decide those things and start perusing websites and see what speaks to you.
  10. If you are NR AEMT then you can put your cert on hold for a couple of years. I plan on keeping my NRP because I love working on the truck and may volunteer during school. I'm also keeping it as a safety net for after graduation. I've heard of a lot of folks who spend months looking for work or waiting for their state license to go through and I'll just work as a Paramedic until then.
  11. @roadtomed I applied to UNC, Duke, East Carolina, MGH, Lincoln Memorial and Emory & Henry. I could have applied at Campbell but I didn't want to take the Casper and I almost applied to North Greenville Memorial but their stance on LGBTQ/Sexual deviance convinced me not to. I could have applied to Methodist if I had biochem because they did not have an expiration of prereqs. Those were just the schools in my region (minus MGH but I have family up there) that I found.
  12. You will find two schools of thought on here. One that says cheaper is always better and the others that say follow your heart. I'm of the follow your heart contingency. 30K in the grand scheme of life isn't that much more. You might be able to offset some of it if housing and COL is better at the school you like. You will only get to go to PA school once. Pick the one you like. Go with what your heart is telling you and where you think you will be happiest. There will probably some miserable moments in the next two years so you want to be somewhere that you really want to be.
  13. I don't think the info the person on the phone gave is correct. This comes from the nhsc website. It just says it needs to be ARC accredited and all the designations of ARC are still considered accredited........ "A school or program of primary care physician assistant education, pursuing a postgraduate degree or postgraduate certificate. Must be: Accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant. Accredited by a U.S. Department of Education nationally recognized regional or state institutional accrediting agency. Must lead to national certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants."
  14. Not all schools have deadlines on prereqs. Some of mine were over 15 years old. I just had to be picky where I applied.
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