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Everything posted by thatgirlonabike

  1. The massive quantities of alcohol needed to make the hurt stop .
  2. There is an active topic on this on the Financial Aid forum. First round of credit checks has gone through.
  3. @Amilah124 There were only 6 people at my interview in December. I hear that the other ones were much larger (15-20ish). I don't think they have a plan of how many people they accept at each interview- it just depends on how many they like I guess. I did bring my partner with me for the interview. He had a lot of time to ask questions and talk to current students and other interviewees. Most people at my interview had a family member and were from driving distance. I feel like the people that didn't had to fly in. I don't think it will have any bearing on your interview at all. Ballad Health recently merged and that has affected our clinicals some. Some second years are having to drive an hour for their rotations ( like to Johnson CIty and Bristol). There are plenty that are much closer as well. The preceptors we have had in the past have all loved precepting E&H students are coming back and asking for more! Housing isn't that hard to come across. The School of Health Sciences has caused a huge uptick of new apartments. They are actually working on some new apartments right now right across from campus. I live downtown and had my choice of options. Housing is very reasonable. If you are in a position to purchase you can find a lot of single family homes for under 100K.
  4. @CaliOne Are you bilingual? This sounds like an amazing position by my Spanish is poor at best. I think with more exposure/immersion I could pick it back up but for now that's where I'm at.
  5. I got a call before I even got back to my AirBnb after my interview.
  6. Maybe consider doing a residency for a year out of graduation and then move to Okinawa.
  7. Hey everyone. I'm a current student (PAS-1 so I'm just finishing my first semester). I'd be happy to answer any questions either on the public forum or via PM. I couldn't be happier in my choice of coming to this program.
  8. Mine has not been checked. I was one of the people who forgot to put my name and SS number on top of all of my documents so let that be a warning for everyone next year!! I have years of relative experience working with underserved communities so I feel like I would have made it through the initial screening if I hadn't messed this part up.
  9. I'm 40 and sitting in class in my first semester of PA school. My undergrad is in Environmental Studies. I did wildland fire fighting, horse logging, trail crews, trained and showed horses professionally. Then I got into the medical field as a vet tech and then a phlebotomist. I learned about EMS and jumped into that with 2 feet. I spent 10 years in EMS and Community Paramedicine and applied to school last year. Yeah, I'm the oldest in the class but I am loving every minute of it. Sometimes I wish I had decided this is what I wanted to do when I was 18 but I never would have had the amazing life experiences that I am bringing with me. My journey will make me a better PA.
  10. If she was doing such a great job for the past 8 years why did they shit can her?
  11. I got my bachelors in 2002 and I am a first year now (20K+ hours of PCE). I went through all of the schools in my area and applied to 6 of them that did not have time limits on classes. There are a good number of schools out there that will take your old classes. It's a tedious process. I'd be happy to share the ones in the SE that I found if you are interested in that area.
  12. I don't know if it really matters but I listed all of mine. I'd be out of school for a while so I didn't have any honors or shit like that to post so I posted what I could.
  13. Some private schools may have a policy of accepting local students. Just read websites and check it out.
  14. I sent it to my program manager and she filled it out for me.
  15. I'm a paramedic with a Environmental Science degree and 10 years of EMS experience. I'm also 40 and starting school. Take the time you need and just make sure you have your prereqs covered. Get a degree you might be happy using in the future if you do change your mind in the next few years and don't want to go into medicine.
  16. You can't tell someone going through chemotherapy to just go on to school because they can power through and they "got this!" Sometimes your health needs to come first and I definitely think it needs to be between you and your provider. Please listen to them and take care of yourself.
  17. I had to fill out the 2018/2019 FAFSA as well as the 19/20 one.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. @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.
  22. Not every school considering scribing PCE either so just read carefully before you decide where to apply.
  23. VA? https://www.aapa.org/news-central/2019/03/pas-virginia-attain-collaboration/
  24. I still haven't been able to find my survey in any of the millions of places that google has to hide e-mails.......
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