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  1. I just started using Cerner for my new inpatient job and find it to be the least intuitive EMR system I've encountered thus far. My training was a brief Zoom session where I could barely hear the instructor's voice. Please give me your favorite tips/tricks to navigate the system. I'm trying to "Favorite" as many orders as I go along and build up my dot phrases. Do you have a nifty way of organizing your orders and dot phrases? Is there a public library of dot phrases I can utilize? I found nothing through Google Search.
  2. @PAcandidate7002 Sorry, I no longer have access to my Rosh account.
  3. 15 min away is pretty nice. But you can also always spend your time studying in a library or elsewhere on campus if being at home makes you too crazy. Just make home a place to eat/sleep/shower. ?
  4. My gut reaction is to say go with the cheaper school and save money because (1) if you're taking out loans for school, being in debt sucks in the long-run; (2) the program is only 2 years so unless the faculty seems unorganized or anything other than reasonably normal, I dont think "not connecting" on the initial meeting with them is a huge deal; (3) in the end both programs will make you a PA-C. That being said I sympathize with not wanting to live at home. Personally, living at home almost becomes a toxic environment for me so I was willing to pay rent near my school to save my mental h
  5. Wait am I reading this right? You've been showing up every day for 2 weeks and now he expects you to go see patients on your own... and you're not even hired or getting paid yet??
  6. Alright, given there are 300 questions on the exam, I was curious about my actual number of questions correct so I tried to calculate it based my "% Items Correct". They break the exam topics down by ORGAN SYSTEMS (Cardiovascular, Derm, EENT, etc.) or TASKS (Applying Scientific Concepts, Clinical Intervention, Formulating Most Likely Diagnosis, etc.) If I calculate my # of questions correct based on the ORGAN SYSTEMS topics, it's 225.3/300 questions correct. If I calculate my # of questions correct based on TASKS topics, I got 223.68/300 questions correct. Not sure how accurate
  7. Are you talking about the PANCE score or Rosh score? EDIT: If you're talking about Rosh, I completed all the topics except POPULATION/RESEARCH/ADMIN and PEDIATRICS; barely touched those. I also re-did my flagged questions for a few topics as well. I can't give you a specific number because I actually reset my Rosh account intending to sell it. Haha. If you're talking about PANCE, unfortunately, they don't tell you how many questions you get wrong. They just tell you your raw score and give a "% Items Correct" and your "Decile" for each category,.
  8. Hi, I recently passed. Packrat: 170 (taken ~1 month oops week after end of rotations and ~1 month prior to exam) Rosh: 67% = 603 Projected PANCE Score = 85% probability of passing PANCE Score: 447 (Minimum Passing Score 350)
  9. I just want to say I'm really impressed you were able to remember at least 47 questions coming out of that test. My brain felt fried afterwards. I hope you've heard good news since then!
  10. Hi Lauren, Thank you for your feedback on my essay! Here are my thoughts on yours. I think you are off to a good start. You have an interesting hook, I have a sense of what would make you a good provider (you are attentive and want to ensure your patients’ comfort/happiness throughout their care; and you have experience with teamwork), and I have a sense of why you are attracted to PA (you want to have more authority over a patient’s care and you like the flexibility of the profession). I have a few constructive criticisms: · There were a few sentences that confused me
  11. Edit: working on another draft.
  12. I applied to the Miami Shores campus: 07/16 - CASPA verified 08/14 - "application is being processed" email 09/24 - interview invite email 10/16 - interview scheduled 10/21 - "waitlisted" email
  13. Yeah, that's what was happening to me. I guess it's a thing that happens to people randomly but temporarily? I never called them; it was gone by the time I checked again ~10 hours later. Edit: the thing is after it seemed fixed, I had to re-enter things that weren't there before the glitch. :/
  14. Thanks for your reply, Booker. I checked this morning and the glitch is gone. Whew.
  15. Is anyone else having issues with CASPA where you have entered in all necessary information and documents for a program (i.e. completed all ""Documents", "Prerequisites", and "Questions" tabs), but it doesn't indicate that your program is "Ready to Submit" ?? I know that I have completed the required information because it USED to say "Ready to Submit", but now it doesn't anymore. Also, I can literally see all my items saved and completed for those tabs. This is quite frustrating because I want to submit, but now I can't. I hope this is a temporary glitch that is fixed soon.
  16. Wow you are way over the 5000 character limit! I tried to help you with that by deleting unnecessary words and sentences; condensing things. Not sure if it’s below 5000 with my edits, though. I moved your "hardships" paragraph to be before the conclusion.. And… I made a bunch of other edits and comments, too. I hope I helped. Overall I think you’ve made good improvement with your essay. Good luck! When I was 10 years old and seven years into my cheerleading career, I fell doing a front handspring-my first of 17 injuries. Upon telling my parents about the accident, they did My parents not b
  17. Hello, You say a lot of general/vague statements about what you like about being a PA that I don’t’ see are backed up with concrete evidence; I pointed out those moments in your essay. Also I know you have health care experience as a scribe, transporter, and PCT but throughout your essay, you only reference your experiences to explain how they’ve helped you learn more about the healthcare field. Even though this is good in providing support for your understanding of different fields of medicine, I think you should expand more on how those experiences have helped primed you to become an excel
  18. · Hello, I just added a few minor edits to make it read better. · Your experience in Costa Rica seems to be the main focus/reason behind your decision to pursue medicine., but I didn’t really understand what you did in Costa Rica except that it was something health-related. How exactly did you help “change the lives” of so many people? And how did you know that you changed their lives? I suggest you expand more on your responsibilities in Costa Rica and compare it to how as a PA, you could have a bigger impact on that same community (i.e undeserved communities) compared to y
  19. Hey, I tried to help you with cutting down wordiness. Here are my other thoughts while reading: · Your opener is pretty weak – a general statement that I’ve read in many essays on this forum. Though I do like it better than the other opener, which is overdramatic. · Is there a reason why you’re always typing out Physician Assistant and Medical Assistant instead of PA/MA? It’s completely normal to do that, and saves character space. · The very last sentence is weak. You’re ending on a sentence that talks about your preparation for the demands of a PA program, but th
  20. This supplemental has been stressing me out and I've been putting it off for quite a while. I know the "diversity essay" is common among health professions schools, but I don't know how to adequately address it. Some people talk about their unique hobbies, talents, or experiences but I honestly have none in particular that make me stand out. Then I found this on the program's website: Diversity Statement: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is committed to increasing the diversity of the university’s enrollments and thereby helping to create a well-trained, diverse health p
  21. I agree with the previous commenters about an over-emphasis on the story about your sister. I think If you remove the second paragraph, you'd have room to improve the content of your essay with more detail about your PA shadowing experience or the qualities you’ve gained from your PCE. A few of your sentences were a bit wordy so I tried to make them more concise; it cuts down on a lot of characters. I hope I helped. Good luck! “Biopsy!” yelled the attending physician as the endoscope’s camera revealed a white pool of undigested food blocking my little sister’s esophagus. As my fellow surg
  22. @PAGuy55 someone posted this in another thread (link): That's pretty much what I'm concerned about.
  23. @mcdaad - The reason why you've received sarcastic/exasperated replies is because your stats are pretty solid for acceptance into a PA program; asking "What are my chances?" for your situation seems to be a rhetorical question. If you search the forum, you'll see that most people who are worried about their chances have a lot lower stats than you do. That said, I don't think your honest question warranted any sarcastic/exasperated replies at all from this community, which is usually generally helpful... though, calling the people on this forum "incompetent and pathetic" will definitely make ot
  24. Ack! That sounds terrible. I can see how you would make that mistake because it only asks "What is your Native Language?" instead of "What languages are you proficient in?" I'm sorry, I don't know the answer to this question, but I would definitely ask one of the CASPA customer service reps ASAP, even if it means calling their line every 20 min to get past their "We are too busy" message. I assume you've probably already emailed them. Beyond that, you can try to contact the CASPA Director, Danielle, who has been active and helpful on the pre-PA forum on reddit. This is her direct email addre
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