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  1. CO PA-C

    Shadowing

    Hi Maddie, I have pre-PA and current PA students shadow me. Send me a message and we could speak further. I practice in Lafayette.
  2. Any PAs in the Denver area doing botox injections??
  3. Anyone have any experience with peripheral neurostimulators, specifically the SPRINT PNS?
  4. Avg overall GPA was around 3.4 for our class. We had some who had 3.0 and some who had a 4.0, though. Def going to need very good grades in your prereqs, as the applicant pool is very competitive. I think our class had over 800 applicants, interviewed 150 or less and 70 started and finished the program. I applied to South 3 times before I got in. Get A's in your prereqs, beef up your volunteer and health care experience hours, get good recs, and get your application in as soon as the cycle opens. By the way, some of the faculty are VERY proficient and picky about writing skills- so your narrative needs to be edited if you're at all uncomfortable with your writing abilities.
  5. 70 seats, rolling admissions. They usually accept about 10 off the wait list. They don't disclose how many seats are open but it's definitely to your benefit if you had your application in ASAP and were interviewed early. Great program and faculty. If I had to do PA school over again I would go to South. -2017 grad
  6. It's definitely a plus that you have a family member who is a physician, but he's not a PA. It doesn't matter what your position is as a provider, as I am sure you could understand it would be a bonus for you to have experience shadowing the specific career you're trying to get into. The same thing would apply (in my opinion) if your father was a PA and you were trying to get into nursing school. The role, the patient interaction, and many other things are very similar, but can also be quite different. Programs want to know that you have a very good understanding of what the role of a PA is, which is obviously obtained through working with (which you did not mention you did) or shadowing one. You could always talk to your dad and ask him if you can follow one of his PAs before you go to the interview.
  7. Has anyone started using Sublocade for addiction medicine?
  8. Hello, Sent you a PM
  9. CO PA-C

    Opioids

    I am sure that every contract is different. At our pain clinic we require patient's to call us if they receive a prescription from any other provider outside our office. At that point we can decide whether or not they should fill it (usually only make exceptions if they cannot be evaluated within the next 24 hours). If they filled an outside prescription without us knowing until we look at their PDMP then they violated the contract and typically move from being evaluated every month to every 2 weeks with random pill counts and UDS. But yes, rule of thumb is absolutely no pain medication from any other provider.
  10. CO PA-C

    Botox

    For cosmetic botox, how long can you keep botox in the syringe after diluting it?
  11. Hey, I work as a PA, but in physical medicine and rehabilitation. A lot of time is spent in pain management. I would be happy to have you shadow, but we are definitely not primary care...
  12. Denver is a tough place to get a job. When I applied there were over 30 applicants for every position. May need to consider (as a second option) getting a job else where, getting some experience, and then looking for a job in Denver. No one ever mentioned the difficulty of getting a job as a new graduate...
  13. I used PACKRAT questions that people had posted on Quizlet all through PA school. I found them to be very helpful and consistent with how the PANCE questions were formatted.
  14. Will these mini-tests be a random collection or will they be organized into specialities- like all OB-GYN? The NCCPA makes money from PAs having take the PANCE and the PANRE. I would assume we will always have a test that we will be required to take so their cash flow stays up. An alternative is still an alternative. I'm not thrilled about this option, but I like it more than putting everything on the line in one day.
  15. I am 3 months into a position at a pain management/ physical rehabilitation clinic in Colorado. I would love to hear what additional interventional/ therapeutic services your clinic provides (that PAs can perform). I am looking for additional ways that to provide pain relief and increase profitability. The other PA at my office provides Botox injections for migraines. We also have an interventional anesthesiologist and a physiatrist who provide multiple injections. I currently perform US guided steroid injections and TPIs. Thank you in advance.
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