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Everything posted by tmac12

  1. Great input everyone. There is a lot of uncertainty right now.
  2. I agree 1/3rd seems pretty low. What do you think would be fair compensation?
  3. Will there be a huge turf war between pa and NP? In the future there will be more supply then demand. On US Bureau of labor both of these professions are projected to have a huge growth. Everyone will be competing for similar jobs it seems. How do you see things will play out in the future? will you see PA being the provider of choice or NP being the provider of choice all competing for same jobs? If I was a doctor that is in charge of hiring it seems more advantageous to hire a PA while if I was a hospital/manager or not a doctor it would be better to hire a NP. What are your thoughts?
  4. I was looking at the curriculum for both programs and they are very similar. What are your thoughts on this? There is also the dual program as well. Seems like it would be a great option for me to consider. Any info on it will be helpful.
  5. I am interested in dermatology and was wondering which will provide a better likelihood to be able to work in a dermatology clinic or does it really matter between np and pa
  6. Wondering what are your thoughts on PA/NP profession and how is the future shaping out with healthcare? Taking into account of job availability, salary, general need etc... Been hearing that more physicians will take more of a specialist role or more md/do will be supervising a bunch of PA/NP. WHat are your thoughts?
  7. damn thats crazy. More power to you. I don't have that amount of money. I just want to get settled with a stable career right now and not have to worry. Cause I know how much harder life can be if I don't have a good career and still dependent on parents.
  8. do you have a back up plan? I don't think I can wait couple more years to get in. I need to get my life started, parents been on my ass for awhile since they are getting older.
  9. do you plan on doing the absn route too if you don't get in? Also what is your thoughts on direct entry np program is it worth it? Absn or direct entry?
  10. the thought of being a nurse does sound kinda miserable, but its a good option. Most of my Cs were freshman and sophomore year when I was immature and having fun a lot. So a lot of the classes are low division. however I just want to get a stable job and make decent money right now. The thought of continuing to scrape by for measly wage is miserable.
  11. I have a pretty low gpa and it would take me awhile to get it somewhat competitive to get into PA school. I am thinking about back up plans. One route I have been thinking of is to do absn and then work a year or two then apply to NP or PA school. I prefer the PA model of teaching, but debt wise it makes sense to do NP. I know this is a longer route to get to my goal, but it is a very attainable route. I also like the fact that it is cheaper and I will have a good job making decent money so I would not be high and dry if life problems come my way. Another alternative is just spend a whole year retaking all the classes I got Cs in and just boost up my gpa and get more experience hours. My gpa is a 3.0 so that would mean like probably 2 years. Another route I was thinking is maybe do MPH then to PA. This route is what a doctor told me to do, but he recommended me to go to medical school. This route would put me in much more debt and is basically an all or nothing approach.
  12. Just want to see a general timeline from everyone. Was it one month, two months, etc..? Is it safe to assume if you don't hear back from them in a certain period of time they are not interested?
  13. Is it worth it to go to 4.5 bachelors to MS PA program. This is of course assuming that I don't get into any 2 Year MS program. Part of the reason this appeals to me is because it will allow me to have a direction in my life per se. Have something to work towards and eventually become a PA. Now I know one of my co workers she has applied to PA programs for 4 years in a row, going on her 5th now and has not gotten accepted yet. If she did this route she would be a working PA already. A couple of cons with this is that it is basically as long as medical school without the added title. So the program length will be 4.5 years plus tuition and housing costs, but not the title. Also the reasonable tuition and school length for PA is thrown out the window. In addition, I feel like I am taking a step back in life having to get another bachelors when I already have one. So basically my bachelors of science is useless and its like undergrad all over again. So if put in this scenario would you choose this program if you did not get accepted to any other schools? Basically choosing a clear path to become a PA or sit out for who knows how many years and hopefully get in. My stats aren't as strong as many applicants who get admitted so will probably have to take some more classes to be stronger. Want to hear your thoughts?
  14. what are the new programs you speak of?
  15. I think this would be helpful for people in these similar situations. Going to each school's website has been tedious and long.
  16. Can someone create a list where admittance of sub 3.0 gpa is allowed?
  17. I have a 3.0 and 2.8 science gpa did a post bac receiving a 3.2 in both cum/sci gpa. I have over 2k hours as a CA. I have lots of various community service hours around the clinic and worked various jobs that was unrelated to healthcare. I am preparing for the GRE right now and hopefully I could get a decent score. Was wondering if anyone was able to get into a program with sub par stats and what are my chances looking like? Has anyone been able to get into a program with sub par stats similar to mines?
  18. couple of my friends I work with got interviews already from far away schools. One got in the program. My other friend has a 2.9 gpa and got into pharmacy school in Cali. Happy for him. All my friends are moving on with their lives and I am the only one still stuck not doing anything with my life essentially. I just want to get the ball rolling and get working on my career. Kind of depressing and sad. I will basically have no friends anymore outside of work once they all get in. Feel like the high school senior who is getting held back while all his classmates graduated and moving on to better things lol.
  19. Everyone recommends to go do a masters and get a 3.7 gpa, but do you want to take that risk? It is much harder and you need to score high. You will be pulling out much more loans, to try to get a good gpa in a masters program, to hopefully get a chance to get accepted to a PA program. Have you thought about just doing a nursing program. Become a nurse then get some experience and money, then apply to nurse practitioner school? That seems like a financially intelligent move and much easier to get in after you gain some experience. Just a thought.
  20. This sucks, has anyone here heard back from these schools? please comment if you got an interview.
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