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  1. I graduated from here this year so if anyone has any questions, let me know.
  2. So our school gives us 2 electives and we're at the point now where we need to start submitting them to faculty. I know 100% that cardiology is going to be one of them, however I'm stuck on my second one. I have an interest in cardiology and emergency med, but not surgery, granted I haven't had my surgery rotation yet so I can't say for sure. I have it narrowed down to either derm, IR, or possibly a second ER rotation. The reason I may choose derm is to improve on a weakness, not necessarily to actually go into the specialty. I have a real hard time with all the different lesions so I figure what better way to learn than to do nothing but derm for a month straight. Chances are if you show me a lesion and ask me what it is I'll have next to no clue. If I ended up liking it and wanted to go into that field, that would be a bonus. For IR, I know very little about the field except that I like to do procedures and I'm also very weak on radiology, so I was hoping an IR rotation could help me get some more hands on knowledge reading CT/US/etc from actual providers. I've heard it's a great field but I'm concerned about the radiation exposure, and again I know next to nothing about it going in. Finally, the second ER rotation is kind of last on my list but I think ER might be an area I end up wanting to go into once I graduate, so another rotation in ER couldn't hurt. I'd rather branch out though and go with something I haven't had a chance to do yet. If you guys have any ideas, I'd love to hear them. I'm also open to other suggestions as well.
  3. You're similar to me except I had 6 years of EMS. I had lots of interviews so make sure to nail your LORs and your personal statement. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  4. Business casual always except for PD lab where they have uniforms for you to wear (t-shirt, shorts, sneakers). Every once in a while there's a jeans day or something but that's rare.
  5. I haven't checked the true numbers but I've heard 96% for this year, with one person left to test. Don't quote me on it though. I have more important stuff to do being neck deep in our third semester lol. I think the low scores a few years ago were probably directly correlated to the cheating that very much did happen. That said, you'd be hard pressed to see any remnants of that now. I know our class hasn't. If anyone has questions about Jax from an actual student, feel free to PM me. I want to be as transparent as possible with people.
  6. Last year I think they were interviewing into at least February but I'm not sure exactly when it stopped. Maybe it's similar this year. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  7. What is tail anyway? I only just started school so I haven't looked too much into malpractice yet although I know I'm definitely going to make sure I have it if it's not given to me. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  8. Not sure where you're getting all that from. I'm halfway through didactic here and, sure, there are a few things I think could be done better, but they're minor. Besides, talk to any PA student who ever existed and they'd have minor gripes about their school, too. I don't think your school really matters anyway. First year really is all on you. I think the biggest difference between most schools are the backgrounds on the PowerPoint slides as far as year one is concerned. This is a decent program. Like I said before, PM me if you have any questions or concerns for a real student to help with. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  9. I got a used Dell XPS 13 on Amazon for like $600. Best battery life I've ever seen on a laptop. I usually get through 2 full days of lecture on a single charge. Whatever you pick, it's just going to be a PowerPoint and Word machine. Just make sure it's reliable above all else. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  10. I'm midway through didactic so, yeah, take a break. If you absolutely had to study something, learn how to read EKGs and maybe get some work on Xrays. I knew how to read EKGs before school from my last job but they really threw most of my class for a loop. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  11. My GPA was similar, maybe a tad lower. But I had upwards of 10k hours of EMS. I had about 7 interview invites so as long as you apply early and otherwise keep your application tight, you should get a few bites. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  12. Someone in my class was one so I know one person who didn't have a problem. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  13. I would suggest putting a deposit down on your first acceptance no matter what. $500 is a drop in the bucket to guarantee you'll be a PA somewhere. After that you can play around with multiple acceptances. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  14. If you're moving cross country like I did (NY-->FL) give yourself at least 2 weeks, if not up to a month to get settled. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  15. Yeah...I'm a first year and I have nothing bad to say about the program. If anyone has specific questions, shoot me a PM. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
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