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8404PA last won the day on October 15 2017

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About 8404PA

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  1. 8404PA

    South College 2018-2019 Cycle

    Very true. Orientation is in September and classes start in October.
  2. 8404PA

    Physician Assistant with tattoo sleeve on arm?

    I am a clinical-year student. I have tattoos from my shoulders, down to each of my elbows and one on my forearm. Very visible. Experiences my vary: I'm in the south. During didactic I covered them for the first week, then never again. In clinicals I wear my white coat all the time because we're required to do so. On the times when I haven't worn my white coat, surgery/emergency medicine, no one has cared or said anything to me. I've had at least two preceptors who did not care in the least. I do carry a white long-sleeved under amour shirt in my bag at all times in case it's needed. I have seen nurse wearing long sleeves to cover tattoos on my rotations, but I have not seen providers with exposed tattoos either. Most times, you'll be wearing a dress shirt, +/- white coat, so not a biggie. Also, when you interview you'll be wearing a suit and unless you divulge your tattoos, they won't know - personally I wouldn't submit that information. tl;dr - haven't had a problem yet.
  3. 8404PA

    Why did I get rejected?

    can we see your essay?
  4. Commercials and media blasting, this is what "winning" looks like : https://www.wechoosenps.org
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    how many shifts in a row is too much?

    I worked 14 hours days, 5-6days/week during my trauma/gen surg/ICU rotation at UT hahaha.
  6. I am graduating is 6 months and I went to a MD/PA career fair a few days ago. Has anyone used Palm Health Resources before to find a job? Are these recruitment firms somthing I should stay away from or embrace? Thanks y'all
  7. he was the keynote at AAPA in vegas
  8. Sold, gotcha. I wouldn't like MP simply because it sounds too close to NP and every older person in the ER is going to think I said NP and presume im a Nurse. Even saying MP on the phone my DO buddy thought I said NP several times. I like the premise of MP but not the real world application per say.
  9. what about paraphysician? In my groups that has the highest favor. most of the people I hang with do not like MP, I hate it a little
  10. 8404PA

    Will programs take a failed PA-S?

    I would hire a lawyer and fight the denial of the appeal. I have seen someone appeal all the way up to the school president to stay in, which he eventually won and stayed in.
  11. 8404PA

    Career Change at 30

    For the record, I think those types of HCE are crap and I do not think highly of them, except EMT. But that's the way the profession has gone [shrug].
  12. 8404PA

    Student loan debt

    the 150K program is the only one i got into
  13. 8404PA

    Career Change at 30

    I just turned 30, I am graduating from PA school in 6 months (in TN). I made my career change though when I was 25, I left the military (combat medic) and did my undergrad and here I am. We have new grads, here in TN, making between 90-110-150k. That 150k is ortho surg working 24/7 in memphis lol. Some off-the-cuff idea's about experience: screw it -> join the military and go IPAP (military PA program) Online MA/CNA/Patient tech/ER tech/Scribe program and work it weekends part time EMT night school (easy to do), work weekends ect..
  14. 8404PA

    Applying for my first Job

    This is how I pictured the situation, thanks for the affirmation

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