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About vb315

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  1. If no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
  2. The problem with this is creating enough spots and enough funding.
  3. Currently on my EM rotation at the Bridgeport Hospital ED. I've noticed the physician residents because they wear recognizable scrubs...didn't know there were PA residents! I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for the PA residents!
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    Major required for PA school?�

    brooks summed it up - any bachelor's degree will do, just need the pre-reqs. My roommate and PA classmate has a degree in fine arts.
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    Pulmonary angiography

    During my FM rotation, I had a pt with a BMI of 74 who came in for her annual visit. Her BP and labs were perfect, only complaint was knee pain. Then you see people who are in great physical shape but with abnormal labs and health conditions... I don't get it.
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    2018 HSCP Applicant

    PM'ed you
  7. This was in Ohio.
  8. Saw a job-posting today for a Family Med PA/NP and this was the overview: "May provides general medical and/or surgical care and treatment to patients in a medical setting (office, telemedicine, hospital, Urgent Care, LTC, or Clinic) in collaboration with physician(s) for APRNs where dictated, or under the supervision of the physician(s) for a Physician’s Assistant. *sigh*
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    CME Funding

    What's typical for CME funding in the military, specifically Navy if anyone has details? Is there money allotted to you for attending conferences and things? Thanks!
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    I'd say you'd still have a chance, especially since the new FY started Oct. 1. I submitted my package in Jan of 2017 (when I started in July 2016) and was still ultimately selected. During the FY I applied, I think there were 17 slots for HSCP across all disciplines. Talk with the recruiter and see if you can find out the number of slots, that may help you gauge your chances.
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    20 years... does it ever happen?

    Would you be willing to elaborate on your reasons for separating? I'm a PA-S2 on Navy HSCP and as we move closer to graduation, I'm trying to get a sense of the good and bad of being a Navy PA (especially without any prior service). In my head, I imagine myself enjoying it, it's been a lifelong dream to become a Navy officer. But, having never been there, I have no idea.
  12. How long until NPs are the collaborating docs for PAs and delegate to them to practice medicine? (They are doctors after all)
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    I''m not too sure if that's the case, but it makes sense. Most students start in August (with some in January, like I did and you may), so it makes sense that they would graduate in Spring 2021. Maybe you can have them work with you since you'll be graduating in December.
  14. As a student halfway through clinical year, this sounds great! My program has a course like this that we take our last 6 weeks before graduation and I've heard from past graduates that it helps!
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    I'm not sure if I understand your question.If you want to apply for HSCP/HPSP this coming fiscal year (FY 19, starting Oct. 1 2018), then make that apparent to the recruiter. There are X amount of slots available for HSCP/HPSP every fiscal year, as long as there are slots available, the recruiter will work with you. When I applied in FY17, there were 14 HSCP slots and 0-1 HPSP.

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