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  1. In case anyone comes across this in the future, here was my timeline: July 21 - applied for license August 2 - graduation August 6 - transcripts sent and received by Michigan August 15 - PANCE August 22 - PANCE scores posted September 20 noon - notified that the State lost my transcripts September 20 1300 - electronically submitted transcripts again September 20 1400 - license issued A classmate applied on July 1 and received their license on September 5, so right now they seem to be processing applications about 9 weeks after application. Hope this helps someone in the future.
  2. Hello everyone, I want to share some online resources that I personally found useful during PA school. I didn't include Rosh/Osmosis/OnlineMedEd cause I feel like everyone is already aware of those. The vast majority of these are free and the ones that are not are usually very cheap. This list is obviously not inclusive of every resource available on the internet but it includes the things that I found most helpful. Unfortunately I don't have any apple/iphone suggestions as I do not use them. WINDOWS UTILITIES Flashpaste http://flashpaste.com/ Free trial, $20 This is a text expander. You can set up keyword shortcuts and templates that are very useful for writing SOAP notes. You can load a whole template for SOAP notes, or procedure notes or physical exams, etc and tie them to keywords. For example, when I type “.soap” the following text gets pasted into whatever program I’m using: ------- Note was created Tuesday, July 23, 2019 7:50:32 AM ------- Case link: Age: Sex: Reason for presentation: SUBJECTIVE Pt is a *** y/o *** *** with a history of recent *** who presents with ***. Onset was ***, during ***. Pain is ***, localized to ***, radiates to ***, rated as ***/10. Sx/Sx are made worse by ***. Sx/Sx are made better by ***. Pt has/not experienced similar Sx/Sx in the past and it was 2/2 ***. Onset of Sx/Sx was associated with ***. There was no ***. PAST MEDICAL HISTORY: *** PAST HOSPITALIZATIONS: *** PAST SURGICAL HISTORY: *** IMMUNIZATIONS: Up to date. SOCIAL HISTORY: *** FAMILY HISTORY: *** HOME MEDICATIONS: *** ALLERGIES: *** REVIEW OF SYSTEMS: -fevers, -chills, -night sweats, -fatigue, -changes in weight, -vision changes, -ear pain, -nasal congestion, -sore throat, -cough, -CP, -palpitations, -DIB, -hemoptysis, -abd pain, -changes in appetite, -hematemesis, -hematochezia, -N/V/D, -urinary frequency/urgency/retention, -dysuria, -hematuria, -incontinence, -myalgia, -arthralgia, -rash, -bruising, -HA, -dizziness, -syncope, -SI/HI, -hallucination, -depression, -anxiety, -heat/cold intolerance, -polydypsia, -polyphagia, -polyuria, -excessive bruising/bleeding. OBJECTIVE VS: ***/***, HR: ***, RR: ***, T ***° C, ht *** cm, wt *** kg, BMI General: Pt is a *** y/o white *** WNWD NAD. Pt is alert and cooperative. Skin: Warm, dry, normal color. No rashes, cyanosis, peripheral cyanosis. HEENT: Head normocephalic, atraumatic. No sclerae icterus. Heart: RRR S1 S2 without clicks, rubs, gallops. Lungs: CTA bilat. Work of breathing is normal and unlabored. Abd: Soft, flat, nontender, nondistended without masses or organomegaly. Bowel sounds active x4. Extremities: Pt moves all extremities equally and with ease. Pulses 2+ bilaterally. No pedal edema. Neuro: CN II - XII grossly intact. Gait is normal. ASSESSMENT and PLAN *** Kcir Droffilc, PA-Student Tuesday, July 23, 2019 7:50:32 AM Then I just edit the note as needed. It allows for a great deal of customization including text macros to input date, time, etc. Video Speed Manager (Chrome extension) https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/video-speed-manager/fkopaaikpmfhpmoobnmklgmcgmhgfkcd?hl=en-US Very useful if your program requires you to complete the 24 hours of videos for the MAT certification. This extension allows you to play the videos at double speed (or 1.5x, etc). 4K Video Downloader https://www.4kdownload.com/ Free with limitations, paid full version. This program allows you to download YouTube videos/playlists as video or audio files. Very useful to download media for those long commutes to clinicals. Android Apps WikEM https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=wikem.chris A wiki for emergency medicine QuickEM https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.BillDirkes.QuickEM Tools, calcs and references for emergency medicine IM Essentials https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.acponline.flashcards.ime Flashcards for IM MDCalc https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mdaware.mdcalc THE medical calculator app One Minute Ultrasound https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.undercoverdesigns.oneminuteultrasound.app Ultrasound tutorials UBC Radiology https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.TallinnIT.UBCRadiology Radiology tutorials Auscultation https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.medroid.ayman.ausculation Heart and lung sounds AHRQ ePSS https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.ahrq.epss USPSTF preventive health recommendations Contraception https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.cdc.ondieh.nccdphp.contraception2Contraceptive recommendation with considerations for patient age, preferences and concurrent medical conditions Well Woman Visit https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.npwh.wellwoman Recommendations for well woman visits broken down by patient age Infectious Disease Compendium https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pusware.id_compendium A wonderful ID reference that breaks things down by bugs, drugs and conditions with commentary ABG Book https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=glass.round.blossom.abg A good breakdown of ABG interpretation Speechnotes https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.speechnotes.speechnotes A really good dictation app. Great for dictating SOAP notes during commute to and from clinical sites. Human Anatomy Atlas 2019 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.visiblebody.atlas ($25ish but occasionally goes on sale. I got it for $4). PharmaFactz https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.goodbarber.pharmafactz Drug reference that focuses on learning drug mechanisms MobilePDR https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pdr.mobilepdr All the information you could want to know about drugs. Way more detailed than Epocrates but the app is clunkier than Epocrates. Radiology Assistant https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nl.radiologyassistant.android Radiology tutorials Lab test reference https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.laboratory.test.values Components of tests and what the results could mean Human Dx https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.humandx.cases A wonderful app to work on clinical problem solving. The Chief Complaint https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.escavo.thecc Algorithms for common chief complaints. Focuses on emergency medicine approach but still useful outside of the emergency room. Epocrates https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.epocrates The standard drug reference tool Medscape https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.medscape.android Drugs and diseases Thumbroll https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.logicoy.lapz Step-by-step breakdown of common medical procedures with some other random tidbits (dissections and whatnot) YouTube Anatomy Adivine Anatomy https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLrUCohlFyOiQzJ7TqnJxzQ Anatomy Zone https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR9m1bxGaw3Ubrap34U-yDA Clinical Anatomy Explained https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCff6W76rmtEP_kZHQpOCf3g Embryology https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaPh84FBS68yPBkgqdmETFg Human Anatomy Education https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_jGNnK94Pbfp-LRK5w_diA The Noted Anatomist https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe9lb3da4XAnN7v3ciTyquQ Stanford Anatomy https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkuPqlqb_Dd1-g9SORrBF_g Physiology Armando Hasudungan https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCesNt4_Z-Pm41RzpAClfVcg Alila Medical Media https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiTGKA9W0G0TL8Hm7Uf_u9A Dr. Najeeb https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPHpx55tgrbm8FrYYCflAHw Ninja Nerd Science https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6QYFutt9cluQ3uSM963_KQ Professor Fink https://www.youtube.com/user/professorfink/videos Radiology 123Radiology https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLD89ymWj8XmusKUuVGN0Mw CTisus https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCpN6avQww9BpF7WptqZ7vg Women’s Health Association of Professors of OBGYN https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB67eiHQzqqLUBHrDJzYdtQ UpToDate in OBGYN https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0M3GnNdMQ4jBkgLi8GgYKQ/videos Surgery Behind the Knife https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZkuV3bsUyp0q4mTFHFEoKg/videos First Assisting Techniques https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdfrLbGFNYnR92KWZCvA23A/videos Orthopedics Dr. Nabil Ebraheim https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOHfqHMhHvfQCYJDXfpSAiw Pharmacology Speed Pharmacology https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-i2EBYXH6-GAglvuDIaufQ Pharm203 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjMCFF9O02YXlJ1MYll3k0Q The Drug Classroom https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmnRJ-G1Qq2kdOzIe5fBBaQ Psychiatry Memorable Psychiatry and Neurology https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmPnj4g6i8cY6FVNDRB9q0Q Psychiatry Lectures https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVZhg8unEqo0XUm8cHAIwbA/videos Pediatrics Open Pediatrics https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyQ4ieAnEwDQs9iZLwH9H8w PedsCases https://www.youtube.com/user/pedscases/videos History & Physical Exam Geeky Medics https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkjnrEHQ8bQQmlfNdAQC_5w MDforAll https://www.youtube.com/user/mdofola/videos Medical Library (heart sounds) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG-iSMVtWbbwDDXgXXypARQ Stanford Medicine 25 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGxGC5RCVFOEebFfepv6frQ The OSCE Station https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOSCEstation/videos Emergency Medicine CoreEM https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-OUZUPyX0KiZAtPjUqUIxA EMRap https://www.youtube.com/user/EMRAPMEDICAL/videos SMACC https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSMACCchannel/videos The Center for Medical Education https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1BtR-QhDTo77VkxxsC9gDA Internal Medicine Crash! Medical Series https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyaG5WliXdoVSC-yh5iDk8Q CritIC https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq1ZwMThl8SxIwzo_H2uohQ/videos Mas911 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5qUs5IG8APqWv_oXc2CymQ MDCram https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG-iSMVtWbbwDDXgXXypARQ Medicosis Perfectionalis https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl-J-ovSJhA3or73Q2uVpow Osmosis https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNI0qOojpkhsUtaQ4_2NUhQ Simply Finals https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW0ayR5y7E2C5N4U9FEFwEQ Strong Medicine https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFq5vPnNRNNNysLrktz4aSw University of Louisville IM Lectures https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbUJXnjWRGedNsMLqw-td9g General Medicine Topics Blood Bank Guy https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvHzLtA0OyWNBfbOiYELl2Q Chief Fellow https://www.youtube.com/user/ICUFordFellows/videos DeBakey Institute for Cardiovascular Education & Training https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb8PGmJ6SILfyOvOWJvHZIg DirtyUSMLE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZaDAUF7UEcRXIFvGZu3O9Q Med School Made Easy https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC64IlFxAqtZlXqHaomlATsw Medicine Deconstructed https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOe42DUxnwrIIpQ51s_W0kw/videos Medinaz https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa81ol3LHXziCot4uAGUXEQ Med Lectures Made Easy https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5VZ5KJ3-QPIgGv4foz8VJg/videos MedMastery https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1a4RqaEpMsHja5dSlUE1mg Medzcool https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUqgkmGj16aRxmVlHnDdVbw MiniMedLessons https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpOaD44L6zU5qNrOagK02CQ/videos Rahul Patwari (clinical problem solving) https://www.youtube.com/user/oldblueday/videos USMLE Fast Track https://www.youtube.com/user/USMLEFastTrack/videos PODCASTS PANCE/testing specific Inside the Boards https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/insidetheboards-for-the-usmle-comlex-medical-school/id1135300063 PANCE review http://www.physicianassistantexamreview.com/category/podcasts/ Family Medicine American Family Physician Podcast http://podcast.aafp.org/ Women's Health Dr. Chapa's ObGyn Pearls https://anchor.fm/dr-hector-chapa Dr. Katie Smith: OBGYN and Faculty Development https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dr-katie-smith-obgyn-and-faculty-development/id1078489026 Psych/behavioral Concepts in Psychiatry https://conceptsinpsychiatry.com/ PsychED https://www.psychedpodcast.org/ Psychiatry & Psychotherapy https://psychiatrypodcast.com/ Speaking of Psychology https://www.apa.org/research/action/speaking-of-psychology/ Surgery Really Rural Surgery & Obstetrics https://podcast.rccbc.ca/ Surgery 101 https://surgery101.org/ Emergency Medicine Academic Life in EM https://www.aliem.com/ Blood Bank Guy Essentials https://www.bbguy.org/ EM Basic http://embasic.org/ EMCasts https://journals.lww.com/em-news/Pages/podcastepisodes.aspx?podcastid=6 EMCrit https://emcrit.org/category/emcrit/ Emergency Medicine Cases https://emergencymedicinecases.com/ ERCast http://ercast.libsyn.com/ FemInEM https://feminem.org/ Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine https://prehospitalmed.com/ Skeptics Guide to EM http://thesgem.com/ Infectious disease Emerging Infectious Diseases https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/emerging-infectious-diseases/id212828612 Persiflager's Infectious Disease Puscast http://edgydoc.com/puscast Internal Medicine Core IM https://www.clinicalcorrelations.org/category/core-im-podcast/ NEJM This Week https://www.nejm.org/multimedia/audio-summary The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast https://thecurbsiders.com/ Pediatrics Pedscases http://www.pedscases.com/ Peds in a Pod https://pedsinapod.podbean.com/ Peds Soup https://pedssoup.podbean.com/ Primary Care Perspectives https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/primary-care-perspectives-podcast-for-pediatricians/id1173973702 Critical care/hospital medicine Critical Care Reviews https://criticalcarereviews.com/ J Hopkins Podcast https://podcasts.hopkinsmedicine.org/ PulmCast http://pulmcast.com/ SMACC https://intensivecarenetwork.com/media/podcasts/smacc-gold-podcasts/ Toxicology The Dantastic Mr. Tox and Howard https://emcrit.org/category/toxhound/ The Poison Review http://www.thepoisonreview.com/ Medical Entertainment/History/Random stuff Bedside Rounds http://bedside-rounds.org/ Dr Death https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-magazine/2016/november/christopher-duntsch-dr-death/ Specialty Stories https://medicalschoolhq.net/specialty-stories-podcast/ Clinical Problem Solvers https://clinicalproblemsolving.com/ Crackdown https://crackdownpod.com/ The Nocturnists http://thenocturnists.com/ The Short Coat Podcast http://theshortcoat.com/ This Podcast will Kill you http://thispodcastwillkillyou.com/ Sawbones https://www.maximumfun.org/shows/sawbones Websites ANATOMY http://www.dartmouth.edu/~humananatomy/index.html https://videos.med.wisc.edu/events/65 http://teachmeanatomy.info/ https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/bluelink/curricula DERMATOLOGY https://www.dermnetnz.org/ DOCUMENTATION https://medicine.mc.vanderbilt.edu/coremedicine_writeupguidelines http://www.medfools.com/downloads.php https://www.soapnote.org/ EKGs http://hqmeded-ecg.blogspot.com/ http://ecg-interpretation.blogspot.com/ https://ecg.utah.edu/ https://ecg.bidmc.harvard.edu/maven/mavenmain.asp EMERGENCY MEDICINE http://www.crashedu.org/ems/ https://lifeinthefastlane.com/resources/jeff-manns-em-guidemaps/ http://www.emlitofnote.com/ http://emcrit.org/ http://www.michiganburn.org/index.shtml https://www.wikem.org/wiki/Main_Page PATIENT ASSESSMENT https://meded.ucsd.edu/clinicalmed/index.htm http://www.clinicalexam.com/pda/index.htm https://depts.washington.edu/physdx/index.html https://stanfordmedicine25.stanford.edu/the25.html PEDIATRICS https://www.openpediatrics.org/ http://www.pedscases.com/ PHYSIOLOGY Dr. Najeeb Lectures (life-time subscription regularly goes on sale for $10): https://www.drnajeeblectures.com/ Bioelectricity http://www.bem.fi/book/00/co.htm Cardiovascular Pharm: https://www.cvpharmacology.com/ Cardiovascular Phys: https://www.cvphysiology.com/ Deranged Phys: https://derangedphysiology.com/main/home Fluid Phys: http://www.anaesthesiamcq.com/FluidBook/index.php PROCEDURES https://lacerationrepair.com/ http://www.procedurettes.com/ OPTHALMOLOGY https://timroot.com/videos/# https://eyewiki.aao.org/Main_Page ORTHOPEDICS https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/ IMAGING https://radiopaedia.org/ http://www.ultrasoundpodcast.com/ https://www.ctisus.com/ https://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/rad/cxr/ http://www.meddean.luc.edu/lumen/meded/medicine/pulmonar/cxr/atlas/cxratlas_f.htm http://www.fsfbcider.org/site/e-tutorials/ INFECTIOUS DISEASE http://pusware.com/testpus/Table_of_Contents.html WOMEN’S HEALTH https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=96 https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0501/p1731.html http://atlasofpelvicsurgery.com/home.html http://www.ob-efm.com/ http://www.obgynstudent.com/ https://www.sexandu.ca/sos/ https://teachmeobgyn.com/ RANDOM https://www.howequipmentworks.com/ http://www.stomponstep1.com/ Bloodbank Guy: https://www.bbguy.org/ High-Quality Medical Education: https://hqmeded.com/
  3. Business casual. It was an adjustment for us as the dress code was instituted by our new program director after the school year had started. The previous class had no dress code so most of the class was not prepared for a shift in wardrobe. We had a jeans day where people could pay a dollar into the class fund and wear casual clothes. The dress code was never really enforced by anyone, which was good because certain faculty would wear ratty jeans or scrubs.
  4. Hello, How long did it take you to be licensed after you submitted your application to the licensing agency? Their FAQ gives the usual noncommittal answer of "we will process your application as soon as possible and it will be processed in the order received." I'm just looking for some people's personal experiences. Thank you.
  5. Dream2PA, that's a big concern of mine. I really don't want to get into the politics of it, but the repeal of the ACA seems to be a very real possibility. It's frustrating because there doesn't seem to be any real outline of a replacement plan. If the ACA gets repealed before I start school, I guess I'll either try for Medicaid or an individual plan through my insurance agent and finance it with loans.
  6. Hi everyone, What are you doing for health insurance as a student? I am starting PA school this upcoming May and my university does not offer health insurance to their students. I am too old to go on a parent's insurance. Sorry if this was already answered somewhere. Thank you.
  7. From the CASPA FAQ: https://portal.caspaonline.org/caspaHelpPages/frequently-asked-questions/academic-history/coursework/ Advanced Placement Credits granted to you by a college or university for your performance on the College Board Advanced Placement Exam are considered “Advanced Placement.” If you have Advanced Placement credits, select “yes” and then check off each AP class to mark it as “Advanced Placement." Hope that helps.
  8. Yeah, check out xodo at xodo.com. They have apps for apple, windows and android.
  9. What operating system are you using? If you're on android then the app Xodo is a really great pdf viewer/editor. It has highlight (with different colors) and allows you to write on the page. You can also change the view colors so it's white text on black page for reading at night. It also allows you to fundamentally alter the document by deleting/adding/rearranging the pages. I do not know if there is an apple version.
  10. Clint called me yesterday to notify me that I got accepted. An e-mail with specifics followed. I'm filling out the forms right now to reserve my spot. Best of luck to everyone!
  11. Take the following with a grain of salt as this year is my first time applying to PA school and I have not yet been accepted. I have however worked as a paramedic for the past ten years. 1. I completely agree with rev ronin in that paramedic school would not help but working as a paramedic would. My understanding is that since PA school accepts such variable PCE and HCE that they treat everyone the same. A PA student that received PCE as a paramedic is taught the same as someone with CNA, RN, Corpsman, or scribe experience. Would work as a paramedic and paramedic school give you an advantage with certain subjects? Sure. But in other subjects other people would have the benefit of different past experience/education. 2. Paramedic school and working as a paramedic does not guarantee you an interview. When I completed my CASPA I had around 28,000 hours of PCE working as a paramedic and I was denied an interview from one of my schools (and this was the school that specifically designated work as a paramedic as having a large and positive impact on receiving an interview). If you plan on working as a paramedic for a few years and then applying, I imagine it would help your overall application. However if you plan on simply getting the license without working as a medic, I don't think it would be all that helpful. 3. Paramedic school may or may not count towards your CASPA GPA. I took my paramedic and EMT program through a community college and as such received college credit for those classes. CASPA counted those grades towards my sGPA and cGPA. A co-worker that applied this cycle as well received his training through a private EMS agency's education department and so had no college transcript and therefore it was not factored into his CASPA. This is something to take into consideration. 4. A paramedic license does not guarantee you an interview or admission but not having a Bachelor's degree will definitely be an impediment to getting in. To my knowledge, no school considers PCE to expire so you can be out of the Navy for a few years and the gap shouldn't count against your application. Will taking the time off from school to get the paramedic training cause any of your prerequisites to expire? Obviously, no one can make this decision for you except you. But if it were me, I would focus on finishing my undergrad. You can also contact the PA schools that you are interested in and ask them "Do you value training/experience as a paramedic to be higher than other experiences?" Best of luck and I hope this helped.
  12. My understanding is that there were a total of eight groups that interviewed. Three on 10/28, two on 10/29 and three on 11/4. I am also under the notion that there were no other interview dates. Best of luck to everyone that interviewed!
  13. I think it depends on the school. You can check their website and/or call the admissions committee. If they want the GRE, then you have to take it. If they allow either or neither test then there shouldn't be a problem. I would anticipate being asked about taking the MCAT during any interview though.
  14. I would agree with those that have already commented in that it depends entirely upon to which PA school you plan on applying. Most schools have their prereqs explicitly layed out and some even have listings of which classes count from local institutions. Central Michigan University has a whole page of which courses count from other Michigan colleges and universities. https://www.cmich.edu/colleges/CHP/hp_academics/physician_assistant/admissions/Pages/Course-Equivalencies.aspx You can always e-mail or call the admissions department of the programs you're interested in and ask them.
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