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  1. Hey everyone, I graduate tomorrow and take the PANCE at the end of this month. Assuming I pass, I'll have 01 June - 31 December, 2021 free to spend back home in California. I start my residency Jan, 2022 in Houston. I'm going to spend the first month of my free-time enjoying life and focusing all my attention on my family. After that, I know I'm going to be itching to do something. I understand that due to my residency start date, finding any work will be difficult. I talked to a few preceptors and one preceptor mentioned to go get my DOT Certification and go work at an urgent care and do DOT
  2. You're best bet is to take this question to the professional soldiers fourm: http://www.professionalsoldiers.com/forums/. I highly suggest you look up as much information on your own before asking any questions. SF guys have little tolerance addressing questions that can easily be answered by a little bit of research. Here are my 2cents: Pick one path and pursue it. PA and being SF are 2 different things. You can do both, but not at the same time. It's not uncommon for SF 18Ds to go to PA school after they get out of AD or NG. Haven't really heard of PAs going through the SF pipeli
  3. Those PAs are on the far right end of the bell curve. They are very few and far between. Yes, there are PAs that are in the JSOC world but you're not going to see PAs kicking in doors. It's not their role. That's what the Medics are for in special operations. I know of PAs that were in charge of FSTs, but that is more of a conventional type unit. You can look into JMAU/GHOST/SOST (airforce) teams. These are DCR/DCS assets that integrate with SMU or SOF. I've trained with an orthopedic surgeon on a GHOST team and was told that not many PAs are in that realm. What can a PA do that an SF/SOF
  4. Go to Med School. If you want a good work life balance, work at the VA. I currently do my family med rotation at the VA and almost all the MD/DOs that work there chose to work there because of the work life balance. ALL of there were happy with taking a pay cut to spend time with family or work on other endeavors.
  5. Go for the course that you think will give you the best grade. If you are confident that you can get an "A" in either, look up some books and skim through some pages and figure out which one strikes your fancy more. IMHO I'd go with Biochem for the same reasons UGoLong mentioned. During clinical year, your preceptors will likely ask you questions regarding information that was taught in a Biochem course. Hope this helps. Best of luck.
  6. As long as you meet both the lecture and Lab requirements for the programs you are applying too you should be fine. Some programs also allow so many classes/credits to be "Pending" ( or still currently enrolled in) during the application and interview process. You just have to make sure that all pre-requisites are satisfied prior to starting. Best of luck.
  7. Most Biological/Chemistry classes require a separate "Lab" course in conjunction with the lecture course. Since Biochem isn't a standardized requirement for all PA programs, you better off just asking the specific programs that require it. Best of luck.
  8. My s/cGPA were very similar to yours and I got into PA school and am currently in my clinical year. Focus primarily on schools with lower GPA requirements(there is a list somewhere here on PAF that has a list of programs that have different GPA standards). If possible, do not limit yourself to a specific geographic location. Play the numbers game and you increase your odds.Have a KILLER personal statement/essay and Phenomenal LORs. After submitting applications continue to work on your GPA by retaking classes, if possible, while waiting for interviews. In addition, gain more work experience an
  9. Hey Y'all, I'm currently a PA-S2 doing my clinicals in the Lubbock/Plainview, TX area. I am a veteran and would really like to work at the VA for some time after graduation. Growing up, my family ran multiple assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities so I was around the geriatric population frequently, I genuinely do enjoy working with the elderly (especially Veterans [so many awesome stories]) which makes me really interested in this Residency. I wanted to see if anyone has attended this residency and has any information on what its like to go through this trainin
  10. Survey Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexngw25Iwy7_M_6K2a3LxdYQ4mpTRiUHMGeDKzdjt6ar66zw/viewform?usp=sf_link Sleep Habits Among Full-Time College Students in Yakima County Thank you for considering taking part in this survey measuring sleep habits among college students in Yakima County. The purpose of this survey is to fulfil the master’s research project requirements for the Heritage University Physician Assistant Program and to further our knowledge on the sleep habits and demographics among college students in Yakima County. This research is being conducted by
  11. Survey Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexngw25Iwy7_M_6K2a3LxdYQ4mpTRiUHMGeDKzdjt6ar66zw/viewform?usp=sf_link Sleep Habits Among Full-Time College Students in Yakima County Thank you for considering taking part in this survey measuring sleep habits among college students in Yakima County. The purpose of this survey is to fulfil the master’s research project requirements for the Heritage University Physician Assistant Program and to further our knowledge on the sleep habits and demographics among college students in Yakima County. This research is being conducted by
  12. Hey everyone, I recently started my clinical year but due to COVID19 my rotations were pushed backed or cancelled. I've already moved here with another classmate and we are looking for any Primary care clinic that is willing to take one or both of us. If anyone can help or provide a contact, I would be much appreciated! Thanks for everything!
  13. The PA programs you apply to will have explicit deadlines on their website . Yes, CASPA does open up in April but you have to take into account the specific institution's application deadline. Every institute will vary. I'll use my programs application deadline as an example for your scenario. CASPA opens in April. My University requires applications to be submitted by NOV 1, 2020. Any "in progress" classes currently in session during time of application is okay but must be complete prior to the cohort start date in May. Acceptance is on an institutional basis as well. Some programs are on a r
  14. At the top of VA Form 10-0491 it states: "This 'Academic Verification' form is part of the application package and must be completed by the Dean/Program Director, or Administrative Chair of applicant's program." Email the form to your program director. There is information required that the program director would know that your advisor probably wouldn't. Your are not supposed to fill this form out except for the "Information of Applicant" section. Hope this helps.
  15. Direct from VA Form 10-0491 (the academic verification form required) "Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) need not be identified if the student has completed 15 or more graduate hours and is pursuing a graduate degree. If the student has not achieved 15 hours of graduate credit, identify CGPA and credit hours for all undergraduate hours and if applicable, CGPA on credit hours for all graduate academic courses completed" Your program director, will fill out the GPA portion with your undergraduate GPA. hope this helps.
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