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About mtorr_ca

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  1. Hi there! I'm a CA native! I'm a new grad as well living in San Diego. I recently accepted a position and interviewed in a lot of different specialties. I have thoroughly read and reviewed the Salary Report too, and it seems for a new grad in a surgical speciality the 50th percentile salary sweet spot is 120k, about 60/hr. Depending where you are living and cost of living, that is a more than fair wage. In my interviews, I have used the AAPA to use as leverage with pay and it didn't seem to raise any eyebrows with interviewers. I have found they have a number in mind they want to pay and there
  2. Okay, thank you for your feedback!
  3. I'm from CA and recently moved to AL for PA school. I start at UAB in August. I bought a home here not knowing if I will continue to live in Birmingham after I graduate or sale/move back home. I will decide that when we get there... I'm debating on whether I should apply for an AL driver's license, etc. If I do this, I could try and get in-state tuition. (not likely, but worth a shot). Also, registering my cars here is hundreds of dollars cheaper than doing so in CA. Does anyone have experience in this department? Or has been there and doesn't suggest doing it? This is my first time moving out
  4. I did almost the opposite! I wanted to leave my home state which meant leaving my single mom (I'm an only child) and my 6-year relationship boyfriend. I applied twice. My first cycle I got waitlisted at two schools in my home state and declined at 3 schools out of state. When I applied the second go around, I knew UAB was my top choice and one of the furthest schools. I ended up getting into UAB and USC. (USC is in my home state) I asked my boyfriend one last time before declining USC if the distance would be an issue. He told me to go wherever my heart desired. That choice was UAB...2100 mile
  5. Hi all, I recently eloped with my boyfriend of 6 years and I wasn't planning on changing my name until after PA school and when we have our church wedding. Does anyone recommend me changing my name now or waiting? I was under the impression its easier to keep your name the same until after the program. Keep in mind, I did buy a house and have other property under my current (unmarried) name. What is all of your advice?
  6. I may want to meet up, however, I maybe getting in late that night. If I am able to drive down earlier...I will let you know! Thanks!!
  7. I'm coming from Cali.. and have been looking for a house to rent. I'm looking for a 3-4 bedroom. Any good advice?
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