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  1. Hehe, you may be right. Many schools have stupid curricula. I wouldn't blame the students having to go thru those programs though. It's funny that I don't see people posting their materials and their best practices on this forum somewhere on a README or in a file repository for future grads to look and compare or to customize to their needs.
  2. A cursory examination reveals the following articles. I did not find too much current relevant studies bet PA and NP. Mostly NP vs physicians. Even then, there was really no discernible diff in outcomes. So, if I was to guess on the quality diff bet PA and NP. I am not sure its statistically significant. I am not sure what the big deal writing SOAP notes are since I've had a semester of didactic in it and another 2 entering it in treatment planning at school (different curriculum and field than PA/NP). It's all on an EHR template. I know a NP who just retired. She worked in private practice and taught PA's in Touro. So Touro has DO students who take classes with PA students who get taught by a NP. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the intensive care unit: An evidence-based review https://journals.lww.com/ccmjournal/Abstract/2008/10000/Nurse_practitioners_and_physician_assistants_in.25.aspx Primary Care Outcomes in Patients Treated by Nurse Practitioners or PhysiciansA Randomized Trial https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/192259 Systematic review of whether nurse practitioners working in primary care can provide equivalent care to doctors http://www.bmj.com/content/324/7341/819.short Primary Care Outcomes in Patients treated by Nurse Practitioners or Physicians: Two-Year Follow-Up http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1077558704266821
  3. Why would you defend yourself against trolls? If I saw meta analysis that show there's a diff bet the two then I'd buy it. Until then this is as relevant as saying the left hand is more advanced then the right hand.
  4. I don't see why you want one unless it helps you make more money as an administrator. I regret not getting a MBA instead. Most healthcare CEOs I met have MBAs not even MHAs.
  5. Really? I always thought you needed a MPH. Do you mind sharing which schools? Are these online?
  6. I haven't thought about med school since high school but how come you guys aren't thinking about foreign medical schools?My Nigerian friend is a doctor in Nigeria. He did not do well in his USMLE and could not get a residency. Other than that, he could've just slid right into residency without going to a US medical school and probably cheaper.
  7. Very useful info. I prob wont pursue a PhD further then. Have a MPH but a DrPh might be overkill later on.
  8. And do you really think the bean counters at a hospital haven't weighed it out? Kind of hard for me to believe an EMT and a nurse are both equal as well. Let's give credit to where credit is due. I find it an insult quite frankly. My sister-in-law is an ICU nurse and went to 4 years at U of Wa. So how many years of college do you need to become an EMT? Right, a nurse needs an associates or a bachelors. EMT, a high school diploma. They are both very equivalent of course. It's outrageous they pay EMT peanuts next to nurses too will be your next argument. Should we pay a 15 year old EMT veteran the same as a first year PA? 15 years, must have seen everything and can do about 80% what a PA can do right? It's one thing to have professional, but logical and lucid, disagreements or arguments. It's another to make inane arguments. I get it. You are pissed because you make less and realize that you work a lot and make less. Guess what? Welcome to the world of medicine. I just heard an OBGYN complain about her workload and paycheck after being bought out by another health orgo. She is sad she can't afford a million dollar home.
  9. Bah, it wasn't that bad. You can use the backspace button as much as you like. I used Firefox and had a ton of tabs open. I clicked on save and continue as well. What the website tells you NOT to do is use the refresh button on the browser. It also saves and moves to the next question if you dont click on save and continue. If you've taken the GRE, this question and response is easy. They give you plenty of time and it counts the number of words as you type. There is no timer so I used my own timer. That's all.
  10. I think you guys are going into the overdrive mode. Relax it's just an email. Not everyone wakes up on the left side of the bed too. :) Anyway, I am a late bird compared to most of you guys. How much did you guys write for the secondary? I am planning to write as much as I can and fill up the 500 words.
  11. Oh don't get me wrong. To build up GPA or meet the prereqs, you do what you need to do in the quickest and cheapest way possible. I was just saying genetics is one of those classes where in-class is better if the teacher is hard and you really wanted to know it...especially like if you have to do triple crosses etc. I can care less about most of these classes...I doubt we need O chem or genetics in PA school or will ever use it in practice IMO. Some schools do have stipulations on which classes you can take online. I saw a few which stated they wanted their prereq sci classes to be classroom taught but psy classes could be online. YMMV.
  12. No offense to you but seriously that statement just sounds childish. To even entertain making an appointment to see what someone calls themselves is absurd. How much does coat initial inspectors make exactly? Keep this in mind, when was the last time you called your pharmacist or lawyer friend, doctor? They have a PharmD and a JD. If they practice within their boundaries, is it anything more than an ego boost? It wasn't that long ago when DOs went around with the Pinocchio phrase of "I am a real doctor" gosh darn it.
  13. The prereqs in CASPA. Do they really want you to list ALL the bio classes or just 4 units worth? It is different from other schools. Also, what do you guys mean submitted and verified? You mean the main CASPA application submitted and verified or does Utah do their own verification and then send you supplemental afterward? Or does supplemental come after you paid your $51?
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