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About katieo

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  1. I hear you EMED. There’s definitely a price for living here that’s not worth it to many. Someone mentioned they make more in Arizona than the PAs do in CA. The nurses in Arizona don’t make more than the nurses in CA. That’s my point. I think the PAs in CA possibly haven’t advocated for themselves as well as the nurses have. Even with comparable (to what the nurses have) increases in pay, many PAs would not find it worth it to live in CA and I get that.
  2. It’s how life is if you accept it. I’m saying they didn’t accept it. Maybe there’s something to be learned there.
  3. The nurses don’t sacrifice their pay for it though.
  4. If you get your bachelor’s in nursing, you’ll be making much better money while accumulating PCE relative to EMT. Just be sure to get your PA prereqs done.
  5. My strategy for incoming debt is the Kamaiyah strategy. “I been broke all my life” so it shouldn’t be too hard to keep living on a broke person’s budget. Or it will make it even more difficult. One of the two.
  6. I saw this when I was shadowing and I wondered about the ethics. It seemed a little questionable but the PA was so confident and open about it.
  7. I was gonna say it’s a no brainer but the post bacc aspect and history makes it a little more difficult. Ultimately I agree a W is probably better. I had a lot of Ws in my undergrad, not to mention a dreaded NP that I thought would ruin my life forever. I think they ended up being fairly irrelevant to schools, and they just wanted to see the high GPA and As in prereqs. Physio is pretty important. I think having a B in a prerequisite is probably gonna look worse than a W.
  8. If you’re in California, Kaiser accepts it, and they are very accessible (maybe depending on what part of CA). I have no problem getting same day primary care appointments. A lot of ER visits can be avoided with accessible primary care. I understand statistics > anecdote. I haven’t looked at the data myself. In my measly anecdotal experience, when I didn’t have insurance and therefore didn’t have a primary care, I used the ER a lot more (multiple visits/yr -> 0 visits/yr). If it’s true that ER visits have increased, I’m curious to see if they might come down as patients grow t
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