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  1. 1) False 2) We don't shadow, a person who shadows just watches, we perform exams and more
  2. Our average age is 35 because our average PCE is twice the national average. That's a good thing. Also, that was me who did that AMA, and I never said we are almost exclusively parents.
  3. It seems no matter how many times facts about this program are addressed you still come on here and say the same things you said before... We do not spend "one" week on physical exam. We have a patient assessment class throughout the entire didactic year. That's 48 weeks. We spend 4 hours EACH WEEK in clinic practicing our physical exam skills on patients with board certified providers. We went to campus and DEMONSTRATED our skills.
  4. It does not automatically turn on. You have to get your audio connection and your webcam going. There are buttons to do this at the top left of your screen.
  5. The firewall struggle is real. Do your interview in a place where you have previously successfully used Adobe Connect. If you've used Adobe Connect before for info sessions, practice setting up your audio line and getting your webcam going. If you've never used Adobe Connect before, get familiar with it before your interview. Be prepared and good to go a solid 15 minutes before your scheduled interview. I recommend a well-lit, private, quiet place.
  6. Yale (including this program) never pays clinical sites.
  7. Dr. Sadler was a part of our Preparing Future PAs course and gave us a lot of PA history as well as the history of founding Yale.
  8. The ARC-PA has mandatory standards for clinical rotations. I don't think they would accredit a system like that.
  9. Trekkie, if by clinical hours of training you mean during the course of the program, then no one has completed those yet as we're just 4 months into didactic year and no one has graduated yet. But we have 15 months of clinical rotations and we go to clinic half a day each week for the latter 10 months of didactic year. 15 months x 160 hours/month = 2400hrs 10 months x 16 hours/month = 160hrs Together is 2560 hours of clinical training.
  10. Thank you. It is our goal and program mission as well to show up to clinical rotations as prepared as possible and on par with anyone else. I’m not sure how online NP education is done, but my hope is that they are continuously assessing their students’ learning and making adjustments accordingly.
  11. Pharmacist, paramedic, army medic, physical therapist, PT aide, respiratory therapist, dental hygienist, radiology technician, blood bank supervisor, medical technologist, dietician, medical assistant, scribe, cardiac rehabilitation, public health, clinical research... just some of the ones I can remember.
  12. 1) Of course we can. 2) I’m sorry you feel that way.
  13. I understand your point about perception and I addressed it above as well. Did the public and legislators and regulators understand or respect the quality difference between in class PA education and in class NP education before? Did they care that NPs who don't learn how to interpret an EKG are running their own practices? No. Were NPs given full practice authority at the VA despite having some crappy online schools? Yes. If crappy online education didn't hold NPs back, why should good online education hold PAs back? Because we can't advocate for ourselves as well as they do? Again, as long as PAs can maintain the quality of their education high, I don't see why we should limit our access, reach and growth and only piggyback on others' education models. If a medical school had implemented an online didactic model would people be half as outraged that PAs are doing it? Isn't it a shame if we never dare to do something first? Our education is still consistent with MD/DO education: we learn in depth biology and science based medicine. Requiring someone to learn it sitting in a classroom is not an education standard, it's an arbitrary rule that only serves to protect "the way it's always been done."
  14. Hi Andrew, Incidentally Yale PA Online is doing its ACLS training on campus. As far as I'm aware there are no other programs (maybe one?) similarly structured to Yale's out there, so I'm not sure how we can make conclusions about performances yet while comparing apples to apples. We are face to face with our classmates and faculty in real time constantly. When I go to clinic every week I am working with real people under the supervision of board certified PA-Cs. I am practicing my skills every day on real people in real time. I'm not just watching a video on how to take blood pressure or do an abdominal exam. The only portion of my work that is done the traditional "online" way, on my own time independently, is when I'm listening and taking notes during a hematology or nephrology lecture, for example. Even then, if I don't keep up with my daily lectures I'm SOL during the PBL case discussions the next day and the upcoming quizzes.
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