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  1. Thank you very much. That is extremely helpful. I appreciate your response.
  2. Thank you, I will reach out.
  3. Hi all, I am interested in going into Cardiology out of PA school. I was curious if someone who works in cardiology as a PA wouldn't mind explaining their day to day tasks as a PA. I posted in the specialties sub-forum, but didn't get much love. If you'd rather send me a message that is cool too. Thanks!
  4. I am currently in PA school and have a high desire to practice in cardiology based off of didactic learning. However, I was wondering if any Cardiology PA's could chime in on what your day to day looks like working as a cardiology PA. Thank you in advance.
  5. I don't really mean asking them to do the fighting. I mean us coming together to do it together. If both physicians and PA's can state their distaste with how things are regarding NP's something has got to give. I'm not naïve enough to think that at some point after pumping out 30k NP grads a year with high numbers of them doing their degree online or over the course of many many years that the care they deliver independently is going to result in sub-par patient outcomes. There is a reason medicine has grown to such strict standards. It's because its hard and takes diligent, long sacrifice to be competent. The sacrifice every one on here has given to become a competent clinician. They are bending the bar on those standards and it will result sooner or later in bad medicine. I just want to be on the correct side of the line when that happens. @Joelseff
  6. I feel like I’ve been seeing the same strategy of riding the coat tails of NP’s legislative victories for a while and then trying to use that to make a case for PA’s. But obviously it doesn’t seem to be working. In FL PA’s got kicked off the bill a day or two before it was voted on voila NP’s had independent practice and PA’s stayed the same. Maybe a different strategy is necessary. I feel like PA’s should reach out to the MD/DO leaders and combine efforts to put the kabash on the steady uprising of the NP’s. It’s widely understood by physicians that 1) PA’s are far better trained and much more competent 2) NP’s gaining legislative victories year after years hurts PA’s and Physicians. Time to realize that NP’s are not our friends, they are pumped out of these online degree programs to practice bad medicine and then at the end of the day we’ll just get lumped in with them as “Incompetent mid level providers” in the eyes of physicians. Got to pick a side in this fight.
  7. The medical director of the ICU in a hospital is a PA?
  8. Computer. PA-CAT was the first day of interviews. It was being done as a pilot study. I don’t know that this round of applicants will be asked to take it.
  9. The interview process was very well organized in my opinion. We were required to take a 4 hour PA-CAT exam in addition to writing an essay. Otherwise no additional testing.
  10. They aren’t rolling admissions, so every applicant that is selected for an interview will hear the same day regardless of application submission date. The tentative date should be posted on their website. The class before me moved online for a bit. However the program director is keeping all things in-person for the fall semester.
  11. Hi everyone, I am attending UT's program. If you have anyone questions about the application process let me know.
  12. That will depend on the school. Some schools will require a BCP GPA of 3.0 or above to even be considerd (FGCU for example). Other schools will not even look at it.
  13. If the majority of the schools you are applying to use rolling admissions, I would submit now. If the schools don't use rolling admissions then wait and finish your classes. I would doubt that moving your gpa from a 3.15 to a 3.28 is going to make or break your application. However, applying late in the cycle (and august is late) to rolling admissions schools will make or break your chance of acceptance for some programs.
  14. Hi I am not in the same position as you but figured I would do my best to point you in the right direction. First look at this link and read through it: https://help.liaisonedu.com/CASPA_Applicant_Help_Center/Sending_Your_Official_Transcripts_and_Test_Scores_to_CASPA/Sending_Official_Transcripts_to_CASPA/Foreign_and_French-Canadian_Transcripts Second, if you have not yet determined what schools you plan to apply for, being that you are a foreign graduate I would do this as soon as possible. Many programs will not allow you to apply with a foreign degree at all. But there are some that will and I would find out which ones you are interested and call them and explain your situation to them in detail and thoroughly look over their requriements. For example Barry University will accept your foreign degree, but they have a stipulation that you need to have atteneded college in the USA for at least 1 year prior to submitting your application. As far as your GPA question, I can only imagine that CASPA will follow the GPA that was given on your evaluation. Also I would encourage you to get a second evaluation done (this time use WES). I know it is costly to do the evaluation, but my wife is from Brazil and when we evaluated her transcripts we used 2 different places and both places gave different course credit hours as well as different GPA's. At any rate WES is known as the mecca of transcript evaluation services, so use them. Best of luck.
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