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  1. He was not given ZMapp. My understanding is that if brought on supportive care soon enough, that survival is improved but still not odds I would bet on. At the beginning of the last large outbreak, the WHO assisted with a study that showed a 43% death rate, albeit much better than the usual rate of 90% mortality. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1411249?query=featured_home The WHO also put out guidelines on clinical management. The largest issue here would be that alot of clinical centers or treatment facilities in West Africa couldnt meet these standards, some no where near it. https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/325000/9789241515894-eng.pdf?sequence=1 So yea, I guess you get a "puncher's" chance. But remember that this patient was flown out of the region on a medevac to the NIH where he essentially had round the clock care and absolutely everything at the doctors disposal. This type of care is not available in West Africa. At least not immediately/until the greater medical community can come help. I do know that with the most recent outbreak they had more survivors than ever before. Was that due to the WHO guidelines? Or was it because they had more patients than ever before? Im not sure.
  2. Sure. You’re total in the end will be around $370,000 if you pay the min payment every month.
  3. Hello, Are you referencing this: https://www.wsj.com/articles/whats-your-degree-worth-11574294910?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=6. I read it. Just describes a website that the Department of ED opened that allows you to see the average first year salary by major and gives an estimated monthly loan payment based off of the average cost. Here is Stanford's page on that website: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/school/?243744-Stanford-University. Please point me in the right direction as to where you found this info as it related to the PA program. I can't. In fact, this website appears to only have undergrad certificates, associates, and bachelors degrees. While you could extrapolate, I don't think that it is particularly helpful to. You bring up a great point though. I have been thinking long and hard about this cost. I ran some numbers. Following the tuition page on the Stanford PA website: http://med.stanford.edu/pa/tuition.html. Using their numbers, so the totals for all 9 quarters and assuming all of that as a loan the total is: $273,432 (assuming 4 quarters on campus and 5 off, they are trying to get subsidized housing for the whole program, but not yet confirmed). Yea thats a lot. Plugging this into a student loan payment calculator on a 10 year loan is gross. It comes out to a monthly loan payment of around $3,041. Thats more than I currently bring home in a month. Yikes. According to salary.com, the average PA salary in San Francisco is $132,958 with most salaries falling above $122,387. Lets assume you make $110,000. Using a take home pay calculator your monthly income would be about $6,100. So if you are effectively paying half your monthly income in student loans. Thats highly frowned upon. I think Dave Ramsey would throw up thinking about it. Take a breath. If you look at the tuition page again, the estimated costs they put down are huge. Take the rent row for example. They estimate that on campus housing for 4 quarters will be $20,400. Thats $1,700 a month. Go to their student graduate housing price sheet https://rde-stanford-edu.s3.amazonaws.com/Housing/PDF/2019-20_Grad_RatesChart.pdf. 17 of the 22 housing options offered fall below $20,400 a year with some of them falling well below. Three of the options are about half. They also estimate $8,000 for food, which is $153.85 a week. They estimate $8,300 for personal expenses so car insurance or payments I guess? Moral of the story is there are places to cut costs. If you can get your loan total down to even $250,000 your monthly payment drops to $2,700 a month. If you slum it and pay extra a month, you greatly decrease your interest too. So yea. It's going to suck for 10 years. Really suck. But it's not impossible or undoable. For shits and giggles I looked at what it would cost for someone going to medical school that took out $300,000 and did a 3 year family medicine residency. Using averages for residency stipend and first year salary. I used the AAMC calculator, which has a ton of features, of which I understand none, so I tried to do the most basic. It appears that this fake person would pay somewhere between $424-$3,600 (low in residency, high as an attending) a month depending on their income based repayment and length of loan term. Paying on the lower end results in a 16 year repayment with the total including interest ballooning to around $544,000. Average family medicine salary is $231,000. It is not unreasonable to think that a PA with 5yrs experience (About when family medicine docs leave residency) can make above $150,000. I have seen on message boards PAs in the bay area making close to $200,000 in family medicine or urgent care. The earning potential is there. All told it is absolutely something to take into account. Speaking for myself, I feel as though the extra costs can be outweighed by the extra things Stanford can offer. These are things they mentioned during the interview. I plan to hold them to the impression they gave and make it worth it.
  4. Hello. I received the call on 9/25. I am not aware how many people have been accepted.
  5. Hello. For those that have accepted seats, I have made a facebook group. Please contact Dr. Butler to learn how to access the group.
  6. This is some hardcore spin. The bottom line is they had 12 students fail. I know of at least 2 schools that are ranked way lower, one a relatively new program, that took the same test and had 0 students fail. I wouldn't bring up rankings, but when I interviewed here they brought them up more than once to use them to brag about being top 5. Well, in my opinion, a top 5 program wouldn't have 12 students fail. There was a failure somewhere in their methods to have those students fail. Also, a program that brags about being top 5 should never compare themselves to the national average. They should be way above the national average. I do however agree that if you liked Emory and its a fit for you then absolutely go there. My guess is that they wont let this happen again.
  7. Anyone going to the sept 24th interview want to share an Airbnb?
  8. Anyone going Sept 20-21 want to share an Airbnb? Might end up cheaper that way, especially if we can get 4-5 people. I am flying into SFO and will have a rental car.
  9. Im sorry to hear that. Good luck with the rest of your cycle.
  10. Sorry to hear that. Was the rejection a letter in the mail or an email?
  11. @Rouns1 I have received a confirmation. Submitted Caspa on 6/21 Wisconsin email came 7/2
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