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  1. This is from NY State Dept of Health return to work for HCPs: o HCPs must be asymptomatic. o HCPs must have a negative test (PCR or antigen) to return to work after an exposure and subsequently be tested every 2-3 days after the first test until Day 10 after exposure. o HCPs must self-monitor for symptoms and conduct daily temperature checks through Day 14. o HCPs must quarantine when not at work consistent with the Department’s guidance on quarantine. o At any time, if the HCPs working under these conditions develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19, they should immediately stop work and isolate at home. All staff with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should be immediately referred for diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2. https://apps.health.ny.gov/pub/ctrldocs/alrtview/postings/HCP_Return_to_Work_Exposed_Update_1_7_2021_1610041940729_0.pdf
  2. Hi Pre-PAs! The AASPA board of directors will be hosting a Pre-PA seminar (usually held in person in Florida each January, now on Zoom!). Sign up for a mock interview or essay review. Earn a certificate from AASPA- looks great on CASPA! Check out AASPA.com for more great info. AASPA Pre-PA Flyer.pdf
  3. Good point! I had an electrician come and do a job that took about an hour, walked out w $180 cash! Thats living!
  4. Positions for speciality PAs continue to grow in many areas (Surgery, critical care), Primary care positions continue to shrink as NPs dominate the outpatient arena (agree w above). In addition to above NETWORKING is key: 1. Work w your state and speciality organization, volunteer for a committee, etc 2. Volunteer w a local PA program to teach or help w physical exam. This will get your name out there, build your resume, and possibly get you that position. Lastly, consider a residency!
  5. Some interesting literature on Ivermectin and COVID: Dec 2 2020: https://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(20)32506-6/fulltext Ivermectin may be effective for the treatment of early-onset mild Covid-19 in adult patients. Early viral clearance of SARS-CoV-2 was observed in treated patients. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32251768/ We report here that Ivermectin, an FDA-approved anti-parasitic previously shown to have broad-spectrum anti-viral activity in vitro, is an inhibitor of the causative virus (SARS-CoV-2), with a single addition to Vero-hSLAM cells 2 h post infection with SARS-CoV-2 able to effect ~5000-fold reduction in viral RNA at 48 h. Ivermectin therefore warrants further investigation for possible benefits in humans.
  6. Great question and some even better replies!!! Like many at the start for me it was "all surgery all the time: working two surgical jobs, teaching surgery at 2 PA Programs, state and national board work and lecturers etc etc...until I had a similar conversation that started this thread with someone in the OR Lounge that convinced me to diversity: little league coach, run for the local school board, teach at community college, start trading stocks for income, etc etc .....now if someone sees me in the clinic to get their staples out they proclaim "Hey, I saw you coaching 3ed base!" So the answer is: Keep being amazing at your practice....but make sure you diversify!
  7. I've found in surgery I have a great deal of autonomy: -Seeing consults in the ED and booking them- surgeon meets the patient in Pre-op -Running the pre & post-op clinic while the surgeon is home or in the hospital -Post-op telemedicine, wound checks etc etc. -Deciding how to close up a midline laparotomy while the surgeon starts a case in the other room etc!
  8. This is next weekend! Hope to see all Tampa Pre-PAs there!
  9. Hi Pre-PAs! Sorry-- off topic here but I wanted to let you know the Surgical PAs are coming to Tampa Jan 18 2020 to do a Pre-PA seminar! Hope you can make it:
  10. Volunteers from the AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SURGICAL PAs, the first PA professional organization to host Pre-PA events, will be hosting an engaging and informative PRE PA COACHING SEMINAR in TAMPA FLORIDA WHEN JAN 18 2020 4-9:30 PM WHERE: USF CAMLS center https://camls-us.org/ Faculty, students, and lecturers from Cornell University, USF, Stony Brook University, Loyola Marymount, Touro, and others are all presenting or planning to attend. Opportunities for mock interviews as well as critical CASPA essay reviews available You can not miss this seminar...amazing admission tips, mock interviews, essay reviews, cutting edge PA news, and networking, shadowing, and volunteer experiences! WOW!You will:*meet PA leaders & admission advisors*learn first hand tips and tricks to become a successful PA Program applicant.*Understand the amazing & rapidly growing PA career field. *Get new info on CASPA! *Earn a certificate of attendance, great on a CASPA application! This event is hosted by AASPA and given by Surgical PAs, PA school faculty members, and admissions experts! All volunteer their time to give this seminar. Come and learn amazing admissions tips & tricks! Understand the process from the inside and find out why PA school has become so competitive to get into and what admission committees look for.CNN, Money Magazine, US Dept of Labor list the PA profession as one of the fastest growing & highest paid careers.AASPA is proud to be THE FIRST PA organization to offer Pre-PA seminars, which have become more and more popular. *Seating is limited*Dress is casual, but not too casual (you may meet a future PA school interviewer!!)This amazing seminar will include:-Overview of the PA Profession-PA Profession news that all applicants need to know-Essentials of academic prerequisites-Health care/patient care prerequisites-How to deal with CASPA-PA-wanna-be essays-How to stand out as an applicant-Tips for the returning student-One on one and group Q & A session-and much more!Registration/donation ($25): aaspa.com Since AASPA is a non-profit and the faculty are volunteers, it makes a great tax-writeoff! **For groups of 5 or more, you save $15 on each registration, email ceo@aaspa.com for info!!**QUESTIONS?? aaspa@affinity-strategies.com or Corrine Marconi, Executive Director corrine@affinity-strategies.comHOT TIPS*On the same day, Saturday January 18, AASPA is hosting an ultrasound workshop with SPOCUS...volunteer opportunities to be an ultrasound model ...what a way to build your CASPA application. *BRING YOUR RESUME, BUSINESS CARDS, AND SAMPLE ESSAY! To volunteer to be a POCUS model: aaspa@affinity-strategies.com*Discounted hotel rates will be available for Friday and Saturday nights for those flying in and/or volunteering at the ultrasound session. AASPA.COM for info (coming soon) AASPA Pre-PA FLyer 2020.pdf
  11. Testosterone,e Hormones, CBD/MM, etc. there is still a big market for this and many are willing to pay outright for it. I know there is greater regulation of compounding pharmacies that dispense alot of these meds....but the market is growing still!
  12. Looks like many of us have been precepting and teaching medical students for years. How often do you run into a doc where they say "A PA taught me to do a punch Bx, IO access....etc etc!"
  13. Cornell did in 2018 move to a SPACIOUS 2 level facility and faculty center with a SIM MAN (very cool), clinical exam rooms, multiple classrooms, private student lounge, lockers , full windows and lots of light etc etc etc tons of space!
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