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  1. Hi do you have any advice on students trying to get into pa school with a low gpa. Thank You

  2. Hello. I hope all is well. Do you have any advice on securing out of state rotations?

  3. I'd like to take down the thread [h=2]Pacific University Pre-Admission Drug Screen[/h]Can you please help me with that?

  4. Hi I just join and kind a lost. I want to know where to submit the question. I am PA student and interested to do ER fellowship just confused that what is the difference between Fellowship & residency.

  5. Hi there -


    A request. The PA Student General Discussion forum is all clogged up with questions from pre-PA visitors. No problem with their questions but they are just in the wrong spot. Is it possible for you to just move them to the pre-PA forum?


    I believe it would be a nice piece of hygiene.


    Thank you for moderating the forum.



  6. Hello,

    My name is Andy Ho and I just recently joined the forum and think it’s wonderful. Your success story is truly inspiring and very motivational.

  7. I went to the University of Texas at Austin for 3 years and was biology major. I struggle with the science classes not because I wasn’t smart, but because I lacked the studying habits, time management, and not knowing what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I wasn’t a party animal or anything but I was just lost, lost in what I wanted to do with my life. My GPA at UT was a 2.17. I literally thought I had hit dead bottom. Every night when I couldn’t sleep I would wish would all my heart that I had a time machine to do everything over, unfortunately that’s not how life works.

    I did not realize what my life is for until my grandmother passed away. I cried and cried… she lived right down the street from me and everyday when I came home from school I would just drive by my grandparents place. I blame myself for lots of things, things that I would rather not say.

  8. It’s funny how life works sometimes, after my grandmother passed away I somehow knew she had a hand in “opening my eyes”. I know what I want to do with the rest of my life now, I have a goal and I’m driven, I will not let anything get in my way of achieving what I want to do. I made a promise to my grandmother that I would help as many people in this world as I can. This is a promise I intend in keeping.

  9. I transfer to UTSA (a branch of UT) and majored in Kinesiology just last year. I approached academics with a new prospective and have earned me all A’s for the last 30 hours of credit. I now have a 2.81 with 1.5 more to go. By the time I graduate I will most likely have a 3.2-3.3. I plan to graduate with a 4.0 in Kinesiology and a minor in Biology. I’m starting research with one of my professor next fall and plan on shadowing PAs this summer. I’m doing everything I can so I can have a successful career to take care of my parents when they retire (for everything they’ve done and sacrifice for me), to raise a loving family, to have the financial resource to help other people in this world.

  10. I have read your story and it has really inspired me. I plan on applying to as many PA programs as possible, but I just want to ask you since there’s 140 PA programs how will I filter out the ones that would give me the best chance? Not just look at my GPA but see that I’ve improved, my drive, my passion for the career and to help people? Any additional advice would be greatly appreciated.

    I just want to say thank you for taking the time to read my letter and I really hope to hear from you soon J


  11. Every geriatric who falls and gets a head/face lac is considered fast track if they *say* they didn't pass out. I've found a few head bleeds and cervical fractures that way, but had a new one this month: an open frontal sinus fracture in an anticoagulated, diabetic, renal transplant pt. That pt was transferred at the same time as two of my other "fast track" pts, a 29yo male with "painless scrotal swelling x 1m" (he did have a mild dull ache in his abd, where his testicular cancer had metastasized) and a 4mo with a uti who was vomiting (only 4 times, and she came in with her cousin who vomitted 4 times too, so it was assumed to be a viral stomach flu....)
  12. Angel,

    I sent gemini77 a private message last week. I sent another a few days ago and also apologized for a comment I made to him. Enclosed are the two messages I sent him. I believe our childish bickering is over now. Just trying to get some feathers ruffled in this forum and keep the blood flowing. Looks like my football team (Georgia Bulldogs) are playing in your part of the woods soon at Arizona State. Should be interesting. Later, Mark Roman


    Originally Posted by roman6163


    Your's was quite the messy reply, bro. Gotta work on that.

    I don't know howwwww I'm gonna be able to sleep tonight knowing that you doubt that I mean what I said about how I treat people...........

    But I'll try.

    2) Originally Posted by roman6163


    If you're a student, then at best you are a "Pre-PA." At worst, you will fail and not be any kind of PA.

    So "Pre-PA" is actually a complement for you, because it assumes that you will make it and not fold.

    When (if...) you get through PA school, let me know. I will send you a card.

    As for me, I am typing fast before this hurricane hits (I live in Jacksonville, Florida).

    And sorry for the "bro" comment. I do apologize for that. A little over the top. The "ignorant (you)" comment you made was a decent comeback..........


  13. Thanks, E! I don't think I've ever seen a rhino rocket, based on your description... I need to change my terminology.
  14. Your link is to the product we have in our ED. I didn't know that the rapid rhino and rhino rocket were not the same thing. Too many rhinos :) Anyone know what the difference is?
  15. I used to be a big fan of the rhino rocket, but lately I have been using merocel sponges and like them better. More comfortable, and they seem to work when rhino rockets fail. Since the SEMPA conference, I have started packing the nose with cotton soaked in LET, them keeping them for 1h obs after hemostasis, encouraging them to walk around a bit. LET works nicely for me, and by doing the 1h obs I've caught a few that would have been repeat customers. SEMPA conference rocks :p
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