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  1. I'm faculty; almost every cohort has this happen during the clinical year. The student takes a month off and graduates a month late to do the missed rotation. It sometimes happens in the didactic year, but that's more complicated. Clearly it takes good family support. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  2. I was 58 when I went to PA school so you are clearly not too old! It sounds trite, but you’ve got to enjoy the journey. In 10 years, you’ll be 10 years older, regardless of what you want to be doing. My advice is to start on the road to a BS and see how the journey feels. Assuming you like your current job (which I did), there is no hurry. Also I wouldn’t spend too much time on what you could have done in the past: you can’t change the past but you sure can change your future. Good luck! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. It takes time to change jobs at times. Something on the order of 6 months shouldn’t be an issue in a CV. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Time for some counseling help? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. No, it’s not wrong for you to have a dream. Whether or not your husband is going to be supportive and whether or not you all move is a shared decision, assuming you want to stay married. I was married for 35 years when I moved two hours away for PA school. My wife stayed home (it’s nice having someone working!) I went home on the weekends or my wife visited me. Our kids were grown. It worked fine for us. In a later class, a woman I mentored brought her whole family, along with a mother or mother-in-law to help with the kids. That too worked. It sounds like it’s time for a conversation with your husband, along with some team problemsolving. It will be hard to be a doting Mom when you are in PA school. Probably not impossible, but hard. Good luck. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Best of luck and please let us know if you are accepted. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Bubbles, I'm clearly not going to convince you. So be it. To the others out there: use references that can speak to your character, regardless of whether or not you are fortunate enough to have a well-qualified (medically) family friend. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  8. To repeat, LORs do not have to be from employers. The best one I ever read as part of a review board was from a prospective student's soccer coach. LORs fill a need for a third party who knows you to be able to tell us who you are. If that is a coworker, fine, but it is not a requirement. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  9. Yes it is. There is no requirement that LORs come from old employers! One of my best friends wrote one of mine, for example. You want people who know you well and can talk about your character, etc. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  10. It varies by state. You might go to the state’s PA association’s website. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Get it from whichever PA knows you the best. It can be a family friend or whomever. The LOR writer should be able to talk about you in ways you can’t. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. 25 with two degrees already and wanting to be a PA "for years?" What career were you shooting for that you are already ready to abandon and why? You are not all that "old" so, unless you can't find a job in the career you started with, or simply hate it, maybe working for a few years and paying down your debt might change things.
  13. Ride on, Mike, and good luck! That $40k for life will come in handy.
  14. I agree with Lady. You should be very proud of what you and your family have done and the sacrifices that involved. Showing emotion is fine. But, if you're worried, you might consider sharing your story with some of your friends (like a mock interview) so that you can get used to telling your story.
  15. I would wait and max your pension, assuming you still like your job. You can always take some classes along the way to keep your edge.
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