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  1. If he knows firsthand about your work performance, I would go for it. I had similar references when I applied. They can readily speak to your character. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. The biggest danger is assuming that this is your only chance! It probably isn't. Do what you want to do and see what happens.
  3. In English, the average is 4.79 characters per word -- plus a space after each word -- would give you about 1200 words. You don't have to take them all! I recommend not blowing smoke but tying their program's attributes with you and your style of learning.
  4. Your old career is a plus. Just hit the high spots. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. It’s easier to follow your gut, get through this tough time, and apply somewhere else than it is to jump into a bad situation. Only you know if you have enough data to call it bad. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. I don’t think anyone wants to stop the flow of students through programs for lots and lots of reasons. The questions being grappled with have to do with how to continue the training so that new grads have the skills and experiences they’ll need. Lots of innovation going on, I suspect in faculties and regulatory bodies everywhere. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. I don't think that's what he was talking about when he said "major hospitals." In Columbus, think Grant, Riverside, OSU, Mt. Carmel East, etc.
  8. Not sure where he gets his facts but no "major hospital" I've ever worked in had "two" ventilators. Hopefully we'll stay data and fact-driven. Kudos to Ohio's governor and others who, in the parlance of my engineering background, continue to "work the problem." https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/03/27/coronavirus-trump-fox-ventilator/
  9. None of us can be sure what the national leadership will be doing, but I would expect that going to a former coronavirus hotspot this year might well earn you a couple of weeks of quarantine at the port of entry when you return. At least I would hope so.
  10. I took that cruise (but on Viking) a few years ago and it was wonderful. Sadly, I doubt anyone will be cruising this summer. Maybe next year... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Not trying to put you down and I know that this is a bad time to try to shadow; even students have had their rotations stopped. But when the dust finally clears, you really would benefit from finding a way to do it. Back when I was working full time, a guy I met on this forum drove sight unseen 700 miles to spend a week with me. The reason I think it’s important is that, until you’re there, you don’t have a true appreciation for the good and the bad. As my late Mom would say, “Many a person climbed a ladder only to find that it was leaning against the wrong wall.” Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. So you're saying that you've not shadowed a PA even though that is the career you are applying for? Without shadowing, I'm not sure how can you be sure of the career you might spend your life doing. You need to shadow for oh so many reasons. Better get on it.
  13. It’s times like this when people realize that their government can sometimes be the only force strong enough to solve a problem. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Sounds like a good idea but perhaps there are liability issues with going into a clinic to do that? Not sure.
  15. Ours were also recalled. ARC-PA and other organizations are working on a strategy. For now, students are doing case studies, etc. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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