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  1. Good question. I personally see no advantage to another bachelors. A masters only if it opens the door to some new opportunity unrelated to PA school (for a career you would be happy to have if PA is not in the cards) or lets you take some graduate classes you want to but otherwise couldn't otherwise take. Otherwise I would just take classes, which is a postbacc. You could even take classes at one or more different schools if you wanted to.
  2. I admire your determination and the way you are looking at the past with an eye on what it taught you. As far as where to take classes, from what I've seen, most schools don't really care. If you are going to work while you go to school, community college offerings often are better suited to your schedule. Unfortunately grad school doesn't really "wipe the slate clean." CASPA reports your grades from every school you've ever gone to. They do provide the evaluators with your graduate grades as a separate line item, if they want to know. Just a suggestion, but perhaps thinking of this
  3. I think you probably will have a tough time convincing a PA program that you can hack the work with your current grades. If you repeat prereqs, that doesn't replace the old grades but just averages the two (a 3 point C becomes a 6 point B with an A for the repeat). And trying to make the application better with experience is iffy since schools often have grade cutoffs for even looking at the rest of the application. Schools have to post the percentage of students who graduate and pass their boards. A low undergrad GPA can raise their concern that the applicant won't make it through the pr
  4. Haven't we learned enough about using "fake news" and "alternative facts" in this country? Let's everyone take off our conspiracy hats for a day or two?
  5. I'm not from New York (actually I am, but I moved away in 1962) and I have nothing to do with what gets acccepted by the Huddle. Just my two cents but I'm not surprised that the note above keeps getting taken down. It alleges conspiracies it doesn't prove rather than just pointing out the issues and asking the legitimate questions the author clearly has. If anything, notes like this probably influence people who would otherwise probably be on our side to rethink their position and vote against us.
  6. BTW, the supervisory agreement (which might have been renamed by now) need only be kept in your file at your practice; no need to file it with the state in Ohio. I believe they just need to indicate that you are now working for whomever the physician(s) are at the new practice.
  7. I think the general drumbeat about crypto currency might be to get more money in and drive up the price so the earlier investors can sell and make their zillions...
  8. I would take a "clean" W over yet another C. I think this episode might be a good lesson for you to not trying to do too much and put your grades in jeopardy. Why take an EMT class at the same time you are trying to get yourself established in school? (Why not a nice summer EMT course ?) Why take organic if you don't have a good handle yet in gen chem? Take the time to do things right and don't try to rush yourself through life. It's a better ride and you'll probably do better as well. Once you start stacking the As, you can start adding activities, like volunteering or HCE or what
  9. I have worked in inpatient medicine in Ohio (though not in the last year). Physicians did not have to see our patients or cosign our orders before they are executed. We did have our charts and orders countersigned (easy step with Epic, etc), but that happened offsite and/or off-hours. This is the practice for both the PAs and NPs in our group (and, as far as I know, in other practices as well). It especially made sense for us since the physician was often called for overnight changes and this way he knew what we had been up to.
  10. There is often a time limit. When I applied, I was more than 30 years out from my BS. The gen ed and math classes were fine but I had to repeat some of my old science classes. (When I took biology, cells were nuclei and protoplasm!) It was a program-by-program thing. It should be on their websites. Good luck!
  11. If the crypto guys hang on long enough, I suspect that there will be a crypto bust. Historically, it's almost always a cycle. We are where we are. If you're older and have stocks, then you did well -- this time. Those same people went through their hell in the late 80s, among other crashes. It falls to us all to guide our profession (and our country, for that matter) through the present issues to hopefully a better future.
  12. Thanks for the very kind words! I hope I was of some help. Sounds like you've had a rough year but have worked out some things. That's pretty much the name of the game. If the biotech MS is something that might lead to a job that you would like even if you don't get into PA school, then that sounds like a plan. As far as PA programs, the schools you apply to get a list of your grades cut several different ways: by year, bachelors vs grad school, science grades versus everything else, the grades in the required classes, etc. Taking a graduate degree and doing really well might help, b
  13. Whoa! Let's just wait until grades are in. Most former college students will tell you that how you think you did on a test and how you actually did can be two different things. And sometimes questions get thrown out or grades get adjusted depending on how the whole class did. I got a D in my major and went on to get three graduate degrees. You don't get to dodge adversity; you get to decide how you are going to overcome it. Let the dust settle for a bit before you start doubting the direction of your life. Something which, by the way, you are allowed to change as you go. Just
  14. I started teaching about 6 years ago and remember my interview. Some of it might surround your clinical experience but I would also spend some time thinking about what classes or portions of classes that you might be interested in teaching. Faculty members are often assigned courses to manage. They don't necessarily teach it all but find/manage external lecturers for some of it. To give you an idea, I'm part-time (by design) and I teach parts of several courses and also manage the simulation lab. One of my full-time friends runs diagnostic methods, even though I teach part of it, he teac
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