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DizzyJ last won the day on November 8 2017

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  1. I worked for LHI for awhile and did health assessments and immunizations for the military. Most events are on the weekends.
  2. Well...that's a tricky situation. Obviously, they have more qualified applicants then seats available. Any number of applicant review factors may have changed from last year causing you to not get an interview. You have no idea how many applicants have better stats then you. How many of those 25 improved their applications beyond what you did. Maybe they changed how many interviews they offered as to not repeat the situation of telling 25 candidates they just wasted their time driving/flying/walking over for an interview, because they are not getting in. It would be very difficult to pin point your rejection based on your sexual orientation disclosure. I'm sure it could/does happen places. I'm hoping you don't find individuals who also had a similar situation (because that shouldn't happen to anyone), but if you did, then it could support your claim. I wish you luck! Did you apply to other schools and get interviews?
  3. Are you questioning if the program rejects those that disclose sexual orientation? My street smarts would say that if one got an interview last year, and didn't get accepted, wouldn't that be the more likely cause of an immediate rejection? They didn't like the applicant last year after an interview. So, unless something significantly changed with the applicant, why would they invite them back for another interview? Why do you think an immediate rejection was because of disclosure?
  4. I went to a BS program. It was a so-called 2+2 program. 2 years of pre-reqs and then 2 years of PA program. I spent 4 years finding myself at a community college. So, I just did the PA program portion and was 25 when I graduated. Several in my class were 22 at graduation. So, I don't think there is anything wrong with a combined BS/MS program.
  5. I'm not sure how the process is now, but in 2007 I submitted everything I could ahead of time and this led to me getting licensed quicker. That is what my PA program recommended and we had a speaker from OAPA come in to review the application process and they said the same thing. This was back in the day when that not so nice lady (trying to be polite) ran the PA applicant show and wouldn't ever return a phone call. At the time they required a copy of the NCCPA wall certificate. So, when I got my wall certificate I was able to fax over a copy and my license went active that day. Had I waited to submit everything it would have certainly taken longer. So, I would recommend sending everything now. I'm not sure how often they meet to approve new applicants, but if they only meet once a month, then your application could be approved sooner pending final submission of PANCE results. Again, I'm not sure what their process is now. Maybe they are reviewing applications more frequently and being that you can upload documents now, instead of snail mail, it is probably faster.
  6. My best guess street smarts....maybe they ask for police reports or court documentation showing the final disposition of each charge. They would see on your background check you've had nothing for >13 years. Have you been asked to come in for formal interview?
  7. It does seem odd to lose a job over an incorrectly ordered CT that, assuming, caused no harm to the patient. It could be an "honest" mistake that you didn't update you CV as you were trying to find a job. You may have overlooked it. I have applied for jobs, knowing my CV wasn't up to date, simply because I was on my cell and saw a job that looked good and didn't want to take the time to get to a computer and up date my CV. I was not trying to hide the job. I've had PRN jobs, that I hated every minute of, and I don't list those. I'm guessing you'll get split answers on this. If you omitted the job because you are purposely trying to cover up something (disciplinary action), then this could go badly for you should they figure it out. If you omitted the job because it wasn't a good experience and don't see how listing the job would have any change in getting the job offer or not, then ooops, you left it off your CV. Acknowledging though exactly what you said, it is hard to hide a job because there is a provider trail (NPI, DEA, insurance credentialing, malpractice insurance, CAQH, etc) that will always lead back to it. How long where you at this job?
  8. As a new grad in EM, I was pretty comfortable with routine ER patients in about 2 years. This was routine fast track, CP, SOB, abd pains, etc..I didn't handle traumas or codes. While I felt completely comfortable seeing any patient, I was also completely comfortable asking for an opinion from another provider. I've switched specialties over the years and my comfort level developed quicker. Most likely just because I was more experience with medicine. I would say 2-3 years is a good average.
  9. My best guess....if 3.0 is the minimum gpa needed then your application will be weeded out for not meeting the minimum. I would reach directly out to the program director. If nothing more, it could at least get your name on his/her desk to perhaps look at your application. I would guess they couldn't consider you regardless or it would go against their published admission criteria. Unless maybe they have a clause where the program director can make exceptions. I would apply to more then one program. Back in my day I applied to 2 programs. Nowadays, students apply to like 10-20 schools in hopes to just get into one.
  10. I worked for a company that didn't understand what salary meant. The GM told me he checked "with the IRS" and they said it was okay to dock pay for under 40 hours and not pay for anything over...red flag with that statement. Then HR would call me every other week and say so-and-so only logged 39 hours and I would re-explain it doesn't matter if they put 39 or 40. They are salary and came to work every day. So, PAY THEM! I personally don't feel like i should get hazard pay for continuing to do my job. I'm exposed to potential hazards every day. It's part of the job. I work inpatient urology though and we did not see much covid at our hospital. If I was still working in the ED, in a covid hot spot, I would probably feel different.
  11. Every PA program should thoroughly cover the ins and outs of licensing in their state. You should be able to find all answers on the medical board websites. A quick look on the allopathic board does not show any requirement for malpractice prior to getting a license. You do need Child Abuse/Opioid specific CME, background check, NP databank report, PANCE results, education verification, and resume. It looks like you can create an online account and start submitting items for your application at any time and don't need to wait until you have everything.
  12. Teams have been deploying for a couple months now. Seeing emails frequently looking for volunteers to deploy with other teams. So, deployments are up right now. My team last deployed in March and prior to that in August to San Juan.
  13. I've been on DMAT for almost a year. I have not deployed yet. Our team is on 1st call 3 months out of the year. We are required to roster for at least 2 of the months. You need to be available for 2 weeks. So, if you list yourself available the entire month, you can be called on the 1st day of the month or the last day of the month and deploy for 2 weeks. Some deployments may not need a full 2 weeks. There is a lot of communication, monthly meetings, and lots of training/education you can take. There is also many required trainings. My team was on call for March and was deployed. I couldn't roster because of moving. So, I missed out on my first deployment. There is constant need for back-fill and lots of opportunities to deploy right now.
  14. What type of advancement are you looking for? Admin? I did a DHSc program a few years ago and had no luck getting into hospital admin with years of prior admin/leadership experience. Nobody knew what the degree was and I don't think they cared either. One interview they specifically said, "but you don't have an MBA"...So, I'm going to pick up a cheap MBA and see what happens with that. I'm glad I did the DHSc, and got a lot out of it, but it currently doesn't get me anything different compared to the other PAs in my group.
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