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  1. Most of the surgical books I own are about cardiac or the ICU (Bojar's, Marino's). Can someone recommend a solid general surgery text? Thanks.
  2. Thanks, I didn't think of that. Thank you both for your comments.
  3. I have been actively looking for general surgery/CT surgery jobs for 2 months, but I am limited by two realities: I am a new grad, and I can't move more than 30 miles outside my current location. My question is, what type of position will best prepare me to switch over to a surgical job after a year or two of experience? So far I'm considering: - hospitalist - urgent care/walk in - ER Since I'm new, I don't have much perspective on this... Any advice is greatly appreciated.
  4. Can some recent grads at least describe what their credentialing process was like?
  5. I am graduating in December and keep hearing about problems getting credentialed to do procedures (even among veteran PAs). I spoke to some recent grads who were promised opportunities for supervised central lines, etc. but who never got them and thus are still not credentialed to do any procedures. How can I avoid this situation? Is this something I should be negotiating during the interview process? Not sure how to proceed but I LOVE procedures and am very eager to be credentialed in as many as possible. Thanks for your thoughts...
  6. I am graduating in December and keep hearing about problems getting credentialed to do procedures (even among veteran PAs). I spoke to some recent grads who were promised opportunities for supervised central lines, etc. but who never got them and thus are still not credentialed to do any procedures. How can I avoid this situation? Is this something I should be negotiating during the interview process? Not sure how to proceed but I LOVE procedures and am very eager to be credentialed in as many as possible. Thanks for your thoughts...
  7. I will graduate from PA school this Dec. and am applying to surgical residency programs. Most of the residencies start in September, so assuming it takes a few months to get my paperwork through, I'll only have 6-7 months to work before I would have to leave my first job. I don't want to be flaky and leave my very first job that soon. Do I have any hope of getting employment through a temp agency as a new grad? Should I try to get 2 part-time jobs so it isn't as much of a burden if I leave? I'm not picky about geography or specialty, I just want to start paying back my loans without having a big dark spot on my resume. Thanks for your insight, LK
  8. I am trying to plan my PG time and am having trouble finding data on how many applicants to the Yale/Norwalk program are accepted vs. how many apply. Of course I realize there is steep competition to get a slot, but I would like some idea of how difficult it is since I am factoring a residency into my choice of PA programs. (The Norwalk residency offers a cadaver lab that I may not have access to in my PA program, depending on where I get in/choose to go.) If it is unrealistic to plan on acceptance into a residency with a cadaver lab within, say, the first two years after I graduate as a PA-C, I may want to factor that into my choice of PA schools. Thanks for any input.
  9. Any current or former students care to share their opinions of the rotation sites MCPHS Manchester offers?
  10. The real problem is that people...don't...read. It's as simple as that. In my family, it wasn't up to the public schools I attended to teach kids how to speak or read. It was up to the families. It's called reading night, people. Half an hour a night before your kid goes to bed and they will get a perfect verbal SAT score like me, despite the horrid conditions of the school system. I have never lived in a city or town that did not have a free public library--everyone should be taking advantage of them more often. If you have read a lot, the schools don't have to start from square one with you. The ESL students in my childhood classes seemed to understand this better than the ones who grew up speaking English. They all read newspapers, novels for young adults, and magazines. By fifth grade, they had blown past most of the kids who had grown up in my hometown. The school system had very little to do with it.
  11. Has anyone taken pathophysiology online at either RioSalado or Columbus State?
  12. I read every post on this thread and only saw one Connecticut site. I looked at it and it was mostly sketchy online-only schools. Has anyone taken any online courses in CT? I would love to get some instate tuition rates. I am looking at biochem, immunology, med term, pathophysiology...or some combination of those. Thanks for your help!
  13. I know this post is old, but I am reapplying this year so I just opened up your program again. Just wanted to applaud the collaborative spirit that made you decide to upload the program you made so that others could benefit from it. The world (especially in medicine) could really use more of that kind of attitude. ;)
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