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  1. Ellee: I honestly do not know anyone whom took the Surgical PANRE. As for anxiety ,I have it as well. Took the PANCE twice because of it. I also have a friend who took the PANCE 3 times also due to anxiety and passed on the 4th try. I believe they went on a Beta Blocker to help. Not suggesting medications at all but do what you need to do to just relax once you get in there. My method was this. I stopped reading 2 weeks before the and exam and used something with just key points like whats included in Brian Wallaces material. Ex Bacterial Vaginosis = Clue Cells tx Metronidazole. D
  2. Took the PANRE a few weeks ago and PASSED (THANK GOD). I know a few other P.As that have taken the test ( passed as well) and we all came to the same conclusion. The PANRE Adult Medicine / Primary Care Exam is about 30-40% Peds. Don't waste your time studying immunizations because none of us got any questions regarding them. Know your Cardio, Pulmonary and G.I like its air and STUDY PEDS!!! What was very helpful for me was the Davis Book ( do the questions in the book and on the CD, double check the antibiotics). I swear a few of the questions were very similar and reading the explanatio
  3. I remember taking the PANCE on Wednesday or Thursday and received my results via email the next day. Does that apply with the PANRE or will test results take at least 1 week no matter what day of the week you take it?
  4. I'm just starting to study for the PANRE like this month. I work in Physical Med/ Ortho and Urgent Care with some Primary Care Experience. I'm using the Davis Book, PANCE Prep and Pearls and the Reg Comp Review for P.As book. Debating on if I should drop the cash for CME Review course and take the Pre-Test on NCCPA website. Anyone that has passed have any prep advice or test tips let me know. Thank you
  5. Agreed. The application is referring to Misdemeanors and Felonies not a traffic ticket. To totally set your mind at ease, email the board and ask them directly.
  6. It's pointless. These guys believe what they believe. When we start losing patients due to this type of thinking then maybe the lights in their heads will go off. FYI, I've questioned this type of thinking before and always get an an answer that makes me ask more questions. It becomes the debating to debating with brick wall game. I'm not a politician and I do not get paid enough for that. With these guys money speaks and if patients continue to not show up maybe then they will get it.
  7. Since creating this post, I find myself really paying closer attention to Chiros in our office. Example, we had a patient who was very upset she was told by our front desk she must keep her appointment for the day even though she was having flu (contagious) symptoms. I was unaware of this and was told this information by the patient once seen for their E&M. I had no idea who informed the Front Desk to give the information and brought this up in a meeting. Seriously who wants a sick patient in the office spreading their germs on other patients and possibly spreading it to the Provi
  8. I believe so but you can not bill without an NPI.
  9. Don't get caught up in that. Drew has always been known to look at the person as whole and not just academics. Someone will always have more experience and a higher GPA than you. Go in and show them why you have a passion to be a PA and why Drew is the best fit for you. If I were you I would read up on Charles Drew himself and understand what he was about. My GPA sucked ( for a PA program) but I went in and talked about my passion for being a PA and how I felt could live up to the mission statement. It is a new Program but I do not see them straying away from their mission which is to serve t
  10. If accepted you will be the first class of a revamped program that I am sure has learned from the past. So don't worry. As a former CDU PA Program Grad all I can say GOOD LUCK and make us Alumni PROUD!!
  11. As a former graduate of the PA program, I am very happy to see CDU back. GOOO DREW!!!!
  12. Someone once told me always remember YOU are the PA!! Never feel bad for taking action to protect yourself because even the MD's will through you under the bus to protect themselves. My problem is I'm tired of taking action and having to say NO soely because these clowns just want to bill for as much as they can. Dealing with things like this is the ugly side of medicine where more of a business versus taking care of the patients. Take care of yourself my friend and prayers are with you.
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