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  1. I just wanted to update all of you who were so gracious to participate in this discussion. I have been able to retain my CA license with 5 years probation, no restrictions. I have been able to acquire my GA license completely free and clear! I am participating in a physician health program that does monitoring. I have petitioned the court to have my felony reduced to a misdemeanor. They came to the conclusion that it was too soon for a reduction but that they would consider it after I have done 2.5 yrs of my felony probation (Jan 2022). I am now applying for jobs in Georgia and it is very d
  2. It was for a DUI. The offense was elevated to a felony due to the fact that there was an accident. There were no injuries at the time but the other party reported minor injuries after the fact. I have made enormous efforts in my rehabilitation and recovery. I have owned up to a substance abuse issue and have taken full responsibility. Everything that I have read thus far has shown me that most states will adopt whatever stance the disciplinary state has taken. I am coming from CA (one of the strictest states) and will be applying to a state in the south. My hope is that I will be able to get m
  3. Looking for advice. I was just notified by my attorney that the CA Medical Board has decided to take disciplinary action in the form of 5 yr of probation for my PA license. Without getting into the details I am very excited about this decision by the board b/c it really could have resulted in a suspension or revocation. My question is for anyone who has experience in this matter. I am hoping to apply for a license in another state as my family and I moved during all of this. How hard can it be to get a license in a new state while on probation in another? I have heard that in general, the new
  4. sas5814 thank you for your post, that is what I was kind of hoping to hear. I know that I screwed up and should have to jump through hoops in order to regain even a semblance of what I have lost. I was just hoping to hear that there is hope. I made a huge mistake and have paid dearly in every aspect of my life. Unfortunately for someone with a substance abuse problem sometimes it takes this kind of loss in order to change. I certainly don't expect for my license to be handed back to me on a silver platter but I am hoping that with time and honest effort put in to my recovery that in the future
  5. Thank you Kitana for insight and information. I have contacted my attorney to discuss this with him. I have been applying for entry level type positions where I live such as front office, retail, customer service but all I know is how to be a PA. I literally have no other experience. Prior to going to PA school I was an EMT-I. What I am facing is just unimaginable. I am hoping that if CA decides to suspend or revoke my license I will be able to apply for license in GA showing all of the rehabilitation efforts I am making and pray that they have a more lenient board. Thank you all SO much for y
  6. Also, I was reading the story of a trauma surgeon in CAwho was on call AND driving to the hospital when he crashed his car on the interstate and had a .24 BAC. All said and done he retained his license but was placed on probation which stipulated he participate in certain programs and monitoring. I feel (I hope) that this means there is a chance I might be a candidate for something similar.
  7. Thanks again to you all for your responses to my inquiry. The reason for elevation to felony is that I did cause an accident, however, no injuries were reported at the time of the accident. The victim in this case reported at a later time for MSK injuries. Although my opinions on why she reported injuries has no bearing on the case, feel they were financially motivated. So a question for any of you who have been through something like this, is there a chance that I may NEVER be able to practice again? I am worried about the NEVER part. I am willing and happy to participate in whatever reh
  8. Thank you all so much for your responses. It is such a frightening position to be in. I have openly acknowledged my substance abuse issues with the CA medical board and this is a first time offense. I have not been able to work now for over a year and even though I am applying for non PA jobs, most want you to disclose a felony conviction. It has been hard to say the least. My biggest fear in the world is that I will not get to practice again. The created my entire life around my career and the financial stability it provides. Having gone through this experience personally I can testify that t
  9. Hi all! I have a question for anyone out there that may have experience with this personally or know a PA that has gone through something like this. I was convicted of felony DUI Oct 2018. I have been sober since then and am doing really well in that regard. My conviction is still under review with the board in CA. I had to do 2 months jail time and I am on 5 years probation. I have been attending AA regularly and keep record of it all. My attorney says I have a good chance at probation for my license as opposed to suspension or revocation. Anyone have experience with this type of situation? I
  10. Hi all! I have a question for anyone out there that may have experience with this personally or know a PA that has gone through something like this. I was convicted of felony DUI Oct 2018. I have been sober since then and am doing really well in that regard. My conviction is still under review with the board in CA. I had to do 2 months jail time and I am on 5 years probation. I have been attending AA regularly and keep record of it all. My attorney says I have a good chance at probation for my license as opposed to suspension or revocation. Anyone have experience with this type of situation? I
  11. Rural hospital based clinic in northern CA is seeking a family practice PA-C. New grads are welcome to apply. Community is in a small mountain town of about 5,000 people within about 75 miles of Reno, NV and Chico, CA. We are a practice of 5 physicians, a PA-C and an FNP. No call required. If interested or for more information please email me! afreeman@pdh.org The hospital website can be found at www.pdh.org Thanks! Amber
  12. I'm fresh out of PA school and am now facing the task of writing a cover letter and CV. I have no idea where to start or where to look online for decent examples. If anyone has any advice on how to format, what to include/omit, etc, I would be greatly appreciative! Amber
  13. I am actually in the Red Rocks program, 2nd year. It's tough to get in but GPA is only half of what they look at. They rate applicants on a point system. You get a certain amount of points for experiance, GPA, time since taking all of the prereqs, personal essay, interview, letters of recommendation, etc. So even if you don't consider yourself a smart person, you can make it if you work hard. That's really all it takes
  14. I am a 2nd year PA student in the Denver/Boulder area. I am currently doing my clinical rotations (in Grand Junction right now). I think that CO would be a great place to work. The clinical atmosphere varies depending on the type of environment you are in. I did a rotation at an ER just outside Denver where the PAs had a great deal of autonomy and were very well respected by the docs. As far as the social climate, it depends on where you are. The frontrange offers pretty much anything you could ever want. It is really difficult for PAs to find employment in this area b/c there are two programs
  15. I agree that working as an EMT or Medic in a busy 911 system is absolutely priceless if you are wanting a career as a PA or even MD. It teaches you things that you cannot learn in a class room; things like how to talk to people, how to respond to chaotic situations and how to delegate and work with other professionals. It gave me so much confidence. I hope that after becoming a PA that I can somehow get back out there on an ambulance. I think it would help to keep me sharp and on my toes!
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