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About Corpsman2PA

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  1. Not at all. We all make over 150k easily, doing 130-140 hrs a month. The problem is RNs and the California RN union have positioned themselves into making NorCal a Mecca for RN salaries. People literally fly in from out of state, work their shifts and fly home. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Boy you sure got a lot of replies to this one! How did the visit go? Are you out here in California now? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. In Sac I work with RNs in the ED that start as new grads at $58/hr. Most make $150k/year doing 3-12s. I know a few that gross >$200k but typically work a little more or pick up extra shifts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. No no no no no no. Is OU a "Physican Associate" program? If not, stop saying that. Also, you could abbreviate to PA after specifying once... The only thing that grabbed me in your statement was you becoming a mother your freshman year. Honestly, I would start with that and go from there. This is supposed to be a personal statement, and all you've done is tell us about some of the times you worked with PAs, cliches about specialty flexibility, etc. I don't KNOW you after reading this. It didn't spark a desire in me to want to meet you for an interview either. Try this exercise... take the paragraph of you becoming a mother and seeing your child for the first time as your opener. Then see where the words take you. Show us a deeper side of you, and then show us how that side found the desire of the PA profession. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Agree with fixing the many run-on sentences. I give this PS a C-. To me, it does not articulate WHY you want to be a PA. You could replace PA with NP/MD and it wouldn't change a thing. Also, you liked how the PA had more time with her patients? In what world? Most Adcoms will laugh at a statement like that. Furthermore, during your struggles, you state "this only strengthened my desire to become a PA." How? Magically? Personally, I would go back to the drawing board. Sorry if I'm sounding harsh, but tough love brings about the best change. -C2PA Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks for the feedback. I think I'll go with the generic "Letter of Rec" on top with the "Dear admissions committee" and leave it at that. Thanks! C Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hey all, Writing a letter of rec for the first time for a PA hopeful. Should I use a personalized letterhead or just a generic "Letter of Recommendation" title? I work for a group contracted at a hospital, so I'm not representing the particular hospital necessarily. Thoughts? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Agree with Rev. Apply for wherever you want. Who knows, maybe 6 months from now you'll pick up some shifts in the other state. Easy to market yourself that way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. As you can see experience can differ greatly. I was greenside (with Marines) my entire enlistment. Spent time in many countries including Iraq. I was with an infantry unit and we wrecked some sh!t up and took names. A brotherhood like no other. You're expected to function at or above the level of the average Marine/Infantryman. I was expected to know how to operate every weapons system I encountered, and did on multiple occasions (.50 CAL, 240, 40mm, etc). You are expected to be of the utmost physical fitness or be labeled a dirtbag corpsman. You somehow, are designated as the "know it all" to settle any disputes. For example, 2 Marines debating the type of rock on Mars...they'll ask you to settle the argument. You'll bleed, cry, laugh. You wouldn't change any of it for the world. Being an FMF Corpsman and having the FMF designation/Pin are two different things. I had seen combat before I ever got my FMF pin. Like others have said, that was a great accomplishment. I wore my Navy uniform in Bootcamp and Corps school, and that was it. I identify much more closely with my Marines because of all we've been through and the culture I was immersed in. Your medical experience will be like that of nothing else in the civilian world. You'll function at a high level if you push yourself to learn. You'll end your time knowing you did all you could for your country, you Marines and yourself. You'll live your life knowing you are part of a small and honored community, one that encompasses a group awarded the most Medals of Honor for actions in combat. Proceed at your own risk. Aannnnnd I'm drunk. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I went to the July Bootcamp course. Great lectures, enjoyed myself. No procedures. Great for getting high yield info in a short amount of time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Yep, as a PA you get to spend so much time with family, have less stress and so much less responsibility (sarcasm intended) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I work with NPs in my ER side by side and I can guarantee you we treat patients no differently. Don't get into all the holistic vs medical model nonsense. Tell them who YOU are. That's all they want. And being aware of public health issues is great. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. When I got my first paycheck, I thought they ripped me off too...then I realized it was Uncle Sam getting his...freakin taxes... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I third the criticism. Let others see what is being critiqued, so they can improve themselves as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. There's a guy 'Dancing With the Stars' who only has 1 leg and 1 arm. I think you'll be fine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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