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  1. Echo what ^ he said. I'm selling mine as well. PM me if interested. It also includes online lectures which are helpful for reviewing high yield material like CV or Pulmonary, etc. Let me know.
  2. Position here locally, team wants to interview me for neurocritical care PA position. Does anyone have experience with this? Can you tell me more about it?
  3. My wife may be getting transferred to MI for work and I was wondering what life was like in MI for PA's in general as well as if there will be opportunities in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek area anytime soon? I'm doing clinicals this year and will be done with school in August of next year so I'm curious to hear thoughts on that area and scope of practice/themes for MI in general. Thanks guys!
  4. Just one small thing to add. I'm on voc rehab currently, just switched over last term. It's a good idea to use your Post 911 first (even if for one semester before you get approved for voc rehab). The BAH stipend is considerable lower with Voc Rehab then it is for post 911. If you switch over from the higher GI Bill rate, you will be grandfathered in at the same rate. The stipend for either aren't that large to begin with and if you have a family like I do, every bit counts.
  5. Sounds awesome Joelseff. I greatly appreciate the input. Thanks for taking the time to reply. You wouldn't also happen to have any insight on being a transplant PA within the VA healthcare system or if anyone else does it would be great to hear. I know they have specified units across the country based on organ but I'd like to know a bit more on that perspective as well. That's all I really know.
  6. Sounds awesome Joelseff. I greatly appreciate the input. Thanks for taking the time to reply. You wouldn't also happen to have any insight on being a transplant PA within the VA healthcare system or if anyone else does it would be great to hear. I know they have specified units across the country based on organ but I'd like to know a bit more on that perspective as well. That's all I really know.
  7. Hello. I've never seen anyone on this board discuss transplant and the role of the PA. Has anyone experience here? Typical day? Job satisfaction? Autonomy and duties? Thanks!
  8. Hello. I've never seen anyone on this board discuss transplant and the role of the PA. Has anyone experience here? Typical day? Job satisfaction? Autonomy and duties? Thanks!
  9. Have to disagree. Still not seeing it. But we're all entitled to an opinion. Also, it's a bit my fault as well for being a bit misleading. Citing trauma is just one extreme of their job. Hospital Corpsmen are frequently the only medical care-giver available in many fleet or Marine units on extended deployment. In addition, Hospital Corpsman perform duties as assistants in the prevention and treatment of disease and injury and assist health care professionals in providing medical care to Sailors and their families. They may function as clinical or specialty technicians, medical administr
  10. Neo, With all due respect, medics and corspmen are NOT the same thing as techs and that comparison is about as invalid as it gets. I was an infantry marine for many years and I've seen trauma response. It's quite different then running an MRI machine my friend.
  11. Here's a thought. If you're going to be an RN prior, why not just become an NP? It's a more expedient route to a very similar career. Never understood why so many nurses apply to PA school when they can just get their NP in a fraction of the time and put much less into it.
  12. Kind of a side topic- Do any of you see this type of legislation moving to other states? More specifically Pennsylvania? That's just awesome. If NP's are granted this status why not PAs across other states?
  13. There's no posts because most schools you see on here are post baccalaureate programs. Duquesne is Freshman entry only. 5 year program. Ranked 12th in the country by the Journal of Physician Assistant Education. This is the ranking that matters (not US News). So yes, it's a very good program if you're a high school student and want to be a PA. It's 5 years long and awards a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies. I was the last of the transfers/post baccs and am in my second year (5th year of the program). Most people that check these boards and post already have undergrad degrees and a
  14. Isn't the PA bridge program at LECOM a redundancy? Why is it any different then the existing 3 year PCP track for new students? Is the curriculum different?
  15. Can anyone help me with professional opinions of this short news snippet? I have to take samples for a short paper I have to write and I was curious what you guys might think. It deals with the difference between standard of care in a legal setting and healthcare guidelines. To be honest, I thought I understood where it was going, but then it became confusing. http://www.louisianamedicalnews.com/-standard-of-care-use-could-cost-providers-cms-2040
  16. Cool Helper. I wasn't chastising you. I understand. I've never seen people complain about a program before. Everyone I speak with seems to really love their alma mater and the training they've received. Seems to be quite a few. From hearing you guys, my denial of acceptance last year was a blessing. I love my program, as demanding as it is. And with what you said about PANCE, I agree. YOu can coach someone to pass the PANCE. That's not the point of school.
  17. Wow. Helper- sounds like you have a personal beef with these guys. I must say, Chatham was my first choice last year, but alas was not accepted. I ended up going to a different school, one with strong didactic training and I must admit, I couldn't imagine trying to teach myself this stuff. I ended up being very happy with where I'm at. There's so much you wouldn't even think to cover on your own or just by dissecting a case study. House is fun to watch on TV, but don't forget, these guys are physicians with years of didactic training before they get to PBL in a residency/fellowship. Tha
  18. @Adams...hey man that's great. Good for you. It seems like you've gotten a lot of satisfaction. Kudos. To be honest, I'm not self-aggrandising. Just making a point that new guys can learn too. Thanks for the service as well. I was an enlisted Marine before I was commissioned in the Navy (Combat engineer), and I, like all field Marines- loved my Corpsman. Thanks for being there. As for me, I'm an older fella, got great career satisfaction, but have an interest in Medicine and like new challenges in my life. My pursuit is above compensation. I hope to work for the VA in orthopedi
  19. @Adams...hey man that's great. Good for you. It seems like you've gotten a lot of satisfaction. Kudos. To be honest, I'm not self-aggrandising. Just making a point that new guys can learn too. Thanks for the service as well. I was an enlisted Marine before I was commissioned in the Navy (Combat engineer), and I, like all field Marines- loved my Corpsman. Thanks for being there. As for me, I'm an older fella, got great career satisfaction, but have an interest in Medicine and like new challenges in my life. My pursuit is above compensation. I hope to work for the VA in orthopedi
  20. Joelseff, It wasn't a sleight on you or anyone else. I really don't mean disrespect to anyone in any form. If I did, I apologize. All I'm saying is that there are some bright people out there...we should all give them a chance. At the end of the day, I'm very happy to be where I am. For someone on the outside looking in (no HCE), I thought a lot of PA's (which all of you are). That's why I wanted to become one. PA's that I know, actually helped talk me into the profession and educated me on the field. These guys had prior HCE and were pretty well respected in their field. For wha
  21. Joelseff, It wasn't a sleight on you or anyone else. I really don't mean disrespect to anyone in any form. If I did, I apologize. All I'm saying is that there are some bright people out there...we should all give them a chance. At the end of the day, I'm very happy to be where I am. For someone on the outside looking in (no HCE), I thought a lot of PA's (which all of you are). That's why I wanted to become one. PA's that I know, actually helped talk me into the profession and educated me on the field. These guys had prior HCE and were pretty well respected in their field. For wha
  22. Very well put Andersen. And btw ph_ whatever.....I didn't choose the wrong rating. I was a commissioned officer and aviator and was fortunate enough to accomplish two dreams (PA school being the second) and I've seen more combat then most of you "peace time" medics who have been PA's for 10 years acting like you just won a MOH. Spare me. . Additionally, I'm the #4 student in a class of about 40 at the 12th best PA school in the country so apparently some of the nurses and EMTs in my class just don't seem to be benefitting from all of this so valuable experience. Perhaps you shou
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