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  1. Well put Opsite. The point I was trying to make is that instead of worrying about prereqs to get into a post grad school and fighting more competition, Doc Brown doesn't seem to have many undergrad courses under his belt. I think it would be more prudent for him to save his GI Bill dollars and go right into an undergrad program (with a dual BS/MS). That way his school will make him take exactly what he needs and he won't have to worry about the CASPA deal and wondering if certain credits will be accepted, etc. D Brown, you will basically go to college,like you are now and finish as a
  2. Doc Brown, Man, you need to sit down and do your research. Not to be rude, but if you're already on this forum and are serious about becoming a PA- you should know what type of degree you need. Also, I would recommend a shadow of some PA's. By looking at our curriculum, prerequisites, seeing what PA's do on the job- will all help you make an informed decision. I'm not trying to discourage you, but it ain't easy getting into PA schools anymore. I was a military transition myself, so I know. Also, you may want to put off your undergrad pursuit and look at some of the PA undergrad
  3. Doc Brown, Man, you need to sit down and do your research. Not to be rude, but if you're already on this forum and are serious about becoming a PA- you should know what type of degree you need. Also, I would recommend a shadow of some PA's. By looking at our curriculum, prerequisites, seeing what PA's do on the job- will all help you make an informed decision. I'm not trying to discourage you, but it ain't easy getting into PA schools anymore. I was a military transition myself, so I know. Also, you may want to put off your undergrad pursuit and look at some of the PA undergrad
  4. Myreardi, I'm sorry to hear that and thanks for the perspective. That's why I asked. Would you mind providing some additional specifics as to what made it miserable? Just curious. Thanks.
  5. Right on Ventana. I appreciate the attitude and support. About the HR thing, not surprised. Gov't bureaucracy and all. Thanks.
  6. Sorry, that one line was supposed to read "........my last year of school is UNFUNDED...."
  7. Can anyone provide some insight into working in the VA healthcare system as a PA, whether as a hospitalist or specialty? I'm currently a student and am a former Naval Officer. It would be nice to get back to working with returning vets as well as adding years back into my pension (I have 8 years of service). I was also wondering about scholarships they might have (my last year is undefended as my GI Bill runs out). I'm also wondering about the working conditions, culture of the VA and overall satisfaction and remuneration. If I missed anything else important, that would be nice t
  8. And no offense to anyone out there, I know you work hard, but you are nothing more than support. Physicians, Jags, PA's, nurses..........yep, support. I've done my time and always held the above in high regard, but it is what it is. I'm starting a new career, and if I go back, then I will realize that I am support. So the next time, D, you accidentally put your giant raincoat officer bars on your charlie shirt by mistake..........yep, that was me laughing at you.
  9. Hey D, no offense on that last email, but just like any other mil occupation, if you don't really know then you need to do some homework. No offense to your friend, but when you come across NFO's or Pilots or infantry officers that far out of their designations- then that should send up a red flag. We typically don't work comm stations. For orders we go from an active squadron to the RAG (to teach newbies our aircraft) or quite an array of other flight school positions. Yes, NFO's are just as competitive as pilots for jobs driving the carrier or for squadron commands. Your friend shot him
  10. d3205...............you are a douchebag. Actually, there's tons of us flying uav's.
  11. Cabkrun- Can you enlighten me on how to get a Guard gig with HPSP? I was under the impression you had to go active duty army, navy or af with these scholarships. Can you help me out here? Thanks!
  12. Thanks man. Appreciate the insight and all the help you seem to offer on the multitude of queries. You're good stuff bud. Does anyone else know anything about current post 911 GI Bill and HPSP? Thanks!
  13. Hi guys. I'm a former Naval Flight Officer. Separated July 2008. I'm thinking about HPSP. My questions are: 1) Can I enter at the same rank I left O-3E w/12? 2) Can I collect my GI Bill and HPSP stipends/tuition benees? I've heard that you can get both benefits (stipends) but only one tuition payment - most likely HPSP paying it. Can someone verify this? I'm not asking because I'm greedy. I'm normally the breadwinner of my family and living off of E-5 pay isn't really helping. I figure I earned my GI Bill with my years of service and will be earning HPSP with additio
  14. At least you got waitlisted. I'm sure it's a good sign.
  15. I wouldn't bet on it Kidder.........last week two people got admitted who hadn't heard anything at all.........not even waitlist. They were admitted before teh people who were told they got waitlisted. Who knows..........
  16. I'm starting to think that if you didn't get the waitlist email then that is just as good as a rejection email. Although, someone on here told me last week that some got waitlist emails while others were getting acceptance emails after (about a week after) some people got waitlist emails. So, in that case, those who hadn't heard anything at all were better of then the original waitlist people. So, perhaps that's the waitlist is the kiss of death. Not sure what's going on here, but it would be nice knowing one way or the other so we could all make plans.
  17. If you guys hear anything today, post it! I know the rest of us would like to hear. If you get an acceptance email or letter, please let me know if you had originally been waitlisted or if this was the first thing you heard since your CASPA stuff went in. Would be good to know if there is any trend. Thanks!
  18. Semper Fi Devil Dog. I was an E-4 combat engineer in the Marines before commissioned in 2000 in the Nav. Glad to see we're out there representing. Best of luck.
  19. MJPPA, Where'd you end up getting into that you declined your waitlist? Also, here's a question. Did any "waitlist" notifications for some come out before email acceptances to others? This is tough to verbalize. Let's say there's two people- A and B. On Jan 1, A gets an email notifiying him/her that they have been waitlisted. Then, on Jan 5, B, who has not received a waitlist email prior, receives an accpetance email. Had anyone been through something like this? I'm wondering what the strategy here is with these guys. I'm part of the few who have heard absolutely nothing. My grade
  20. Mochalyte, Tell them you'd like me to get your spot :) . Where are you going anyhow?
  21. Durkman, You heard on the 31st? I was under the impression they weren't announcing decisions until the second or third week of January. What was your decision? I'm assuming you were accepted? Happy 2011 to you too!
  22. Hi All. I'm hoping someone can answer this question for me. I'll be starting PA school in the fall and am contemplating HPSP/HSCP. Don't really understand the difference-looks like HSCP can draw more money for some reason. I'm a former Naval Flight Officer (8 years), so I also have 100% GI Bill (Post 9/11) eligibility. To be honest, with a wife and two kids, the $2k a month isn't that much for me to live on (although HSCP says something like "up to $160,000 for two years"). Anyhow, I'm wondering if I can have my GI Bill pay my tuition while drawing the stipend assoiciated with it and
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