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greenmood last won the day on January 17 2018

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  1. See my bolded responses above. HCE isn't less important than PCE. It's a different kind of care. I like UGoLong's suggestion of dividing some of this up into almost separate job descriptions. You did a lot of stuff. The thing is... I know you don't like the idea that this doesn't count towards some CASPA definition, but it's still impressive experience. I don't think you're going to do yourself any favors by trying to pass it off as something it isn't. Admissions committee members can read a job description. They know what PCE is. So regardless of how you categorize it for CASPA, someone with
  2. Move closer, seriously. My commute was an 45-60 minutes, but it was on a lovely, quiet, commuter train where I could study and sleep and be a person. If I was driving I would have never survived that. All that time lost. Yuck.
  3. I got married during the break between fall and winter quarters of didactic year. It was fine. I was back in my seat 48 hours after saying my vows. We took our honeymoon after I graduated and passed the PANCE, and I started my job when I came home. What helped was planning as much as possible before I started school. Got my vendors lined up and everything. Then I delegated the SHIT out of the daily grind. My now-husband took care of business - it's his wedding, too - and my sister helped.
  4. It depended on the rotation, for me (this was 2012-2013). On my OB/WH rotation there were easily a dozen of us in that little clinic, taking turns seeing patients and doing Paps and generally being treated like shit. But only myself and the one other PA student (the rest were MS) had appropriate paperwork at the hospitals, so we were the only ones delivering and scrubbing. There was one other MS and a handful of actual PGY1 residents I was thrown in with on one of my hospital IM rotations. I got to teach them how to draw a blood gas (which I had never done before either). One other student on
  5. This is just a fascinating perspective and I hope you stick around this forum to share more when the right situations arise.
  6. Yes. Well known issue. http://jaapl.org/content/46/4/458
  7. You haven't practiced medicine because you haven't graduated or been hired, so by definition nothing that has happened to you has "impaired your ability to practice medicine."
  8. Do you have any connections at any of these hospitals? If so, lean on them. It’s gonna be hard to float to the top of the stack without some kind of “in.” I’d also make sure your cover letters are really hyping your local roots.
  9. Second Pfizer. Arm pain the morning after, nothing crazy. Then yesterday afternoon (24 hours post vaccine) my ipsilateral armpit starting hurting like a bruise, and sure as shit I have a huge tender lymph node in there! I’m actually really excited. It’s super interesting.
  10. That’s not what this means. Christ. Equity within the current employee group. We have this with all of our hires and it’s part of the salary description. You are not gonna be paid 150K if the most experienced person in the labor pool is currently making 105K, no matter what you think your experience and qualifications are worth or what they might be worth someplace else. They’re going to fit you into their group salary structure. So it’s equitable.
  11. Yeah our hospital now has a “standby” list so no doses are wasted at the end of the day. But it’s only open to employees. There’s no mechanism to take those doses into the community.
  12. I find this troubling. I had this sense close to the beginning in mid-December, as I watched people without direct patient care posting selfies of their vaccine cards, that something might not be quite right. My hospital seemed to be doing the right thing, but then today I heard about vaccinations going to staff who are 100% telework and without other qualifying demographics. Just working for a healthcare institution does not justify a healthy young person without increased risk receiving this vaccine ahead of the elderly and high risk. I know for a fact that the nursing homes in my area haven
  13. I would read it as... Of the people who receive a bonus, $XX is what folks get at each percentile. That can be separate from salary. So someone might make a salary that’s at the 10th percentile, but receive a large bonus at the 90th percentile.
  14. OP, no one cares about your GPA. No one cares about your PANCE score either. That doesn't mean YOU shouldn't care, because accurate grading is a way to show students what they are missing or not understanding. Every PA should care about knowledge and learning how to sense when they don't know enough. Emphasis mine. Anecdotally, the people who stress about GPA, who talk about GPA, who compare their grades with others, who brag about perfect scores on the PANCE... are often the weirdos at interviews.
  15. You double-posted this to the hospitalist forum. Take a look at my answer there for the math. Spoiler alert: it's shitty.
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