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  1. Attached is a link to CASPA’s frequently asked questions section on the subject. CASPA has a very helpful FAQ section. Godspeed https://help.liaisonedu.com/CASPA_Applicant_Help_Center/Starting_Your_CASPA_Application/Creating_and_Managing_Your_CASPA_Account/3_Use_an_Existing_CASPA_Account_to_Re-Apply
  2. Try reviewing the websites of the residencies you're interested in. Typically they will inform candidates on how their progress will be assessed, although exams at the end of each rotation is a common practice. They may even provide a handbook with detailed info. Also, review the APPAP's website on which programs give certificates at the end of the residency, if you're successful. Good Luck
  3. Sunnyn, I'm sure income and financial stability has crossed each of our minds at some point in our PA careers. That said, I think you hit the point right on the nail.. at some point and time we have *personally* asked ourselves and have researched the topic. That said, I have to agree with the moderator and others on this post... it seems like making the "highest" income is very important to you and if it is and you're on your way to becoming a PA, then you have already lost. As someone stated previously, more income typically equates to more responsibilities and a higher stress volume. Of course we are not oblivious to the fact that we need to eat, have a place to sleep and overall want to live comfortably, but at the end of the day the income of a PA doesn't come close to the work load. For example, AAPA revealed that Ortho is one of the top 5 highest paying PA specialities. That said, if you haven't completed your rotation in ortho, you may not realize how physically taxing orthopedics can be. On the other hand, ER has been described as both physically and mentally taxing, but it is also one of the top 5 highest paid PA specialities. That doesn't include the long list of paperwork, grand rounds, etc that carve out a chunk of your time, but you may not get overtime if you're there late to complete your required duties. Sometimes it is how you say things that offends people, in addition to the types of questions you're asking. I suggest that you do your own research. Join AAPA if you're not already a member and download the salary reports for seasoned PA-C and compare it to recent PA graduates (there is a salary difference, if you didn't already know that). Maybe even call and speak with recruiters or HR reps about their take on residency training. Overall, I prefer a structured learning environment and I am by no means a *slow undedicated learner*... I just prefer a different learning environment. You are moving into the big leagues, where etiquette and tact go a long way. Good luck to you on your quest to get the most money. Maybe try your hand at the $1.3 billion Powerball?? Just a thought
  4. Offer accepted! Up next.. BOP interview. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Just wanted to start a new thread for any PA-S applicants for the SRCOSTEP or any SRCOSTEP PA-C with any suggestions.
  6. Hi Everyone, I've recently applied to the SRCOSTEP program (Dec 31) and am just looking for some clarification on the application process. After the initial review, are conditional offers sent out? Or is a request for more paperwork made? Do you receive a conditional selection before the physical and interview with BOP? Just trying to keep a level head. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
  7. BEST RESOURCE EVER!!!! When I applied, you had to pay for a membership to gain access to this information. Take advantage of this information for a quick summary of each program. Be sure to do your homework and check each school's website, once you've narrowed the list down!!
  8. If you received "the call" and accepted your seat, there is nothing to worry. The paperwork will come. Trust me!! Relish in this moment and welcome to SBU!!!
  9. Congrats on your acceptance. Don't worry!!! The paperwork will come. Just rest easy!!!
  10. Hi all, I'm a second year at SBU. Audra will set up a Facebook page for all who accept their seat for the class of 2017. So don't worry it will come! Congrats to all of those offered a seat!
  11. Most of the residencies listed on the Association for Postgraduate PA programs' website have a GPA requirement. I would contact the programs you're interested in to find out how to become more competitive. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I would move first and see if a car is necessary. Public trans might not be so bad. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. The Adcom calls some students right away because they are exactly what their looking for in a PA-S. All the other interviewees going into purgatory until all interviews are complete. Then they deliberate on who gets offered the last few seats. At this time, they also make the alternative list. So you could still get in!!! Be patient grasshopper Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. It might take you a few application cycles before you're invited for an interview. If it's what you want... then go for it! It won't matter what we say or if you have a chance in our opinion. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Why 200-300 hours? That's a long time to shadow one person. Have you tried www.pashadowonline.com? I would change it up. Shadow someone in internal med, then oncology, maybe peds. The benefit of switching it up is you get to see how PA function in different specialities. Good luck! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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