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  1. Well if it makes you feel any better I was 2 when this came on the air but I know what you are talking about.
  2. Really? Again with this? Its really weird and distracting and makes me wonder WHY you are taking the effort to hide your branch. Soooo much better. It send the right message this time, good job. I'm not sure all this information about what you learned as Med Tech is serving you very well. I think most of this paragraph would be better used discussing something else. It’s not bad really, it just doesn't seem important or compelling to you as a PA candidate. Again this is much better. Yeah… it’s not a bad ending, but it’s JUST an ending. I think you can do better. Otherwise I’m really impressed with the changes you made. It has NO cockiness in it at all. Now it just makes you sounded like someone who is confident and has had many experiences that will serve him in PA school.
  3. Thanks, I don't know why but I really thought they wanted medical based volunteering until I saw some people on here mention they had volunteer hours with animals.
  4. Even if this is true, you should remove it. From reading it I can't decide if its telling me you are under-confident or over-confident. It doesn't really matter which because both are bad. Also the United States Military? Just say the branch. Its distracting to say United States Military and it made me wonder why you didn't write the actually branch? You wrote this because you want the reader to see you as a leader, but it just reads as arrogance. I see where you are going with it and its a good point to make, its just horribly worded. Again this needs to be reworded. I see where you want to go with it, but it currently reads "oh poor me and my set backs". You could use these as a positive learning experience instead like: ill grandparents=seeing things from the patient perspective, experience added to your passion and commitment, etc, Military training taught you life lesson, having to stop school and restart shows your determination, know what I mean? this made me roll my eyes. Again the idea is great, and you want to get this message across, but not like this. This makes me feel like you think you know it all. You have a lot of great experiences to write about, and actually you have a good first draft. 1) You need to work on flow, and 2) you need to work on walking the fine line of confident, humble, and accountable. Good luck
  5. The programs I'm planning on applying to really want volunteering hours. I have lots, years and years worth, but I don't if its the right volunteering. I volunteer at a farm at a state facility for the mentally disabled. I clean stalls, feed, and work with the animals particularly the horses. The farm exists for the residents be around the animals, I get animals out for the residents to touch, educate them about the animals and that farm. Some get to ride. I very much feel that that being on the farm, interacting with the animals, and especially riding is therapeutic for the residents. The farm also acts as a rescue. Most of our animals were injured, or given to us after being taken from their owners. I'm an LVN, and former military so I have lots of HCE, a decade plus worth. I volunteer out there as a way to combine a personal hobby (horses), with something that relaxes me (horses), and doing something I feel good about (helping animals and people). I'm just wondering if this is good enough ( in general, I realize it will differ program to program), or do I need to be volunteering in a clinic in a medical capacity?
  6. Volunteer work is nice, but you don't do anything that is actually patient care and while watching is great it doesn't mean anything. I watched oh I dunno 100s of IVs be put in when I was a CNA, but when I became and LVN and learned to do it I might as well have never seen it done. I agree with the above advice, at least become a CNA. Sure it hard and often unpleasant work, but you will learn sooooo much. I really value my time as a CNA, I think it made me value my team, and helped me be a better patient advocate.
  7. Word. Please let me be "cursed" with this kind of problem.
  8. Okay silly me I can answer part of my own question. I forgot about this part from the course's site: Over the course of 7 quarters students participate in approximately 34 weeks of didactic and skills training, and 46 weeks of preceptorship experience. A large portion of the didactic training takes place in quarters 1-3, with most of the clinical preceptorship experience occurring during quarters 4-7. All lectures and skills training take place at Stanford/Foothill campus. For their clinical preceptorship experience students are placed with a physician in their home community. Students return to Stanford each quarter for integrated instruction and testing.
  9. I've seen some threads about the old schedule, but none since the program switched to 21 months long. Can anyone tell me what the weekly schedules look like in each quarter? How many hours are you in class? How many days a week are you in class? Are you taking lecture classes throughout the 21 months? Or do you do lecture in the beginning with clinicals/working with preceptors in later quarters? Any info on how the current program runs would be appreciated!
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