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  1. Another option is the University of Colorado. Not only does it provide extra training in peds, it also has a track called the Pediatric Critical and Acute Care track which could also be another way to get some experience. http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/education/degree_programs/PAProgram/program/Pages/ProgramOverview.aspx
  2. Hello! I'm a soon to be PA-S, but I've been here in Montana for about 5 years. If you are looking for cosmopolitan, I also recommend Bozeman. I'm biased, but I think Bozeman is hands-down the best Montana town to live in. Missoula is by far not as beautiful, and if you are looking for outdoor activities, there is less to do there than a lot of the other towns. Bozeman is gorgeous, the skiing is really good (you're close to Big Sky too), and the hiking is phenomenal and close. Then there are also a lot of really good restaurants, and a mix of college students, techies, some hippies, and such (Missoula is totally a hippie town, which has its charm too). When it comes to working as a PA, based on my interactions with PAs here, you get way more autonomy/opportunities in the rural areas--in a place like Bozeman jobs are super competitive.
  3. And the class of 2018 facebook page is up!!!
  4. As an African who also lived in America for a long time, I can say that this is absolutely true. Healthcare is viewed as a gift, even in the cities.
  5. And if you want a quiet place, right across from Cozumel (on the main land) is the small town of Tulum, which also has amazing beaches/ruins. I went there during Spring break once, and it was a great place to get away from everything (including all the crazy tourists/springbreakers). I can only imagine it being even quieter before March.
  6. I don't know when they finalize the list of students, but I'm guessing soon also. I'm in the same boat as you when it comes to figuring out where to live. From my online research, in Aurora, south of 6th Ave is safest. One of the girls (an Aurora resident) in my interview group also told me that Stapleton is an up and coming great area (though it's a tad expensive for me).
  7. Can I vent here for a minute? I'm going to be starting PA school next year, and the other day I announced the good news to an older lady friend of mine (I actually don't know how long we'll be friends) and she straight up told me to my face that PAs are worthless. She told me that I was entering an "incompetent" profession and that at least NPs are "better trained" and so on. She has a chronic disease (used to be a nurse), and was misdiagnosed by a PA. Since that incident, she developed a hatred towards the PA profession as a whole. She also goes out of her way to spread her vitriol to everyone (her docs, family, friends) about how bad PAs are. So she won't see PAs anymore. Deep down, I know that she just had unfortunate experiences with PAs I guess and that she is biased, but it still was hurtful to listen to. Her set opinions make it difficult to even have a dialogue about the fact that her views might be limited. I am still dedicated to the PA profession, and dedicated to fighting for it so that it can advance. I just really, really, dislike all the opposition there sometimes exists between the doctors, nurses/NPs, PAs. I also dislike the ignorance there is about the PA profession. We need to educate everyone! Ugh. Ok. End rant. Thanks.
  8. Aw, too bad you're not going in March...that's when I'll be heading down there!
  9. You look like an awesome candidate! Have you done any volunteering? Work hard on your personal statement(s) and make them unique.
  10. I got in and I'm out of state. During the interview the students at the school also told me that their class was almost even when it came to in-state vs out of state. I think according to the stats on their website they matriculate slightly more in-state applicants, but still a good amount of out of state people get in...
  11. Yeah I decided this week that I was going to CU. But receiving the offer from Yale is tempting. However, I think I will still decline.
  12. Got an interview invitation today, but I may decline it because I got in to another school. Congrats to those who got an interview!
  13. Just wanted to start this thread so that we can start getting connected! :-)
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