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  1. Hey there - How are current students liking the program? Hoping to apply next year
  2. Hi! I'm an RD hoping to apply next year! Just going to retake/take some classes to boost my GPA! I'm currently working in an acute care hospital in the neurosurgical ICU, medical ICU, surgical ICU and cardiothoracic ICU. I would LOVE to connect with all of you and chat! Best of luck to everyone!
  3. Oh, wow! So true! I figure I have another 30+ years of working, so I might as well be doing something in which I love. Thank you for the encouragement and information! I am passionate about nutrition, and would LOVE to be able to incorporate my skills into the medical field and teach fellow colleagues and classmates. I would love to practice in oncology, endocrinology, ICU's, bariatrics, cardiology, etc; a field in which proper nutrition is vital! But really though, aren't ALL (or at least most) body processes impacted at least in part by nutritional status?! (Sorry, shameless plug trying to promote us dietitians! ).
  4. Hi all! Hope everyone is having a great week. I've been a dietitian now for almost 7 years (times FLIES!), however, I've been thinking about perusing PA ever since I was in my dietetic internship. I went even as far as shadowing the top PA at the local hospital during my dietetic internship. The PA plan kind of got pushed to the side due to life, getting full time dietitian jobs, advancing in my career and etc. The PA route has ALWAYS been on the back of my mind, and now more than ever. I am the main dietitian in the neurosurgical ICU at my hospital, and cover several ICU's. It is apparent how much medicine interests me and how I yearn to be able to do more clinically and for the patient. I work directly with PA's, MD's, nurses, therapists, etc. Does any know if this counts as direct patient care? Additionally, I review labs, provide tube feeding and diet/vitamins recommendations, create nutrition diagnoses, educate patients and families, and etc. Also, I am 30 years old, and likely have to retake some science courses, as they are now >10 years old. Need some encouragement that I am NOT too old to do this! Thanks in advanced! Ali
  5. Hi all - I'm currently a dietitian at a nursing home - does anyone know if that will count as health care experience when applying? Have lots of direct patient contact, so hoping it will. I know I can call up and ask each program, just seeing if anyone has any information. Thanks! Best of luck to all :) Ali
  6. Congrats on getting in! Would you mind posting your stats? Thanks!
  7. I just got a job as a registered dietitian in a nursing home - i'm hoping this will count as direct health care experience!
  8. Hi! I have not yet applied to PA school, but recently went to a information session at one of the PA programs in NY. The admissions director mentioned that if you receive a rejection letter, they would be more than willing to let you know in what areas of the application they would like to see improvement in. Not sure if all schools will do this, but just letting you know that it can't hurt to ask :) Best of luck!
  9. BS in Applied Health Sciences in Dietetics. About to take my RD exam to become a dietitian. Any other RD's out there?!
  10. Hi everyone. I am a soon-to-be dietitian who is serious about applying to PA school in the near future. Although I have not shadowed a bariatric facility, I am, and have been for quite some time extremely interested in this field. Studying nutrition in undergrad, I have a strong background in obesity, weight loss, and the pathophysiological processes that coincide. I was wondering if any current PA's have any information on the PA's role in the bariatric facility/surgical unit. Also, if anyone knows of any shadowing opportunities in the NYC Metro area, that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much! Sincerely, Ali
  11. Hi everyone. I am a soon-to-be dietitian who is serious about applying to PA school in the near future. Although I have not shadowed a bariatric facility, I am, and have been for quite some time extremely interested in this field. Studying nutrition in undergrad, I have a strong background in obesity, weight loss, and the pathophysiological processes that coincide. I was wondering if any current PA's have any information on the PA's role in the bariatric facility/surgical unit. Also, if anyone knows of any shadowing opportunities in the NYC Metro area, that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much! Sincerely, Ali
  12. Hi everyone. I am a soon-to-be dietitian who is serious about applying to PA school in the near future. Although I have not shadowed a bariatric facility, I am, and have been for quite some time extremely interested in this field. Studying nutrition in undergrad, I have a strong background in obesity, weight loss, and the pathophysiological processes that coincide. I was wondering if any current PA's have any information on the PA's role in the bariatric facility/surgical unit. Also, if anyone knows of any shadowing opportunities in the NYC Metro area, that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much! Sincerely, Ali
  13. What is your HCE like? What is your major in college?
  14. Hello, did you want to talk about something?

  15. I will be finished with my dietetic internship in August and in the same boat as you. I plan on working for a year or two, while hopefully taking some classes to bump up my GPA. I agree with you on all aspects when you mentioned that you "truly want to help people", while feeling appreciated. While I love nutrition and it will always be a significant part of my life (both professionally and non-professionally), I feel as though our backgrounds can only provide valuable experience to the PA/medical field. Any experience is better than no experience! PA schools may even prefer some variety as compared to the average applicant who majors in biology or something like that! Best of luck :)
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