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  1. Every week, the Physician Assistant Education Association hosts chat sessions for students, pre-PA applicants, current applicants, advisors, parents, and more...anyone is welcome to attend these session. No need to register for individual sessions - you only have to register once and login to any scheduled chat session. In September, you can join general PA profession chat sessions, talk with current PA students, and a program director on ways to enhance your application profile. If nothing else, join to connect to the conversations and see what's happening in the PA community. To register: http://bit.ly/1lW76E8 and click on ' Register as a Student/Alumnus' With questions, contact Danielle Di Silvestro at danielle@PAEAonline.org.
  2. Good afternoon: If you have questions about physician assistant, you should consider joining us during our regularly scheduled weekly virtual chat sessions. Questions about CASPA? Admissions? Applying? Would you like to speak with a current PA student? Join us and get your questions answered and more. Registering is easy. Visit http://bit.ly/1lW76E8 and click on 'Register as a Student or Alumnus'. You ONLY have to register once and you can join any chat session - remember to add them to your calendar! Or you can read more at our blog: http://bit.ly/1p7SiNs You can email me directly with any questions at danielle@PAEAonline.org Danielle Di Silvestro Director, Applicant & Student Services Physician Assistant Education Association
  3. Good afternoon: If you have questions about physician assistant, you should consider joining us during our regularly scheduled weekly virtual chat sessions. Questions about CASPA? Admissions? Applying? Would you like to speak with a current PA student? Join us and get your questions answered and more. Registering is easy. Visit http://bit.ly/1lW76E8 and click on 'Register as a Student or Alumnus'. You ONLY have to register once and you can join any chat session - remember to add them to your calendar! Or you can read more at our blog: http://bit.ly/1p7SiNs You can email me directly with any questions at danielle@PAEAonline.org Danielle Di Silvestro Director, Applicant & Student Services Physician Assistant Education Association
  4. My name is Danielle - the Director of Application & Student Services and CASPA at the Physician Assistant Education Association. We are hosting weekly chat sessions every month and want to invite you to join us. This month is really exciting because we are adding PA students and PA program admissions staff members to our chat sessions. The September schedule is available here: https://www.careereco.com/User/LogIn once you register. Every Monday: 3:30-5:30pm ET. Chat with me and a CASPA rep with general questions about the profession and CASPA help. Every Tuesday from 7-8pm ET. Chat with a second-year clinical year PA student from Rush University. Every Tuesday from 8-9pm ET. Chat with a third-year clinical student from Rush University. Every Wednesday from 7-8pm ET. Chat with a didactic year PA student from Rush University. The fourth Thursday every month from 12:30-1:30pm ET. Chat with Rush University's PA program director about 'Improving Your CASPA Profile.' Every Saturday from 2-3pm ET. Chat with a didactic year PA student from Rush University. Every Sunday from 5-6pm ET. Chat with a third-year clinical student from Rush University. You do NOT register for each individual session. You register here: https://www.careereco.com/User/LogIn only once and use your login credentials to access the scheduled sessions as you choose. These are September schedules only. Each month's schedule is finalized at the start of taht month. Please email me at danielle@PAEAonline.org with any questions. We look forward to you joining us. Danielle Di Silvestro Director, Applicant & Student Services, Physician Assistant Education Association danielle@PAEAonline.org
  5. My name is Danielle - the Director of Application & Student Services and CASPA at the Physician Assistant Education Association. We are hosting weekly chat sessions every month and want to invite you to join us. This month is really exciting because we are adding PA students and PA program admissions staff members to our chat sessions. The September schedule is available here: https://www.careereco.com/User/LogIn once you register. Every Monday: 3:30-5:30pm ET. Chat with me and a CASPA rep with general questions about the profession and CASPA help. Every Tuesday from 7-8pm ET. Chat with a second-year clinical year PA student from Rush University. Every Tuesday from 8-9pm ET. Chat with a third-year clinical student from Rush University. Every Wednesday from 7-8pm ET. Chat with a didactic year PA student from Rush University. The fourth Thursday every month from 12:30-1:30pm ET. Chat with Rush University's PA program director about 'Improving Your CASPA Profile.' Every Saturday from 2-3pm ET. Chat with a didactic year PA student from Rush University. Every Sunday from 5-6pm ET. Chat with a third-year clinical student from Rush University. You do NOT register for each individual session. You register here: https://www.careereco.com/User/LogIn only once and use your login credentials to access the scheduled sessions as you choose. These are September schedules only. Each month's schedule is finalized at the start of taht month. Please email me at danielle@PAEAonline.org with any questions. We look forward to you joining us. Danielle Di Silvestro Director, Applicant & Student Services, Physician Assistant Education Association danielle@PAEAonline.org
  6. Any comments would be greatly appreciated, applying this coming cycle! Picture this: a first post-operative visit, open reduction and internal fixation of a tibia/fibula fracture with the dressing being taken down, and then a four year old vomits on my shoes, and he wasn’t even the patient; the patient, shortly thereafter, became lightheaded and proceeded to pass out. Despite this less than appealing day in healthcare I still want to be a physician assistant (PA). I’ve witnessed medical tragedy, triumph, and mundane days in healthcare, and at the end of all of them I am yearning to become a PA. I come from a diverse medical family and have been exposed to medicine my entire life. My father, a 35-year veteran firefighter/paramedic, and my mom, sister, and grandmother, all registered nurses (RNs), helped expose me to healthcare. My mother is a RN, but also a first assist (FA) as well as a practice manager for a very successful plastic surgeon. From a young age I was not only submerged into the lifestyle of medicine, but also allowed the opportunity to observe, what I would later realize was the foundation of my medical career. At the age of 14, I witnessed my first surgery, which was a facelift and chin augmentation. After that first real exposure to medicine, I knew that medicine was my calling, and finding what avenue of medicine would be my mission. Upon entering college, I began to search for what part of medicine I was meant to achieve. I began my journey spending three years of my undergraduate career shadowing a well-respected general surgeon who specialized in surgical oncology at Tampa General Hospital. Throughout those years I was required to become certified in sterile technique allowing myself to not only observe, but occasionally assist, as well as help set up surgeries. Additionally I rounded with the surgeons, residents, PAs, and RNs; and began to learn more about what the job of a PA really involved. In watching all the parts of the medical team work together in an operative and post-operative manner only reinforced my appreciation of collaborative medicine. Outside of spending my days at Tampa General Hospital, I also began to volunteer regularly at Shriner’s Hospital in Tampa helping coordinate and plan events for the in-patient children and their families. I was in charge of weekly volunteer days with a medical organization at school spending time with the kids helping them and their families get any amenities they made need as well as assisting the medial staff in any way possible. I was able to allow the family sometime to themselves while I stayed with the kids, whether it was coloring, playing video games, making crafts or just conversing about their day. Additionally, my observations of the PA’s that were interacting with the patients expanded my understanding of the role and leadership a PA has in healthcare. While in my final year of undergraduate, which has continued through to present day, I was given the opportunity to work in a major, high volume, orthopaedic practice helping perform various tasks within a clinical setting. On a daily basis I am involved in the perioperative course of patient care, including some outpatient surgical procedures. I interact daily with medical doctors (MDs), PAs, nurse practitioners (NPs), and other members of the clinic staff in helping diagnose and treat patients. Some tasks included triaging the patient, to assisting in minor in-office procedures, to relaying information to the MDs, PAs, and NPs. My experience at this orthopaedic practice has allowed me to take part in a team-based approach to patient care. Medicine has always been a part of my life, and becoming a PA is my next step towards a fulfilling career in healthcare. Working alongside PA’s has taught me many valuable skills such as communication, teamwork, and attention to detail. I know my dedication, determination, and willingness to learn will provide me with the essential tools towards becoming a successful PA.
  7. PAS2014

    Naval HSCP

    I was given information from my financial aid office about applying for the Navy HSCP. For those of you who applied and/or were accepted into this program, are you glad that you did it? Are there any pros and cons you can report from your time in active duty? Pros and cons of practicing as a PA in the Navy, being an officer, or of your respective duty stations? I've read some posts about the salary, the acceptance rates, the fact that recruiters are hard to get in touch with, etc. etc. I'm actually surprised by the lack of communication from the recruiters - I am prior-enlisted in the Army and have been out of the military since 2008, and I cannot get the recruiters to leave me alone still! Please let me know any experiences and tips you are willing to share. Thank you!
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