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  1. Hi all! Starting this thread because I see some inquiries for the 2019 cycle being tacked on to the 2018 thread so I thought I'd start a new one. I believe applications for those of us starting our programs this year won't open until March and be due in May, but correct me if I'm wrong. Let's do this!! Signed, NHSC hopeful starting her program in AZ in August 2019
  2. ***THIS IS A SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT*** ***THIS IS NOT AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO OBTAIN A JOB WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.*** Health Professionals Scholarship Program (HPSP) - PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT Announcement NumberAIG-17-SMH-1919450
  3. Hello prospective NHSC scholars! I noticed the scholarship application has officially opened. Looks like the deadline is May 10th. Just thought I'd get an official thread going so we can all chat about the application process and share any updates any of us may potentially get! Fingers crossed, good luck everyone!
  4. So, you have been accepted to HSCP. Yay! Congrats! Go celebrate (reasonably of course). Then what to do, Here is what I have been learning over the course of 3 months of not getting paid. I fixed most of the issues now, so hoping to start getting paid the next pay period. Step 1. Get your Military ID made, ASAP. Step 2. Set up mypay account. It's a pain, however once you have your military ID, do yourself a favor and invest in a CAC card reader. You will be able to set up you mypay yourself. Step 3. Update Bank info on mypay. Very Important. (For some reason PSD still hasn't gotten any info about my bank account even after 2nd submission of my paperwork). Step 4. Hope and pray PSD gets these info including your BAH and start paying you.
  5. Hey everyone, I'm in the process of starting my essays for this year's NHSC scholarship and was wondering if anyone had advice on how they approached the essays. My specific questions are highlighted below. 1) How specific were you in outlining your future career plans for the essay on the NHSC mission? Did you list HPSA sites and/or non-profit organizations you were interested in affiliating with? 2) How did you approach the essay regarding your commitment to working in primary care? Did you take a narrative approach regarding life events or circumstances that led you to pursue a career in primary care, a philosophical approach rationalizing the importance of primary care, a combination of the two, or something altogether different? Thanks in advance for any help!
  6. Before I begin, yes I am still just a senior in high school, and yes I know that my goals can change. However, this is what I want as of now, and because it's extremely important to prepare for what I want my future to be, even though it may change, I need to make plans. So PLEASE don't advise me on going to med school or doing something else, it's not what I'm asking for. Now, I've been doing my own research, but I would also love different personal perspectives. As of now, I plan to stay within five hours (maybe more if necessary) away from southern-ish New York because I don't have the money to fly myself and my belongings every time I have to go home and because my parents have very busy work schedules. Ideally, to save money, I would love to go to a more inexpensive school to save money because financial aid is iffy for me. However, if you come from a similar background and you got financial aid, please tell me because I'm not too sure how the financial aid process works yet lol. So, my dad makes 125K+ a year, but due to the very high taxes, a high mortgage, and other expenses that my family has to pay, money is becoming more and more of a worry now that college applications are coming up fast. Additionally, my dad works for Verizon and they went on strike for about 6 weeks last year, and I know it doesn't sound like a long time, but this really set us back because my mom doesn't make much. I will also be taking 5 AP exams in May ($470), there will be yearbook and senior picture fees to take care of, etc., and my family has only saved up a little over $10,000 dollars in my college fund. So my question is, other than financial aid, do you know of any scholarships/organizations/etc. that I could look into to help out with this? Or more importantly, good inexpensive/moderately expensive schools? Btw my mom was born in Dominican Republic so I'm 50% hispanic (my father is white), so that could be relevant information regarding scholarships. To get to the main point, what schools would be good for me knowing this, that I want to become a PA, and that I need to build a strong foundation in what I'll need to know by that time? I will probably major in a biological science - if not biology - unless someone recommends something else. Feel free to input any other relevant information. Thank you to all who respond!
  7. Maverick87

    VA HPSP

    Hey all. Figured I'd post this since there are so many people messaging me and creating threads on the military HPSP (which appears to be no longer available to PAs). It appears that the VA is also creating an HPSP program that will be available to PAs and will begin to receive applications in January of 2016. Here's an excerpt from the VA website: In all honesty, I would say that this scholarship program is actually better than the military scholarship program for most people, especially if you have a family and are not prior enlisted, due to the lack of deployments and decreased obligation (minimum for this scholarship is 1 year, as opposed to the military, which is 3 years). Of course, it is the federal government so it may not come to fruition, but it's definitely an interesting concept.
  8. Hello! I am a 23 year old Mexican-American female who is starting the Physician Assistant Program at Philadelphia University in July 2017. I am having a very difficult time finding scholarships and financial aid, especially those that I am eligible for before actually starting the semester. Any direction would be greatly appreciated!
  9. Clinical Research Internship Opportunity Attention all prospective PA students. Are you looking to satisfy the patient care experience requirement, receive a letter of recommendation and earn scholarships to help with PA school tuition? Our clinical research team at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center has four positions open for paid, direct patient care experience in OB/GYN and pediatrics. Actively recruiting trial indications: pre-term labor tocolytic, HPV-related cervical dysplasia treatment vaccine and RSV prophylactic vaccine in pregnancy. These spots are reserved for people that have completed their undergraduate studies and are interested in conducting clinical research trials for a minimum of one year. Full-time hours available, starting at $15.00/hr. Plus scholarships based on job performance (up to $5,000)! Essential Job Functions: Working closely with the Clinical Research Team, the Clinical Research Intern will work on assigned research projects. Tasks and responsibilities include: recruiting study participants; enrolling patients and obtaining informed consent; performing protocol procedures and patient assessments; developing and maintaining databases; conducting follow-up contact; and providing general assistance with project-related administrative tasks. Educational & Professional Skills: Candidates must be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies. Successful candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, including strong telephone skills; and have basic computer skills (Word, Excel). While no research experience is necessary, as a comprehensive training will be given the first week, it is preferred. Medical assistants As a practicing PA in Women’s Health, I can ensure you this is an excellent opportunity to further prepare yourself for PA school! Kind regards, Kristin Batla PA-C, CCRC OB/GYN PA Fellowship Director and Clinical Research Director Arrowhead Regional Medical Center 400 N. Pepper Ave., Colton, CA 92324 BatlaK@armc.sbcounty.gov (909) 580-3474 and Guillermo Valenzuela MD Chairman, Women’s Health Dept
  10. Hi everyone, I was recently accepted to the program and was wondering if anyone knows how the application for the SDS works. From what heard from the interview session, we were told that we would have to apply. When would we find out if we were granted one? What is the application like? Thanks!
  11. Hello everyone, A little info about me: I've been working as a RN for a few years in the NICU and prior was in the I.T. field working for the government and the military. I'll be starting PA school this Fall 2016 (September) and I have submitted my HPSP packet for the Air Force complete and sent this month (August). I've read in the past that the HPSP cycle doesn't start till October, is this still correct? Also, based on the timeframe from previous post is it safe to say that the results from the board, depending on available slots for the scholarship, should be a month or two until anyone finds out the board's decision? For any current PA in the military, what do you think is the most sought after specialty and how would you recommend getting in that particular specialty? i.e.., orthopedics, Emergency medicine
  12. Would anyone who has paid for PA school on an Air Force scholarship be able to talk a bit about their experience with that? I have only been accepted at one school so far, which will leave me graduating with about ~160K of debt. If this ends up being the only school I'm accepted to I'm still going to attend. I know it isn't smart to get into this much debt on a PA salary, but I don't want to wait around another year and go through another application cycle. Specific Questions: How long before starting PA school must one start the application process for this scholarship? Does the 3 year service commitment start immediately upon me passing the PANCE or must I do some kind of boot camp/training beforehand that won't count towards the 3 years? Do I have any control over where I am stationed? At all? Do they cover any school with an accredited masters PA program? How competitive is it to get this scholarship? I'd appreciate any information you can offer! If anyone as taken a different military scholarship to pay for PA school (navy, army, etc) I'd be interested in hearing about that too!
  13. I'm looking for shadowing opportunities in the Detroit/Dearborn area this summer. I'm a responsible college senior with volunteering experience looking to decide if I want to go to PA school. Thank you and if anyone has any information, please feel free to add!
  14. Hi, did anybody else submit or is about to submit their application for the 2015 NHSC scholarship? Also, does anyone have an idea of the timeline it usually takes to hear something back from them?
  15. I will thoroughly proofread anyone's personal statement in exchange for you voting for me in this scholarship competition!! Quickly!! Voting ends tonight, April 29, 2015 at 11:59 EST 1. go to: www.diplomaframe.com/FMF2015-Naguit 2. click on "Vote for This Entry" 3. enter your email address (1 vote per email address, so if you have multiple email addresses, please vote for me multiple times!) 4. check your email to confirm your vote 5. pass this on to get others to vote for me! Msg me your personal statements after you finish voting! Thanks for the support!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  16. Hello all! I submitted a drawing to the Frame My Future scholarship contest earlier this year. After they reviewed 5500 entries, they picked me to be one of the 24 finalists!!! Wooot! In order for me to win $1000 scholarship that could help me pay for the PA program at UNTHSC in Fort Worth, TX, I need your help. The money is awarded to 5 finalists who get the most votes, so please vote for me! Voting is from now until April 19th (11:50pm Eastern Time), so vote early and vote often! 1. go to: www.diplomaframe.com/FMF2015-Naguit 2. click on 'Vote for This Entry" 3. enter your email address (1 vote per email address, so if you have multiple email addresses, please vote for me multiple times!) 4. check your email to confirm your vote 5. pass this on to get others to vote for me! I hope that you guys will rally behind me by helping me publicize this opportunity. I know that with your help, I could win this competition and show the nation that Physician Assistants are a force to be reckoned with! Thanks so much for your support!! -Ashley
  17. Hello Everyone, I was recently accepted into PA school in California. I am from Connecticut and I am still currently residing in CT with plans to move to California in August. I will be completing my didactic year in Cali and then I will complete all my Clinical rotations in Hawaii. I desire to work in primary care upon completion of my schooling in the state of Hawaii. I am trying to find scholarships to help me cover the costs of school, moving and cost of living in general. I will be unable to work while in the program and do not have much savings. I want to take out minimal loans (don't we all) so I have less to pay back when I am done. I have a lot of international experience, tons of community service, leadership positions, I am openly gay, grew up on government subsidies and like I said before desire to work in primary care. If anyone knows of any scholarships, no matter how big or small, please let me know! I know of the obvious Nation Health Service Corps scholarship, but I am looking for more. Thank you, Jacob
  18. Despite the darkness that exists in the shadows of this world, it is through our passion and our sense of purpose that we are able to truly grasp the beauty that exists in the light. My first experience with seeing this spark of passion came in the 7th grade, when I began extreme rollerblading. What first started out as a simple way to kill time after school and hang out with my friends, quickly morphed into a love like none I had experienced before; I ate, drank and slept rollerblading. The strength of my love for this sport provided me with an opportunity to see, with my own eyes, the rewards that come from fully dedicating yourself to something that you love. I started out having little clue of what I was doing, struggling to even keep my balance, let alone skate backwards, but I was soon performing more and more difficult maneuvers, and eventually went on to win competitions and receive sponsorships. Not only did rollerblading reveal to me the value of passion and dedication, but it also provided me with the opportunity to travel all around North America, interacting with and becoming good friends with people of all cultures, ethnicities and economic backgrounds in the process. During my travels I have encountered a myriad of obstacles, ranging from the minor to the severe, yet I have always managed to emerge as a stronger and more knowledgeable human being. The sums of my experiences as a rollerblader have taught me invaluable life lessons about both myself, as well as others. Despite the immensely valuable life lessons and the worth of passion and purpose that rollerblading has taught me, I have spent a significant portion of my life feeling as if something was missing, that there was something more I could offer. All of this came to a head in the fall of 2011, following the deaths of my longtime girlfriend and two grandparents whom I had been extremely close with, all within the period of a couple of months. The ensuing depression that resulted from these losses forced me to withdraw from school in two consecutive semesters, and left me feeling as though I had lost my sense of direction and purpose. Upon finally deciding to get outside help in the form of psychotherapy, along with months of self-searching, I was able to rediscover what it is that makes me who I am, and what exactly it is that I have to offer to this world. This entire series of events allowed me to become a stronger person than I ever could have imagined, and realize once again the beauty that comes with passion and purpose. Though my previous experiences working in healthcare had shown me a glimpse of the beauty that comes with a passion for helping others, my tragedy allowed me to connect the dots and realize that there is nothing I would rather do than dedicate my life to serving others. Following this realization, I decided to take a job as a mental health technician so that I could immediately begin serving those who are less fortunate than me. Since this time, my appetite to help my fellow man has continued to grow, and I am now absolutely sure of my desire to serve all of those around me; I am once again able to feel the spark of passion that rollerblading originally showed me, only now it has become stronger than ever before. Through my paid clinical experience as an EKG/telemetry technician and a mental health technician, along with my time spent shadowing an ER physician, I have become fully acquainted with the benefits that a career as a physician assistant would offer in terms of providing effective healthcare and serving my fellow human beings, providing me with the ideal outlet to pursue my passion. I feel as though physician assistants serve as the perfect balance between physicians and nurses, along with the multitude of other clinical positions, as they are able to provide treatments and services that nurses and other lower-level positions are unable to, while functioning on a much more personal level than most physicians do; and all the while working to make sure that all of these positions interact seamlessly. My time spent working at XstremeMD has allowed me to become intimately familiar with the nearly infinite possibilities which the cutting-edge technology of telemedicine offers to the medical field going forward; especially concerning treatment of those that are less fortunate and those in hard-to-reach areas. My dream is to utilize the knowledge and training that I receive during my physician assistant training, in conjunction with my familiarity with the rapid advances of telemedicine, in order to provide treatment on a broad scale to poverty-stricken areas that have so often been looked over, so as to better the health of those involved, while also granting them with the same sense of purpose that has served to show me the immense beauty that a life of passion and purpose has to offer.
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