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  1. Hello! I'm currently in my undergrad program taking my prerequisites for PA school. I plan on graduating in the Spring of 2023 and applying for PA school that same year. As I begin my PA school research, I keep having self-doubts on my ability to learn the content in PA school, which questions my ability to "make it" as a PA. While I am doing well in my undergrad/prerequisite courses, I fear I am not genuinely learning the information - just merely memorizing and doing well on exams. My question is: Will I/How badly will I struggle in PA school if I don't remember/didn't efficie
  2. IMHO there is a great deal of potential in this specialty. This article is a few months old but the numbers are solid... https://www.managedcaremag.com/archives/2018/1/shrinking-psychiatrist-shortage According to this article ' Nationally about 1,800 PAs, or roughly 2% of the total number practicing, specialize in psychiatry'. Looking at Psychiatrist shortage ' From 2003 to 2013, the number of practicing psychiatrists declined by 0.2%, to 37,889 nationally by 2013. During the same decade, the number of adult primary care doctors increased by 9.5%, to 211,121 total, and by
  3. I know from personal experience that battling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) while in PA School can be frustrating and exhausting. If anyone is interested, I wrote a blog post on the topic that I will link below. Hopefully you can use some of the suggestions I offer. And feel free to comment with your own suggestions/experiences below. PA Journey | ADHD and PA School
  4. If any of you have (or think you might have) ADHD and are considering PA School, check out my blog post to read about my experiences and strategies for dealing with the disorder. I hope you find it helpful! And feel free to comment below with your own suggestions. PA Journey - ADHD and PA School
  5. Just wondering about any experience anyone might have had. More out of simple curiosity than anything. I've been following a patient, mid-40s male, bad genetics for HTN, not great on lifestyle either. Nonsmoker, but no structured exercise, diet a mix of healthy and very much not. This person was on 10mg lisinopril for over a year, which worked nicely to get 120s/ 80s (previous to meds, he gradually crept up to consistent 140s/90s for long enough he was "sentenced" to meds). The lisinopril caused a dry cough even at that low dose, so triamterene/ HCTZ was next. The first week on that, h
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