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  1. I just began community service with NY Cares (feeding the homeless, soup kitchen, helping elderly work out..., etc.). I already submitted my application but I was wondering if I should update my application with this since I only have 3 hours. Would it be worth it? I began doing this so I can better my application JUST in case this cycle doesn't work out even though I'm waiting on a lot of schools. Should I wait until next cycle or update my recent application with this? I'll most likely do 3-6 hours a week.
  2. Hey, this is my first post! I've been in Urgent Care x2 years (poorly run and need to get out), moving on to surgical specialty. I loved my OR rotations and I enjoy doing procedures. I have two offers on the table for neurosurgery and having difficulty deciding which would be more enjoyable. They are very similar (including salary and travel) with a few big differences. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. 1. Teaching Hospital. 0630-1500, M-F, no weekend or call. 17 days PTO, 10 holidays, 5 CME days PA's at teaching hospital mostly round and consult. Have to fight residents for any procedures and you get extremely little (if any) time in the OR, but you are a part of a team that is present 24/7 and I feel I can gain much knowledge concerning the field and the staff is great and respect the PAs. 2. Community Hospital. 0700-1500, M-F, No weekend or call. (Generally) 18 days PTO, 6 holidays, 3 CME days I will be sole neurosurgery provider at community hospital daily (more autonomy). Rounding and consulting, but 2 days a week in OR as first assist with elective neurosurgery cases. Neurosurgeons rotate in from nearby Level 1 trauma center (same hospital company) with a large Neurosurg ICU run by PAs 15 minutes away that gets the high acuity cases. I will have to rotate there one week every 2-3 months which may include a weekend shift (12 hr). Staff here also seem nice (but not as much of a family feel as the other) and one of the neurosurgeons teach for a nearby university so there's a sort of teaching mentality from them that seems like I can learn a lot from them as well. Basically, anyone have input on working in an academic setting vs community? Would the perks at an academic setting be enough to give up scrub time and some procedures? I do enjoy "hands on" things a lot, but also want to gain experience and knowledge for the future. Thanks a ton for any advice.
  3. I am a washington resident and am going to attend a 2 year community college (green river). Im going to take the required pre-requisites courses for the MEDEX program, so here is my plan. After my 2 years of community college i will have an Associates degree. Then transfer to UW to get my Bachelor's but after my 2 years i will also be working as a Nurse to get my 4000 hours of experience completed. Hopefully i will have at least a 3.7 gpa throughout my college courses. Also currently i took some UW in the highschool classes which i paid 300 and something dollars for. The classes i took were ENGL 111, with gpa of 3.7 ENGl131 with gpa of 3.5, MATH 120 with gpa of 3.0 znd HSTAA 235 with 3.4 gpa. I didnt realize these courses were going to affect my college gpa i thought that it would be the same as an AP test, where if you pass you get the credit but apparently it gets calculated with your acumlative GPA. I also took and passed AP gov and AP composition tests which i got a 4 and a 3 on. Does this seem like i a good future plan? Or am i missing something? Any help is welcomed!
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