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  1. I worked as a PRN rehab technician for about 3 months (roughly 20 hours a week) before I became Full-Time (40 hours a week). How do I record this change in hours? Do I make two separate entries or average the hours per week? My hours for PRN also varied each week, with weeks working up to 30 hours and sometimes only 15 hours. Do I need to record this somehow? I also do not understand how PA schools validate that the numbers of hours stated are honest. Is there some sort of validation document needed from each employer from past jobs. Any advice is appreciated, thank you!
  2. Hello, I am a future PA student and am curious about other opinions on this very important topic. With current and probable future healthcare reforms, what do you see as the benefits, repercussions, and changes on the PA job outlook? I ask this questions from a professional point of view and am not looking for arguments on political stands. Thanks for your input and I am curious to see your take on things. I will start with my own understanding. President Trump has been making changes to slowly weaken Obamacare as his health reform has not been approved. President trump would like
  3. Hello, I am a future PA student and am curious about other opinions on this very important topic. With current and probable future healthcare reforms, what do you see as the benefits, repercussions, and changes on the PA job outlook? I ask this questions from a professional point of view and am not looking for arguments on political stands. Thanks for your input and I am curious to see your take on things. I will start with my own understanding. President Trump has been making changes to slowly weaken Obamacare as his health reform has not been approved. President trump would like
  4. Hello, I am a future PA student and am curious about other opinions on this very important topic. With current and probable future healthcare reforms, what do you see as the benefits, repercussions, and changes on the PA job outlook? I ask this questions from a professional point of view and am not looking for arguments on political stands. Thanks for your input and I am curious to see your take on things. I will start with my own understanding. President Trump has been making changes to slowly weaken Obamacare as his health reform has not been approved. President trump would like
  5. Hi everyone, first time poster here. Currently, I am an EMT on an ALS rig, shadowing a PA, volunteering as a standby event EMS for the racetrack, concerts, parades, and 49ers, and helping out with a mobile clinic to serve the homeless. I'll be traveling to Haiti this summer with Project Medishare. (other volunteer work but won't bore you all.) So my problem is, I am taking classes now and doing two full days of clinical research at UCSF and then working 12 hours on the ALS rig. While also doing the above mentioned volunteer hours every weekend (or late weekday nights). I am over extending
  6. Hi everyone, prospective PA here. I'm wondering if there are any PAs here that have practiced in oncology or were/are hospitalists that work closely with cancer patients. I find cancer to be a fascinating field that earns the respect of the most empathetic healthcare professionals. The nurses on the oncology unit where I work are outstanding in terms of quality of care. I haven't seen many oncological PAs in the hospital - only MDs or DOs. I want to hear about your experiences and what you do on the daily. What are your struggles on the job? What do you love about your job? How is oncolog
  7. Hi all! I'm completing my CASPA application for the 2017-2018 cycle and was wondering when getting health care hours on a letterhead from a supervisor do they need to include anything other than the hours? Does it have to be brief with a few sentences stating I worked from these range of dates and made these many hours or a paragraph on what I did, how well I did it and then the hours? Thank you in advance!
  8. Hello, Please visit the following website for helpful blog posts about everything pre PA, written by a PA-S at Rugers! Enjoy. click here (:
  9. I am really wrestling with if I even should apply to PA school. I am currently a senior at Boise State University and will graduate in the spring of 2017 with my Bachelors in Health Science however I have taken all of my pre reqs to make sure I qualify to apply to PA school. I recently took a job as the Community Health Coordinator at a local free and charitable clinic and have really been enjoying my job there. After I graduate I will be sticking around and working there for a couple of years before applying However, this seems to be more of a public health type position and have re
  10. Hi all! I was just wondering if anyone knows if Cornell's program accepts ER scribing hours as direct patient contact? I couldn't find a list of what specifics they accept or not. Thanks!
  11. I'm not exactly sure how to label one of my health care experiences or if I should.. My dad was involved in a severe motor vehicle accident early last year and was in various hospitals for a number of months. He had a tracheotomy, pressure ulcers (from the coma he was in for approx. 2 mo - they could not turn him for fear of brain hemorrhaging due to pressure imbalance), and has a gastrostomy tube, as well as several other complications. During that time, especially since I spent days at a time with my dad at the hospital, I was allowed to perform CNA-type responsibilities (turning/re-p
  12. I know this is not a good offer, but I want to know if it's worth neogtiating or too far off the mark. I graduated a year ago, but have not worked yet as a PA due some family issues. I wish this had not been the case but it is what is. Due to this, I am aware that I am undervaluing myself because I have not been in the clinical setting for a while. I had my first interview at a family practice in a small community in NE Pennsylvania. I really like the office and the community it serves. I think the position would be great for experience, but I don't know that they value the PA as they
  13. This is my first post here and I am hoping from some help from this awesome community. I graduated in 2013 with my B.S. in biology. Overal GPA about a 3.4 and Science GPA is a 2.9. I have taken plenty of upper level biology courses such as genetics, anatomy, cell biology, and micro biology. A's and B's. However, my chemistries are almost all C's. I believe thats what brought down my science GPA. I recently got my EMT-B certification and am looking for work. Recently got turned down from 10 PA schools I applied to and, needless to say, I'm feeling a bit lost. Realistically, can PA school st
  14. I have an interview next week and i have been trying to keep up with all the healthcare news. There is so much going on right now with the change from assistant to associate, new policy in provider care, and new state laws. What information is key to know for an interview? more about that state in particular? Any help would be great.
  15. I am in the final stages of my CASPA application, and am about to begin the personal statement, which I have been dreading. I am generally a good writer, but I want to make sure that I do this well. I initially graduated from college planning on applying to veterinary school, so I have spent the last two years working as a veterinary technician. I've racked up over 1000 hours working as a vet tech, but along the way I decided that PA school was more along the lines of what I hope to do with my life. I have narrowed down the schools that I would like to apply to, including only the ones tha
  16. 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 ye
  17. Seeking volunteers to complete an ANONYMOUS online questionnaire about health care for a class project. This project is being conducted by graduate students at Yale University and will investigate various attitudes/opinions regarding health care. No personally identifying information will be collected. Please see: https://yalesurvey.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3jWOtWqxiE7VRE9 Thank you!
  18. I am curious what is your typical (although I know there is nothing 'typical' when it comes to healthcare) work day/week look like as a PA?
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