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  1. Hello everyone, question for pre-PA, current students, or graduates. For volunteer hours and non-healthcare employment hours for some schools, I was wondering how to go about recording and documenting them? What is the best way to go about this. Especially for the non healthcare hours, I imagine this is just any job we’ve had in the past. And so what do you guys recommend in terms of going back to see the hours we’ve completed and also going forward with future hours, and how to keep track of them all. Really, for any experience hours in general. Also, I believe we will submit this information on the CASPA, so how does that work? Do we just put the organization, hours, and description? Or do we need some sort of sign off on it , with someone higher up proving that we did it? Let me know , thank you guys!!
  2. Hi, I am seeking an opportunity to shadow a practicing PA of any specialty that is located anywhere in the Boise/Nampa/Meridian area of Idaho. I am Junior at Boise State University studying Biology.I am open to learning all summer/fall and really want to get some hours in before I apply later next year. If you have any information on potential shadowing opportunities, please feel free to contact me at cristiansandino@u.boisestate.edu Thanks, Cristian
  3. Hey y'all so I am a sophomore in undergrad and in the process of just starting to get PCE, shadow, and volunteer hours and etc, but I am super stressed out because I am itching to start getting PCE hours except its so difficult while in school. I was thinking about becoming an EMT and working for 2 years after I graduate but I wasn't sure if being an EMT is considered PCE among most colleges, does anyone know? (I also tried to work as a caregiver over summer and that job isn't for me) Also, I'm trying to compile a list of PA schools to apply to, so if anyone has any recommendations for schools on the east coast please let me know!
  4. **Job Opportunity near Phoenix, Arizona** The clinic I work with is looking for a Medical Assistant (Certification is preferred but it's okay if you do not have it). The clinic is called APEX Physicians. We specialize in infectious diseases and travel medicine. You get to work closely with the physicians and PA and its great medical experience! As of right now we are busy with a lot of COVID-19 patients and would love the help. If you are interested in the position please email: mdampem@apexphysiciansid.com In the email attach your resume/CV and the following questions: Highest Educational Level completed: 2. Are you willing to do a background check?: 3. Why are you interested in this position: 4. Are you a certified medical assistant: 5. Do you have any extracurricular activities that will prevent you from working Monday through Friday: 6. Why are you interested in this position:
  5. I am trying to decide whether or not to get certified in this and get PCE from it. I want to know if most schools accept this or if they don’t really care for it. Any feedback helps!
  6. I am currently on deployment with AMR in New York. I was wondering how I should count those hours on my CASPA application?
  7. 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!
  8. Hi- I currently work as a Hospitalist PA at an academic medical center. Wondering what schedule other PAs have for Hospital Medicine PAs. The two most common schedules that I have discovered include: 1) 7 on, 7 off 2) 12 or 13 12 hour shifts/month Any other models? What are your PTO benefits? Thanks!
  9. Hey guys, I'm currently considering applying next year and was wondering if anyone could share their stats for getting into nova or any other school in florida, especially how many pce hours, since they don't seem to require it but I'm not sure how many most applicants have.
  10. Hi all, When I first started my job I was solely a research coordinator part time. Then they allowed me to scale back on research and start medical assisting too. How to I correctly input my hours if my hours changed from ~20 hours a week to ~12 in my position as a research coordinator?
  11. Hi all! I am really struggling narrowing down the list of schools I want to apply to. I have already weeded out those that don't offer a masters, those where I do not fit the pre-requisites, and those that are too rural. I am not picky on location, but I would like to be somewhere suburban or urban. I also would like to be somewhere that the clinical rotations are not a very far drive (I am having trouble figuring this out because it is not explicitly listed on most schools' websites). I am mostly struggling to eliminate schools because I am worried about not getting in. I graduate this semester from a great school and will be applying as soon as the application is released. I am most concerned with my limited shadowing hours and limited service to under-represented populations. Here are my stats for applications: 3.63 GPA, Physiology major that has taken many upper-level biology courses, only alarming grades are C+ in Organic Chem 2 LAB and Gen Chem 2 LAB (My last 64 hour GPA is higher), only 18 shadowing hours (going to get 8 more hopefully before application), probably about 200 community service hrs (haven't fully calculated), 3-5 strong letters of rec lined up, 150 Verbal GRE, 157 Quant, 4.5 Writing, and roughly 3,000 clinical hours before matriculation. I am extremely worried about getting in, and this is making it difficult to narrow my options. I would like to apply to schools that I think I have a realistic chance of getting into. The following are the schools I am interested in. Does anyone have any advice on narrowing down my search? I have over 60 schools listed that I would consider applying for, but the following are my favorites: University of Utah, University of Colorado, Arcadia University, Rush University, Mercer University, Butler, LSU, Augsburg University, PCOM, DeSales University, Penn State, UT San Antonio, Elon, MCPHS, Emory, UT Southwestern, Baylor and Eastern Virginia Medical. Please please please any help or advice is welcome! I am so stressed!!
  12. Hello all! I am going to be applying for the PA class starting in 2019. Can anyone give me a ballpark answer on how much patient experience is needed? I have 520 hours patient contact and 160 PA shadow hours. The website only says 80 is competitive but I thought it must be much more than that!
  13. I’m currently attending a quarterly-based credit college and get 3 credits in some of my crucial prerequisite classes. All the pre-pa programs I’ve looked at say something along the lines of “Organic Chemistry - 3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours” but my college only gives 3 quarter hours for a class like this. I have no idea what I’m supposed to do. If my college gives 3 hours when I need 4, how do I get that additional hour? So confused!
  14. Hi all, I am crafting a letter to some schools to see if they would accept my role as a clinical systems educator as clinical hours. It is a fairly unique role with new EMRs coming out like our big Cerner implementation in Concord, New Hampshire. Do you think Clinical Education counts towards clinical hours? I highlighted where I discuss my job so no need to read through the whole thing. Dear (SCHOOL), My professional goal is to pursue a career as a surgical physician assistant and I am most interested in your program at Tufts. My request of you is to consider my current work as filling some of the direct patient care requirements. I had a unique opportunity presented to me this past year which has impacted notable time I have to work my other position as an EMT. I had worked at Concord Hospital as a scribe in the emergency department and based on my interactions with the staff I was contacted to be considered for a role as a clinical system educator. This was a new position created as the organization transferred from the current Legacy systems to an integrated Cerner electronic health record. This offer was very intriguing; I have worked full time as a clinical system educator during the transition which occurred on December 1, 2017. The position includes training new users on the Cerner system as well as providing at the elbow support during the implementation phase. I have worked with all levels of clinical staff and have learned much about the interdependencies of the various clinical disciplines. I have had significant contact with providers helping them navigate the new system to deliver patient care. This support includes all aspects of using the EMR including computerized provider order entry and clinical documentation. I also have been front-line support in the emergency department and in the operating room giving me unique perspectives on the complexity of care delivered in these areas. As your website states, “The Admissions Committee is looking for direct patient care experience that will allow candidates to mature, experience whether health care is the right career path for them, and be exposed to the types of duties and functions that a healthcare professional provides.” I feel strongly that my role as a clinical educator encompasses these standards. I do have direct patient care experience as an EMT and as a medical technician during a medical mission to Guatemala. My total direct patient care hours prior to my current job are about 1000 hours. I plan to continue to do EMT work but my current time is limited because of the job demands as a clinical system educator, preparing for my upcoming MCAT exam, and for filling my military requirements. I will accumulate more hours but would still like to apply to your program and would like your consideration to count my current clinical system educator hours towards this requirement. Thank you for your consideration,
  15. Hello i don't post often but i wanted to ask civilians how your day works, Me: Just about to graduate. knows will be in family health, knows requirements of schedual My immediate future: Pass the pance, start my first job. Schedule: -First patient at 0730. Last morning pt at 1105. Last afternoon pt 1530. total pt 18/day. -I have one tech, likely a high school grad with some training but not used well. He will get vitals and do med rec but nothing else really. See first morning patient ~5-10 mins late. we often behind out of the gate -minimal charting in room, ordering labs/meds/imaging -stay until 1800 charting -must see 90 patients a week + military reindeer games Qualms: -0600-1800 to scrub clinic list read and chart x 5 days a week sometimes charting on weekends = 60 hours a week -stuck in family for 4 years Questions: Do you have more patients? Do you have better support? Does your doc respect you? Do nurses pretty much own the command structure of your hospital? How much in words or paragraphs do you chart in HPI? In A/P? Are you happy with your EMR? If so what is it? Do you get paid hourly or salary? Do you get paid for charting? Do you get over time? typical, is the grass greener? Thanks for your valuable time.
  16. 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!
  17. I have had the same CNA job since the beginning of my senior year in high school and was wondering if it would be acceptable to list all of the hours I have accumulated since then for my healthcare experience or should I only include the hours I have worked since my first semester of college?
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