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  1. SEMPA is excited to roll out its new Mentoring Program specifically created for PAs new to emergency medicine; PA students interested in launching their career; or any seasoned emergency medicine PAs looking to advance and expand their profession and practice. How it works is that you fill out the online application and we match you with an experienced PA who can help guide your career. SEMPA mentors have years of experience in all types of ED settings and they have a wide variety of specialty interests. We will do our utmost best to match you with someone based on your profile and/or the specifics you give us so that you can get the most out of your mentoring experience. A SEMPA mentor can help with: Finding a job, preparing for a job interview and navigating contracts Understanding what emergency medicine educational resources are available What you can expect from the specialty Tips and tricks in making it through your shifts Guidance on moving up in emergency medicine Leadership development for new EMPA leaders And much more! Any SEMPA member is eligible to apply for a mentor through the SEMPA Mentoring Program. All you need is a desire to advance your career with the assistance of a mentor. Learn more and apply today! Get started here.
  2. Hi everyone! Just wanted to share with you all on here that, in addition to this wonderful resource, there are also a bunch of Pre-PA mentors on instagram as well that can help inspire and motivate you! I thought I might start a topic so you can drop your favorites below and others can enjoy them as well! I'll start with my personal account, instagram.com/myPApal, where you can follow my journey through PA school starting next month! Feel free to DM me if you have any questions that you feel might be too sensitive to share on this sort of public forum.
  3. Hi all! So I am shadowing a PA again tomorrow that I shadowed earlier this month. She reached out to me after I sent her a letter at her practice expressing my desire to shadow. She was eager to answer my questions and go into detail explaining each patient case to me. I was wondering what questions would be good to ask her tomorrow. Would it be appropriate to ask her if she would be willing to write a letter of recommendation? To shadow her again? If she would be willing to serve as sort of a mentor to me over email? I don't want to be too forward, but I do eventually need a letter of rec from a PA and it can be hard to find PAs to shadow! Thanks!
  4. Exciting News! The American Association of Surgical PAs will be hosting a Pre-PA Information and mentoring session in ORLANDO FLORIDA JANUARY 20th, 2017. It will be held at the Doubletree MCO hotel. There will be a 2 and a half hour coaching session and plenty of time after for practice interviews and essay reviews. Plus, a certificate of attendance will be a great way to dress up your CASPA application! Getting into PA school has become very competitive, and many school now have more than 20-25 applicants for each open seat. Student will be able to meet PA leaders and admission committee members and learn first hand tips and tricks to become a successful PA Program applicant. Some of the topics to be covered include: -Learn about the amazing & rapidly growing PA career field. -Overview of the PA Profession -How to get a shadow -PA Profession news that all applicants need to know -Essentials of Academic prerequisites -Health care/patient care prerequisites -How to deal with CASPA -PA-wanna-be essays -How to stand out as an applicant Attending this seminar attendees receive: Unique certificate of attendance suitable for listing on PA applications Copies of all PowerPoint slides and lecture materials One on one opportunities to speak with PAs serving on admission committees Unique tips, tricks, and advice you can't get from a book or a website. The event is hosted by AASPA and given by Surgical PAs, PA school faculty members, and admissions experts Register at AASPA.COM ($65) For any questions, please contact ceo@aaspa.com.
  5. Hey all Just graduated end of July and am starting my first job in Family med with a large group with multiple offices. The office I'm starting in is perfect with 2 physicians and another PA that has been a mentor to me. However, just found out that apparently I'm being moved to a different office with 2 NPs in less than a month. Unsure how to proceed as I really don't feel like I'll be successful in an office with no physician and without anyone I'm comfortable asking questions to so soon. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!
  6. I'm looking for an opportunity to shadow a PA in Palm Beach County, FL or counties near Palm Beach, for application requirement of PA program. I currently have a 3.9 GPA, and work as a student tutor and Student Instructor (SI) for college level biological sciences and math at my local University where I attend school. I am finishing up a bachelor's degree in Health Science, but need to shadow a PA to apply to the program at my school upon completion of my degree. I am willing to travel and would appreciate any guidance, mentorship, and opportunities that can be directed my way! Thank you.
  7. Hello, My name is Adam Olson-Bouchareb, I am a non-traditional Pre-PA/Pre-Med student. I graduted from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2014 with a 3.79 GPA; BA Environmental Science. I have been working as a Chemist I at Pace Analytical Life Sciences for the past year. I want to transition to a medical career. I need to decide between PA school and Med School; shadowing will help me do that. Does anyone know any PAs or MDs who would be willing to arrange for me to shadow them? Thank you! Adam
  8. Hi, I graduated from from my undergrad last May, I have been working as a medical scribe since graduation in the ED of four hospitals as a part of Lifespan Corporation. I have accumulated 1400 hours of experience to date. After working and meeting many different types of PAs through work I have decided that PA is the perfect fit for me, but this is where things start to worry me. I graduated with an overall GPA of 2.47 with a BS in Biology and minor in chemistry. My four years at School were plagued by a few miss fortunes, such as learning I have ADHD half way through and others, that lead to me to not excel as well as I had hoped. I am currently getting my EMT-B license which I plan on using when I return home this upcoming fall and end my stint as a medical scribe. Now I know my GPA is not nearly as competitive as it should be, so when I return home I am going to retake 6 science courses as well as add on A&P 1/2 and a year of spanish. So my first question is, is there a difference where I take the retakes whether it is community college or a local university? Is one better then another when looking at candidates? Also when I return home I have 2 PAs in different specialties that I plan on shadowing throughout the year. I am just concerned that when I go to apply to schools next summer I won't be close to being a competitive candidate since it would take an immense course load to bring my GPA up to where it should be. Do you have any advise for me as I have had little to no guidance on where to go next or what to do in order to make my self a better candidate. Feel free to message here or send a private message with advise (serious help)
  9. I am a relatively new PA working in Orthopedic Surgery in the Pacific NW. Originally from New England. I'm hoping to establish a professional mentorship with an experienced PA. I'd like someone to discuss topics such as professional development, evolving medical practice, contract negotiation, the business of medicine, and possibly even transitioning to academic setting eventually. I work predominantly with younger PAs and so haven't found anyone willing or able to mentor. Any recommendations or if you have general interest yourself, please feel free to message me. Thank you. -JT
  10. Hi, I just started a new job as an outpatient internal medicine PA. I've never worked in this setting, and I'm wondering if there are resources for learning from docs/other PAs who have worked in the field. I hate to bug the doc I work with about every little question, and I feel it would be helpful to go over some things with a mentor. I'm finding that UpToDate, Currents, etc. are great, but need help with real-life patient encounters - i.e. dealing with patients who demand antibiotics and such.
  11. Hi everyone, can some kind people help me understand all about precepting. What is the difference between a preceptor, a mentor or a professor/instructor? Don't PA schools usually assign preceptors to students before clinicals or didactics? Do you find your own in PA school, or do you have to wait until you are working in the field? How do you find one? Is there a list? How available are they for you? How qualified are they? Do they get paid? Do they volunteer their time? Are there goals that need to be met between both parties or just one? Do they follow you from room to room or do you follow them? How long are they with you? Is this something required before you graduate? I thought I understood how it works, but now I am not to sure.
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