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  1. Hello all, My name is Michelle, an aspiring Physician Assistant. I am currently working on my CASPA application, and I would like to ask for your help. I am in need of a PA shadowing opportunity in the Los Angeles area. I have been reaching out to different websites and hospitals for an opportunity, but I've always been turned down. I hope you can help me find this opportunity. Thank you!
  2. I haven't seen much activity in the Pacific forum recently, so I thought that I would start a post for the current cycle. How's your application coming along?
  3. There is a PA available for shadowing in Orlando and she works in Primary Care Medicine . You can find her profile here http://pamentoronline.com/mentors/ Just select 'PA Shadowing' under 'Our Services' to schedule a shadowing appointment.
  4. I'm looking to shadow a PA working in primary care, urgent care, or emergency medicine in the greater Seattle area. I have worked directly with PA's for many years, but it has been a long time since I have worked in primary/urgent care, & I no longer have PA contacts there that I can get a hold of. I already have sufficient contacts for all my LOR's, but since my goal is to be a PA working in primary/urgent care, I feel I need to shadow in these areas specifically. I have cut back my hours to free up more time for this, & am available for 4-5 hrs per day Mon-Thur, & all day Fri-Sun until Spring Quarter starts. Any assistance or advice on who I might be able to contact would be greatly appreciated.
  5. I graduated in 2011 with a gpa of 3.95 and now I work in a medical laboratory as a technologist. I want to apply to pa program at tri c.from your own personal experience, how competitive is it? Do you think I have a shot?
  6. Hello, I'm an online tutor for the PANCE/PANRE. I'm a retired M.D., with 22 years teaching Pa's, medical interns and Med. students. I have been tutoring matriculating PA students and PANCE/PANRE students for 6 years. I've had wonderful success with my students pass rates and it has been gratifying. It is especially gratifying when my student has failed 2-3 times previously. I ONLY tutor PA students and I am fully committed to the PA profession because I believe in it. While in practice I worked with PAs, and found them to be Far superior to others. My locations are Boston and Ft. Lauderdale for face to face tutoring. I have references from previous students if you wish. Please feel free to visit my website at www.pancetutor.com All The Best, John
  7. Hello everyone, I am new to this forum and so thankful to have found it in this very confusing time. I have been seriously considering PA school, but I am trying to determine what would be the best route for me. I have a BA in psychology, so I would have to go back to school to get my science prerequisites. I am super excited to go back to school, however I am unsure whether to go back and major in Bio, or just go back as a continuing education student and just take the 30 credits that i need for PA school rather than 60 for the second major. My second dilemma at this time is the patient contact hours. I have home health aide experience, but no primary care experience. I m considering going through an EMT program to be able to get the certification and hopefully the experience and the patient contact to be better prepared for PA school. I am also considering contacting Pas in the area to shadow them, *fingers crossed* What do you guys think? What worked/ didn't work for you guys? Thank you!!!
  8. Hey guys I was wondering if anyone who was accepted into the program this past years could share their stats (GPA, HCE, Interview Process). I'm curious to know where I stand. Thank You
  9. Overall, I'm a bit older, mature enough, and smart-ish enough (I personally think? 3.7something GPA or something) to get into PA school. Lots of volunteer experience to show commitment to the community. 2000+ hours of PCE/HCE as a CNA. Thing is, I'lI have little to no PA shadowing experience when I want to apply to schools mid July. Obviously, I mentioned in my PS that I will continue to work as a ICU CNA and gather more shadowing experience as the year progresses, but could having barely any shadowing experience still make one a competitive applicant?? Because all the key aspects I mention about the profession in my PS (flexibility! balance!) are qualities that I've heard about but may only have limited experience observing by the time it comes to submitting my app in July.
  10. I recently interviewed for two urgent care position and one of the urgent care is own my PA (co-owned ?) , The owner PA told me his supervising physician is a OB/GYN doctor . So my question is ..can urgent supervising Physician be from any any specialty or specific IM , FP or ER certified . thanks
  11. Hi, I'm graduating a 4year university in June, and I'm thinking about getting a MA job or doing an MA program for a year and then working as an MA for a couple years before applying to PA school. I was wondering if being a back office MA at an eye surgery center be considered as HCE hours? Also, there's a couple of chemistry classes that I'd like to retake at a CC or a different school once I graduate to increase my GPA a boost; I was wondering if PA schools care where I retake those classes. Thank you to those who reply; I appreciate any feedback/suggestions!
  12. I am just wondering when most people started applying to jobs when they were a PA-S. I'll be graduating in early August and am just trying to get an idea of when most people found their first job. I know a lot of people in the class above me had their job contract signed a month before they graduated. Duke c/o 2014 PA-S
  13. Hi everyone! I am an MBA student in Pittsburgh, PA. I am working on my thesis in the area of health care management, attempting to solve a recruiting and retention problem I observed in local health care companies. (I am not a recruiter!) My research pointed me in this direction- to individuals who want to be PAs- as the solution to my problem. I believe my solution would simultaneously solve what I have come to learn is a real challenge for pre-PAs, and that is the difficulty obtaining patient care hours and PA shadowing hours. Is anyone reading this in the Pittsburgh area, so that we might be able to talk about your experience and see if you think my solution is viable and practical? I would really appreciate learning from your experience to add that real world perspective to my research. Thank you! Nicole
  14. I need one or more PA Shadowing Opportunities in the Colorado springs area. Please Thank You
  15. I am supposed to start PA school in May and just received notification that the school has been placed on Probation. How serious is that? The email assured me that I would complete the training from an accredited program but I am wondering if the program will be respected. I don't want the spend all that time and money and then not be able to get the position I want because the program is not considered a good quality one. Thoughts?
  16. Any information as to any PA's that are willing to allow Pre-PA's shadow around San Diego. Anywhere in the county is fine!
  17. To whom may concern, My name is Lorena Zendejas, I am in my 3rd year in University of California Riverside. I am studying in Biology, and I am interested in become a PA, I love working with people and want to see how my life would be like as a PA. Currently looking for opportunity to shadow a PA and earn some experience. If anyone know some PA who is willing to let me shadow them, please contact me! lorena.zendejas@yahoo.com :smile:
  18. I have been looking to shadow a PA in the NYC area for several months now and I just couldn't find a place that is willing to. Can anyone recommend a location in the NYC area that they shadowed at before. Thanks a lot for the help!!
  19. I am looking to shadow a PA in the Denver or Boulder area. Graduated Cum Laude with a double major in Physics and Chemistry and would like to get some PA shadowing hours before I submit my application in August.
  20. Hi, I am looking for any PA shadowing opportunities in the Jacksonville, FL area. I am currently only going to school and not working so I have plenty of time to shadow and gain lots of experience. This is a career change for me so any type of PA shadowing would be awesome in helping me determine a specialty. Thanks for checking my post, PM me or contact joshua.s.wiseman@hotmail.com for leads. Thank you, Have a great day! Josh
  21. I am about to graduate from SIUe with my BS in BioMedical Science, and I need PA shadowing experience before I can apply to PA school. I am not from around here, so knowing the right people has been hard. I could have one in my hometown, but I do not want to move back home. Please message with any help! Thanks!
  22. Hey, everyone. I'm looking for an opportunity to shadow a PA in the Greater Baltimore area. I have completed all my prerequisites. I also have nursing/geriatric nursing certifications. I hope to find a job as a patient care technician, but I have been a little dissuade reading some of the threads here. Is it necessary to obtain a EMT-B to be seriously considered for PA school admission? Would it be better for me to obtain some sort of technician certification/job and work there for a couple of years before applying? I have an internship working in a DNA lab currently so I have a lack of patient interaction experience. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Happy New Year. Ray.
  23. Hello, my name is Stephanie Nanfang and I am three semesters away from applying to PA school. I am looking for someone to let me shadow them four to five hours a week, for 9 to 12 months. I am very highly motivated to get the job done and I am great working with people. My contact information is sktls24@gamil.com. If you have any questions I am more then happy to answer them. Thank You, Stephanie Nanfang
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