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  1. I wanted to start a post for this campus. I submitted my application in late May and got a call yesterday from someone confirming some prerequisites. It made me feel like we may be getting news soon! I'm really interested in this program!! Any interview invites yet?
  2. Hey! I am wondering if any of you guys have found ways to get experience in the OR as part of your HCE aside from becoming a certified surgical tech? I am planning to apply to PA school next cycle (to matriculate 2018) and I'm currently working as a certified medical assistant (after getting my B.S. in biotechnology), but I'd love to get a job in an OR. However, all the OR jobs I've found require at least the two year surgical tech degree and I definitely don't want to spend all the time and money becoming a surg tech when I'm planning to apply to PA school. Has anybody ever gotten to work in the OR without becoming a surgical tech?
  3. Seen by a PA, presumed ingestion and missed meningitis. Reserving any judgements as details are unknown. Lawsuit filed by family. The husband of a Brooklyn woman who died of an untreated form of meningitis, slammed Coney Island Hospital with a lawsuit Thursday alleging that his wife was misdiagnosed as emotionally disturbed or suffering from an illegal drug reaction by "careless" and "negligent" medical staff. Grisel Soto, 47, spent her last hours alive strapped to a gurney and prescribed anti-psychotic medication, while the lethal infection raged in her brain. After she arrived in the emergency room last January, Soto was seen only by a nurse and a physician's assistant until she went into cardiac arrest several hours later, according to lawyer Sanford Rubenstein who filed the suit in Brooklyn Supreme Court on behalf of widower Jorge Matos. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/coney-island-hospital-hit-wrongful-death-lawsuit-article-1.2659362
  4. Eastern is starting a PA Program in May of 2014, pending accreditation next September. Site: http://www.emich.edu/chhs/pa.html Admissions info: http://www.emich.edu/chhs/pdf/PA%20Admissions%20Info%208-21-12.pdf Looks like there's an info session on December 10th for those in the area.
  5. Hi all. I start PA school in the fall. My husband and I want to have a baby and would rather not wait until PA school is over (despite the rigorous program), as I will be 32 at that point (and we want 3 kids!). For those women who are/were pregnant in PA school, is it better to have a newborn during the didactic or clinical portion? We will live 30 minutes from school and hire a nanny or do daycare during the week. Your thoughts/insight are much appreciated
  6. Hello...i have a bachelors professional degree as a pa...but now i'm wondering which direction should i pursue a masters in...is there any future for a well paid reasonable job in informatics or should i get a masters in teaching as this allow me to be part of faculty but whose jobs are few and far between...any advise guys....where does the future in informatics lie for pa as a profession...what do u think?
  7. See below...I'm not wild about the phase in...so I have to take PANRE this year, and then again in 2018, AND THEN be phased in....WTF?? Also, I need more information on the PI-CME.....Not sure how they are defining this. 10-Year Certification Maintenance Cycle and New CME Requirements Coming Soon Beginning in 2014, certified physician assistants will transition to a 10-year certification maintenance cycle, a change from the current six-year certification maintenance and retesting requirement that has been in effect since recertification was first introduced in 1981. That change is accompanied by the institution of new, more specific continuing medical education (CME) requirements: 20 of the 50 Category I CME credits certified PAs are already required to obtain every two years must be earned through self-assessment CME or performance improvement CME (PI-CME). PAs who pass PANCE or PANRE in 2014 will be the first to move to the new certification maintenance process. Others will transition to the new 10-year cycle over the following five years as they recertify. These changes are the result of discussions that spanned eight years, as NCCPA leaders worked first to define the set of competencies critical for effective PA practice and then to determine how to effectively integrate appropriate competencies into the certification maintenance process. That effort included multiple discussions with leaders of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), a public comment period during which all certified PAs were invited to respond to potential changes, and a pilot study. "We know that the majority of medical boards have now implemented similar changes that licensing authorities feel will serve both the public and the medical profession. The NCCPA initiative is consistent with the medical community's movement toward this practice," said AAPA President Robert L. Wooten, PA-C. "I appreciate that NCCPA's leaders have taken their time with these discussions and have sought input from AAPA and others throughout their consideration of changes to the certification maintenance process." Later this spring, NCCPA will launch a new information-gathering system that will help measure the impact of these changes. Certified PAs will receive more information about the new "PA Professional Profile" in the coming weeks and will be prompted to complete it within the next couple of months to establish the baseline for later impact studies. Then they will be prompted to update it at least once during every two-year CME cycle. Watch a short video or read more about these changes online, read more in our Q&A, and read future NCCPA News messages for additional details as they become available. Certification Maintenance Fees With the new changes to the certification maintenance process, one thing that will not change is the $130 certification maintenance fee, which is one of the current requirements to maintain certification. We are pleased to be able to maintain the current fee for all PAs, even during a time when costs are increasing at a rapid pace. However, to maintain the current fee and streamline the process, NCCPA is phasing out the discount option. Less than half of certified PAs take advantage of the $50 discount by earning and logging their CME credits by June 30 of the certification expiration year. By eliminating the June 30 deadline, PAs will only have one deadline to remember for earning and logging their CME credits and paying the certification maintenance fee - December 31, their certification expiration date. Though there will no longer be a financial incentive to earn and log CME early, keep in mind that NCCPA begins updating PA certification records in September of the certification expiration year. So the sooner you complete all requirements, the sooner your certification record will be updated to the next cycle, and the sooner employers, state boards, and others can verify that you have completed all requirements. The discount structure is still in effect for the 2010-2012 and 2011-2013 CME cycles that are already in progress.
  8. I'm a junior at the University of Florida with a 2.3 science GPA and a 2.8 overall. I know, it's bad. I talked to an advisor today and she told me I would have to graduate on time regardless of me not finishing my PA pre-reqs. I don't know how people have stayed at UF for over 4 years because it seems like they just want me to finish up my psych degree and graduate! So I was wondering what my other options could be. Are there postbacc programs that are more geared towards PA and not ones that require that you have taken the MCAT and such? Or is there a way for me to delay graduation?
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