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  1. Hi all- Wondering if anyone has any experience obtaining fluoroscopy permit in California? I am currently an IR PA in Illinois (can't independently use fluoro) and I'm relocating to California. Mixed information regarding obtaining fluoro permit out there. I was planning to do the AAPA online fluoro course until I was told I have to go through a California school. I was also told that there are currently no schools in California that accept PAs and that I must call around to ask if some place will accept me. This sounds crazy. There has to be a way. Any input?
  2. Was just accepted off the waitlist from one of my top choice programs and boy does it feel good!! I'm not sure how much ranking plays but this was certainly a reach school for me. Stats for this cycle: 27 y/o M cGPA: 3.11 sGPA: 3.22 GRE: 309. 4.5 writing. PCE: 4010 hours as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist Shadowing: 18 hours with an OBGYN PA // 30 hours with a senior cardiology PA // 75 hours with a GI PA Volunteer: 100 hours at a senior center // 50 hours as an Anatomy & Physiology tutor. Thousands of hours in extracurriculars as a choreographe
  3. I'm currently a student majoring in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) and expecting a BS and graduating from an honors program in spring 2015. I'm planning on taking my ARDMS specialty exams in Echocardiography, Abdomen, and OB/GYN. I'm contemplating about transitioning from a BS in DMS to MS-PA and was wondering whether it would be a good idea and how I would go about my route. I'm not sure whether my courses for DMS (or if any courses from Allied Health program) would be considered towards my science GPA. The courses include multiple leveled courses in Abdominal Cross Section Sono
  4. Hey guys! I’m just starting my clinical year and our programs gives us the opportunity to do an out of area rotation if we set it up ourselves. I am a registered Sonographer with 4 years experience and am looking for an IR rotation in the NYC/NJ area since I’ll be moving there after graduation. If anyone has any contacts or advice it would be greatly appreciated!
  5. Hello, I am curious if there are currently any other Rad groups that allow their PAs to provide preliminary interpretation in advanced imaging, CT/MR. My group is wanting me to start providing interpretations for select advance imaging studies in which an over reading radiologist will review (and correct, if need be) then release report. Our initial thoughts are to train in shoulder and knee MRs. Our PACS/RIS will be set up like a radiology residence program. Would like to know if any other groups are currently doing this and if yes, what are your protocols? What body part and modal
  6. Hi all- I am relocating across the country in June and looking for a replacement! The opportunity is for Interventional Radiology in Chicago working with awesome attending radiologists in the city. I hate to leave and want to find a someone who will love the opportunity as much as I do. The position is open now. Good mix of procedures and clinical work. M-F, no call. Message me for more details. Thanks!
  7. Hi, Through my experience of my week stay at a hospital (due to Lung Collapse, lung hemorrage, and now dealing with anemia) and my interactions and talks with nurses, PAs, medical technicians, etc. I wish to go into PA (physician assistant). However i am confused of the application process into becoming a Physician Assistant. I know it requires at least 2000 hours of Clinical Experience and one way to do that is to become a Radiologist Technician. But I am confused of this process as I have spoken to the Radiologist Technicians there and they only have a AS degree (in Radiological Sciences
  8. So, Oregon will pass House Bill 2880, allowing P.A. to use fluoroscopy after certification with their Medical imaging board. Reportedly they have to go through training (likely radiation safety training) http://gov.oregonlive.com/bill/2015/HB2880/ I'm an RT (rad technologist), and prospective P.A. student. I've read some of the debate vs. R.A. (radiology assistant) I do not want to become an R.A at all, but I support it's scope and it has been proven as a useful position. Loma linda California helped to start the original R.A. (radiology assistant) programs, where as they assist
  9. Hi, I am an international medical graduate (MBBS) from India. I have been trying to go through USMLE but could not clear not so I am planning to pursue the PA program. I am just a day old in searching the details. Q1) Is GRE a mandatory requirement for all the PA programs? Considering not a background in Maths, I am looking for programs which do not require GRE. Q2) Is TOEFL must for PA programs even if my education was in English? Q3) What is the process for applying for PA programs? What are the prerequisites before I can apply? Q4) How much in advance I need to start the pr
  10. PA's that are interested in getting their fluoroscopy in California can go to RayosEducation.com. They have up to date information regarding the new fluoroscopy exam administered by the state -- and its very helpful!
  11. Hey all, I have a question about the scope of practice for PAs in Radiology. Can PAs generate prelim or final reads on xrays? What about other modalities? Thanks!
  12. I have been working in Cardiothoracic Critical Care for the past 2.5 years and am looking to make the transition to Interventional Radiology here in Northern Virginia. The practice I am currently interviewing with is hiring their first PA and I was wondering how typical practices work with PAs and what you usually do, so I can promote this position along with starting salary ranges. Thanks!
  13. I am a second year PA student looking to go into IR as a new grad and already have a couple of possibilities for jobs, but I am unsure what I should be looking for in a job/contract. I worked as an RN for 3 years before school, including over 2 years in IR, so I am familiar with IR and love the speciality, but I do not know any IR PAs to discuss new job prospects. I purchased an AAPA Salary Survery, but no IR PAs responded for Illinois. I would assume the prior experience in IR would help boost an initial salary, but I don't want to approach a possible employer with unreal expections
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