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  1. solomojo

    CV/Resume

    Is it better to use either a CV/Resume or is either fine? Does anyone have any information on what a good CV would look like?
  2. I wanted to know if anyone could add any input on this; I had requested a PA for a letter of evaluation. He was happy to agree to give one. I also had sent him a copy of my resume just because I thought that was the appropriate thing to do. last week at work him had mentioned two things... he had brought it up to me that I didn't have my GPA posted on my resume and asked if if I was planning to put it on my resume. he also started asking me things like "do you want me to just not address GPA at all then?". So, for the copy of the resume I had sent to her, I didn't put my GPA in because I didn't think it was going to be helpful (my undergrad is a 3.35 which is not competitive) The whole purpose of sending him a 1 page resume was so that he could know a little more of what I have done in undergrad; like, have a little more amount of information of who I am outside of scribing. (I've been a scribe for about 9 months; about 5 of those months have been heavily involved with this particular PA, so although we haven't had many conversations personally its not like I am a stranger to him The other thing that he requested is if I had personal statement finished. I will sincerely admit, I am quite behind on the application process as my personal statement still has work to do; I told him it's still being written. He asked if she should have a summary of it or something like that so he has more details to flesh out his evaluation letter. I told her I would email her about the GPA issue and the personal statement summary because he was asking out loud in front of the other doctors and employees in the nurses station and I was a little shy to answer. I don't know why, but I wasn't expecting him to ask those questions. So here is what I was asking: 1. Should I have 3.35 on my resume at all? (I was a public health major) 2. Is giving a personal statement/summary super necessary for you LOR evaluators? Because I really have alot more to do on my PS so I'm not sure how I can make a good summary in a short amount of time to give him; as well as the other evaluators.
  3. daydreamy

    CV vs. Resume?

    Hello All! For those who are applying to programs that require a CV/resume (i.e. Drexel), have you already completed your CV/resume? Are we allowed to choose if we submit a CV or a resume, or do they require a CV? Thank you! :)
  4. I am starting to put together my resume so I can be prepared to start the job search well before graduation day. However, if I start applying to jobs prior to graduation, what do I list as my 'title' after my name? Do I list 'physician assistant' or 'physician assistant student'? The first seems disingenuous (given that I haven't yet graduated), but then listing my title as 'student' in big bold letters seems like a recipe for getting ignored... given that I am not listing PA-C (certified) is it appropriate to use the title 'PA' without the 'certified' qualifier? Thanks for the insight.
  5. Josealga

    Resume

    Hey everyone, This is kind of a dumb question, but in my experiences section, I put all the stuff I have done in college and present, but some programs want a CV/resume to be submitted. I have a long form resume with everything that I have done and copy and edit it for when I need it. Should I send the long form one to these programs, or cut it down? Also, some programs say to explain gaps in the resume that are 6 months to a year. I feel by taking out some stuff, it will appear to have gaps. Thank you. Have a good one.
  6. I'm starting to look at PA schools and applications. I know I need a ton more hours, but I'm hoping for other advice/ideas on what could strengthen my application :) Right now I’m finishing up my degree and plan to take a year off to work as an EMT for PCE. Major: SLHS, Bachelor of Arts GPA: 3.658 Grades: Bio 1 & 2: A- Intro to Chem: A Chem 1: B Chem 2: B- Orgo 1: A- Orgo 2: A- Orgo lab: A- (it is it’s own class at my school) Psych 1: A Psych 2: A- A & P (2 semesters): B Med. Terminology: A Stat 1: A- Stat 2: B+ Micro: B+ GRE: Verbal: 156 Quantitative: 152 Writing: 4.0 HCE: 0 PCE: 164 hours as PCA; 200 as rad tech assistant Shadowing Hours: PA: 28 D.O.: 220 Volunteer Hours: 430 Healthcare Certifications: EMT, BLS, TCCC, Bleeding Control, Bleeding Control Instructor, AHA CPR Instructor LOR: PCA Manager Academic Professor Academic Professor Teaching Experience: Started monthly Bleeding Control classes at my university Assistant teach TCCC courses with local hospital Currently becoming CPR instructor, planning to teach monthly BLS/Heartsaver classes once I’m certified in March Taught grade school kids about local ecosystem through a year-long high school program
  7. Does anyone know where I can find a nice portfolio book to bring to an interview. On the interviews I went on so far and it seems like 90% of the interviewees had a nice looking portfolio book, some with a pad of lined paper inside to take notes. I have some future interviews and I'd like to buy something like this to bring my resume and other papers in and have lined paper inside to take notes on. Thanks!
  8. Looking for opinions on how you handle certain job application issues... For a little background, I am an experienced PA - worked in my first job for 2.5 years and am currently in my second job for 1.5 years so far. Both are highly specialized - first was pediatric interventional cardiology (i.e. cath lab/EP) and second is pediatric cardiac ICU. I am on the job hunt as my husband and I would like to move back to Philadelphia (location of job#1), and I miss being in a procedural environment. Ok, now onto my questions: 1. When applying to a position, do you typically use a resume or CV? I realize in the physician world it is exclusively CVs but I'm not sure if that translates to the APP world as sometimes I've dealt with nurse recruiters. I don't have much in the way of research, but I did present a poster at a conference, and I worked as a lab assistant before PA school so while my name isn't published on any of that research, I can include the papers in which I helped in the lab/gathering data. 2. In the past, I have always kept positions in chronological order since each subsequent position has been more relevant than the last; however now I am in the situation where I am applying to a position where job #1 is more relevant. Would you still keep it chronological or put the more relevant info first? (I suppose your answer to question 1 might influence this one.) 3. I am applying to a job in a state where I previously held a license but it is no longer active. Do I put my inactive license info on my resume/CV? Do I renew it now, not knowing if I'll get the job just to show I am serious about it? Or do I leave it off completely and just list my current, out-of-state license? 4. This one is a little more specific... When I worked in interventional cardiology (job #1), our hospital was building and interventional radiology program. Adult IR physicians from a neighboring hospital were contracted to come and do cases, utilizing our lab and our staff. While I was not credentialed to work with these physicians, I got a lot of exposure to the field through helping with coordination of cases, helping the physicians with the fluoro equipment, suggested supplies they could utilize during cases, helping with the ultrasound machine, etc. After helping with these sorts of activities for several months, I was told by a new director of APPs that this was not something I should legally be doing, even though I was not involved directly with patient care, so I stopped. About 6 months later, I left for job #2. Now, I am applying for a peds IR job and would like to put this exposure on my resume/CV - should I? Was this director being overly cautious or will it look bad that I am referencing experience in a field in which I was not credentialed? Any and all advice or experience would be greatly appreciated! :]
  9. We are an Ophthalmology practice located in Sacramento, CA and we're looking to hire a FULL TIME paid technician/scribe who can commit at least 1-2 years. No experience necessary and willing to train within. If you would like more details or information, forward me your resume so we can discuss it individually. You will gain so much experience as you approach PA school. You can read about our office by visiting our website here www.liangvision.com
  10. Hi guys, I am hoping ya'll could give me some feedback as to where I stand as a PA school applicant. I haven't taken the GRE yet, but plan to 1-2 years from now (depending on the quality of my app). - currently a junior, recently switched majors from bio to healthcare studies - started research first semester of freshman year (have accumulated 2 years work so far but will hopefully have 3-4 yrs upon application to PA school) - rough time in sciences, especially ochem. current cgpa : ~3.6 and sgpa: ~3.2 . Am hopeful that sgpa will increase next year, but where do I currently stand with these stats? - I have quite a bit of hospital volunteering, have done 200 hours thus far and 50 hours shadowing, will probably have these doubled before I apply. - I have worked in a clinical research site as a data coordinator, so i think I could make that seem applicable to healthcare, and am now working as a pharmacy technician trainee (to start accumulating clinical hours). I may take a gap year to maximize clinical experience before I apply - not sure. - Working on leadership; I had a couple minor officer positions last year, and I am extremely involved in campus orgs. Im trying to narrow down my involvement and focus on quality rather than quantity if that makes sense. Right now I am an officer for a pre-health club that is pretty new so I think I have a good chance of contributing a lot through that. I want to be at least a VP in an org I care about before I graduate. So, assuming I improve upon several of these factors, what are my chances? My grades have me worried. I feel like I'm studying and working hard, yet yielding little results where my grades are concerned . I'm trying to stay positive, and continue working towards my goal. Any input you guys have would be greatly appreciate, thank you!!!
  11. Hi all... I am looking for some advice on my resume and cover letter to send to a place that I would love to work but doesn't have very many postings for PAs. Just to give a little background on my situation, I have been working in pediatric interventional cardiology for 2 years now, which was my first position out of school. Since it is a specialty that is not very used to PAs/NPs, I have sort of had to fight my way in to let people know what I can and can't do as a PA. For the most part I love what I do (pre-cath H+P/orders, performing and assisting the cath procedure, and post-cath reports/dictation/orders/discharge), but my supervising physician and support staff (tech+nurses) still, at times, see me as just another staff member in the lab that can help with inventory issues, setting up the table, scheduling patients, putting away inventory, etc. Part of the reason they expect some of these duties from me is that the first NP in the lab was hired as the cath lab manager - this was supposed to be temporary until his credentialling went through but it eventually became permanent, so he really only did the H+P and orders and was otherwise functioning as an RN... then I came along. We worked together for awhile and I took over 90% of the midlevel duties while he continued to do the manager stuff but he left this past summer and I have tried to put my foot down about a lot of things, but a lot of it won't get done unless I involve myself, which worries me for patient safety. I don't think I will ever be able to fully break them of seeing me that way (no matter how hard I try), so I think it's time to move on to less dysfunctional staff. I LOVE pediatric cardiology and really want to try and find a way to stay in this specialty so my plan is to do some "cold calling", or rather "cold emailing" with phone call follow-up to explain what it is I can do and what I am interested in. There is one hospital in particular that I would love, so I know it's a long-shot but they don't have this subspecialty everywhere so I gotta try. Since PAs are much more established in CT surgery on the adult side of things, I figured I would try my hand at a surgical position, while also expressing that I would be happy to work in peds cardio in any capacity to stay in the specialty. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone would be willing to look at my cover letter and/or CV? If so, please comment or send me a message and I'll pass it along! Also, if anyone has any advice on cold calling places, I would love to hear your thoughts/experiences/advice.
  12. I am in the process of applying for my first job. I put my resume in www.doccafe.com last week and I've had about 10 recruiters content me. I didn't do my research on what recruiters really did, but I thought it wouldn't hurt so I gave one my resume and she said she has me in a database and would start marketing me. My question is this: is using a recruiter a bad idea for new grad? I feel like indeed.com has a ton of job opportunities that I could apply for in the city I want to work in, so is using a recruiter even necessary? It sounds like a big con to using a recruiter would be that I the employer has to pay the recruiter 15-30% of what I would make in a year, in addition to my salary. But a pro would be that my resume would not just be stacked in a bunch of resumes that have been sent to the hospital/practice I applied for. Have any of you used a recruiter to find a job? What are your thoughts? Thank you!
  13. I am going to graduate PA School in May and am just starting to fill out resumes for jobs! I am interested in a certain specialty. If I am going to apply for a job in my favorite specialty, do I need a reference from a doc in that specific specialty or can I just use any preceptor? Does it matter which kind of doctor/PA preceptor gives the recommendation if it is a good recommendation?
  14. A few programs that I am applying to are asking for a CV/Resume under the Documents portion of the CASPA application. Because I have not done any publications, my submission will most likely be most appropriately formatted as a resume. Does anyone happen to know the purpose of doing this if most of the information is on CASPA? Most of the descriptions that I am filling out in my resume are very similar to the ones I submitted in CASPA. Furthermore, is there a typical limit in length? I have everything fit in 2 pages. I currently have the following headings in the following order: -Name and Contact info (top middle) -Education -Healthcare Experience -Shadowing Experience (how much in detail should we write this out? I have the PAs' names, the specialty, and number of hours shadowed with each) -Community Involvment -Research Experience -Leadership -Awards/Accomplishments -Membership Affiliations -Skills and Certifications I've had to condense a lot of the descriptions for each in order to fit all of these categories in 2 pages. I figured that they already have all the information in the CASPA application itself.
  15. Hi all... I am looking for some advice on my resume and cover letter to send to a place that I would love to work but doesn't have very many postings for PAs. Just to give a little background on my situation, I have been working in pediatric interventional cardiology for 2 years now, which was my first position out of school. Since it is a specialty that is not very used to PAs/NPs, I have sort of had to fight my way in to let people know what I can and can't do as a PA. For the most part I love what I do (pre-cath H+P/orders, performing and assisting the cath procedure, and post-cath reports/dictation/orders/discharge), but my supervising physician and support staff (tech+nurses) still, at times, see me as just another staff member in the lab that can help with inventory issues, setting up the table, scheduling patients, putting away inventory, etc. Part of the reason they expect some of these duties from me is that the first NP in the lab was hired as the cath lab manager - this was supposed to be temporary until his credentialling went through but it eventually became permanent, so he really only did the H+P and orders and was otherwise functioning as an RN... then I came along. We worked together for awhile and I took over 90% of the midlevel duties while he continued to do the manager stuff but he left this past summer and I have tried to put my foot down about a lot of things, but a lot of it won't get done unless I involve myself, which worries me for patient safety. I don't think I will ever be able to fully break them of seeing me that way (no matter how hard I try), so I think it's time to move on to less dysfunctional staff. I LOVE pediatric cardiology and really want to try and find a way to stay in this specialty so my plan is to do some "cold calling", or rather "cold emailing" with phone call follow-up to explain what it is I can do and what I am interested in. There is one hospital in particular that I would love, so I know it's a long-shot but they don't have this subspecialty everywhere so I gotta try. Since PAs are much more established in CT surgery on the adult side of things, I figured I would try my hand at a surgical position, while also expressing that I would be happy to work in peds cardio in any capacity to stay in the specialty. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone would be willing to look at my cover letter and/or CV? If so, please comment or send me a message and I'll pass it along! Also, if anyone has any advice on cold calling places, I would love to hear your thoughts/experiences/advice.
  16. I'm a current PA student with about 6 months till I take boards. I'm working on my resume and I'm hitting a stumbling block on deciding whether or not to include previous work experience. I was a phlebotomist and a caregiver at a nursing home. Since my experience isn't very applicable to PA jobs the way being a paramedic or nurse would be, is it even worth including? Should i just leave it out completely and focus on my education or just mention work experience briefly?
  17. I'm not exactly sure how to label one of my health care experiences or if I should.. My dad was involved in a severe motor vehicle accident early last year and was in various hospitals for a number of months. He had a tracheotomy, pressure ulcers (from the coma he was in for approx. 2 mo - they could not turn him for fear of brain hemorrhaging due to pressure imbalance), and has a gastrostomy tube, as well as several other complications. During that time, especially since I spent days at a time with my dad at the hospital, I was allowed to perform CNA-type responsibilities (turning/re-positioning, taking vitals, bed-bathing, dressing, changing diaper after bowel movement, etc.), Respiratory therapy responsibilities (trach-care - cleaning outside the stoma and surrounding area, changing tubing and gauze, replacing inner cannula, etc.), and some Nursing responsibilities (wound care for stage 4 pressure ulcers that were approx. stage 2 at the time; helping with bolus tube feeding). Since my dad's come home, I've been able to expand on some capabilities as we stopped home care service. I have been able to administer medication and bolus tube feed. And since my dad is currently attending Out-patient Rehab, I assist him at home with his therapeutic agenda of everyday while helping with ADLs. I am not licensed or certified in anything other than CNA (which I only recently obtained). I also would like to note that as a result of having to take time to help take care of my dad, I will have less patient care hours (if they don't accept this experience) and will seem less competitive. How would I go about demonstrating these experiences? Or should I? I would really appreciate any advice or suggestions you may have!
  18. Hello, I'm a relatively new PA (1 year experience under my belt) and was hoping to apply for some additional per diem work. I was hoping you all may be able to offer some advice on how to structure a resume for someone with minimal experience. I plan to include the following sections: Education, Professional Experience, Clinical Research Experience, and Professional Licensure/Certification. Two of my biggest questions are: 1. Should I still include my clinical rotations under the Education section since my Professional Experience is rather short? 2. How detailed do you recommend making a job description? A few short bullet points? A paragraph? Thank you so much in advance!
  19. I was wondering if I could get some advice on my resume/CV... I am just about to finish PA school and since my rotations are really the most relevant thing for the jobs I'll be applying for, that's what I focused on. It's 2 pages right now and I could probably cut out the skills section to cut it down, but I'd like to know what everyone thinks about it as-is. I was also told that it's better NOT to put GPAs on my resume because no one cares about it, so I'd like to hear people's opinions on that. I'm also a member of AAPA and PSPA so I can add that if people think it would help. Anyway, let me know what you think about it because I'd like to start applying for jobs soon! Thanks! :] LK_newCV_PAforum.pdf
  20. I’m a stay at home mom PA-C and I want to beef up my resumenow; in preparation for future jobs. Please tell me which allied health jobsare in high demand right now? I want to complete an online program with Univ.of Phoenix and a get a certification in an allied health field but I do notknow which ones I should choose. Also,any recommendations for any other certifications that are in high demand rightnow? Thank you ahead a time for your thoughts.
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