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  1. Hello PA forum, I still have about a year and a half before I finish my undergrad if all goes well, and I'm not sure when I should start applying to PA school. Ideally, I would like to have a gap year before PA school for work and travel. Would this decision be looked down upon? When would I apply if I wanted to start the fall after college as opposed to a year later? Thank you, any response is much appreciated, Steph
  2. Hi all. I will most likely end up working in a major research hospital once I graduate. I hold a PhD in biomedical science where I studied several cancer types in a basic science/pre-clinical setting. My question is, do you think having a research PhD as a PA (in a medical oncology setting) should bump up my base salary? If so, how much would you think? There's not a lot of info out there about PAs with PhD backgrounds, so it's difficult to get an idea what it is worth (if anything). Thanks!
  3. Helloooo! I'm planning on majoring in Human Biology, Health, and Society (yup that's one major haha) and minoring in Global Health. Many of the classes overlap, and the ones that don't seem really interesting! As part of the minor requirements, I plan to spend my Junior-Senior summer in Ecuador through U-belong as a medical assistance volunteer (not MA). Would this count as HCE, or would my time be better spent on working as a CNA in a community health clinic closer to home? Not participating in the international experience will make me ineligible for the minor, but does having/not having the minor influence my application? I'm personally excited for either opportunity, but which would be better looked upon by PA schools and especially the NHSC Scholars program? So in other words, summer in Ecuador + Global Health minor vs. summer as CNA at community health clinic in the eyes of NHSC scholars program and PA schools? (Assuming all other parts of application are the same)
  4. Does anyone know if Howard is still in probationary status after their latest review? I was thinking of applying here in the future but because of this and their low pass rates it makes me feel like the program isn't up to par. http://www.cpnahs.howard.edu/ahs/pa/documents/PA%20Website-Probation.pdf http://www.cpnahs.howard.edu/ahs/pa/pass_rates.html
  5. I am following a pre-PA track right now and I have recently just finished my first year of undergrad. I originally was planning to volunteer at a hospital, but I realized when it was too late that it does not offer the hands-on patient care experience that I desired. I'm still going to volunteer at the hopsital, but I would really like to gain this experience starting this summer. I cannot do any HCE at a hospital since I am not certified in anything. To gain such an experience, should i try to get certified as an EMT or CNA? If so, which do you think is the best road to take to get the best experience? Are there any other ways of gaining HCE besides being certified as an EMT or CNA? I would really like to get myself involved in hands on patient care experience since i haven't been really exposed to it. My only concern about being certified as an EMT / CNA during my undergrad years is the possibility of not being able to find a job with that certification. That would pretty much mean I wasted my ~1k to get certified.
  6. Hello- I am seeking a shadowing opportunity this summer in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am located in Petaluma in Sonoma County, but I am very willing to travel. I am beginning pre-reqs this summer and have formerly been a Wilderness EMT-1. Thank you for your time and consideration. Best, Lisa Murgatroyd
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