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  1. So I am working on my CASPA and have run into a wall. I submitted my transcript because that was always the first thing I was told to do. But my semester ends in two weeks and I do not believe I will have my application ready to submit by then. Will I have to reorder my transcripts to send to CASPA? Or should I just update my grades for those courses? Also, what do I do about future courses where I do not know how the course title will look? Is it ok if those are not perfectly matched to an official transcript?
  2. Although I’m not a PA yet, I hope posting in this forum is fine, as I’m seeking info on existing surgical PA’s. So, what’s your specialty? I’m very interested in surgery, but I also would like to have a decent lifestyle outside of work. I’d also prefer to do more lower-risk surgeries versus something like trauma patients. The only PA I know personally specializes in urology. She works a normal schedule, is married, and has a child. I love the aspect of surgery, the idea of savings lives, and even working weekends when they need me - I hope I don’t give off the vibe that I don’t
  3. Hi, everyone. I’m going to attempt becoming a PA and need some advice. I have a good idea on what I’ll be doing to attempt getting into programs, so I’ll go ahead and give you my estimated credentials when applying to a program, sometime in the next 4 years. Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Health Sciences from Arizona State University. 3.6 GPA Standard GRE scores (haven’t taken any yet, but to play it safe, I’ll just say I’ve hypothetically scored average or slightly above average) Surgical Technician degree from a local technical college with ~ 2,000 h
  4. I am in month four of didactic year, and I wonder if I am unknowingly part of a weird social science experiment. I have witnessed the worst behavior from my "colleagues" that I have ever seen in a professional setting. We actually have a group of bullies in our class that have taken it upon themselves to cyber text (bully) other students during lecture. They interrupt and insult lecturers. They have a point system game that grades people's questions on level of stupidity. They got together and assessed who was worthy to be in the class the first week of school and have since then hated on
  5. Hello All! Sent my applications in for a few surgical residencies around the country. Looking forward to interviews. Have been reading MANY horror stories so if you have any feedback (good or bad) about your experience in a surgical residency PLEASE comment. If you know anybody that has undergone a surgical residency at Johns Hopkins, Duke or U of Florida, I'd appreciate their contact info as I would love to get in touch with them to discuss their experience. Thanks!
  6. Seeking experienced surgical PA-C. These are full-time positions, excellent benefits, and relocation assistance available. • Baltimore, Glen Burnie, and Columbia MD • Westchester NY • Newton NJ • Raleigh and Columbia NC • Orange CA • Lakeland FL Surgical Physician Assistants (Operating Room) Positions Looking for a change Looking for work life balance Looking for a new opportunity As the Surgical First Assistant, you will partner with renowned surgical practices to optimize surgical performance and deliver exceptional patient care. In this role you will be responsibl
  7. Those of you interested in the education of physician assistants/clinical associates/clinical officers, etc might want to consider the IAPAE's annual meeting this year in Johannesburg, SA hosted at Witwatersrand University, September 16 - 18 (with safari to follow :smile:) As many of you know, some of the African nations have had PA analogue providers for as long (or longer!) than the US. Our goal is to get us all together in a conference to explore our similarities and differences in education, practice parameters and barriers to full implementation. We are all working to ensur
  8. The residency experience -- "Surgical PG PA BLOG" Hi Everyone, I'm in a Surgical Residency Program in WI, they only take 2 PA's / year. Just thought I might throw some of my experiences in here as well. As I know this was a tough decision for me to make, to attend a residency program. I also moved across country to WI; I do not have any ties here & have never been here before I interviewed. I did get a loft apartment within 1 mile of the hospital in a great little town, with underground parking! :rolleyes: This residency program is affiliated with the Medical School of WI and
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