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  1. Hi everyone! I feel extremely fortunate to have been accepted at both LLU and Western for fall of 2020. I am now trying to decide which program I should attend. Anyone have any advice or input into which program is overall the better one? Does the PA school one goes to have any weight on job prospects after graduation? I know that US news ranks Western higher than LLU.. but I'm unsure of how relevant that ranking actually is. I have about 4 years of experience in healthcare and i like the fact that it seems LLU takes on more mature students with paid work experience vs Western. So I am leaning towards LLU. Thanks a lot in advance
  2. I am an international student trying to complete all the pre-requisites for Masters in PA at Western University of Health Sciences, CA. Wondering what is the acceptance rate for Masters in PA at Western University. Any help appreciated.
  3. I am an international student trying to complete all the pre-requisites for Masters in PA at Western University of Health Sciences, CA. Wondering what is the acceptance rate for Masters in PA at Western University. Any help appreciated.
  4. Hi everyone, I know this is a sensitive topic but I need sincere input to see whether anyone has actually declined USC admission for other local schools such as Western University or Loma Linda. I have read many posts about choosing the cheapest schools but living in such a competitive job market like Orange County, I feel like USC name can help us finding a better job, is it true? I know USC has the best PA program in Southern CA but its tuition is almost double that of other schools and is 6-9 months longer. Since I am married with one kid and paying mortgage, my future disposable income maybe too limited to cover the additional tuition of USC compared to other schools, although my husband is emotionally supportive of either choice. Your experience and advice are highly appreciated. Thanks!
  5. Hey guys, Thought I would start this thread for students applying to the Case P.A program. I had my application verified on 8/5. Best of luck to all applicants! -Jon
  6. I am selling the following books as a bundle package- The were many of the texts used at Western University of Health Science during my didactic year (2015). $450 approx value per a cumulative total taken from the lower end prices on Amazon. I’m selling all of them for $400. Some have some highlights and wear. My assumption is that a good number of these books will still be used as the professors don’t change text often and the difference between editions is minor. Even so, if a book or two gets dropped from the syllabus its still a great deal. You can contact me via my email at jasonlomheim@yahoo.com so we can arrange to meet up so you can approve the books condition and talk selling price in southern california. I do not ship. The list… Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures- Chernecky, Berger (Adult Medicine I and II) Certification and Recertification Examinations For Physician Assistants- O’Connell (Adult Med I and II study guide and board prep!) Physician Assistant Board Review Certification and Recertification- Rhee (GREAT Adult Med I and II study guide and board prep!) Anatomy and Physiology The Unity of Form and Function- Saladin (Structure and Function I and II) Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice 2nd Edition- Wolf (Health Disease and Promotion I and II) Behavioral Medicine A Guide for Clinical Practice- Feldman (Health Disease and Promotion I and II) Basic and Clinical Pharmacology 12th Edition- Katzung (Pharmacology I and II) Essential Clinical Procedures 3rd Edition- Dehn and Asprey (Clinical Skills I and II) Understanding Health Policy A Clinical Approach- Bodenheimer and Grumback (Health Policy) DSM-5 Fifth Edition (Psychology) Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals- Blessing, Forister (Research Methods) Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology- Levinson (Microbiology) Primary Care and Geriatrics- Ham (Geriatrics)
  7. Hi :) I am currently studying to apply to Western University's PA program. I am going to transfer to CSUN in Fall to get my bachelors degree is Sociology and I am also taking the classes required to apply to the PA program. I am also shadowing 2 PA's in different fields to gain experience. I need advice about what more I can do to make my application competitive?? What extra classes or programs can I join? Is shadowing enough? I will greatly appreciate your responses :)
  8. My third reference finally submitted my third letter. I know that my letter will be available to programs now, but I'm not sure how they will know its been updated. Does anyone know if they get a specific notification that they now have access to it or do I have to personally let programs know. Thanks!
  9. Greetings, I am currently a Speech Therapist and have been practicing for a short bit and was curious about the pre reqs. I have the A&P component met with a decent grade. I would take Pharma sometime before applying. I have taken a few undergrad science courses, along with a few major related science courses during my graduate studies and my GPA is pretty good, but I was wondering what it really takes to get accepted? Any and all comments are appreciated. I feel I have demonstrated I am capable of handling upper level classes, even though my transcripts are not loaded with science classes, but I'm wondering if that would that be sufficient. Thanks in advance!
  10. I didn't get into my school of choice this cycle. I plan on broadening my search for a future PA school this cycle and would love a critique of my personal statement! One change I have considered is to address my weaknesses as an applicant, or at least what I percieve them to be. My GPA is 3.3 and I am considering discussing that as I "re-vamp" my personal statemet. Any feedback will greatly be appreciated! Thanks in advance! 2012 PS: While I have long maintained a desire to help people in need and learn about medicine, my path to the PA field has admittedly not been a direct one. The experiences that I have accrued along the way have been integral in forming and cultivating my strong desire to become a Physician's Assistant, however. As a Jr. High student, I suffered a knee injury and as a result had to undergo numerous hours of physical therapy to rehabilitate. I became fascinated with the idea of being able to help people recover from their injuries and return to their field of competition. The amount of care and attention that my PT put into her job, and in turn into her patients, has been an inspiration to this day. Not long thereafter I decided to pursue a career as an athletic trainer. My matriculation through the Athletic Training Education Program at Arkansas State University afforded me my first opportunities to begin learning about medicine, interacting with doctors and physician's assistants, working in a clinical setting and being part of a health care team. The program was a challenging one in that it not only involved difficult classes but also required its students to develop effective time management skills to balance their studies and clinical responsibilities, while sharpening the practical skills that they would need to develop in order to pass a national certification exam. Upon completing my degree in athletic training and becoming certified, I obtained a Graduate Assistant position as an athletic trainer at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and began to pursue a Master's Degree in Physical Education with a major in the Social Psychology of Sport. As I neared the completion of both graduate school and my assistantship, it was announced that a new professional minor league baseball team was coming to the area. Baseball was my primary responsibility as a GA and I was very excited when I was presented the opportunity to be involved with their health care team. For the past six years I have worked as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Southern Illinois Miners baseball club. My experiences there have not only helped me become a better athletic trainer, but also steered me along the path of wanting to become a PA. While I feel I have become more and more proficient at my athletic training duties; such as coordinating the health care for the entire roster of players and coaches, assessing the nature and severity of numerous different types of injuries and illnesses, providing initial care and treatment for those injuries and illnesses, overseeing players rehabilitation and return to play, and maintaining open communication with the players, coaches and other members of the medical staff, my performing of those duties has also lead to a burning desire to further my medical knowledge and training and serve people in a more advanced way that I am currently afforded. One experience has been particularly influential in cultivating this desire. I was called to the hotel room of one of our players during the summer of 2010. The player had a chief complaint of stomach pain and body aches. He had no fever, but his abdomen was palpably rigid and he exhibited rebound tenderness over McBurney's point. I was aware that these were red flags for appendicitis and, after conferring with our team physician, arranged for the athlete to be transported to the local emergency room. The athlete was given medications for his stomach pain and was discharged after his blood work was unremarkable. His condition began to deteriorate as I monitored him over the next day and on the bus trip home and he asked for the bus to be pulled over so he could get some water. The athlete's hands were very shaky and his pulse was elevated. I knew that if he were in fact having issues with his appendix, then if it burst he could go into shock and that could lead to a potentially fatal outcome. I tried my best to keep the athlete calm by instructing him to focus on his breathing and asked the bus driver to find the nearest emergency room, which was luckily only a few miles away. Upon exam in the ER it was determined that he was, in fact, suffering from appendicitis and deemed that he needed immediate surgery so the appendix could be removed before it ruptured. I love my job as an athletic trainer and being able to help people in the way that I am currently able has definitely been satisfying. I was already making progress towards applying to PA school prior to this incident, but through those events my desire to advance my career in medicine shifted from an option, to something that I cannot settle for less than. While my path to this point has not been a direct one, I feel that the experiences I have accumulated along that path have made me better prepared for the rigors of PA school as well as being a PA in the future. The path hasn't been direct, but I am ready and excited for the next step.
  11. Hi everyone :) I am 19 years old and I am interested in applying to Western University's PA program. I will hopefully be transferring to CSUN to get my Bachelors in Sociology this Fall. I have taken the required classes to apply to the PA program at the same time as my prereqs for transferring. I am currently shadowing a PA and will be starting to shadow a second PA with a different specialty. My question is, what else can I do to make my application stand out? I will appreciate your responses.
  12. This is my first time applying to Western for their PA program to which I currently have Overall: 3.1 Science: 2.93 Pre-requisite: 3.53 Community Service: 2,838 hours (From 2001-2011) I am currently re-taking Microbiology (received a C at my University for the first time) at a J.C. which ends in 2 weeks and I will be finishing out with an A which would bring my Pre-req GPA to a 3.73 yet I'm not sure how it would affect my overall and science GPA's. I obviously need to work on my science GPA but is there anything else I can do to become a stronger, serious candidate? I have faith I can get in maybe, if not this cycle, then the next which I plan on taking a few psych classes to build my science GPA. Also as a side note, within the 2,838 hours I've also shadowed an Orthopedic PA if that helps for about 40 hours.
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