Looking to get a jump start on the 2019-2020 cycle conversation. Specifically folks who will be applying to North Carolina PA schools next cycle. Any advice from members that are accepted or are currently in school at Wake Forest, Duke, Chapel Hill or ECU. I will be applying to these four schools in the upcoming cycle. Any advice or areas for improvement?
I am a post-bac student
Critical care nurse and have been nursing for 4 1/2 years. I have only done ER and Critical care nursing at WakeMed ER, Mount Sinai (NYC) ER, and Wake Forest Baptist Medical ICU in Winston-Salem. I was an Emergency Tech (NA) for two years during nursing school.
I am an ACLS instructor
GRE 309 (verbal 156, quant 153, 4.0 writing).
~7000 hours patient contact
4.0 post-bac which is all of the pre-requisites except microbiology. (I think this will come out to a 3.9 in CASPA...I have an A- in a class..but..) Took some upper level biochem, medical anthropology...
3.6 previous sGPA and overall GPA 3.5-3.6.
Volunteer at a community clinic for underserved/uninsured population
Volunteer at a boxing facility for Parkinson's patients
Shadowing PAs in ICU and Surgery
Look forward to talking with all of you! Thanks for any advice! Hope I'm not the only nervous body around!
Didn't see a thread for the current application cycle. Please post link if there is already a topic.
I got an email on July 6th that my application has been received and was given an application status link. Has anyone gotten an interview?
What is the process of creating a clinical site or at least an affiliation with a doctor or organization for one student to do a rotation at? I have been desperately trying to get clinical rotations in CA, my home, while I am currently out of state. I have situational depression and I know that being able to do rotations back at home would help immensely with my focus, happiness, and health, but my school won't budge in helping me. Their reasoning was that it's too much work for them to make affiliations with new sites. I have found doctors willing to take me in for rotations though, so the only thing left would be the paperwork which I thought was in large part filled out by the preceptor. Does anyone know anything about this, and if so, could you please help me understand?
I am looking to shadow in the Raleigh Durham area ; been trying to send messages via linkedIn to multiple places, but to no avail. Does anyone on here know someone who is accepting pre-pa shadowing? Being a PT I would love to follow someone in Ortho or Pain Management, but I am happy to shadow any specialty ; there is something to learn in all settings!
I have recently started a rotation at an ER. I am being asked to do lots of EKGs, transport patients to the floor, put them in gowns, getting blankets, helping them with bed pans and changing diapers. I'm not above these tasks, but I'm just not sure if this is the norm. I'm being assigned way more of these duties than getting to see patients or perform procedures. Has anyone else had a similar experience in an ER?