Hope someone can help me get my personal statement off of the ground! I have a gripping but very personal topic that I want to use for my personal statement when I apply this spring.
I was emotionally/verbally abused by my boyfriend. We dated for 3 years, lived together, and even adopted a dog together. He drew me in until I was attached, I was then verbally/emotionally abused for the next two years. I was constantly told I was not good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, or driven enough. One of the hardest things to hear from him was that I would never become a PA because no school would ever accept me.
It took me a long time, sometimes I think it was too long, to leave. But I did. Even though was the most difficult and emotional period of my life, I really believe it made me a stronger person overall and will help me help my patients in the future. I would love to one day be able to share my story of emotional abuse, especially with teens and young adults.
I really would like to develop this topic further and think I could create a really great personal statement. I do have a few questions though, opinions are encouraged and welcomed!
Is this a good topic for my PA school application? How can I bridge my experience so that I sound strong and empowered? The last thing I want is to sound like a victim. How can I relate my experiences to becoming a PA? Any other advice? Opinions? Comments? or Questions?
Thank you (in advance) for those of you who comment for all of your input and support.
Basically I have 4 W's on my transcript right now and am facing an incomplete. I will be applying next year to a PA program and am concerned about my transcript. For the first W I will admit I dropped the class because I was taking AnP and didn't realize what I was getting myself into (but this is before I decided on applying to PA). The other 3 have to do with legitimate reasons, first my mother became ill and had to be bed ridden for more than a year and I was her only primary caregiver. I also had to deal with being a witness in a court case where I was being threatened by the opposing party and authorities at the time did not take the threats seriously. Now I'm dealing with another one of mother's surgeries and also dealing with family issues. I have documentation for everything, however the W's are in science classes. My GPA is still pretty high (3.5) and I do have volunteer hands on care. I'm just wondering if admissions boards see the downwards trend and would take it as I don't take college seriously enough. If any of you have any advice to explain this situation I would greatly appreciate it.
Here is a dumb question-
Has anyone had difficulty with patients filling Benzo's early?? Of course you have.
Do you ever wonder why? I have been scratching my head about this for months now. Here comes the bullet-
This is part of a draft of letter I want to send to the state board of Medicine about a particular pharmacy's business practices.
This is a HUGE retail chain pharmacy. All 3 fills were at the SAME location. This is the text from the top of the letter:
Original prescription was written on 12/22/2014 for Xanax 1.0 mg. Take 1 tab three times daily #90, DS 30
According to the PMP database, the above referenced prescription was filled on 12/22/2014 for #90, refilled on 12/30/2014 for #90 and again on 1/3/2015 for #90. This spans a 12 day period where the patient was issued #270 Xanax 1.0 mg. tablets. The prescription was filled and subsequently refilled at name of Pharmacy at Address and store # of said pharmacy. How was the pharmacy able to Re-fill a 30 day prescription after 8 days then re-fill again in 4 days?
I am concerned that this puts my license at risk. The pharmacy clearly did not follow the 30 day period on this prescription putting the patient in danger of overdose.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Before anyone chimes in WRT the ridiculously high amount of Xanax this prescription was written for - Don't bother.
This particular patient is a regular at our practice. Almost exclusively seen by 1 particular staff MD.
I assure you, when I wrote this prescription I felt the pucker factor but, I was not going to reverse the treatment course that the MD was following.
When I learned about the dispensed amount and dates of dispensing this medication I immediately bought it to the MD's attention. I also let the staff know I was not comfortable seeing this patient again and it was my belief that this constituted abuse. Thus violating the practice agreement. I suggested the patient be discharged from the practice. The MD was not willing to discharge this patient and agreed to exclusively see this patient.