I am currently in the second year of my contract, i have a bachelors degree in engineering but thats from asia.
I am an active duty army 68W medic currently working at an army hospital.
Question i have is that, i was going through lots of PA schools everywhere they say that the degree should be from an university in USA.
So is it not possible to get into any of the PA programs when i get out of military in couple of years without a bachelors degree from america?
What can i do to improve my chances to get into any of the PA programs?
I checked these schools as a sample.
University of Iowa
University of Colorado
To be honest i dont care about the location once i get out, but wanted to know whats the way forward ?
I am currently a 1st year graduate student for athletic training. I am looking into become a PA. Looking to withdraw from my program to pursue PA prerequisites but not sure if this was a good idea. Or if I should complete my program then complete prerequisites. Thanks!
Dear current and future PAs,
I'm stuck in a dilemma and I was hoping to get some advice on my situation. Sorry for long post.
I am a current Army Reserve pursuing my dream to become a PA and I was accepted into South College - Nashville program for the class of 2022.
As an Army Reserve, there is always a chance to be activated and deployed even when I am in the middle of the program. So I explained my situation to the Dean and asked how my case is going to be handled if I were to be deployed during the program.
And these are the responses I received from him:
Any mobilization or recall would most likely require you to have to withdraw from the program, as we do not offer deceleration.
Mobilization or recall for any extended period of time would require you to restart the program from the beginning.
Policies regarding refunds of tuition or fees after withdrawal are specified in the South College Student Handbook; I referred you to the Student handbook for that information.
If withdrawal is needed, you would need to reapply to Program for reentry, meeting all requirements for admission that are in place at that time; reentry in a future class is not guaranteed.
You should discuss this with your Company Commander to see if there is a possible exemption from being mobilized or recalled while you are in the PA Program.
Frankly, I was little surprised because, in my knowledge, federal and state law protects school from kicking out students. Is there any reason the law does not apply to PA school?
Moreover, I was little insulted that he asking me to request my Company to be exempted from being mobilized and not to serve my country.
I thought Dean may be unfamiliar with the military law so I even responded back with my understanding of the law, but ever since then, he has been staying silent and ignoring me.
what should I do? has anybody been in same situation?
I found some old post about this topic but only a few people were involved and it was from quite a few years back. I thought I'd bring it up again for more clarification for all.
Looking for suggestions on how to/ how you enter military experience into CASPA. What are your thoughts on dividing all of that up between medical and non-medical experience, training and schools, deployment vs. garrison, leadership roles, and awards? Did you add past certs that have since lapsed? Should it be broken down by each duty station or each title? Also, how did you quantify the number of hours and should it be one lump sum or divided up? Any thoughts would helpful.
Volunteers from the AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SURGICAL PAs, the first PA professional organization to host Pre-PA events, will be hosting an engaging and informative PRE PA COACHING SEMINAR in TAMPA FLORIDA
WHEN JAN 18 2020 4-9:30 PM
WHERE: USF CAMLS center https://camls-us.org/
Faculty, students, and lecturers from Cornell University, USF, Stony Brook University, Loyola Marymount, Touro, and others are all presenting or planning to attend.
Opportunities for mock interviews as well as critical CASPA essay reviews available
You can not miss this seminar...amazing admission tips, mock interviews, essay reviews, cutting edge PA news, and networking, shadowing, and volunteer experiences! WOW!
You will: *meet PA leaders & admission advisors *learn first hand tips and tricks to become a successful PA Program applicant. *Understand the amazing & rapidly growing PA career field. *Get new info on CASPA!
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This event is hosted by AASPA and given by Surgical PAs, PA school faculty members, and admissions experts! All volunteer their time to give this seminar.
Come and learn amazing admissions tips & tricks! Understand the process from the inside and find out why PA school has become so competitive to get into and what admission committees look for. CNN, Money Magazine, US Dept of Labor list the PA profession as one of the fastest growing & highest paid careers. AASPA is proud to be THE FIRST PA organization to offer Pre-PA seminars, which have become more and more popular.
*Seating is limited *Dress is casual, but not too casual (you may meet a future PA school interviewer!!)
This amazing seminar will include: -Overview of the PA Profession -PA Profession news that all applicants need to know -Essentials of academic prerequisites -Health care/patient care prerequisites -How to deal with CASPA -PA-wanna-be essays -How to stand out as an applicant -Tips for the returning student -One on one and group Q & A session -and much more!
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HOT TIPS *On the same day, Saturday January 18, AASPA is hosting an ultrasound workshop with SPOCUS...volunteer opportunities to be an ultrasound model ...what a way to build your CASPA application. *BRING YOUR RESUME, BUSINESS CARDS, AND SAMPLE ESSAY!
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AASPA Pre-PA FLyer 2020.pdf