I graduate in May with my BS in Health Sciences.
My cGPA is a 3.70
My sGPA is a 3.65
I have about 1,050 PCE hours. About 700 are as a physical therapy aide, and about 350 as a dermatology medical assistant.
I have 250 HCE hours as a dietary aide in a hospital
150 volunteer hours as a nutrition aide, 30 volunteer hours as a patient transporter
I take the GRE at the end of May
LORs: Dermatologist I work for, Chem 2 professor, Ochem professor
Shadowing: 19 hours- Vascular surgery PA (6) Family Medicine (13)
My name is Kou-Lai and I am actually an undergraduate student who has an interest in becoming a Physician Assistant. I am doing a project for one of my class and I have to interview a professional about their community. More specifically, we are focused on how different communities use different languages and writings to communicate to each other. I will be using your answers as part of my project (in the form of a presentation), but will remain anonymous.
Please help me and Answer as freely as you would like. I really appreciate it!
1. Do Physician Assistants communicate with other Physician Assistants, or people of other profession, often? How often do you communicate with other people during your day (even on your days off)?
2. In what ways are you communicating with other professionals? Writing? etc? Are there specific ways you address, speak, or write to other professionals?
3. What about non-professionals? If you meet students often, what differences do you see when speaking/writing to them compared to professionals?
4. When talking to patients/people outside the community, how do you do so? Do you use a different way of speaking to them?
5. What types of writing do PA professionals do on the job? Is everything (that is written) to be communicated? Or are they for any other purposes?
6. Are there special documents, forms, or papers that are unique to a professional in the PA field? How do they relate to the PA community? What are some details that are usually included on the documents?
7. What is the most important type of document that a student should know/be able to produce? What special language or writing should a student use if they are interested in the PA career.
8. What is the best way a student can approach this community? How can they start learning how to speak or write in this profession?
9. Do you do research as part of the job? Do you do research outside the job? Is research part of the job?
10. Can you share samples of the documents you’ve told me about today? If not do you know of links, or websites, or other resources that would provide me with samples?
So I recently found a job that would work well with my schedule as a CNA covid tester. It entails testing patients and going through screening questions with patients then reporting results to the supervisor. I am a little worried because I don’t really want to go for the job if it isn’t considered PCE. Has anyone have any info on whether or not this is PCE or HCE?
Hello! I’m currently a senior biology major working as a medical scribe for a bit over 1 year now. I have accumulated about 1100 hours so far and have a cGPA of 3.63 and a science GPA of 3.36. I also have volunteered at a food bank with about 100 hours during the weekends. As a scribe I chart many aspects of the patient visit including vitals, HPI, physical exam and future plans. I also occasionally assist the provider with small tasks such as cerumen flushing in internal medicine or taking an US in a rheumatology setting. I have been researching PA programs to apply to and focusing on those that list scribing as PCE. I am worried that this experience alone may not be enough as some schools don’t mention scribing as true PCE and I don’t feel I am able to gain another experience as I am currently studying for the GRE, working 3 times a week and will begin my next school semester soon. During my gap year after I apply I will have more time to find another part time job but this won’t be reflected on my application. Will I still have a chance at being accepted into a program next cycle and if not what else do you recommend I do prior to applying? Thanks for any help you can provide.
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