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DrParasite

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PA programs are not filled with medical school applicants who didn’t get in. It’s not a point of great importance, but it’s wrong and it may negatively color some people’s perceptions so I thought I’d chime in. Generally people are admitted based on their merits as an applicant to the profession.
You sure about that? so you have checked with every PA program, and asked the applicants if they applied to med school? especially the ones who are under the age of 25?

Think about this: in many cases, the prerequisite classes are similar. they often have high academic requirements, with minimal prior work requirements. they are providers in the medical field. No, not every PA students got rejected from medical school, but to say there aren't any is sheer ignorance.

And yes, a college student with high grades in the sciences and some work experience in healthcare (and a bachelors degree) often makes for a strong admission to PA school too.

I mean, unless https://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/what-happens-to-all-of-the-pre-meds-that-dont-make-it-into-med-school.924692/post-12676095 is wrong. or this recommendation https://differentmedicalcareers.com/not-getting-into-medical-school/ or https://blog.accepted.com/dreaded-med-school-rejection-now-2/ or https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-254-md-vs-pa-lets-talk-about-it-with-a-pa-to-help-you-decide/ are also wrong.....
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then feel free to actually provide a verifiable source, not just anecdotal comments/
 

SandpitMedic

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Who’s uncivil?

Delusional perhaps, but not uncivil.

As for the poem guy... it’s a little different, but he’s not wrong.
 
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VentMonkey

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As for the poem guy... it’s a little different, but he’s not wrong.
Come on. It’s unnecessarily pompous. Get your point across like everyone else on this forum. No need for beatnik auditions.
 

Alan L Serve

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You sure about that? so you have checked with every PA program, and asked the applicants if they applied to med school? especially the ones who are under the age of 25?

Think about this: in many cases, the prerequisite classes are similar. they often have high academic requirements, with minimal prior work requirements. they are providers in the medical field. No, not every PA students got rejected from medical school, but to say there aren't any is sheer ignorance.

And yes, a college student with high grades in the sciences and some work experience in healthcare (and a bachelors degree) often makes for a strong admission to PA school too.

I mean, unless https://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/what-happens-to-all-of-the-pre-meds-that-dont-make-it-into-med-school.924692/post-12676095 is wrong. or this recommendation https://differentmedicalcareers.com/not-getting-into-medical-school/ or https://blog.accepted.com/dreaded-med-school-rejection-now-2/ or https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-254-md-vs-pa-lets-talk-about-it-with-a-pa-to-help-you-decide/ are also wrong.....
then feel free to actually provide a verifiable source, not just anecdotal comments/
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SandpitMedic

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Triggering everyone.
 

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My dear friend,
SND is not
Research,
Your claim remains
Unverified
I just cracked up laughing because I read it with William Shatner's voice!
 

VentMonkey

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He's the guy from Star Wars?
Duh, everyone knows he’s the guy from Rescue 911.

As far as the PA thing. If you’re not going into the nursing field and want to practice as a mid-level, go to PA school.

If you’re interested in becoming an RN, and then eventually practicing as a mid-level, it seems so much more practical to segue into an NP program.

Also, if you want to practice with more independence as either, get hired at a CAH in an austere environment. All practical decisions and solutions.
 

SandpitMedic

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SandpitMedic

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As far as the PA thing. If you’re not going into the nursing field and want to practice as a mid-level, go to PA school.
Well, yeah, if you can’t get into medical school. :rolleyes:

Lolz. What a joke. Just can’t get off of it.
 

akflightmedic

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In all seriousness, I used to make fun of The Shatner, like many do...however, when I was in Trashcanistan, and ran out of pirate DVDs to watch, I started buying older TV shows. I picked up Boston Legal and basically binge watched it from start to finish (all 5 seasons). It is a quirky show and I almost gave up on it, but boredom kept me committed.

MAN! I gained an entirely new perception of Shatner...and greatly appreciate his acting. The character development, the interwoven story lines, and the odd yet true friendship of his with Spader....freaking amazing. I actually disliked both these actors for many years, however the two of them together, it was a great formula.

I definitely recommend Boston Legal if you ever want a great story line and very entertaining show.
 

SandpitMedic

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In all seriousness, I used to make fun of The Shatner, like many do...however, when I was in Trashcanistan, and ran out of pirate DVDs to watch, I started buying older TV shows. I picked up Boston Legal and basically binge watched it from start to finish (all 5 seasons). It is a quirky show and I almost gave up on it, but boredom kept me committed.

MAN! I gained an entirely new perception of Shatner...and greatly appreciate his acting. The character development, the interwoven story lines, and the odd yet true friendship of his with Spader....freaking amazing. I actually disliked both these actors for many years, however the two of them together, it was a great formula.

I definitely recommend Boston Legal if you ever want a great story line and very entertaining show.
Time out...
You don’t like James Spader?
We aren’t internet friends anymore! 😂
Have you not seen The Blacklist?
 

ffemt8978

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That's enough of the Shatner...back on topic please.
 
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