|As seen in Buffalo. What do you mean the Pope's not Irish?|
It was 75 degrees and sunny outside in Buffalo, of all places, and I willingly chose to sit inside a hotel ballroom all day. My license to practice as a PA-school-geek is surely forthcoming! But seriously, it was a very good event with informative sessions.
I learned about:
- drug diversion from a DEA agent
- A-Fib and the new anti-coagulants
- an injury triad that is important to identify in young female athletes from Dr. Maureen Finney (who donned a green Dr. Suess like hat for the occasion)
- COPD - take away message - STOP SMOKING - Don't start smoking.
- drug addiction treatment
- importance and value of prostate MRIs
|Even Niagara Falls turned green on St. Pat's Day|
I have been so geeking for a chance to get my foot in the door of PA school for so long and now it is within sight! I have to tell you this is exciting! I have been working towards this goal of entry to PA school since 2008.
And yes, I am already studying and reading ahead.
I got an older edition of the Bates Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking on Ebay (who doesn't love a bargain, right?). This is per a suggestion from my buddy Paul at mypatraining.com. I got mine for $1.99 on Ebay. I have already completed Chapter 1. Yes, I am a geek.
Visiting Capitol Hill
I am heading down to Washington D.C. this weekend to participate in the AAPA's Capitol Connection lobbying effort. I will be visiting Representative Higgins from Buffalo. Looking forward to meeting more AAPA members and putting my advocacy to the test!
More updates to follow!