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For us civilians - can you translate the military jargon?
I now work in the VA system doing Primary Care which should really be called Intense Internal Medicine.
Probably not a new grad first stop but good for me at this point. Very autonomous but lots of support.
I will never see more than 14 patients in a 10 hr shift with 4 scheduled phone calls.
TONS of busy work managing a max panel of 900, I am not maxed yet. 80% male, 20% female w growing female population. I am designated as Women's Health - not everyone is.
Full time RN, LPN and clerk.
There is a ton to do - remember military based - every damn thing has a form, procedure or protocol.
It beats all hell out of private family practice seeing 25+ folks a day in 10 minute slots with MAs who can only parrot what you say. Govt bennies are nice too - and the holidays.
Patients are TOUGH - polypharmacy, complex stuff - TBIs, Agent Orange, PTSD, CHF, DM, CAD, CKD and every other acronym. Some patients are jerks but most are pleasant.
No real prior auth's, some formulary limitations (DM meds SUCK), old computer system but it is good work for me.
Quantity never equals quality in medicine....
Lots of good advice here. I also wanted to chime in and say that as an inpatient PT aide for two years in a hospital mainly for geriatric patients, I had to wipe a lot of butts and that definitely humbled me.