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The term Medical Practitioner (MP) is probably the best alternative title, given it seems to offer the best description of who were are. Unfortunately, I'm sure the joke will be "MP stands for Malpractice". Granted, we probably shouldn't be so sensitive if such jokes were to occur.
I'm an experienced ED PA considering some different gigs to decrease my burn out rate (work less ED hours) while not decreasing my income, ideally, actually increasing my income. I would like to start the process of learning competency in elective dermatology procedures, such as medical aesthetic work with Botox, etc. I've considered CME training, and then hopefully getting hired on to a physician's practice who will continue to train me.
Does anyone have any recommendations for CME training for this? Who is good, who is bad, etc? I find the medical aesthetic world a bit shady to say the least, and want to be sure I will be taking a reputable course.
Any other advice from those with experience in medical aesthetics?
At this point, I'm planning to continue to be an ED PA, but the vast numbers of sick patients I see, the crazy hours, and the general state of the medical system are all wearing me out. If I can manage to decrease my ED hours, I think it would be better for my health.
I have two part time jobs that could be about 1.5 FTE if I wanted them to be (I don't; each has it's plusses and minuses and I love the mix), but I make my extra money as a volunteer fire officer and EMT instructor/evaluator. Between the two of them, that's going to be almost $10k this year.