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  1. Here's a list of the HOD delegates. Reach out to them and let them know what you think about title change before the May meeting. https://www.aapa.org/about/aapa-governance-leadership/house-of-delegates/delegate-list/#C
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  2. If there's anything illegal or patently unsafe going on, quit immediately. If it's not the right fit, look for other jobs; be honest with future employers about this job not being a good fit for a new grad. If it's just overwhelming work... Learn. Life sucks anywhere at first, but there's two things you can do to make a scut job suck less: 1) learn the medicine, and 2) learn what duties to blow off and simply never do. Which, of course, are the ones that can be safely discarded without harming patient care. You get appointed to a facility-wide committee? Don't go, don't respond to e
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  3. Neurosurgery Physician Assistant Clinical Management Consultants4.1 Tracy, CA $60,000 - $80,000 a year 13 days ago This 460 plus bed acute care facility offers a family centered, full service comprehensive healthcare center with state-of-the-art technology and implementing the most current evidence-based practice. https://www.indeed.com/m/viewjob?jk=b1aad0bff3901614&from=serp&prevUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.indeed.com%2Fm%2Fjobs%3Fq%3DPhysician%2BAssistant%2BCardiology%26l%3DCalifornia Looking over the PA jobs posted just shows how there are some great oppor
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  4. This is likely very variable. Good residencies, of which there are several but comprise probably less than half of what is advertised as a “residency,” will treat you exactly like a physician resident with no difference between you and equivalent PGY# MD/DO. In my residency, you couldn’t tell a PA resident from any other. Also, a good residency will have a “your patient, your procedure” policy. This means no one can take away a procedure on a patient you picked up unless you give it away, which most good seniors PA and physician residents do. My ED chair said if any off service said we weren’t
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  5. I want to add one more thought because I have discussed this so much in so many places I'm losing my edge. First all of us need to be communicating with our HOD reps and our respective societies so they know what their membership thinks. Second everyone who possibly can needs to speak when the steering committee is taking testimony. You have to be an AAPA member but your testimony is important. If you do get the chance consider ending with "if the AAPA doesn't make a change from assistant I'll allow my membership to lapse and will never join again."
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  6. An interview is also a chance for you to find out what they expect from you and how their place runs. You should be careful as you ask the questions, for example, I wouldn't be recommending that you ask clinical people about fringe benefits (that's what HR is for). Get an idea as to what they expect. Try to imagine yourself in the job.
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  7. Just got my interview invite!!! Good luck to everyone, so excited for us!
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  8. Anyone know if all 29 of the seats are currently filled?
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  9. It depends. If you are interviewing with a big system, you might have more contact with HR drones that will have a checklist set of questions to ask. If it is a smaller enterprise and you have a lot of time with clinicians, they might ask you some clinical questions about how you would handle some things. Safe answer is something along the lines of "as a new grad I'll need to work really hard to understand the treatment protocols and philosophy of the practice/physician."
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  10. That's...pretty good money. Although if the position is actually in SF maybe it's not so great after all
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  11. Sadly, this i pretty much where I am at. I entered the career really caring about people. I subsequently discovered that the bulk of the population is selfish, lazy and ignorant. I have seen the dark underbelly of society. It has become acutely worse in the last several years with the growing prevalence of "victim culture." People come in smoking, eating, drinking and drugging themselves toward an early grave and then curse the universe when they get sick and demand everyone else pony up the resources to treat them.
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  12. Like Mike said, it's important if you have been sitting on the offer or not. If they are demanding a 2 day turnaround time, they are pretty pushy and I would think twice about working for them.
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  13. I was involved in my Mom's end of life care in 2012. She was a full code coming in at 90 yo after a ton of things had been going on. Nothing had been life-threatening until she got an infection she couldn't shake and went into renal failure. I worked with my Dad (whose still around and nearly 101) and I helped him decide to let her go. It wasn't easy -- they were married for a few weeks shy of 70 years -- but it was the right thing to do. And she died peacefully from hyperkalemia. Still, I kicked myself over it for a few months, wondering if I should have just shut up and let her physicia
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  14. I don't know for sure but I don't think the class is full yet. Good luck with your interview.
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  15. Do we know how many applicants out of that 29 have already accepted ?
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  16. I had an hour commute but fortunately was able to take a train so I could study, nap, or just zone out.
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  17. It is doable, but if you have the opportunity to be closer to campus take advantage of it! My commute to campus is an hour and 20 minutes, and I’m doing clinicals now and the drive is 1.5-2 hours each way- I knew this when I signed on, so I try to listen to podcasts and review the lectures I have recorded on the iPad. Being I’m a mom of three, with a hospitalist husband and three horses, moving was not an option for us. I have to tell you those extra hours seem so luxurious right now! Also I know at least one of my cohort mates has a similar commute to mine. At the end of the day you ha
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  18. Just something to consider, commuting 3 hours a day for 5 days week over a year amounts to more hours than are in an entire month. If you do commute, make sure you have some way to make it productive because you won't get that time back. Best of luck!
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  19. I also interviewed March 9th and got the acceptance call this morning!! Congrats!!
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  20. What a jerkoff. Maybe physicians should come up with something else to wear to showcase their exalted status. Propeller beanie? Viking helmet?
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