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  1. 6 points
  2. 4 points
    Look into residency programs. Truth is nothing replaces experience. That is the purpose of a residency. A year of hand holding so you can develop knowledge and confidence
  3. 4 points
    Sounds very low to me but there is a great deal of variability by specialty and region. That's 93,600/year. The benefits sound pretty meager too. 4 weeks PTO, 5 days for CME, paid holidays, CME money, all fees for licenses, DEA etc can all increase the value of the offer as well. Also call....will there be any and if so how will you be paid for call time? On the non-money side the work environment and how you will be treated by physician and staff matter a great deal. Hourly rate is the 1st consideration but it isn't everything by a stretch.
  4. 4 points
    Got accepted today guys!! So excited.
  5. 4 points
    I agree with UGoLong, something doesn't sound right here, and looping in the work comp issue really makes this sound worse, and not in the way that reflects well on you. Doing a quick look at your other posts, you also have a thread on DUI charges with some excuses there about how that was handled, placing the blame on the authorities, and some poor academic history you had to overcome. This is not for me to judge, but putting myself in the shoes of an ADCOM, there seems to be a pattern of problems that you are likely going to have to explain. As he mentioned, your life is not ruined, but how you acknowledge these events and move forward will make a difference in how these reflect on you.
  6. 3 points
    Hey everyone. My name is Rob. Just got accepted at the 1/11 interview. For everyone that was there yesterday, I was the bald, retired Marine. Very much looking forward to meeting the rest of you. Congratulations to you all!
  7. 3 points
    Same!!! So excited!!
  8. 3 points
    I just got my acceptance call!! Interviewed on the 8th! Legit broke down in tears on the phone when they told me. CANT WAIT!!!
  9. 3 points
    Those who have been accepted, are you guys keeping in touch through social media or anything like that? Facebook group maybe? Thanks
  10. 3 points
    No. We were given it at orientation. I'll tell you how you survive PA school. Plan ahead, pay attention, be humble, take care of yourself, and don't be an asshole.
  11. 3 points
    hours for hour category 2. I do 24 hr shifts so basically max out my cat 2 in 2 days at the beginning of each year. I have 1-2 students at all times, except over xmas and spring breaks. for free. I max out for the next 2 years tomorrow.
  12. 3 points
    yup, I have a lot of free time on my hands working solo night shifts.... anyway, some of these things have been listed here over the years, but thought I would put them all in one place 1. your first job is about leaning your trade, not about money 2. if you can afford to do a residency in your field of choice, do it! see #1 above 3. as a new grad you can have 2 of the following 3 if you are lucky; location, specialty, salary. choose wisely. 4. don't buy a $50,000 car right out of school. a good rule of thumb is take your yearly salary and divide it by 3. at most you should spend 30k on a car if you make 90k/yr assuming no alternative source of income and no other major debt. I have too many friends who have to work extra to make their $700/mo BMW payment. drive a safe and efficient car until you can afford your dream car. 5. don't buy a $500,000 house right out of school if you are single. take your yearly income and multiply by 3. this is a good price for a first house. 90k salary? 270k house. spouse/partner also makes 90k? you can double that. 6. living within your means(see #4 and 5 above) means you can work less, travel more, and take time to enjoy life. I spent too much of my 20s, 30s, and most of my 40s working 180-220 hrs/month. don't do that. now I work 168 hrs/month and have never been happier. I used to never have time to go out with friends. now I go out at least once/week, go to jazz clubs, etc. in 2017 I already have tix for sting, red hot chili peppers, U2, and foreigner concerts. I also now have time to do 2-3 international medical missions/year and taake time out with the family for spring break, cme conferences, etc 7. don't take the first job you are offered unless it's perfect. don't settle for mediocrity. 8. don't work in a field you detest just because it is a job. moving is better. you will be miserable doing surgery, urology, pain clinic, etc if you hate it 9. don't accept a "training salary" unless in a formal residency program. A formal residency program has off-service rotations and dedicated learning time. don't be fooled by training fellowships that are just low paid jobs in one dept in disguise. 10. don't accept a position that does not offer cme, retirement, malpractice, vacation, etc. you have earned a benefits package 11. don't work in a very narrow field right out of school unless it is your dream job and you never intend to leave the specialty. I know lots of folks stuck in jobs they hate who can't leave them. 12. if you are getting burned out consider the following: work fewer hrs/mo, see fewer pts/shift, switch specialty, switch location, find somewhere you are appreciated. I can't tell you how much better my mood is after transitioning from a high volume/low acuity facility(30 pts/12 hrs) where I was treated like an interchangeable worker bee to a low volume/high acuity(10 sick pts/24 hrs) facility where I am valued as an individual for my skill set and experience. 13. don't sign a lengthy contract or a non-compete clause. these are tools to keep clinicians in crappy jobs. If it's a good job, you will want to stay anyway. 14. don't take a job where your clinical supervisor is an RN or office manager. we are not medical assistants 15. don't refer to yourself as Dr Smith's PA. they don't own you. Say instead " I'm John Doe, one of the PAs here" or "I'm John Doe, I work with Dr Smith on the surgical service". language matters. don't let yourself be treated like an assistant. don't regularly take out trash, take your own vitals, room patients, etc unless the docs in the group do too. I can see this in a small office, but there is no excuse for it elsewhere. 16. don't work for free. if you are charting at home, make sure that you get paid for it. may add more later, but that's what I've got for now after a 24 hr shift. 17. don't take a job at far below market value just to be in a particular location. lots of new grads are taking jobs in NYC for example at 55-60k. As a young new grad this may seem like a lot of money if you have never had a real job before. it isn't when the national average is around 90k. know what you are worth. don't accept less. if enough of us do that the crappy job offers will go away.
  13. 2 points
    If you are at will - yup they can just ask to you leave I would keep a METICULOUS journal of EVERYTHING that has gone on - you might end up before the board if you stay and you need back up paperwork. If you are experienced in the ALF and NH setting you should be able to get another job quickly
  14. 2 points
    Received invite for March 4, 2019...anyone else in same boat?
  15. 2 points
    Depending on the state, it's entirely possible you're "at will" and they can fire you for any reason whatsoever, as long as they don't articulate a discriminatory one. I don't know your state, let alone your state laws, but suspect that might be the case. You should contact an employment law attorney licensed to practice in your state, sorry.
  16. 2 points
    Find some contacts, make some calls, send some emails/letters, line up some informational interviews, save up some money and then visit for a week or two for reconnaissance. Don't just "up and move there." Many years ago, one of my uncles wanted a job in the LA area. He had been stationed there during World War II and loved it. It probably had 1/100th the population then that it does now, little smog, and wonderful weather. What was not to love? He thought about this heaven on earth often. So, in the mid-1960s, he sold his business and house, and headed out there with his family, their belongings following in a truck. Kind of the central New York state version of the Beverly Hillbillies (an old TV show; look it up on NetFlix). Mind you: my uncle had never been back to California since the war, he had no job lined up, and his family had never been there before. As soon as they hit the San Bernardino County line, my asthmatic cousin went into status asthmaticus big time. He ended up in a hospital for an extended period. My uncle realized that LA had changed in 20 years and not for the better. The family returned to New York and he was a broken man for the rest of his life. Bottom line: Follow your dreams, but do some research first. (Hence the opening paragraph of this post.)
  17. 2 points
    And whether or not you can get a license without a job already lined up. It would be stupid to move into a metro area where there are already PA new graduates. I have had people ask my advice on moving to Portland as a new grad My answer? Don't! OHSU and Pacific churn out a ton of new grads every year, so you're going to be competing against people who've rotated locally.
  18. 2 points
    I got accepted too. See y’all in a few months!
  19. 2 points
    Congrats guys!! I was waitlisted and hope to get lucky and join you!
  20. 2 points
    Someone should make a facebook group for accepted students and post the link here!!
  21. 2 points
    I hate to say it, but I fear it's only a matter of time. Ever since the MBAs took over the humanism is getting crushed out of medicine.
  22. 2 points
    Many new grads don’t know very many working PAs, other than the ones they shadowed or had as preceptors. And PAs for the most part don’t mind helping out the newbies, After all, someone probably helped them once upon a time. There is nothing wrong with politely asking for help or advice, especially from former graduates of your program. It may initially feel weird to you, but don’t let that stop you. The worst thing that can happen is that the stranger won’t help you, which is exactly what happens if you don’t ask. And, when the time comes when someone asks you for help, remember how you are feeling right now. Good luck! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  23. 2 points
    Hi Adhoney00, Thanks for asking. There are many reasons why i should go for Davis but tuition fee is the one thing I have been concern very much. I am waiting for one more thing to happen on Mar9th, then will know for sure if I will give up seat. I am guessing many may give up seats as Davis extends the deadline for accepting the offer till Apr (which i truly appreciate.) I feel bad to hold up on this. Sorry, But ya I will notify school right away on Mar9th. Good luck to you on this process! you are supper close !!! HLL
  24. 2 points
    our hospital has started a ladder pay grade now which is similar to the nursing ladder. the only way to advance up is to get higher degrees and publish articles. It literally has nothing related to patient care or skills. But hey, enroll in a masters or Doctorate program and you get a pay raise for literally no skills related to patient care. needless to say I'm leaving to start a job at a competing hospital down the street for more money, a sign on bonus and my current employer owes me 270 PTO hours they have to pay me
  25. 2 points
    also, on average more PAs work inpt($$) than outpt($). PA/NP in same specialties typically make same money, but there are more primary care NPs than PAs at this point I believe.


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