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  1. 10 points
    Hello fellow PAs, I wanted to know if any of you could relate and/or had advice with regards to switching from office setting practice to hospital practice. I have been doing OB/Gyn in an office setting with tons of autonomy (no attending on site), set hours, and routine care x 3.5yrs. I am looking to go into the OB/Gyn hospital setting to broaden my scope and to deliver/surgery. What are some of the challenges I should forsee? I know answering to attendings, longer hours a day, and being on my feet more are some. Thanks!!
  2. 9 points
    If KevinMD and his ilk were doing the job, they wouldn't need us. To clarify, doing the job includes providing low cost health care. Boom. I can't tell you how many times lately I've looked at the person trying to pay for: -the office visit, necessary work up, and the treatment. Sometimes it's easy to blame the patient; if he didn't smoke, if he didn't use drugs, if he didn't do whatever. However, I've started to realize (especially trying to pay for insulin that is nearly the cost of a car payment) that these people are me. Are my mom. Are my dad. Are my son. I am ashamed to work with MD's sometimes, because the patient is, figuratively, and a lot of the time, literally, using money he doesn't have, to find out what is wrong. And the MD is more than glad to take that money, only giving the patient a pat on the head. Demeaning. I speak from experience because I don't tell the office what I do. And I hate, Hate, going to the Dr. office. It makes me feel diminished as a person, especially when I am sick. So at work, I try to do what very few do- listen. I take as much damn time as I need. That's why I work at the VA, because they allow me to do that, and I don't have a bean counter telling me I'm not making enough money. So, KevinMD. You can suck it. Because while you may make your patients feel better that they have been blessed that a true MD has swept into the room, my mom will call me frustrated because she doesn't understand what the hell you are talking about, because she doesn't know what an echocardiogram is. And she is scared. And you did shit to help her with that. And that's why she went to see you. The chest pain was secondary. Sorry. the point is, the good MD's are too busy to write posts, and will gladly work with you. The bad MD's sit and whine, like little babies who no one wants to play with.
  3. 8 points
    I just got the call that I was accepted about an hour ago!!!!! Was super surprised they called so late, but it was the best phone call I've ever got! Good luck to everyone ?
  4. 7 points
    here's a thought...don't sign the charts....many states don't require it. my charts have no mandatory review or cosignature in my state. better yet doc, if you don't favor signing PA charts , support the move to do away with it everywhere.
  5. 7 points
    The last interview they asked us if we receive a call not to post that we did and the times. They mentioned everyone would hear a decision by the end of this week. So as hard as it is, stay off the forums so you don’t panic, turn your ringer on and wait. It’s better for everyone so that people aren’t dying over when the phone calls occurred or emails went out.
  6. 7 points
    I got my call this evening!! So incredibly happy.
  7. 6 points
    Got my phone call this afternoon that I was accepted! I feel so fortunate to be admitted to such a great program! I can't wait to get in touch with everyone else who will be attending!
  8. 6 points
    Got the phone call from Leah a little while ago! Glad to be accepted wishing everyone good luck. Such a great program
  9. 6 points
    I got the call too! So pumped to join the UAB family!
  10. 6 points
    I have to tell my one and only "I got sued story" because its so funny. I was named in a suit where I never saw the patient but another PA with the somewhat unusual last name did. Apparently the attorney didn't read very carefully and, because I was the senior PA and well known, missed the name difference in involving a part time PA. When I realized what happened the hospital attorney said he would get me dropped but I suggested we let it ride until the statutory time passed for adding anyone to the case...which we did. We went to depositions and the patient's attorney asked me what my findings were when I examined the patient and I told him I never touched the patient. He got all agitated and waived the ER records in my face and yelled " Isn't that your name and signature on the chart!!!". I very calmly said ...no it isn't. It took him a minute and a few more questions to realize his error. I hope he got sued for legal malpractice. It was the most fun I have had at work ever.
  11. 5 points
    Agreed, 50% is unheard of. Their accreditation needs to be urgently reviewed. If you don't feel like contacting ARC-PA yourself, PM me the details and specifics and I'll drop a dime for you.
  12. 5 points
    I received my acceptance yesterday as well! Super excited to meet everyone and begin this journey!
  13. 5 points
    Congrats to all who have been accepted so far! I'm curious to know if there have been any phone calls tonight?
  14. 5 points
    I got an email from Leah a few hours ago. I've been placed on committee hold I'm actually really pleased just to not be outright rejected. There's still definitely a chance!
  15. 5 points
    I would have asked for retention rate instead of PANCE passing rate. Easy to to have PANCE passing rate >90% when the program dismisses everyone who is struggling. Higher retention + higher passing rate for pance = a program that helps students to succeed.
  16. 5 points
    I emailed the program to confirm that we can use our CASPA esssy and they said yes. And said we do not need to mention specific faculty. Hope that helps!
  17. 4 points
    Pure garbage. They are paid paid to supervise. They just just like to step on others to get a better view. Also lets let’s talk about the opioid epidemic in FL which was 100% driven by docs. Or the local docs that wrong hundreds of thousands of opioids only to be told not to. Whom have now switched to benzo prescribing. Where is their accountability? Where is kevinmd on these?? What about the doc’s getting 250k per year to work IM where a PA manages the same panel for 125k.
  18. 4 points
    I submitted everything with supplemental on 7/23 and I haven’t heard anything. I emailed them yesterday and was told my application is still under review. If selected for interview, I’ll be contacted between now and January 2019. Hope this helped others who are in a similar situation. Good luck to those who got interviews!
  19. 4 points
    I got mine Monday around 730pm EST!
  20. 4 points
    I received an invite to the virtual fair but haven't heard anything back from them about my application..[emoji58] Sent from my SM-S727VL using Tapatalk
  21. 4 points
    JUST RECEIVED MY ACCEPTANCE TO THE MIAMI CAMPUS. Holy cow I'm in shock. Interviewed last Friday. I met some amazing people and I'm crossing my fingers for them!
  22. 4 points
    Hi all, I was given an update on applications. They will continue to interview about 120 more students before the end of the year and possibly continue in Jan. They have made approximately 70 offers, but obviously not everyone will/has accepted the spot. They will begin offering a spot “pending open seat” soon once the class is officially at 70. I hope this helps. Don’t give up hope! There are people in my class that interviewed in Jan and still got in.
  23. 3 points
    The email said that applicants on committee hold will be re-ranked within the applicant pool shortly after the last interview date. Applicants are then either be offered a seat or placed on the wait list. At the interview, Leah said that because Pacific isn't on rolling admissions, they won't fill all of the seats until everyone has interviewed. Pacific definitely seems to move quickly after interviews so I'm guessing within a week or so, but there are no specific dates.
  24. 3 points
    I'm still on the wait list and also anxiously waiting! Hoping to join you all soon!
  25. 3 points
    This thread is about switching jobs? I thought it was going to be a Bruce Jenner thing.


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