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  1. 7yrs ago as a new grad on the IM Hospitalist PA svc working nights I made like $93k. Doubt it’s any better now lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Lol I used to work there. Good job fresh out of school to have as a resume booster but other than that you’re just a number. They want you to feel grateful for the name and feel like that means they can underpay you in exchange. I left and to this day one of my best friends still works there as a PA and I take home $45k more than he does with 3yrs less experience than him. I will say, they do acknowledge PA presence but it isn’t with pay Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. So did you ever have a day off?! Sounds like you worked most if not all of your days off no? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Great challenging learning environment and mega resume booster but you’ll get paid shit because it’s academic and let’s face it most academic places think you should feel oh so honored to work there and therefore accept less pay. If you choose to go, get the experience for a few years and then use as leverage to earn more at your next job Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I’m thinking the film array RVP would test for it no? Also it’s like a Hail Mary with supportive treatment...unless you require ecmo, then it’s two Hail Marys Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Gen peds is low paying without a doubt. Pediatric specialities pay more, though unlikely that pediatric derm will pay very well given there aren’t kids in the office for chemical peels and cosmetic procedures like filler and Botox. Ortho will likely pay you decently since it’s a surgical subspecialty. I personally work in NICU and make a penny at 6yrs out of school with a base of $160k on the west coast in a level 4 unit. Moonlighting is offered at $1600/shift (though taxed like crazy) but have the potential to gross an extra $15-30k depending how much of a life you want outside of work. If you want money gen peds isn’t gonna pay but you have to consider if you wanna be happy or financially well off Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Might get flack for this but wish more PCPs would consider looking through this curriculum. It does not “promote” obesity. But rather encourages providers to help their patients identify barriers to optimizing their health. Health should not exclusively be defined as physical fitness and a number on that antiquated BMI scale, there are SO many layers to wellbeing and general health. https://www.sizediversityandhealth.org/content.asp?id=19 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. What specialty are you in? How long have you been practicing and what are your biggest qualms about being a PA? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I probably shouldn’t mention which hospital but a large academic children’s hospital in California. It seems like a common theme across California since nursing unions here are pretty strong Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Hello fellow PAs! I have tried to ask around and got various answers but I figured asking a mass of similar providers might be in my best interest. Here’s my story: I was hired by a large academic hospital on the west coast about 2.5yrs ago and continue to work here. Since arriving I have been merged into the NP group and we have now been deemed the APP group. Expectations for us are the exact same. After befriending multiple NPs who also moved cross country for this job I found out that they all had paid for trips including hotel and transportation for interviews as well as compensation for moving expenses to take this job. I asked for all of this when I was in the interviewing and hiring/negotiating phases to move cross country for this job and was denied every which way. I paid my own way for an interview, put myself up in a hotel, and used about $7500 of my own money to move here without a penny of relocation assistance. Multiple NPs have told me I should request some type of back pay compensation for this as it’s truly unfair. My hospital continuously treats PAs as second class citizens to NPs, and it’s super frustrating. I am unsure if it’s too late to ask for any type of compensation (most people owe this relocation expense back if they leave before 2yrs) or if I should ask for it and stand up for myself. I don’t exactly know how to if at all approach this and feel stuck Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Be aware with first republic you cannot get the advertised rate unless you bank with first republic and maintain a monthly avg of $3500 in their checking acct. you must set up autopay through their checking acct you open with them. Additionally they do not have any pause/forbearance options should you get sick or lose your job for some reason. The rates are amazing but theres risks to consider that’s all I’m saying Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I never said anything about misspelled words. I simply asked what it is you’re doing for them and what the incentive is.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I’m confused by their site...are you just interpreting labs online or are you at a site drawing labs? What’s the pay like? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Y’all...this is the second post I’m about to delete since people wanna use this forum to troll one another. If you can’t stay on topic, create your own thread or DM each other to argue. This forum is getting super skewed Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I use SoFi and for the most part am really happy. Their rates are great and even with the discount of 0.25% they don’t change the monthly payment so that extra percentage goes toward your principle to have it paid off sooner. I always try to pay extra and refi every few years when I get raises and such for a lower fixed rate. Are you looking for fixed or variable? I consolidated all my fed and private loans through SoFi If you message me I can send you a referral code! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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