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  1. Realized I don’t need it for the alternative PANRE!!! Thanks for offering:)
  2. Orthobullets. Also MRI review- http://upload.orthobullets.com/journalclub/free_pdf/23203937_23203937.pdf Finding the best instructor in your new clinic that will let you See one, Teach one, Do one and do as much as you can early on to learn techniques and procedures. AAFP has excellent starter exams - example of shoulder https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0515/p3079.html Good luck and have fun!!!!
  3. Greetings Alternative PANRE experimental rats, I am 18 years plus in ORTHO only (I know nothing from which I don’t practice ), passed my prior 2 PANREs easily and decided to try this exam format from the comfort of my own home office over two years. I kinda reviewed/studied Pulm and Cardio, since it was the highest percentage and nothing else really. Figured, might as well let NCCPA see what “walking around knowledge” is for an ortho surgical specialist. Well, took it tonight, got 5 min per question, answered most well under 3 min (2 min limit might be much harder), had to do some googling using the MERK and missed only 3. PHEW! I think this is do’able, much better than cramming. And it does inspire me to listen to podcasts about general medicine. I am assuming the things I missed, others might miss too and they might take those questions out at the end of the trial. Good luck all, don’t stress, enjoy the process and its 10 years after this, next stop retirement!!!! Peace out! D. Nastansky Ortho Spine PA-C
  4. I am in the same situation and wondering if you have nay new insight into ORTHO locums. I’d love to start a private group with PAs who are interested or have practiced in Ortho Locums. Any thoughts?
  5. About 18 years in Ortho/Spine 2 long term employers, but now children have left the nest, husband and I are free to travel... I am looking to connect with an ORTHO/SPINE experienced PA who has worked, dabbled, lived in LOCUMS I would love to pick your brain, discuss locums, travel work... please contract me and lets talk.... thank you
  6. I’m looking to purchase a few months of HIPPO or ROSH. I am taking the alternative PANRE, havent started questions yet, but want to access Pulmonary and Cardio questions for a few months. I am 18 years in Ortho only. Thank you, please message me, thanks!!!
  7. Wondering how folks liked the Rosh review? Starting to study for the Alt PANRE after almost 20 years in Ortho!!! Any thoughts?
  8. Just my two cents- We just hired a new Ortho PA-C into our busy practice and she withheld she was pregnant at the interview. She was less than 20 weeks. After we offered the job and she accepted, she informed us she was pregnant. The women (mothers) in the practice were excited, the men a little disgruntled they would have to cover the 3 months call of her maternity leave. She needs to hold her cards tight, and only disclose if needed be at the interview. If coworkers are disgruntled, that says a lot about her coworkers. Women get pregnant and in many countries can take extended leave to raise families. I can't wait to hear what happened.....
  9. OHSU grad practice in Portland Kaiser Orthopedics since graduation and get compensated very well, top of the national average I always see jobs posted for Portland in a variety of areas If anyone has experience negotiating salary for a private pracitce, I'm now in an HMO, please IM or send me a message, I'd love to talk
  10. I just spoke with the NCCPA. Although they don't publish these results, they have many statistics available over the phone. The pass rate for the surgery focus is only 85-87% and the pass rate for the adult medicine is 92-94% that means the failure rate is much higher with surgery. I have cancelled my exam and rescheduled for adult medicine. It would be interesting to see how many people failed the surgery exam and why?
  11. I just spoke with the NCCPA. Although they don't publish these results, they have many statistics available over the phone. The pass rate for the surgery focus is only 85-87% and the pass rate for the adult medicine is 92-94% that means the failure rate is much higher with surgery. I have cancelled my exam and rescheduled for adult medicine. It would be interesting to see how many people failed the surgery exam and why?
  12. I just spoke with the NCCPA. Although they don't publish these results, they have many statistics available over the phone. The pass rate for the surgery focus is only 85-87% and the pass rate for the adult medicine is 92-94% that means the failure rate is much higher with surgery. I have cancelled my exam and rescheduled for adult medicine. It would be interesting to see how many people failed the surgery exam and why?
  13. Hello all you PANRE PAs, I have been in Ortho for 12 years, passed PANCE 12 years ago, 1st PANRE 6 yrs ago and now its time to do it again. I just signed up with the surgical focus, take test in 3 weeks (studying for 2 months), but have since heard that it covers every surgical specialty and it has a HIGH fail rate. Has anyone experience to share? I just finished the 3 day Chicago course, and they recommend taking the primary care. They had heard too many people failed the surgery first, then retook the primary and passed. Thoughts?? I am waiting to find out form the NCCPA how to change my 'focus' Thanks
  14. Hello all you PANRE PAs, I have been in Ortho for 12 years, passed PANCE 12 years ago, 1st PANRE 6 yrs ago and now its time to do it again. I just signed up with the surgical focus, take test in 3 weeks (studying for 2 months), but have since heard that it covers every surgical specialty and it has a HIGH fail rate. Has anyone experience to share? I just finished the 3 day Chicago course, and they recommend taking the primary care. They had heard too many people failed the surgery first, then retook the primary and passed. Thoughts?? I am waiting to find out form the NCCPA how to change my 'focus' Thanks
  15. Hello all you PANRE PAs, I have been in Ortho for 12 years, passed PANCE 12 years ago, 1st PANRE 6 yrs ago and now its time to do it again. I just signed up with the surgical focus, take test in 3 weeks (studying for 2 months), but have since heard that it covers every surgical specialty and it has a HIGH fail rate. Has anyone experience to share? I just finished the 3 day Chicago course, and they recommend taking the primary care. They had heard too many people failed the surgery first, then retook the primary and passed. Thoughts?? I am waiting to find out form the NCCPA how to change my 'focus' Thanks
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