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  1. I am sorry this happened to you Rev but congrats on the quick turn around! Thank you for your solid advice as well!
  2. Having been in a similar situation: I agree with those who said to just be vague. You don't have to lie. If they push, just say you are not comfortable answering. If they ask why, again you say you are not comfortable answering. It isn't going to be easy (as it was in my case) but you have to put on a brave face and just put your foot down and set that boundary. They do not own you and it is your right to seek employment elsewhere. It also has NO meaning for them to know whatsoever. It will benefit them in no way and you withholding that information is not a bad thing. Just chant to yours
  3. Thank you all for the awesome advice! I really appreciate all of your time! Definitely gave me things to think about and to research and will guide my decision! In regards to the taxes, I didn't write it down as I thought it was obvious . Thank you all though for not assuming and making sure I knew what I was getting into. I have spoken to my CPA and so I am estimating my wage as 30% less (which he told me is a safe over estimate).
  4. Hi everyone! I wanted to ask the full time 1099 workers in California here some questions: 1. Where did you get your health insurance? I called the AAPA recommended place and they are saying I could only get Covered California. Is that true? Or can I just shop commercial insurances like Aetna? Any recommendations? 2. How did you find your life and disability insurance? Any recommendations on where to shop without being taken advantage of? I had a couple of financial advisors try to rope me into plans before so I am little wary of asking them for advice. 3. I know I am respo
  5. Thank you for the reply, Rev Ronin! I’ll look but keep my expectations low!
  6. When I was in school, I had both. SmartyPance is good for quick, straight forward questions. Something for you to learn the bolded words quickly. Rosh is better for more in depth questions and answers. I shared a Smarty Pance account for 5 or so other classmates so we could split the cost. Your score won't be accurate but I don't think that's super important for this one. I advise you should have your own Rosh to keep an eye on your score so you can correlate (with a large grain of salt) on how you'd do on the PANCE. Good luck!
  7. Hi All! I am really interested in doing sleep medicine. Part of my practice involved counseling patients on perfect sleep hygiene and forming the "habit of sleep". When patients comply and do it well, I find it a really satisfying aspect of my position. Thus, my interest in sleep medicine. I know about the AASM's PA/NP Course which I plan on taking to make myself a more competitive applicant. My question is this: Anyone here practicing sleep medicine TELEMEDICINE? I also wish to transition to full time telemedicine. I have been doing it now due to COVID but it will end with the
  8. Thank you everyone! I am much happier with this offer. There is no 401k or retirement which is a down side. She said she is considering it but it's currently not on the table. I will see if I can renegotiate the paid time off. She said she would try to better define the bonuses in the actual contract so hopefully it won't be crazy hard to get. She said it wouldn't be. Thanks again guys! Edit: I just want to update my final negotiation in case others want to use this as a reference. I ended up negotiating another week into PTO. So total is 2 weeks PTO, 1 wee
  9. Hey Guys! I wanted to thank everyone for all the feedback thus far. I am fortunate to have another offer which I am hoping you guys would be willing to review. I am a new grad. Rheumatology: -100k base with 5k quarterly bonus based on learning goals (it is normally based on volume, but she is considering I am a new graduate and wants the first year to be about learning vs seeing patients) - 120K for the year as long as I meet some set goals that are within reason (according to her, she will better define in the written). Next year we will renegotiate to volume based -Medic
  10. Good evening, everyone! I got a job offer for internal medicine. I have a feeling it is a bad contract, but I thought I would throw it out here regardless. I'd appreciate any feedback! Please and thank you! -$52/hr -2 weeks vacation, 3 weeks vacation by year 3; 5 National Holidays -%3 raise yearly -Noncompete clause - no primary care within a 10 mile radius - NO CME; License Reimbursement; Any subscriptions; Health insurance Hours are 9 to 5:30 with a 30 minute lunch, dedicated MA, avg 18 patients per day. He wanted me to start at $48 but then upped that
  11. That’s my biggest concern! I didn’t think it through since I was originally to shadow. Is there anything I can do for the past 3 days? I can’t believe I was so stupid. He has never had a PA before so I should have been more cautious. I obviously will not be continuing this. But is there a way I can fix what I have already done?
  12. Thank you both! I am licensed. I am also concerned for the malpractice. Can the patients sue me? Even though I did not sign the chart and the NP was there the whole time? Should I be worried about this biting my behind later?
  13. Hi All! I have a question on how malpractice works. For background: I have been doing a working interview for the past 3 days. I was originally supposed to just shadow but I ended up seeing patients. It is a 2 NP and 1 MD internal medicine practice. The NP who I am replacing likes me so she encouraged me to see patients with her and write notes so he can see my abilities and lead to an offer. So I "saw" patients with her. She signed the notes but my name is in the notes like you would a student. We had malpractice insurance in PA school but I did not have anything to cover me during
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