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  1. I got an offer as new graduate to work night shift in emergency department Overview: - 60$ per hour for 36 hours/week in 12 hour shifts (I can have as many shifts in a row as I want as long I do 12 shifts a month) - minimum of 128 hours a month to get full benefits - 1 year contract renewed annually - No PTO - $1500 CME - Retirement plan: 5% contribution - Medical, dental, and disability - Malpractice coverage with tail -Non-negotiable contract. what do you guys think?
  2. I think medical practitioner is the perfect name because what we are today, we are proficient competent medical providers who have a vast knowledge in medicine and can treat majority of medical illnesses. We need a title that reflects what we do. The title "Physician Assistant" allows patients and colleagues to disrespect us. Medical doctors think we are their assistants and that we will never know what they know because we are an assistant. Patients always complain why should I see an assistant instead of the doctor implying that the assistant is somewhat incompetent. Even if we switch it to Physician Associate (certainly its better than physician assistant) but it still implies we are someone's associate and that we are not competent medical provider. But enough with fantasies, we as pas should all get involved at a legislative level to get these things rolling especially when we don't have the numbers that nurses have or the money that doctors have.
  3. thanks so much for the reply. how about the respect as hospitalist vs emergency medicine pa? and the scope of practice of both for a PA who has done residency in the respective field? in addition it seems like an emergency medicine PA would be more exhausted but doesn't have to deal with continuity of care (may be less mental stress) than a hospitalist, so which one is less stressful overall mentally and physically? which field is easier to find a day shift schedule even if its 12 hours a day?
  4. what are the pros and cons for both in terms of respect, scope of practice, schedule(Day,night, rotating, fixed), money, and physical and mental stress? plus if someone does a one year residency in hospitalist medicine can he switch to emergency medicine if he has a change of heart or would it be easier to do a one year residency in emergency medicine than switch to hospitalist?
  5. Im sorry to bother you guys but I was wondering how competitive it is to get into cardiothoracic residency program? what things a PA should strive to have to be competitive enough to get into these programs right after graduating from PA program? how high of a GPA he must have and is there anything else he should do to be competitive? I know there is only two residency programs and they only offer 3 total spots. thanks guys
  6. Im sorry to bother you guys but I was wondering how competitive it is to get into cardiothoracic residency program? what things a PA should strive to have to be competitive enough to get into these programs right after graduating from PA program? how high of a GPA he must have and is there anything else he should do to be competitive? I know there is only two residency programs and they only offer 3 total spots. thanks guys
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