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June4k

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  1. Sort of.. I haven't really agreed to any specific length of time, its just this promissory note that says you need to forgive the money with years of service. But I have no other contract with the hospital. I want to leave because it's not a stable environment with retention of providers, and right now I want long term stability in one location (to be able to maintain relationships, personal life, buy a home etc). I work in a surgical specialty practice, when we are full staffed we have three surgeons and three PAs. The PAs each work with a specific surgeon, and we don't cross cover except maybe for vacations. Because admin is awful they have a revolving door of surgeons and physicians leaving within a couple years of signing on. Because my job is so specific to working with one surgeon, I don't want to be constantly put into a vulnerable position every couple of years when they push out the next guy. I was recruited to this rural position out of school and I was content to make a life here because I loved my job and worked well with my SP. But now my SP has left the hospital and I'm in limbo. This is the only shop in town so if I do get pushed out or end up having to work with someone I don't have a good dynamic with there are no other employment options in my speciality in this area. So my goal is to move to a slightly more populated area with more opportunities so I don't have all my eggs in one employer basket. This was a great job right out of school because I had a great rapport with my SP and received amazing training-- but now that he's left I'm basically just waiting to see if and who they can hire to replace him. Right now I'm barely even working- they've forced me to take vacation days because they don't have work for me to do. They say they want to keep me on, but if they aren't able to hire someone soon enough I could very well be pushed out. Its a very uncomfortable position and even if I do withstand this storm and they hire someone else, I think this pattern will likely continue/ repeat after a couple more years. The hospital is basically staying a float right now because of locums.
  2. So basically 20,000 is given out over the course of one year for each note. Then to forgive it you owe them three years of service starting the year after that money was given. So for my first year I collected money over one the course of the year, then at the start of my second year the note starts to be forgiven. However the notes run concurrently. So for my second year I started collecting another 20,000 given out over the course of the year, and same with my third year, all while slowly having my first note forgiven, ect. My third note will stop being disbursed this Sept and then I will technically owe three more years to the hospital to have it all forgiven, assuming I didn't collect any more disbursements. so to sum up from this point, I have forgiven the monetary equivalent of: 2 years off my first note, and one year off my second, and nothing off the third. If I could just hold out a few more months and have it all forgiven believe me I would! that's a no brainer- but unfortunately we are talking three more years.
  3. I was brought on to work with one surgeon who left abruptly after admin was trying to rework his contract. Now they have me sort of in limbo helping another surgeon while they scramble to hire someone else. About 90 physicians have left the hospital in the past 6 months due to admin. So from my perspective its not a stable work environment in the long run. But I could see it easily getting to the point where they push me out. Interestingly I don't have a contract. They didn't have contracts for PAs or NPs when I signed on but apparently are going to be transitioning us all to contracts this year. So basically I have only this promissory note and my original signed offer letter.
  4. Any one have any experience with hospital loan repayment? I started a job in a rural area three years ago at a hospital that offers $20,000 per year towards loan repayment. That money is then forgiven after 3 years of service on the back end. So long story short I have been at my job now for just shy of three years and have taken out a total of 60,000 from them for loan repayment. I had full intention of staying at this position indefinitely but circumstances at the hospital make that no longer an option, and I'm looking for a new position with a more stable environment. My impression is that if I leave my job at this time, the hospital could ask back for approx 40,000$.. which is far too large of a sum for me to just write a check for... Anyone have any experience with hospitals that offer promissory notes for loan repayment? Trying to figure out if there is anyway to navigate this situation that won't bankrupt me.
  5. Were you ever able to find a course for this? 2D works well for most of our patients because we make the nipple projection, but for the few who don't want another operation, I'd like to be able to offer this for them
  6. Hi guys, for those of you that were accepted here is the Class Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/298833496982086/ Good luck to those still in the process!
  7. I was looking around their page and noticed the same thing and was wondering if there wasn't some sort of loophole or was wondering how other RRT to PAs have navigated the CEU requirements.
  8. I am currently in PA school, but I previously worked as an RRT and I am curious as to whether or not it is helpful at all to maintain my registration with the NBRC after I graduate or if I should let it expire- any advice or insight from other RRTs to PAs?
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