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  1. So take into consideration that I have only worked with one group in IR and I have no idea how things work elsewhere but... If you were to ask my group for a percentage of procedure collections they would probably laugh you out of the room. We do the procedures so that it frees the radiologists up to read films which is typically where the money is made. From my small amount of billing knowledge, most of our procedures are not money makers when you consider the time involved. it also takes a year or longer to train someone that doesn’t have previous IR experience so you will be a money loss initially.
  2. I’ve been working for a fairly large orthopedic group for one year and am about to accept a new job offer in another area. There are 5 physician partners (including many employed physicians) as well as a non-physician president of the group. The partners essentially run everything and make all the decisions while the group president does mostly HR related stuff. One of the partners is my supervising physician for licensing purposes but I work with them all fairly equally. I’m not really sure of the best way to go about resigning under these circumstances. The physician partners are never in the same facility together so I’m not sure who to give oral and written notice to. Any advice from the seasoned PAs?
  3. These were my sentiments as well. There is also no real consistency on accreditation of these residencies. I interviewed at a brand new one this year that told me the arc-PA wasn’t accrediting anymore residencies because they were too tied up with accreditation of new PA programs. I have no idea if this is true or just an excuse, but what stops a hospital from just calling something a residency to get cheap labor out of a few PAs if there’s no standardized process? I think there’s a long way to go before it’s considered a “must-do” thing for the profession.
  4. Do you mean like a long-term plan as in over the next 10-20 years or so? There are only 20 ish ER residencies currently taking 2-3 students each, seems like it would be difficult for an ER to get one residency trained PA, much less have all of them residency trained.
  5. Agree with some of the others on the fact that you need to figure out your own learning style, the sooner the better. There were definitely those people in my program that made thousands and thousands of notecards. For tactile learners that helps a lot. Wasted a lot of time initially for me. Many people would listen to PANCE review podcasts on the way to and fro clinicals everyday. I couldn't remember anything I had just listened to by the time I got to my clinical site so I didn't waste any time with that and just listened to music. I'm very much visual so I spent the vast majority of my study time watching videos, making diagrams and charts, study guides, etc.. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Just out of curiosity how much weight do these actually carry in the event of a misdiagnosis and some bad outcome assuming you calculated it correctly? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. It says either party may break the contract with 90 days written notice....nothing happens though.
  8. I have found a job I really want to take but the requirement is a 3 year contract. I don't prefer this but that is what they insist on. I am willing to consider the longer than normal term, but the contract doesn't specify any way in which salary will be adjusted over time. Basically, as it is written, I could be paid the starting wage the entire 3 year term of the contract. I spoke to them about my concerns and they stated there would be evaluations every 12-14 months to assess productivity and salary. However, I am reluctant to take their word for it. In this situation, what should I do regarding the salary? Obviously I want them to commit to the evaluations in the contract, but what if they just say my evaluation doesn't warrant a raise?? Any guidance from some of the more experienced PAs would be greatly appreciated!
  9. Newly minted PA-C here trying to find my first job and have not had any luck within an hour or so radius of where I live, the area is pretty well saturated. I'm going to start broadening my search out even further but wanted to hear how far some of the other PA's here to get to their job and how far was realistically possible?
  10. I'm taking my exam next week and have a few books from my clinical year that I'd like to sell for a marginal price to someone who could benefit from them. These are what I have: A Comprehensive Review For the Certification and Recertification Examinations for Physician Assistants Fifth Edition https://www.amazon.com/Comprehensive-Certification-Recertification-Examinations-Assistants/dp/145119109X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1498933789&sr=8-1&keywords=a+comprehensive+review+for+the+certification+and+recertification Lange Q&A Physician Assistant Examination, Sixth Edition (No CD rom) https://www.amazon.com/Lange-Physician-Assistant-Examination-Sixth/dp/0071628282/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1498933820&sr=8-2&keywords=lange+q%26a+physician+assistant+examination Step-up to medicine, Third Edition https://www.amazon.com/Step-Up-Medicine-Steven-S-Agabegi/dp/1496306147/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1498933024&sr=8-1&keywords=step+up+to+medicine Surgical Recall, Seventh Edition https://www.amazon.com/Surgical-Recall-Lorne-Blackbourne-FACS/dp/1451192916/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1498933094&sr=8-1&keywords=surgical+recall Ideally if someone wanted all of them and I only had to make one trip to the post office, I could sell them all for $95 and I'll even pay the shipping. If I part them out, I'd like to get about half of whatever the going rate is on amazon and I'll negotiate the shipping costs with you. Feel free to PM me or reply here.
  11. Fellow X-ray/CT tech here...I did not waste time preparing for the GRE at all, got a 300 cumulative and I graduate from PA school this week. It's really just a check the box thing showing you took it. Unless you do horrifically bad on it, nobody probably will notice or care what you got, only that you did it.
  12. Remainder of my Rosh Review subscription for $50 which expires on 9/26/17...msg me if interested
  13. Thanks for sharing that Abe. There is no bonus structure within this job. There is also mandatory rotating weekend coverage which pays at a higher rate. However, since this has no effect on your 50 hour workweek (it's in addition to it) it's totally separate. By doing the math, at 25% more would put me around $110k just to be average pay for a new grad. I think they would totally scoff at this figure unfortunately. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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