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  1. Hi everyone, I'd like to use the Rosh Review to prep for my EM CAQ exam in September. Anyone have a subscription they're done with they're willing to sell? Thanks
  2. I understand based on a phone conversation with an NCCPA representative that the difficult airway course is “suggested” but not required to sit for the EM CAQ exam (which differs from the website which says it’s required along with ATLS, etc.) I want to know from those who have taken the CAQ whether you think the airway course was essential, helpful, unnecessary, or a waste of time/CME $. I’m not interested in ever doing single coverage ED work and don’t intubate people in the ED where I currently work. I’m interested in the information generally but not sure if spending more than half my CME $ for the year is prudent. Thanks for the input.
  3. Hi everyone, A few years ago, I got wind of an online search engine called iclickEM that was geared toward emergency medicine providers and seemed very promising in that the algorithm was supposed to aggregate resources like UpToDate and PubMed with FOAM content and other stuff. But I'm trying to find it now and I'm not sure it ever got beyond a Beta version. Anyone have any info on it? Many thanks, Amanda
  4. Hi everyone, I'm interested in getting access to the Kaplan Qbank until the end of September and wondered if anyone wants to sell their access codes. I'm currently using Lange, Davis's, and Exam Master, and have played around with the Rosh Review questions but have heard Kaplan questions are a good challenge. Please PM me if you're willing to sell. I'd also be interested in getting access to Rosh Review for a good price. Thanks! Amanda
  5. Hi everyone, I'm in negotiations with an Indian Health Service hospital emergency department for my first job. I am contemplating asking for a higher base salary and offering to accept a smaller bonus (or none at all). My reasoning behind this is because I've been told that bonuses are taxed very highly plus I want my first job's pay scale to be as high as possible for better negotiating position in subsequent job searches later in my career. Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks!
  6. Hello, I'm graduating in August and am planning to take the PANCE in mid September and start work at an ED on a Native American reservation in the fall. I'm interested in finding out if/how EM providers manage to take advantage of IHS loan repayment programs. It seems to me that the work requirements by the loan repayment program (LRP) are quite restrictive and wouldn't work very well for clustered blocks of shifts like I plan to do (I plan to commute for my shifts from my home 3 hours away and stay on the rez while I'm working). If anyone has any experience making their EM shifts work within the requirements of the IHS LRP, I'd love to know how you do that. Or, if there's some other, less restrictive, loan repayment options available, please let me know. Thank you!
  7. Hi everyone, I've been enjoying the threads on contract negotiation but haven't seen any tips for what's appropriate to expect/negotiate for Indian Health Service jobs. I'm a second year student who will be graduating this year and I've got two potential offers to do Emergency Medicine on reservations in Arizona and they're offering ~$90k/year or about $58/hr for 12 shifts a month, plus excellent benefits. I'm hoping to negotiate working 10 days a month instead of 12 (for personal reasons) and want to know if I should accept the same hourly rate or ask for more since the commute is about 3-4 hours, and I know I'm the top choice for both jobs. Given the political environment too, I'm not holding my breath expecting federal loan repayment programs to be a certainty for me. I certainly don't want to play hard ball and miss out on these jobs as they're exactly what I want to do and where I want to do it, but I don't want to "settle" for a much lower income than I should for a first job and have that haunt me for my career in subsequent negotiations. Thanks for the guidance and advice!
  8. Thank you SO much for taking the time to share your experiences and learning. I'm sure it's tiring and an added thing on the "To do" list, but from a second year PA currently in my EM rotation who hopes to apply to EM fellowships, I can't thank you enough. If you have any tips for the application process, I'd love to hear them. Good luck as your program continues!
  9. Thanks for the feedback, MT2PA. I assume the research doesn't all need to be completed during the rotation, but I just don't want my ED rotation to come and go in case I do need to collect information during that time for a project. Since it seems many PA students present research posters are conferences, I'm wondering how they do it. I'm open to any kind of emergency med-oriented projects, and I believe case studies will be considered for acceptance at conferences too. I just don't have any idea of how to get the ball rolling with developing a project. Any PAs or PA students out there who have actually done a research project/case study and presented it at a conference before?
  10. Hello everyone, I'm a second year PA student about to start my emergency med rotation. I'm interested in doing research on an EM topic and submitting it for presentation at the SEMPA or AAPA conference, but I'm not sure how to go about doing this. I have limited research experience apart from being a lab tech for a geneticist, so I'm starting from scratch. But I'm motivated if given the guidance. I'd like to learn about what kinds of research students are able to do over the short (5-6 week) time span of a rotation, but can't find a way to filter those out in general academic search engines, etc. Any advice or guidance is much appreciated!
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