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About dphy83

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  1. I do not know what they pay their PAs as far as hourly rate or salary.
  2. If EM is your future (or any general medicine field such as FM, IM/hospitalist, crit care) i don't think you'll regret this. You will likely get offered >95% of any future EM jobs you apply for. Nice work.
  3. As has been mentioned in this thread and in other posts, be aware that Emory has an employment requirement after their residency. I dont doubt the experience that you gain there but you have to decide if staying there (or the financial penalty for not staying there) is worth it.
  4. Volunteer to do nights at the big level 1 center. Try to find another local medium size community hospital for an elective. You may find less competition there but not necessarily miss out on volume. If your elective is your last rotation maybe consider setting it up at a place that is currently hiring as that may get you a foot in the door. I did an elective at a rural ED. I was often bored. I did get some procedures, and there were no other students/learners there as competition for anything. But the volume just wasn't there for substantial hands-on learning. I did, however, score a let
  5. What the others have said. Regardless about the other job being at a trauma center - 99% sure you will be in fast track as a brand new grad and not be involved in any traumas or really sick patients. In fact, if you were, I'd be worried about the staffing and patient safety at that site if you were managing these patients as a new grad. Residency/fellowship is the complete opposite. You are b@lls deep from the start. Again, this is a no-brainer.
  6. Getting a second job without residents may work, but you also should be aware that most likely won't be at a level 1 center because most trauma centers (at least level 1s) are academic centers with residents. So going elsewhere may not improve your chances of seeing or managing these patients by a significant margin. Obviously there are level 2s, level 3s, and community hospitals that see trauma patients for definitive care or at least stabilization, but the bulk of the interesting trauma goes to level 1s (as it should). I'd agree with everything Randito said. And in my experience that is
  7. Sounds like all conscious, elective choices. You didn't see this coming? I wish there were a way for you to get out of your service commitment because you're the type of person who I wouldn't want in the military to begin with. Best of luck.
  8. Thanks for posting this. I think most would benefit from a course like this. I would expect it to be an expansion on what is taught in FCCS given the time requirements of the the course. While you certainly shouldn't expect it, covid has shown the strain that a pandemic can have on a health care system with providers from vastly different backgrounds being called upon to manage these patients.
  9. Most of the programs post their start dates on their websites so look their first (APPAP website for a list of most of the current programs). Several have different cohorts starting at different times in the year. I've found some flexibility with some program start dates too, so I'd recommend contacting programs you may be interested in.
  10. I agree. Even with a residency I think you should have additional work experience afterwards before being solo. Be wary of any residency grad who says otherwise (and doesn't have an other significant previous work experience).
  11. Nice salary for after the fellowship. Maybe a two year commitment ain't so bad
  12. I love the addition of a new program but the contractual obligation to remain for 2 years after completion is a buzzkill for me. That's exactly why I became disinterested in Emory. Just my personal opinion. For the right applicant sounds awesome though.
  13. Oops. I definitely misunderstood and thought you were gauging interest in starting a completely new program, not detailing your experience in one. Either way I am interested haha. As Mike said, we love hearing about peoples' experience in these things. I almost completely chose my residency based on the threads on this site.
  14. If it is a quality program I think the interest will follow. If it is a program of poor quality I unfortunately think the interest would still be there but you'd ultimately be doing a disservice to the trainees. What is your facility like (large referral center, non academic community hospital)? What is your ED volume, acuity? Trauma or no? What off service rotations can you offer? Ultrasound and other training opportunities? Co-located physician residency? I say the more high quality programs there are the better. Interested to hear what you have in mind.
  15. Annoying and frustrating. Similar issues in my area - particular health systems seem to have a preference for NPs over PAs (evidenced by having NP only postings and when a position is listed for a PA it is dual listed for NP). And these are positions where any sort of independent practice advantage that a NP may have would not even be a factor as they are hospital based. But despite what one poster insinuated this isn't a state for federal policy that needs to change - it is a hospital systems based one. The people that run these systems and departments know very well the capabilities of
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