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  1. AlvernaHB, My advice is do not be afraid to ask for what you want. Be confident and know your worth. Do your research, know the averages in each negotiation category, and know what to ask for in your specialty/location. Also, you can think of creative ways to make the deal sweeter. For example: Let's say you are offered 1,000 CME and you ask for 2,000. If they don't give it to you, then you should ask them to pay 50% of any costs that exceed the 1,000. It's a compromise, essentially. So you can be creative in your negotiations. I also think you will have more power in negotiations if it's
  2. Thanks for all the input, guys! I really like the management of this practice because they are kind people and it appears they will value and treat me well here. I'm pretty thrilled with this offer. They're very family-oriented, so the office is closed for +20 holidays...I've never seen that before, but it's sweet!!! But I do agree that this is a great example to always negotiate your worth...the first offer is almost ALWAYS a low-ball offer
  3. Hey ya'll so I got the rheumatology gig negotiated: Low cost of living area *100k with NO training salary *40 hours/week *4 weeks PTO, unused days roll over to the next year, +20 paid holidays *1 week CME *$5,500 for CME, licensure, dues, etc. *Health insurance fully paid *Malpractice insurance fully paid: claims made with tail *Bonus per week in excess of 60 patients seen per 40 hour week (so that's if I see > 1.5 patients/hour) *401k with 6% match *5k relocation *NO non-compete clause Now what do you think of this offer? How achievable do you think that bonus str
  4. Internal medicine in a suburb of a major metro area *Has 8 MDs, 7 PAs, 2 clinics *3 year contract *Hours: 40 hours: M-F 9AM- 5PM. Every other Saturday from 7AM- 2PM, compensated with a 3 day weekend every other week. *Salary: $96,000 first year, $102,000 second year, $106,000 third year *Cannot officially start before licensure/credentialing are approved. Option to make $25/hr shadowing for 3 months while waiting *Training: 1 patient q30min for 4-6 weeks, then 1 patient q15min thereafter. These can be BP checks, med refills, and for complex patients one of the PAs told me she will di
  5. Update: I was able to negotiate and they got rid of the training salary :) Also going to offer a relocation allowance
  6. Yes please!! Feel free to PM me. If I can negotiate NM down to 40 hours per week, would it be a good offer?
  7. I was definitely planning on negotiating for more PTO. I know 2 days is ridiculous, even 2 weeks is subpar. I'm not sure what kind of insurance but I will ask. Thank you.
  8. Yes, I know that's not ideal and it does feel insulting, but I'm interested enough in these jobs to suck it up and do that if I have to. I can't see patients at all until I am licensed and registered with the insurance companies, etc. That process takes 3 months. Essentially, they are letting me start right away without licensure and will pay me half to just learn stuff without contributing to the practice at all. In fact, I would probably slow them down. If I had to wait for licensure, I would have to wait 3 months to start. 25$/hr is far better than $0/hr, right? I'm not so sure that's such
  9. Hello, I am a new graduate and I have two offers. Both have significant pros/cons, and I am having a hard time deciding which to take. I am single with no dependents. I would really appreciate anyone's wisdom, advice, opinion on any of this. #1: Rheumatology in a low cost of living city. This is private office practice with a single doctor who really wants to hire a PA to help with his patient load. The doctor is the most compassionate doctor I have ever met and would be a pleasure to work with and learn from. He said he would see all the new patients and I would see follow-up patients.
  10. Hello, what does anyone think of working in rhematology? Any rheumatology PAs out there? I have an offer in rheumatology and it sounds really interesting to me, but I am not sure if I would need a really strong backround in internal medicine first in order to be successful at it (I'm a new grad). Any thoughts, comments pertaining to specializing in rheumatology? Also, if I worked in rheumatology for a few years, would I be able to easily switch to primary care or another specialty? Or would I pidgeon hole myself? Thank you.
  11. The practice has had PAs before. I asked one of the PAs to clarify, and she said I get 30 minutes for physicals, pap smears, new patients, and hospital follow-ups. There are also six 15-minute blocks on the schedule to allow for catching up on charting. So the maximum patient load per day is actually 28, but she said she has never seen more than 24 patients because there are always a few no-shows. The PA said a good portion of the appointments are just refills and lab follow-ups. She also said there are a good portion of complex patients as well and they discuss what they can in 15 minute
  12. So, I have a job offer, and I feel good about it except for one thing: the patient load. Here's the situation: This is an internal medicine practice located near a major metro area. The doctor is going to let me shadow/train for 3-4 months full-time until my credentialing becomes approved. Then, I will start seeing 1 patient every 30 minutes for 1 month. After that, I am supposed to see 1 patient every 15 minutes. The days are 8 hours, so that means I will be seeing 30-32 patients/day in internal medicine. However, I'm sure the long period of training will be very helpful in my transition.
  13. Hello. I am in a situation I never wanted to be in. I am a new grad and nearly a year out from graduation with only a month of experience as a PA. The job wasn't a good fit for me. My employer told me she'd train me but then put me with another new grad PA (in a very high risk field). But now I am having a very hard time getting any employer to give me a chance given my lack of experience. I've asked for feedback, and I was told someone with more experience edged me out. Other employers just never respond to me. I did get one offer, but it was a solo provider situation with many red flags and
  14. Haha. I agree, but is that a necessarily a bad thing? It seems like it's almost hard to avoid small private practices that do not involve a husband and wife or some kind of familial relation.
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