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  1. It actually will depend on what school you apply to. I feel that patient transport and especially housekeeping should NOT count as HCE, but I imagine some schools might count it, which is a shame.
  2. As someone who is also a soon to be new grad (august), and has recently accepted a hospitalist 7on/7off position at a small rural hospital, I would say that commute would be a deal breaker in your particular situation. I have a wife, and two kids and I could not fathom that commute, along with a 12 hour day. It's simply not sustainable whether you commute, or rent a place,. It is a decent offer, but 15 patients as a hospitalist, especially a new grad is quite a bit, otherwise salary and benefits appear to be pretty solid.
  3. Depends on the city. Phoenix is very PA friendly, but Tucson is quite the opposite. Tucson Medical Center almost exclusively hire NPs, and blatantly does not consider PAs for most jobs.
  4. UPDATE: I made an issue about the lack of benefits (CME, 401k, LIc/DEA, etc) and they went ahead and raised monthly amount to 11,256 per month, based on 67/hr. Not the best solution given that the more you make the more they take, but at least it's something. I was reassured that the hospitlist whom I will work with will be giving me a reduced census in the beginning, and he understands that as a new grad I am not going to be able to keep up with more experienced providers. Overall, I am fairly happy about the position. It will give me a great experience, and is in the hospital I used to work at.
  5. So I guess the reason for the lack of benefits is this used to be a 1099 position, but was recently (like this month) switched to a W-2 Position, to include health insurance, and malpractice. I guess they are planning on including other benefits in the future, but not right this second. You know how that goes...
  6. Hey guys, I am gearing to graduate in August and was recently offered a position as a hospitalist at the old hospital I used to work at. The hospital fairly small (49 beds), semi rural, NOT critical access. Daily census is about 20-25 for entire hospital I would be employed by a staffing agency, NOT the hospital itself. Here is what was offered: Schedule/details: the usual 7 days on - 7 days off, 12 hour shifts. Would be working 7a - 7p. Would have fellow hospitalist (MD) there during the day. Recruiter said typically census is about 20-25 patients total, and we would be splitting those in half. Talked to MD hospitalist that I'd be working with and he said he wants me to "shadow" him for several weeks, and then slowly let me carry pts on my own. No real training period otherwise. We are required to cover the ICU. Would be responsible for admitting, carrying, and ultimately discharging patients. Salary: Contract states 10,920 per month, which is based on working 7 - 12's two times per month (168 hours). Makes sense to me. It's essentially $65/hr. If I work more than my designated 168 hours per month, I am paid $66/hr. They will be providing malpractice insurance, although contract doesn't explicitly state what kind. Benefits: Health insurance, that's basically it. NO CME $$, NO PTO or time off, No DEA $$, NO Retirement. So my initials thoughts are: that's a lot of money for a new grad! However, the responsibility I would have is HUGE as a new grad and I am not sure I could handle it. I feel the pay somewhat makes up for the lack of other benefits, but still a bummer about no PTO (although I would still have 7 days off every other week), and no retirement. THoughts?
  7. disability rating = service connection. So if you do not have a disability rating than you will not qualify for it. The GI bill does chip away at voc rehab benefits, but there is a way to file for an extension. PM me if you want any more info.
  8. If you are service connected then look into Vocational Rehabilitation. I used all of my GI bill benefits in undergrad too. Qualified for Voc Rehab and they are paying for PA school in its entirety, plus housing stipend. Go to eBenefits, then request an appointment for Voc Rehab. It may change your life. Had a classmate (started PA school with Loans), looked into Voc rehab after starting PA school, qualified, and Voc rehab payed all his previous loans.
  9. Lucky enough to have had the VA pay for all tuition and provide living expenses! Grateful! Debt: $0
  10. PASSED today! Full practice authority has officially started in Florida. EDIT: Oops, spoke to soon, passed the house, but still has to go to the senate and then the governor.
  11. Man, I could only imagine the look on a patients face mentioning that title.
  12. Sigh... Yes Medical Practitioner is the best title IMHO. Yes, it describes what we do very nicely. Yes, it contrasts Nurse Practitioner very nicely while clearly displaying the differences between us and them. Yes, it is a title that gives us our OWN path. But.... Is it realistic? I honestly don't think so. While medical practitioner is a great title, many other profession use the very title to broadly define professions who provide care in the medical arena. It's a title that could ruffle many feathers, and could potentially cause confusion. Don't get me wrong. I more than welcome Medical Practitioner as our future title, and would be more than thrilled if it were implemented. I just think Physician Associate would be easier. PAs who don't like it could just continue using "PA" as their title. It caries a sense of tradition and history with it. It matches our counterparts in the UK. And it would more or less fly under the radar IMO--which may or may not be a good thing. Anyways... Medical Practitioner or Physician associate. I do honestly think--and hope--it will come down to either of these as the final decision.
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