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About vb315

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  1. I've never been employed at one, but I did my FM rotation at a place like this is Queens, NY. The patient population was from homeless and domestic violence shelters, and I loved it! They had in-house dental, therapy, social work, health educators - it was awesome to be able to set the patients up with all of those resources. The medical group was 3 docs, a PA and an NP. The PA had her own clinic at a satellite site and was there with a nurse and MA every Monday and Friday, so she had a great amount of autonomy (she previously worked in pediatrics for 4 years). Each provider had their own panel. From what I understood, the turnover wasn't high as the least tenured person had been there about a year and a half. There was a huge team environment which was nice. The census was high and charting ran late every so often, but I loved the rotation and even got a verbal job offer afterwards. This is a big(ger) system in NYC so I'm not sure if others are similar. I'm hoping to move to the city in the future, and this place is still on my list for potential employers. I hope this helped somewhat.
  2. Sounds like a great job! They definitely take advantage of the new grads who want to move to the city. Another one of my close friends from PA school took a job in Jersey City (or somewhere close) as a NICU PA and she started at 110k. I don't know the specifics of either of my friends' daily schedules, call, etc, and the salary figure isn't the end-all.
  3. A few of my classmates took jobs with NYP after we graduated last year. One of my close friends started at 100k in ortho-spine, which was originally supposed to be 95k but it got bumped up just before she started.
  4. Are you working for a CRO? I used to work at a CRO before PA school and the medical group was 2 PAs and 2 physicians and this describes the job exactly. Did you wind up taking the job? How'd you find it?
  5. Thanks, EMED! One of my physician colleagues said he'd only seen it once before, so I thought it was interesting to see
  6. I'm a new grad and I work fast track - had a patient, on my first ever shift, triaged with "sore throat". At first glance, I knew it wasn't sore throat - she had trismus and was ttp in the floor of the mouth - neck CT showed a 4cm sublingual abscess and multiple abscesses extending to the hyoid bone. No recent dental work, no medical history. And that was my first ever consult, which I made to ENT haha
  7. I'm also a little confused. End-career goal, as in when you are nearing retirement, you'd like to finish out in ED/UC/FM? Or end-career goal as in you'd ultimately like to work long-term in ED/UC/FM? Why not just start out with a position in ED/UC/FM?
  8. LTJG vb315 Graduated PA school this past May, was enlisted under Navy HSCP. Commissioned as an O-2 in July, graduated ODS (Class 19060) in Sep. Just PCS'd to USNH Okinawa, I'll be starting my PA and Navy career here in the ED.
  9. I'm headed to Okinawa, albeit as an active duty Navy PA, after ODS (officer training) this September. Following as a reminder so I can let ya know if I find anything out when I get there.
  10. This thread has me excited to start my career in Military Medicine. I'm headed to Navy ODS in a month, and then I'll be PCSing to Okinawa, Japan for my first 3 years as a PA. I'm nervous, sure, but full of excitement! Thanks for sharing!
  11. That was great! As a new grad PA who plans to practice in primary care, I found it particularly interesting.
  12. For anyone following the thread: I talked to my detailer, and he told me that I'm actually going to Okinawa! He essentially said that he couldn't, in good faith, send me to Iwakuni as a new grad because he knows that I wouldn't get the adequate training that is essential and formative during my early years in practice! I haven't received official orders yet, but he said I should within the next few weeks. I'm looking forward to the adventure and the start of my Navy career.
  13. I'd say it's worth it if you really want to join the Navy. I applied in Dec. 2016, started school in Jan. 2017, and didn't enlist under HSCP until June 2017. It worked for me because 1.) I've always wanted to become a Navy Officer, so I would've accepted regardless 2.) My program is 28 months, so I was already 4 months in, making the 24 month scholarship perfect.
  14. @doubledose I definitely have an open mind about it all! I'm honestly so excited to go anywhere, and the fact that I get the option of Japan is amazing to me. I don't think I ever would have the opportunity otherwise. I graduate in 2 weeks, and take the PANCE on May 21, so I'm just hoping to have orders by the end of May so I can do some logistics/planning. I'll keep you updated on the journey!
  15. @doubledose this is awesome, thank you! I'm definitely the type of person you described above - it's also good to hear that there's a point-of-contact to help get established. My main concern was that I'd be going over without any direction! I haven't gotten orders yet, so it's not official that I'll end up overseas, but I'm already excited for the opportunity!
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