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  1. Rosh is great for what it's worth. 3000 questions with excellent explanations and the rapid review is exceptional. However, The pance is nearly identical to the two Packrats that we took. Obviously the questions were different but the difficulty (ya know you get halfway through the vignette and you know its 5th disease, but then it asks "what is a potential side effect of giving chewing gum to ostrich?")..... we've all been there I just took the pance and fortunately passed with a decent score but if I could do anything differently in my prep, it would have been to leave Rosh alone a few/couple weeks before the exam and just work through old packrats or whatever resource is closest to that style/format. My Pance score was 150 pts lower than Rosh predicted, which is par for the course... Rosh is excellent, but it doesn't train the brain to be thinking Pance-wise...
  2. Hey everybody, I start my first job in EM in a few months. My first year will be in Fast Track with opportunities to move into some Main shifts after I have gained some experience. I remember seeing something about some resources for ED providers that offer either videos or other content related to procedures and other emergency topics. I did 2 emergency med rotations but unfortunately wasn't exposed to a ton of procedures. I can suture and splint well but I never got to see any IO blocks, hematoma drainages, nasal packing, etc... basically there's a ton of bread and butter ED/Fast track stuff that I will be going in cold (which I'm sure is somewhat normal) but I would like to take some time to be as prepared as I can be... Thank you all in advance @EMEDPA
  3. Thank you all. There is a 403b with a 4% match up to (??? have to check the paperwork) that begins on day 1 unless I decide to opt out I would have a brief training period paid at full rate I will ask to have the cme increased and the no PTO thing is standard in this region unfortunately, well fairly standard (7/9) ED's around here don't offer pto and the ones that do offer it have lower hourly pay
  4. Just curious about everyone's thoughts here... Had an interview today but no "offer" yet, this is just what was presented Busy community hospital, 50 bed ED. 2 attendings and 6 PA's scheduled throughout morning and evening shifts, (2 docs on overnights). $65/hour @ 1728 hrs (36/wk) =112,320. Plus Performance bonus available quarterly and met by all PA's throughout all four quarters last year and this quarter in 2019. 1500 cme (seems a little low) health/vision/dental/life competitive and comparable to area no PTO flexible scheduling with advanced notice. malpractice and tail covered Need to ask about shift differentials Anything else missing here?
  5. Does anyone have any experience working a full time job and then picking up per diem shifts in another specialty right out of school. I am looking at a job that would be full time at 4 days per week but would love to pick up a day in ED/Urgent Care. What I am wondering is are there practices or hospitals out there that would go through extensive training for somebody that may only work 3-4 shifts per month with them...
  6. Does anybody know anything about this program? I am not sure if it is a residency or if it is how they train their new PA's at RI Hospital and other LifeSpan entities. Any information would be helpful.
  7. Has anyone been able to find information regarding how much new grads are making in their particular state? I have the aapa salary report from 2018 but there's still a little too much variability with the percentiles to fully understand what would be a competitive offer in my state or specialty that I am looking into.
  8. 2.27 undergrad gpa 2.78 caspa gpa after taking 13 or so prereqs with all A's and 1 B- (orgo, not my strength by any means) 30 schools applied to over 3 cycles, only 2 interviews, got into my top choice. I laid it all on the line and it has paid off. I feel that what you are doing now will make you stronger as an applicant as well as a PA student. Didactic year was hard but I didn't really struggle at all, whereas many of my counterparts whose GPA's were MUCH higher than mine had a far more difficult time during our first year. anything in this world is possible until you start to believe that it's not
  9. thank you both for the replies. This is definitely reassuring.
  10. I'm a second year student currently and I am really leaning towards Emergency Med. I have rotated through once and have an elective setup for a few months from now. I am very well aware of the dynamics of emergency department scheduling and what my future career may look like (which I am about 80% okay with). I am just curious as to whether or not you guys have gotten used to your schedules, or not. Have you come to peace with working some holidays and missing some family events that fall outside of normal (m-f 8-5) working hours. I am by no means looking for "normal" schedule, simply just trying to see how you all feel about your specific situations....
  11. Hey everybody, I am about 9 months into clinicals and I am writing in hopes that somebody from the boston area (or surrounding) would be kind enough to tell me what new grads are averaging in and around the area. I did my ED rotation a while ago but had a "different" kind of relationship with my preceptor and didn't quite feel comfortable asking what grads were being offered or making. Rumors float around all the time and I have heard of a new grad accepting an offer for 125k at an urgent care working 3 days a week and I have heard of an ED PA being offered 92k at 40 hours per week..... So I really have no idea what to expect.
  12. My school writes board style questions (2-3 sentences/case style) for our end of system exams and Rosh was extremely helpful. The caveat is to not let the percentages bring you down as there will be a ton of questions that are kind of out of left field or something that you really haven't covered in enough detail or studied enough to understand. Overall, I think Rosh has been valuable to myself and my classmates who used it during didactic.
  13. Hey there, I am curious as to whether or not I can apply for the scholarship as I approach the end of my didactic year, and if I were to receive the scholarship, would I essentially have my current student loan debt paid off or would it just cover my second year?
  14. I am a first year student in my second semester. I was told my many people to relax. I had 6 months from when I got my acceptance letter until I started and I think I wasted a great opportunity to get ahead of the curve. I am doing well and don't think that not studying has put me at any disadvantage whatsoever, but if I could do it all over again, I would have spent a few hours per week in preparation. buy an ekg book, it probably wont make much sense depending on your background, but go through it from start to finish. The medics in our class thrived in Cardio where a lot of us were just keeping our heads above water. So if you have time, devote some of it to cardiology, you will not be mad that you did. Anyways, good luck, don't go crazy "studying" but definitely do yourself a favor and look a bunch of stuff over and you will be in better shape than if you hadn't.
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