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HanSolo last won the day on February 14 2019

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  1. The only people on reddit that seem to truly feel threatened by or grossly misunderstand PAs and NPs are medical students or residents.
  2. This might be an unpopular opinion, but I believe there's a certain amount of apathy that, in my mind, is required to be a successful provider in the current healthcare environment. Sometimes you just have to not care. Yeah, there is a lot of crap to deal with. Some days it can be overwhelming. However, it's not all bad, and there are some truly good places to work. If you've only been in one position over the past 5 years, consider switching specialties or moving outpatient to inpatient (or vice versa). That being said, no shame in getting out of the game and moving on to something else! Any thoughts on what you might like to do if you weren't in medicine?
  3. It's an honor system. You don't have to get it down to the exact hour.
  4. Could you elaborate more on the "respect" aspect? How would you say you have noticed?
  5. why not just do a structured residency/fellowship at this point?
  6. I wouldn't do it. Ask if the owners can sign off (if they are MD or PA), otherwise it's not really your problem.
  7. All great ideas. I love the idea of giving experiences. That being said, they're still little kids, so maybe one or two cheap Chinese made toys that augment the experience (e.g. giving a nice toy horse with horseback riding lessons) could be nice.
  8. Depends where you want to live. SF and LA you might have a shot. I actually see openings posted in Santa Cruz and Santa Rose quite often that seem open to new grads. Don't even bother trying SD as a new grad. Central Valley or more rural? You can get whatever you want and the salary is good.
  9. Salary looks good, but the hours seem wonky like Cideous mentioned. 2 wks PTO is pretty bare bones. 3 years is a long contract. 2 yr non-compete is absurd, although it likely can't be enforced legally.
  10. I agree, but we also hear about new grads struggling to get work. What leverage do they have if they're worried that is the only opportunity they will get?
  11. 7 on 7 off used to be considered a good thing for both the provider and patient care. There's a lot of evidence pointing how flawed that logic is, and from a provider's standpoint, you end up working more hours than a typical 9-5 and need 2 days to recover from each 7 on.
  12. I read it as PAs are 100% efficient and contribute to zero waste in the medical system, so it would clearly have been erroneous to include us.
  13. Program start date and end date. You'll graduate somewhere between 6-18 months sooner than the vast majority of people from your application cycle by selecting a program with a January start date.
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