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  1. I’ve tested 3 in my office (Washington state), but they’ve all been negative so far
  2. I’m a new grad working in family medicine and I’ve quickly learned that rashes and similar skin complaints are my weakest area. Anyone have any good resources or books to read in order to be better at identifying rashes? Thanks!
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    I’m in the Tacoma area. I found my job through a recruiter
  4. Old navy pixi ankle pants in various colors with blouses to go along. Many of the girls in my class wore these pants. They’re flattering, comfortable and come in tons of colors for versatility. And relatively cheap!
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    Update: if you lean on them a little (I think my new manager called the commission and yelled at someone), you’ll get your license and delegation agreement approved in a week!
  6. Just want to say to fellow new grads: this isn’t a blanket statement. If you’re willing to move, finding a job is easy. I had 2 offers in 2 different states (both in family med) MONTHS before I graduated. I accepted one and start in a couple weeks, no residency needed. If however, you want a specific area/specialty, yes, having a residency under your belt may make it easier. But I know how statements like this worried me prior to graduation, and it turned out not to be the case
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    Well that’s great. We made my start date based on the website info at the time I accepted the job (average time for processing approximately 45 days). It seems that info is out of date
  8. Just curious to hear from WA PAs: how long did it take to get your license? I’m a new grad and had all my documents in a couple weeks ago, and still haven’t heard anything. My new job is supposed to start in 3 weeks and I’m starting to get concerned, and getting anyone on the phone at the medical commission office seems to be impossible. Thanks!
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  10. I’m curious, how had you scored on PACKRAT and EOR exams prior to taking PANCE the first time?
  11. I know this is a topic that’s been covered in the past, but seeing as how PANCE has fully been revamped this year, and with the rumors that passing rates are way down (confirmed by my program), I’m curious to hear from those who have taken it this year. I know you can’t give anything away, but how did it compare to your PACKRAT scores? Did questions from Kaplan/ROSH/etc feel adequate? I’m trying to calm my own nerves down as I have just under 2 months until my test!
  12. 1. Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy 6th ed. (Paperback): very good condition $60 + shipping 2. Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary 32nd Ed.(Hardcover): Brand new $30 + shipping 3. Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests 5th ed.: brand new $15+ shipping 4. Moore Clinically Oriented Anatomy 7th Ed. (Paperback): good quality $25 + shipping 5. Surgical Recall 8th ed: Excellent condition $25+ shipping DM me if interested!
  13. This is in WA Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Thanks for the feedback! 4 per hour seems like a lot, but honestly this is the pace I’ve been seeing with my preceptors on my FM and IM rotations. Probably not a great indicator of the field in general, but it is what I’m used to. Also, the doc explained to me that the way they do appointments is 15 minutes for “regular or sick visits” visits and 30 minutes for “physicals or things that take longer”. So I see the 4 an hour as being open to 4 patient slots on my schedule per hour, not that I would always have that many.
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