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  1. kingcoffee7

    Interesting Reddit Thread

    Does this guy think hospitals and private practices are walking around handing out 6 figure salaries willy-nilly? That may not be as much as the docs but come on man, that's a lot of money just to give someone to humor them. If there was no need for you they wouldn't give you any money.
  2. kingcoffee7

    Job Outlook

    I think a lot of it comes down to the calling vs job thread that was posted recently. There are definitely a lot of people who want to go to PA school for the wrong reasons, just like anything else. If you are passionate about medicine and see it as a calling and want respect and money, then it would be a mistake and med school would be a better fit. If you just like medicine and was a nice job with a decent salary and don't mind always being second then you're more likely to find satisfaction. Some peoples desire to change when they get in and realize that they do love medicine and want to be top dog and that's fine. That doesn't mean it was a mistake, people just evolve. For everyone one of those, there's a resident who realizes that it's not for them and goes to "the dropout club" website to find something else to do. There's no one size fits all career. 5/6 of my preceptors have been MD's and told me if they could do it over again they wouldn't do it. Maybe its grass is greener, maybe its burnout, maybe they're just crazy (my surgery preceptor definitely was!) There's a tendency to look at the greenest grass of both sides but we forget, (unless reminded on this forum) about the dark parts, and as PA's we're more familiar with the dark parts of ours. On my ob/gyn rotation last march, there was a fourth-year student from the local DO school who came in one morning in tears because he didn't match into EM, and in fact didn't match at all, Despite what I'm told were decent board scores. He was given the next weak off to try and "soap" into something else but with no luck. This kid was now 400k in debt (including undergrad) paying 7% interest and now had to wait a year while he watched his friends match and move on. This obviously doesn't happen to everyone but it's a dark side that I think we can sometimes forget. At the end of the day do what you feel is right. But whatever you do, do not let a post on the internet sway you into changing life-altering decisions. My grandpa used to tell me, "People spend their whole lives wondering if they made the right choice, rather than put in the effort to make their choice the right one." Food for thought. Also if there was a petition for this particular discussion to not come up every couple of hours I would spend a whole day making multiple accounts and having them sign it.
  3. kingcoffee7

    2018-2019 Cycle

    Hey all, I'm a current PA-S2 at Keiser. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
  4. I'm gonna agree with EMEDPA about the unmatched IMG. The assistant physician point he talked about was far too random a reason for me. I really doubt many docs even know that's a thing.
  5. You can call me "queen of the gophers" for all I care. Just make sure the check clears, and that I get my coffee and soccer saturday mornings. :)
  6. Hey Guys! I'm a current student at Keiser! Please feel free to PM me if you have any questions about anything! Congrats to those of you that have interviews! Hopefully, I'll get to meet you when you come for your interview days!

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