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  1. Sounds like you probably won't need it, but I've always thought Board Vitals had good CME and board review products. Here's their PANCE/PANRE question bank: https://www.boardvitals.com/pance-board-review-questions#_l_7q Jordan G Roberts, PA-C ModernMedEd
  2. Merritt Hawkins puts out a report that includes this kind of thing each year. There might be information in it you can use. Here's the latest one: https://www.merritthawkins.com/uploadedFiles/Merritt_Hawkins_2018_incentive_review.pdf Jordan G Roberts, PA-C ModernMedEd
  3. I'm with sas5814; there's no such thing as out-exercising a poor diet, even for the most physically gifted among us. For us regular schmo's, we need to pay close attention to both. I remember being taught in undergrad exercise science that if you can create a Calorie deficit of 500 kcal/day, you can estimate a "safe" 1lb weight loss per week (500 kcal x 7 days = 3500 kcal; one pound of adipose tissue is worth 3500 kcal). Of course, you'll also burn more or fewer calories from carbohydrate stores depending on the type of exercise you are doing, which kind of throws a wrench into my calculation there. Maybe try searching the exercise science literature, surely they've updated it since then. Jordan G Roberts, PA-C ModernMedEd
  4. For additional revenue, learn to invest, buy and rent out property, marry another high-earner, or pray the government somehow cancels your student loans. Here are some non-pa jobs side hustle ideas https://modernmeded.com/non-clinical-career-topics/ Jordan G Roberts, PA-C ModernMedEd
  5. I personally haven't done one of these, but know several folks who have done the Lynchburg DMSc and it almost immediately seemed like their clout, and careers, went into overdrive. I mean they were already high performers, but the degree of advancement was impressive nonetheless Jordan G Roberts, PA-C ModernMedEd
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    I respect that. We employed folks should be maxing out all of our benefits, CME allowance included Way to make yourself a better practitioner at the same time my friend
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    Nice work @PACShrink! I'm dying to know, what do you spend your CME money on then?
  8. As jjonesPA says, using multiple sources is probably the best way to go. I graduated in 2015 and have gone on to write for several PANCE preparation question banks. I can tell you some are easier on purpose and others try to be more challenging to better prepare you. My favorites (as both a question writer and learner) would be Board Vitals, Hippo, Rosh, and Kaplan.
  9. Burned out? Over stressed? This can have an impact on your memory and ability learn. I wouldn't recommend overhauling your studying strategy so close to the boards, but if you are familiar with the method-of-loci technique for memory, it's pretty effective. Here is an overview if you aren't familiar with it.Also doing tons of practice questions from several different sources will start to give you an idea of easy v hard questions and eventually you'll see every possible condition presented on the PANCE. Board Vitals is pretty good because their q banks range in difficulty but are all pretty much high yield. But like I said, use several different ones to get the most benefit.
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    I'm using this one from Board Vitals at the moment, though they have cheaper options available, too. Oakstone also has good psych CME stuff. Good luck!
  11. I'm not sure exactly what the requirements are for it to meet your FL opioid CME requirements, but this one is 8.5 category 1 hours of opioid prescribing practices for $100.
  12. I run a quasi medical business along with my wife. I accidentally started doing medical writing as a freelancer shortly after becoming a PA and we have grown it into a more self-sustaining, CME-focused business. I'd be happy to connect and learn more about what you are doing! I'll withhold any self promotion here, too, but it's not hard to find me from my profile here and elsewhere on the internet. Feel free to message me or reply here. I think the more publicity that serious PA-run businesses get, the better we all look, but I certainly have a biased viewpoint!
  13. For anyone in Chicago, on March 5th, the Illinois Academy of PAs (IAPA) will be putting on a free educational dinner covering Health Considerations for the Congenital Hemophilia Population with Novo Nordisk. There will also be a presentation by IAPA leadership regarding updates to the PA practice act, so it'll be worth it for anyone to go, regardless of specialty. You do not need to be an IAPA member to attend. Please RSVP to Matthew Levy at mlvy@novonordisk.com because space is limited. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions.
  14. It's interesting that this forum always seems so pessimistic about this topic, but the truth is there are options out there that don't require a huge pay cut. Here is an article discussing non clinical side hustles, but it could just as well be applicable to full time careers, too https://modernmeded.com/non-clinical-side-hustles-part-ii/ Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  15. After working in neurosurgery for four years, I'm about to make the transition over to psychiatry. Not sure if this means I should be transitioning as a patient instead of clinician, or if I was silly not to do this sooner. My commute is unbeatable, my hours are substantially fewer, and my earning potential is much higher. Anyways, glad to see such engaged folks in this small community. Makes me feel even better about this move. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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