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  1. Thanks for the advice everyone! I'm not considering leaving and I do understand that at the end of the day it's just a job but I also don't feel like it's wrong to want to add in some other jobs that may be more fulfilling. Thankfully my surgeon already has his replacement lined up in the event that he does choose to retire and as long as that new doc likes me, i'll stay employed. I have many hobbies but I do see how this post makes me sound like I might not. For anyone genuinely concerned, I live in a beautiful ski town and ski multiple days a week, workout daily, hike, run competitively, read and cook all of the time. It's certainly not my life that's unfulfilling, its the career. That's why I said I will not be moving. Thanks to everyone for the encouragement to take a PT/PRN job even if it's a far drive. I think I just needed reassurance that it wasn't a super stupid decision. When my doc is in the office, we have one day of clinic where either he and I or he and the fellow see all of the patients together. The rest of the week I assist in the OR and do all of the charting/prescribing/following up/rounding etc. But no, on his off weeks I do not see patients. I really just respond to emails/calls and prepare charts for the following week. Which is why I am so bored 50% of the time.
  2. Hello, I am a recently graduated (May 2020) PA who was fortunate to find a job relatively quickly during covid. I actually landed a great job working for a world renowned surgeon and started mid August. I've been at the job full time 6 months. It's in the semi rural town I live in so all is well. Except, I'm bored out of my mind every other week. The doc I work with is older and only doing surgery and seeing patients every other week with the rare exception of an add on case during an "off" week. During this time, I'm still expected to work doing mostly pre op and post op phone calls and other administrative work (yearly X-ray reminders etc). But basically it's just very very slow . He's has this schedule for three+ years and his last two PAs had no complaints from what I've heard (both moved for their spouses jobs) but I'm basically a glorified MA- I don't see any of my own patients and the only real decision making I get to do is when I'm on call. I'm looking for advice for ways to add in part time or prn work to my schedule to keep my medical knowledge. I live 2 hours from the nearest city so there aren't a lot of options of other work. In fact, there's basically nothing closer than 2 hours away (I look every day and have talked to all of the local employers). There are no 24/7 urgent cares here and the ED doesn't employ PAs. Do I take a PRN job 2 hours away?? Is that crazy? Does anyone have any advice for getting into telehealth or remote work this early on in a career? I know it's a stretch but I don't want to lose all of my hard earned knowledge. I know people are going to kindly suggest I move but due to life/financial constraints that's not an option at this point. I am basically just struggling to find happiness or fulfillment in a career I so longed for. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
  3. Can someone let me know the first day of classes please?
  4. Hi, does anyone know if there is anyway to access your supplemental application after you have submitted it?
  5. Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has any advice: I'm flying in from out of town for the interview on 8/30 and do not land at the phoenix airport until 11:30 PM.. Does anyone know of a good way to get to a hotel close to campus? I looked into cabs but they're very $$$. Thanks!
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