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  1. Hello! I was just offered a job as a new grad in psych at a private practice outpatient clinic in the Houston, Tx area. My hours would be 9-6 or (10-6 with no lunch break) Tuesday - Friday and a possible Saturday shift from 9-1 which I am clarifying now as to if this is set in stone or not since it was unclear. They told me I would be shadowing the first two weeks and then after that I will slowly see my own patients while consulting with the doc after each patient. They currently have one NP who they hired as a new grad and trained. Salary: I told them I was looking for 100k since that is the average for a new grad in Texas and they offered me this breakdown: 92k for years 1-2, 102k for years 3-4, and 113k for years 5-6. Then, a bonus set up like this: starting at 6 months, a quarterly bonus at 65% patient occupancy is a 1k bonus quarterly, at 75% patient occupancy a 1750 bonus quarterly and at 90% occupancy and greater a 3k bonus quarterly. The bonus seems okay but I have no idea how to gauge this since idk if I will even be hitting these numbers as a new grad. They told me the NP currently sees follow ups in 15 min slots or 4 an hour with a break after to chart and that new pt visits are 1 hour. They told me my follow ups would be set for 30 minutes instead of 15 since I am new. CME: 1500 PTO: 7 days first year (this seems very low to me and was also not broken down into CME or sick days so now I have no idea if I even get CME days so that will be in my email back with questions) Malpractice coverage and 401k with 5% match effective after first year. It was also unclear if the 401k is not effective at ALL until the first year or if just the matching so I will be asking this as well. Need to ask if this includes tail coverage? Overall, I am happy to have a job offer but wondering if this is a good one. I would like to counter with a base salary of 96-97 possibly since a 1k bonus for three quarters in my first year would put me at the average new grad salary in Texas of 100k. Does this seem unreasonable? I also really don't like how the salary is already structured for the next 6 years and how I do not get a yearly raise to match inflation even. Is this common? What do you all think I should include in my counter? Overall, is this a good offer and would you take it as a new grad? Is it a bad idea for me to counter? Please help!! Thank you! Edit to add: they do not offer health insurance if this makes a difference. Thank you!
  2. Hello, second year student currently looking for a rotation or preceptor willing to take a student for a four week rotation in any speciality this December. Thank you!
  3. Has anyone had experience with the VA HPSP and the location aspect for the two year service agreement? I am looking for experiences of those who have received it and how much they were able to work with you for relocation or if they usually go with your preferences! Thank you!
  4. Congrats! That is good news to hear. Were you pulled off the waitlist by chance?
  5. Ok whew that is good news I was so worried I messed up my application with a minor detail! Thanks, I will keep waiting!
  6. So at this point if our credit has not been checked do we assume we are not being considered at all? I also forgot my name and SS on top of my documents so I really hope that is not the reason
  7. I was not awarded the scholarship but I was placed on the waitlist and my email came from scott dixon if that helps!
  8. Thank you! I submitted on the actual deadline as I had no idea they did a type of rolling acceptance or I would have tried to submit earlier lol! And no, I just checked again and mine just says referred still
  9. Also just heard I am on the alternate list! Does anyone know if alternates are taken from the list often or is it rare?
  10. Did you submit your application early or around the deadline?
  11. Congrats that is awesome!! When did you submit your application for the scholarship? I submitted mine like the day before it was due and have not heard anything back yet lol
  12. Hello! I recently applied for the NHSC and HPSP Scholarships and I have not really been able to find any information or discussion from current students or PAs who have received these scholarships. Was finding a job after graduation difficult and did you have a lot of choice in where you were placed or did you have to move? How is the experience of both scholarships during school and do you have any other information you would like to share about either? Thank you!
  13. Hi, are you a recipient of the scholarship? Did they mention anything to you about what the relocation factor is like once you graduate? Do you get to chose a VA or do they place you? I just applied and I am wondering what the selection process for sites to work at is like!
  14. Did they notify you what day your interview is or give you a choice?
  15. Is your interview scheduled for after that CASPer date or is it sometime soon?
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