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Everything posted by mikespa12

  1. Those who did it says "def worth it" Those who never did one would say "not worth it"
  2. It's a tough place for new grads in NJ. NYC is a dime a dozen. Hence more new grads in NYC and lower pay I suppose. Same with Philly. COVID placed a hiring freeze on every company out there. Hard to negotiate during these times.
  3. Nope. You still have to pay full price. It'll shave off the time you have to submit paper work though.
  4. Yeah, most people are moving out of NYC to jersey, Connecticut and PA. PA as a state is notoriously lower than NYC as well. Can't win. I know new grads would be happy with anything above 90k, wayyyy under the market though.
  5. They are def hiring. Might not be the best of times to find a new job tho. New grads will suffer tremendously.
  6. Graduated as well from DMSc. Agree with workload being appropriate. Lot of reading/writing and posting on the message board. Expect 10-15 hours of work per week I'd say.
  7. For such a high cost of living place, i'm actually quite surprised. I guess as long as new grads or people take it, they'll continue with this..
  8. The worst part of this is when she said its not negotiable despite having years of experience in that specific field of surgery. According to them, they go by a scale. I can't imagine what a new grad PA would make over there.
  9. Why would anyone work at NYP in NYC? Was offered a nonnegotiable job at NYP 30K lower than my current job despite having 10+ years of experience in Surgery.
  10. What is the salary like at NYP? I would imagine low since PAs are so saturated in NYC.
  11. Got my DMSc degree. In the process of starting my MBA adventure. Need to know a lot of people/connection or luck to get into a high administration/directorial job.
  12. I disagree with the paycut. You can make a great living in critical care ie: neuro critical care, ct surgery critical care and etc. However, 5 hours of drive may seem a bit tooo much even if its weekly. Max really should be two hours...
  13. YES! CT Surgery with experience. 36 hours per week, full time with benefits.
  14. Bit low on PTO time but do able. 3-5% raise is almost unheard of in our area nowadays.
  15. Hourly, Cardiothoracic Surgery. Clock in and clock out. Best way, as you're not taking advantage of.
  16. Residencies are not hard to get in. If you have GPA 3.0, decent letter of recommendations, and past your boards you will get in. I have both Residency and doctorate degree on my resume. Residency is great for someone that wants to learn more quickly with a little more organized teaching. Some employers will not count residency as "years" of experience." Depends who you talk to, most people are against residency training. Doctorate degree will only help you managerially at this point.
  17. The reality is doctorate program sooner or later will be standardized just like how Master's program is nowadays. Other programs (NPs) will inevitably push us PAs into keeping up with them. There are still programs now without masters degree. CRNAs/NPs all are mandatory doctorate program (2020). Even Pharmacist, PT, OT or dietary have their doctorate degree. It's not about keeping up that IF they do it WE MUST do it, but one day administration will look at PA who are in charge of these other staffs that has a doctorate degree while we only have a bachelors degree. I see jobs now with Mas
  18. LMU uses DMS. I wonder if you're allowed to change it to DHS? I think when my doctorate is official next year i'll use the DMSc but DHSc is great title as well. I think like the masters, there may be more and more doctorate degree and I hope more PAs can get on this ride.
  19. Just saw a student on lynchburg posted this as his title. John Doe, DHs (fellow), PA-C. I mean if you're in a program for DMSc why not just use that title ? DHs seems like a stretch from DMSc. I'm not even sure which i like more, DMSc vs DMS (that is very confusing to the diagnostic medical sonographer)
  20. Was interested in going back for doctorate program. Did a lot of research in many programs. Came across the MCPHS program for doctor of science in PA studies. I saw the title and immediately laughed. I don't want to pay 30k with a title doc in PA studies. Unfortunately we all know more and more programs will follow MCPHS footstep and open up more of these doctorate program. Just like MPAS. Lynchburg and LMU are both DMSc and DMS respectively. I feel like Lynchburg curriculum gears up more for what a doctorate program should be. If you go to LMU, you might as well go to a residency progra
  21. I'm not sure it'll be "easier". The only diff is that you don't have to log in practicum hours and get supervisor to sign off the hours. They really should have just taken the practicum part off the curriculum for past resident pas. That would save significant amount and really attract residents but I do understand they have to make money somewhere.
  22. Same tuition ~24k. 1 year program. I called and asked. If you have done a residency program, you will still enroll in the practicum courses but will not be required to log clinical hours or submit evaluations from attending physician. You will take a "credit by exam". So in general it does not make a difference if you done a residency or not. Same tuition, just less hassle of not having to submit hours. If they lowered the tuition to maybe ~18k it'll be more interesting.
  23. They unfortunately had pull the that bill off the table. It would be a huge hurdle to go through between physicians and nps. Doubt it'll be pass within the next 10 years. DMS - i feel just another money grabbing from school. https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180326dmsscope.html
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