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  1. Thank you, I ask because I am starting a new job soon in internal medicine and really want to thrive and be an excellent PA. I’ve had some not so great jobs over the years, made mistakes, had SPs that made me feel inadequate for not knowing certain things.and have lost confidence and just want to start fresh and be the PA I know I can be. How do you recommend getting this confidence back and utilizing my knowledge to the fullest?
  2. Just curious, a question for the seasoned PAs, how long did it take for you to feel COMPLETELY comfortable and confident as an independent practitioner? I know we are all constantly learning but after how long did you go to work and not question your decisions or feel the need to look things up often
  3. well I would be seeing mostly Medicare At the new place, which apparently brings in less, and not doing any procedures. And I get the feeling these people would not budge on pto or non compete
  4. Currently in internal med and making 100k for 37 hours a week without call, get 3 weeks pto (including cme), $1500 cme allowance and health insurance paid for myself. But it’s a toxic practice and I need to move on. I’ve been a pa 6 years. I got an offer for another internal med job, same hours basically except I would take call one night a week and every 6th weekend (no rounding), 85k base.. incentive bonus is 30% of What I bring in AFTER 250k net collections, 10 days pto including cme, 1000 cme allowance. Non compete of 10 miles for 2 years. They Had asked what my salary expectations were and I told them $100k or $55-60/hour and this is what they offer. Apparently that bonus is basically unattainable in outpatient primary care. I could counter offer but I’m a little insulted they low balled me so hard. I live an oversaturated, known-for-being-low-paying area, but still, would you pass? They said my resume was impressive...
  5. I’ve been a PA now for 6.5 years and have had a few jobs in that time and with each my salary increased. Now I am in a salary range I am happy with but I am looking for an new job to get out of a crappy work environment. It seems like no one wants to pay PAs a decent salary anymore and the PAs who are more experience are getting screwed out of jobs because there are PAs that will take less, especially a place like where I live which is saturated. One position I applied for, as part of the screening process Before an interview they asked my salary requirements and when I told them what I am making and I don’t want to go lower they write back, “we are impressed by your experience and qualifications but are Unable to offer you a position at this time”. It’s like employers Are cheap just don’t want pay PAs what we are worth. I guess this is more of a vent than anything but it’s just not fair.
  6. In need of some guidance. I have been a PA 6 years and have had 4 jobs since then. I was never the type to know exactly which field/specialty I wanted be in, I felt like primary care was probably the right place for me which is where I am now but I am struggling, my confidence is lacking and patients can see that. I never really believed I was smart enough to be a PA. I got through school and since then I am gotten by. I had essentially no training in any of my jobs and because of that I never really hit the point where I felt totally comfortable. I am in a position where I may need to leave my job, which I thought was my dream job but turns out not to be so, and I am dreading the job search/interview process again. I really cant see myself doing anything else but I feel like I just haven't found the right fit yet, or its me.I just really want to settle in a practice and be there for a long time and It hasn't happened and each time I have to switch jobs I get more nervous about it not working out and screw it up in the process.
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