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  1. 2-2.5 pts/hr as a new grad because you will also be learning an emr, will not be terribly fast with procedures yet, will get a lot of consults, etc
  2. think you should be in pretty good shape.
  3. yup, my rural ER gig pays $35/hr more than I made working at an urban trauma ctr...and now I see a dozen pts in 24 hrs instead of 24-30 pts in 12 hrs. life is good.
  4. not without overtime anyway...$65 hr(going rate for uc) x 40 hrs/week x 52 weeks/yr = $135,200. make it an avg of 45 hrs/week though and you hit 152,100
  5. yes and no. low volume does not always equal low stress. I typically see 8-14 pts in 24 hrs at my rural ER job. fairly high acuity. for me, that is interesting, not stressful, but this job wouldn't be for everyone. We had a guy a few months ago who worked 3 shifts and quit because he realized he was in waaaaaay over his head.
  6. When I started working on my syllabus for my first course, the program gave me a list of objectives to cover and I built the course around those.
  7. I have many friends in academia. the happiest ones are the ones at the top of the food chain: program directors, Deans, etc...problem is you can't start at the top. you need to work your way up from lecturer to clinical coordinator or academic coordinator to program director to dean...unless you can get in on the ground level of a new program...which has its issues as well....
  8. depends on the program. some don't care, while others want science courses within 5 years. They probably don't care when you took non-science coursework for the most part.
  9. Agree with above. stepping away completely is problematic. perhaps volunteer one day/week for 4 hrs at a free clinic or something similar to not lose all your skills. Alternatively, have kids first and go to PA school 10 years from now....
  10. If you or someone you know is interested in a paid one year fellowship in an incredibly rewarding field of medicine, have them contact us at APPFellowship@seattlecca.org. Anyone with experience in this setting - please send along any pearls. I hope to have a robust PA applicant pool! The Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant Fellowship for Advanced Practice Providers is being offered to Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners through the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and it's Alliance partners: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington. This paid one year comprehensive experience will afford the opportunity to participate in one of two tracks: Medical Oncology or Stem Cell Transplant. Benefits include a stipend of $80k/year, medical and dental benefits, and CME support The program will have two start dates: October 1, 2018 and January 2, 2019. (Applications are due by February 23, 2018)
  11. liability protection
  12. make sure your days on campus are spelled out. I looked at a position a few years ago, which was 4 days/week on campus and many weekends for interviews. paid about 2/3 what a clinical position did at the time for a lot more hrs. no thanks.
  13. Met with an accountant today and set wheels in motion to set up an LLC S corp. for new full time(guaranteed 144 hrs/mo) 1099 job that starts in April. I know there are cheaper ways of doing a business startup with doing a bunch of it myself online, but I am going to have them handle all of this so I don't mess it up.
  14. I always have a primary job and 2 or 3 per diem jobs. Just started teaching as well.
  15. yup, Santa Barbara and up on the coast is a very tight market. last time I checked there were fewer than 10 PA jobs in SLO and folks never leave them until they retire. unless you have an in somewhere broaden your search south and east.