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  1. Can you teach? I was at that point where I just couldn't be a PA anymore. Teaching got rid of everything I hated about being a PA.
  2. Left clinical practice 2 years ago for full time education. Zero regrets. Saved my sanity. Education is stressful, but it’s a different kind of stress and I actually feel like I am doing something that matters rather than catering to administrators. I have occasionally had the worry that something will happen and I’ll have to go back to clinical practice and I won’t be able to get a job because I’ve been out for a while, and then after about 10 seconds the feeling passes because I remember that I’d rather sell my house and my car and take a major pay cut and go do something completely unrelated than return to the clinic, and I am totally ok with that. I hear the “you’ll lose your clinical skills” argument often, and it’s interesting...I find myself now, after having to study a lot in order to teach over the past 2 years, learning more new things and reviewing old cases, thinking about things I could have done differently, and I wonder if I would actually be a BETTER clinician now....doesn’t matter, couldn’t pay me enough to go back. If the job you have allows you to meet your needs in all areas of your life, you’ve hit the jackpot. Those don’t come along often. As you said, that time is priceless. I’d have been super jealous of that job at that point in my career.
  3. I hated practicing. I love teaching and that's what I do full time.
  4. Have you looked into the Future Educator Fellowship through PAEA? Applications for the next cohort should open this summer. Great opportunity to learn and network with current educators.
  5. One complained that she didn't like my hair. In that area, if your hair isn't at least 2-3 different colors with at least 2-3 feet of height, you're basically the devil. I apparently failed that test. And yes, the idiot administrators made a big frickin deal about it. On her side, not mine.
  6. Well, @sas5814, I mean, it looks like you don’t have to worry, actually, since their press release just says “such as nurse practitioners”....in typical fashion, PAs aren’t even mentioned....
  7. Interesting....If you are applying to more than one school that requires it, does it charge you an additional fee for each or just one fee that covers all? How much is the fee?
  8. Woman presented to the ER stating she shoved an entire bar of soap in her vagina after a fight with her boyfriend. I was too scared to ask what the fight was about.
  9. Guy presented to the ER after a raccoon bite to the lip. Was bitten because he had attempted to give the raccoon mouth to mouth and CPR because he believed it to be dying.
  10. I would be willing to bet that this is a widespread problem that preceptors are struggling with. I know at my program, we struggle with this type of entitled/gimme attitude constantly. I started here in the middle of a class that had already developed this behavior, but for the class starting soon, I plan to address this behavior before it starts. I wish we had more preceptors like yourself...unfortunately, many of them either don’t care or don’t understand that we need the students to be held to a higher standard. Don’t lower your expectations and feel free to let the program know your concerns.
  11. Well, I can't be too mad at the guy. Although Mittman still probably would have won (especially given the margin of victory), Mr. Anderson's behavior between that article and the Huddle certainly didn't help his preferred candidate....and for that I thank him.
  12. So where’s Catherine the huddle police on this one? 10 hours and this post, a thinly veiled attack on someone who did nothing to provoke it other than win an election, is allowed to stay up.
  13. Last telemedicine patient that I saw 3 days later in person had been diagnosed by the telemedicine doc with the flu - doc didn’t bother to acknowledge her dysuria and lack of respiratory symptoms, but was very interested in her body aches, back pain and fever. Oddly enough, no Rx for tamiflu, but was told to take 2000 mg of vitamin C daily (wtf?). I admitted her to the ICU with sepsis from pyelonephritis. That whole CVA tenderness thing, you know, hard to examine over the internet.
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