Jump to content

MedicMovingOn

Members
  • Content Count

    24
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

12 Good

About MedicMovingOn

  • Rank
    Registered
  1. Thank you for your reply! I appreciate the info very much.
  2. This is posted for "a friend" A new EMR has been implemented recently, and when she is done seeing a patient, the chart is repopulated with the name of her SP as being the provider. The PAs name is still on the chart, and has her electronic signature, but the "provider" in the billing section is her SP. She was told this is necessary because all of her visits are charged under the SPs name, but on many occasions, she sees patients without her SP being "in house". Sometimes they are completely new "walk in" patients or established patients with an acute issue. She works in an UC atta
  3. It does not seem to be a valid comparison at all. You are not an MA, you are a PROVIDER. You are the revenue generator in the office. No one eats unless you see patients. If you were hired on with the understanding that that extra day would be "overtime" pay, then you should either renegotiate a higher hourly rate, or let them know that you aren't willing to work the extra days straight time. It is not a question of not being able to handle it -- you are showing them you aren't a golden goose who works for nothing. I would be surprised if they find someone who wants to work that s
  4. The bane of my existence. I'm starting to dread seeing a patient because I know I'm going to have to chart it and no matter how long I'm in with the patient, it's a guaranteed 10-15 minutes of charting.
  5. The bane of my existence. I'm starting to dread seeing a patient because I know I'm going to have to chart it and no matter how long I'm in with the patient, it's a guaranteed 10-15 minutes of charting.
  6. This is what I recently wrote to our state HOD members: Hello delegates, I am writing to express my support for a title change to "Physician Associate". *This, to some, is an emotional issue, and I would like to cut through some of that and say this: If we want a seat at the table when it comes to health care policy, we must remove psychological barriers to institutional acceptance of our role as a health care provider. By and large, PAs provide clinically excellent care across the board, but every one of us has had to explain (patiently) that there is no doctor to see -- we are th
  7. There is a TON of info on this. Use the search function. Short answer: If you have less than a 3.0 it is possible. HOWEVER, you need to have years (decade+) of high-yield HCE (Medic, Critical care RN, etc...) and a solid track record of post-bacc academic excellence while completing pre-reqs or repeating coursework. If you are fresh out of undergrad with so-so grades and wish to be in medicine, better to absolutely house the MCAT and apply to med school (including off-shore options). You have a better shot of getting in going that route. Good stuff in here: http://www.physi
  8. There is a TON of info on this. Use the search function. Short answer: If you have less than a 3.0 it is possible. HOWEVER, you need to have years (decade+) of high-yield HCE (Medic, Critical care RN, etc...) and a solid track record of post-bacc academic excellence while completing pre-reqs or repeating coursework. If you are fresh out of undergrad with so-so grades and wish to be in medicine, better to absolutely house the MCAT and apply to med school (including off-shore options). You have a better shot of getting in going that route. Good stuff in here: http://www.physi
  9. Disagree. Providers working for 65k are being taken advantage of. Period. Please (New Grads) do yourself a favor and research salaries so you can make informed decisions as to what is and is not a reasonable offer. EDIT -- Beat me to it, C.
  10. You know, I think the biggest thing with clinicals was just keeping a positive attitude. When things were really wearing on me or I was counting the days left on a particular rotation, I thought about previous days as a probationary medic -- it really couldn't be worse than that (and I never got free coffee in the Drs Lounge as a probie). People would ask me how I was doing: a well-placed "Just happy to be here, Sir" worked wonders. Be assertive. It's your dime, and preceptors generally appreciate folks who appear to want to be there. Throwing a (figurative) elbow to get a skill doesn
  11. @xxbowiexx: still making decisions. Thanks for the kind words, everyone!
  12. Long journey. Big sacrifices. Much psychic energy expended. Found out I passed the PANCE and got a job offer on the same day. This resource has been incredibly helpful over the past few years. I'd like to publicly thank LESH and EMEDPA, and nameless others, for their perspective and assistance. As an "old-school" (High HCE, Low GPA) candidate, I would like to report: It can (still) be done in this day and age. Thanks All, MedicMovingOn, MS PA-C, NREMT-P
  13. rsqdvr -- can your DMAT team be your sponsoring agency in WA? Anyone on your DMAT team a member of a local agency who could bring you on in an "instructor" capacity and recert through them? Just some thoughts. I'm assuming your are not Natl reg -- I just re-certed but went on "inactive" status.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to the Physician Assistant Forum! This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn More