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  1. I guess that's why they call you contrarian. This thread has strayed far afield...
  2. I guess that's why they call you contrarian. This thread has strayed far afield...
  3. I'm really frustrated. I am trying to find a job here in NY, but it seems half the available jobs require Bilingual as an absolute MUST. Isn't there some way this is Discrimination? I can't find a job because I'm an English Speaking American!! It just seems so absurd. How can this be legal???
  4. I'm really frustrated. I am trying to find a job here in NY, but it seems half the available jobs require Bilingual as an absolute MUST. Isn't there some way this is Discrimination? I can't find a job because I'm an English Speaking American!! It just seems so absurd. How can this be legal???
  5. During my last job, one of my regular patients and I seemed to hit it off...very subtly, of course, and though we talked about common interests (and traded nervous smiles and glances in the very beginning when I was at first a little awestruck), on follow-ups I made sure that any flirtations (and subtly flirt she did!) were returned with friendly but diversionary responses from me (i.e. I was pleasant and friendly, but kept it professional). I definitely felt the tension and I think we both knew there was some chemistry there. At the time, I was working in a field that I would not consider terribly invasive, nor unusual relationship such as psychiatry, just a typical office. I am no longer at that practice and have no intention of returning, nor do I live in the area of my practice or know anyone in common with this former patient, no complicating factors. I would really like to reach out and contact her... I know as far as the A.M.A is concerned, this is probably permissible ethically...at least it is in the case of a doctor who sends an official discharge letter...not sure how that applies to us P.A.s... What do y'all think? Is there anything inherently unethical/improper/unprofessional if I were to ask her out to coffee (which actually she offered first while I was still working!)?
  6. Congrats! BTW, as an aside, it seems the job breakdown for available jobs for new grads in NYC today is as follows: Pain management/rehab:30% Urology:30% Surgery:20% Orthopedics: 10% Pediatrics: 5% Internal+family med+obgyn+ENT+Dermatology: 4.5% emergency+urgent care: 0.5%
  7. Hey spuerfundie! I'm DEFINITELY interested in that ED job at Highway...please tell me more about it!

  8. So I want to break in to Emergency Medicine. I have years of EMT experience, but I am a new PA grad, though, and it seems practically every ER in NYC demands experience, usually 3-5 years. How does one get that experience precisely?
  9. I live in Queens. I graduated in February, and it took me five months and probably five hundred resumes to land a worthy job (had a few generous offers at very shady Pain Management/rehab places). Just got fired, and back in the same boat as of last week....
  10. So, this has bothered me all throughout PA school. My questions is...as PAs we are required to form that Doctor-PA relationship to work. But...where is this relationship documented? Like, is there some official registry in the state office where each practicing PA is listed and his supervising doctor is noted? How does the state ultimately have any assurance that we are working with a doctor and not simply (illegally) operating on our own? Oh, and a second question...what is "credentialling"?
  11. Thanks all. I'm also looking for Emergency medicine, ultimately, but I know jobs in that are near impossible. Moving away isn't really such an option...I have a whole life here in NY which I am very remiss to walk away from. I try the HHC hospitals, but they seem to be very rarely posting new jobs, and I don't know anyone personally in those hospitals (which seems to be the only way to get a job these days...who you know). As for NJ, it's an idea...not sure what I would have to do to get licensed in Jersey. Will have to look into that...as for the other local hospitals including the many here in the city, I have sent off dozen of applications with few results.
  12. So, I got RPA-C certification almost 3 months ago. Been 3 months of interviews, resumes, etc., and still no job (and this is in NYC!!!). Thinking of applying as a medical assistant...I don't care if I draw bloods and do EKGs all day, I need to get PAID!!! Anyone face this type of situation, what did you do? I'd go drive a taxi, but it feels like a waste after two years of PA school... Thanks
  13. I have been searching but have not found. I am trying to locate a good online source for the latest medical innovations, recommendations, etc. Most emailed update services that I have found are either way too detailed or completely irrelevant (a la "Latest updates on randomized, Controlled Trials of Individualized Heparin and Protamine Management in Infants Undergoing Cardiac Surgery With Cardiopulmonary Bypass."...do I really care?), too theoretical, or otherwise inapplicable. And whatever I get in the AAPA journal is too few and far between. As a result, I end up reading about the newest updates in such places as the NY Times science section, newsweek or the local tabloid. When the newest CPR guielines came out, it was hard enough just to track down a simple outline of the newest reccomendations in a readable format. Surely there must be a better way to stay on the cutting edge of newest relevant and practical updates, evidence-based-medicine insights, and the like, in a straighforward, readable format. Any ideas?
  14. I have not read the entire 28 pages of this, so forgive me if it's been said, but...I have always been in favor (favour) of the title "paradoctor". Thought it up while in PA school. Think it has a nice ring to it.
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