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  1. I hope we all agree that the “assistant” has to go. I swear, if it ends up being no change...I’m done
  2. https://yourpacan.org/support-colorado-pas/ it literally took 2 minutes. Please support and spread the word if you can!! It will only help all of us as a profession.
  3. For those of us not in the state of MA, how can we can help support this? We have to share and spread this on our social media!
  4. Plan D- If you can afford it, go back to school for MBA/MHA to go into administration or another profession all together Best possible outcome is Plan A...but I doubt it will come true as MD/DO will fight for their lives to prevent this from happening....I hope I’m wrong
  5. I donated to Fl PAC, in hopes the autonomy bill will pass and then paved the way for other states!
  6. Also sent donations to their PAC....fingers crossed that it will paid off!!
  7. Perhaps those who don’t want independence practice or FPA can sign a “waiver” form and stay as “assistant”. I’m just concerned that those who wish to remain in that role will ruin for the rest of us who wanted to progress. We need to get legislatively on par with NPs one way or another, or else....
  8. Hi all, All of my previous PA jobs are classified as an exempt employee but I recently accepted a new job offer (1199 SEIU union) that is classified as "non-exempt". But I read somewhere that under the FLSA, workers are considered non-exempt if they earn less than $684 weekly (obviously not for PAs). Can anyone explain how PAs can be classified as this? What are some of the pros and cons for PAs working as a non-exempt employee?
  9. Truth. If we don't have OTP very soon, we will be done for....
  10. I too have that pride that I would never go into nursing to become an NP...but after many states declared FPA for NPs, I likely have to swallow my pride and jump ship. Unfortunately my pride just can’t pay bills and provide the needs for me and my family in the future once PA jobs are all replaced by NPs..
  11. News has it that Trump just signed the coronavirus relief bill...so does this mean it’s official?
  12. Here’s my question- for jobs which required a masters degree, do you really need to have a masters in PA studies or it could be a masters degree in anything?
  13. The assumption that there are plenty of jobs for all graduating PAs out there is no longer true, unless you willing to move across country. We are not wanted. NPs on the other hand....
  14. So now what? What’s AAPA’s next step? I know I’m paying that AAPA and state membership dues, what else can we do? I pray that this will be successful...
  15. We will not be able to compete with NPs in the job market very very soon...I don’t care if “your area” “his area” or “her area” is still very “PA friendly” or not. I’ve been hearing more and more PAs are having trouble finding jobs and was suggested to move across the country just to find one (which can soon saturate the market for “PA friendly states”) where NPs can be just about anywhere and still have a job market. It’s concerning... On the side note- I’ve always wonder if we post these topics into the “PA student” section of this forum, curious as to what kind of responses will w
  16. Here’s what I see: Jobs that list both PA/NPs- plenty Jobs that list NPs only- uptrending Jobs that list PAs only- none/rarely And tell me why folks would still want to go for PA as opposed to NP?
  17. Thoughts on going back to school for hospital/healthcare administration? We needed more PAs in administrative roles to represent us as most of the healthcare administrations are dominated by RN/NPs/MD/DOs...
  18. Could not agree more. There seems to be a notion amongst PAs that “we are satisfied, we don’t want any change” when the NPs are always “hungry” and that’s how they get to where they are today. Its “evolve or get extinct”. Unfortunately at this rate, our profession will be taken over by NPs in more and more states, just a matter of time. Time for plan B after PA life...
  19. Hi all, I was wondering if anyone here can chime in on thoughts about which Masters degree (MBA in healthcare focus vs MHA vs MPH) is worth going back for post-PA that can open up opportunities mainly in administration role. I’m on my 7th year as a PA (graduated in 2013 with BS PA degree, currently no Masters) with experience in hospital medicine, cardiology in NYC. I eventually do wanted to move up to administrative role either in hospital, private practice, pharmaceutical sales, insurance company, etc. The only thing is that I do not have any managerial experience at this point sin
  20. I meant anything exceeding 40 hr/week count as OT and rate is 1x hourly salary so 59x1 for OT..not great. I guess I would have to try leaving on time lol
  21. Background- 7 year experience in Hospital Medicine and Cardiology, first ICU job Location- NYC, 10 minutes drive from my house Salary- $59/hour (Non-negotiable based on “ladder system by experience”), OT is 1x hr rate, holiday is 1.5x hr pay. No night/weekend differential as this is supposedly days only. Hours- Days with alternate weekends, 14 shifts a month Position type- Union 1199 Benefits- 4 weeks vacation (no roll over), personal time- 4 days/yr. 4 days CME $1200 allowance. Medical/dental/vision and Pension via 1199 union. There’s tuition reimbursement. No liscens
  22. To be honest I think NYC is a pretty tough market for PAs especially now as a lot of the major NYC hospitals are in a hiring freeze due to COVID. Not to mention saturation of PA schools in NYC and probably hundreds of new grad PA are waiting behind you to take the offer, since I think hospitalist are more new-grad-friendly field. I’m sure HR knows that.
  23. Incompetent yet easier to employ than PAs due to their "independent practice law" so administrators (and often they are also nurses/NPs and not MD/DOs) are preferred to get the job over us so we lost in competing for the job. Our health system actually prefers NPs over PAs as NPs does not require "physician supervision" and often difficult to find a "supervising physician" for PAs as no MD/DO wants to be responsible for our practice. If a lot more PAs don't even have a job to begin with while NPs continue to take our opportunities, it doesn't even matter what doctors thinks of us because t
  24. Disagree. 1) Assuming people have self-esteem issues- self esteem is a personal perception and it is not something you can claim/judge. 2) We do NOT function as an "assistant" to physician (except in surgery). 3) It is because of the word "assistant" in our title, we are dying as a profession due to legislative red tapes and losing jobs to NPs all over the country (see AAPA huddle discussion if you are a member and you will see this is true). The fact that this is not happening in your town does NOT mean it does not happen everywhere else in the US.
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