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  1. First of all I want to thank you all for the numerous times you guys have offered insight and advice to my questions; thank you for that. I am asking the following question for a friend whom is feeling pretty “shi**y” to say it in an honest way. He completed a Nurse Practitioner program back in 2016 and started working right after as a hospice NP with no other forms of experience. Because of all these pandemic he has been dealing with a lot of end of life issues and it’s gotten to a point where he says it’s affecting him emotionally. He wants to start looking for new opportunities doing “real medicine/management” like he said but feels that because his only experience has been in hospice he will have a difficult time being considered for family practice, internal medicine, ER/UC, or hospital medicine. His second concern is that he feels “everything” that he learned he forgot because he has just been focusing on hospice care. This situation has him all bummed out and feeling hopeless and asked me for advice. I honestly felt that I had no good advice/guidance and asked him if he was ok exposing his situation here and go from here. what do you guys he should do to regain some Confidence in his knowledge given his background? Should he study any specific books, online review? What would be the best approach from your experience and perspective? Thanks in advance and wishing you all a good new year!
  2. I am in California, Central area and is internal medicine (outpatient). The dollar amount I said is just figurative with the range of $20, example $20-40. Let’s change this number to 50-70 and me currently making 55 as an example. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Hi everyone- I need your advice/perspective. I received a call today for a job I had applied for and the physician is offering the position. We talked about a few things briefly over the phone and conversation came about salary. He mentioned that he was looking to pay $20-$40 per hour (just using numbers, not actual pay lol ). On the original job position it said 10-40 per hour. He asked how much I was making at my current hourly pay and I mentioned $25 and that was that and continued staring to talk about other things. He then asked when I would be able to start etc and how him and his team were looking forward to my addition. He said that they interviewed several candidates but that I really stood out. He said they were going to start working at n a contract and he would then send it to me and see what I thought about it. I am going to email him in the next two days to let him know of a couple things we talked about. These are my questions: Should I mention to him that I am looking to get paid between $30-$40 per hour or should I wait to see what the contract says? At my current job I am due for my annual review in the next couple days which will bring my salary up from what I told him, so Gould I mention in this email that I am looking to get paid in the 30-40 range as I will received an increase in my annual review? Or should I simply wait and see how much he offers in the contract and then mention if they can increase the hourly pay if it’s not what I am looking for? I also am bilingual (Spanish) and it would be a benefit for the practice. Thanks in advance for your advice! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Prayers your way. Take one hour at a time and anything that you are not able to control, try to let it go or not bother you. It’s easier said than done, but know in your heart and with your faith that you got this! Nothing in life stays the same forever, everything is a process and things will work out. Eduardo Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. A friend of mine will be starting working for a general Surgery group, mostly following post surgical patients inpatient and outpatient; not first assist. His experience is 3 years of psych so a bootcamp like program or anything you guys may recommend could help him prep for this. Thanks for recommendations. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Any of you have favorite apps/pocket books that you use in UC or EM that help you with a quick look/assurance with dosing, treatment guidelines etc. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Thank you for such insightful advice, I appreciate it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Hello everyone- How would you respond via email after an interview for X organization where a job was offered in Y specialty but you feel this specialty is not a good fit for you, but you love the organization and the APP director and CMO and you want to be considered for other positions within the organization? That’s the honest truth, I don’t feel this epically would be a good fit, but I would love to be considered for other positions within the organization. How would I word something like this to not burn Bridgestone keep doors open? I am just being honest and will email them in the next couple days. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  11. Hi everyone, I was wondering if any of you would feel comfortable enough to share a template of your resume/cover letter. I feel like mine are very old and not up to date and just trying to obtain some ideas on how to best design/prepare and update my resume/cover letter. Some examples I have seen are colored as opposed to just black and white, some contain a personal picture. Thanks in advance, Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Do you guys have any recommendations on any emergency medicine books I can purchase to study? As mentioned in earlier posts; I am interested in working at an UC or ER. My background is inpatient cardiology and inpatient palliative medicine. Thanks in advance! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Hello everyone- I am looking for some general advice on books/webinars that you guys have used to have better communication at the workplace with your managers. I feel that often times managers don’t look into who you really are and how hard you work and because of things like things we find roadblocks in opportunities to move up the ladder or get the highest raise, etc. I see that there is a lot of favoritism and some of these favoritism goes to people that simply know how to behave and what things to say as oppose to how hard they work. Are there any books on leadership or emotional intelligence that you guys recommend to better understand how to behave and move ahead in the workplace? How to be tactical I suppose? Thanks in advance! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Have been an AAP for two years, working Inpatient Cardiology and Palliative Medicine. I would like to start working some urgent care, walk in clinics to start moving my career to other specialties. Any recommendation on which book(s) would be good to read/study before starting to apply to these kind of jobs? Thanks in advance! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Hello everyone- Hope you all are doing well. Need your advise. I am 38 years old, have been an NP for two years exactly in October; completed a dual NP/PA program. Previous to becoming an NP; I was an ICU RN for 6 years. The big question is: Is it worth for me to go back and obtain my CRNA? The reason I didn’t do CRNA instead of NP was because at that time 1) finances didn’t permit it , 2) I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do it; I was 50/50 3) I knew I wanted to become an NP/PA because it’s a great profession. Why am I thinking about CRNA school? 1) I miss critical care and being in full control of your patient. 2) CRNAs have more respect and are treated much better than NPs/PAs, 3) The financial compensation is amazing! My wife will be completing her RN degree in May and we have some great savings in the bank that could allow me to go back to school as she could take over our bills. I have a 3 and a 9 year old. I currently make around $140K/year and we have some great savings in the bank, I would use around 50K of those savings to go towards CRNA school. Most programs are 3 year programs now, a few are still two. I would have to retake 2-3 classes and then apply. Given this information: Do you think it’s worth it and would you do it if you were in my situation? I would probably start the program at age 39 or 40 and be done by age 42-43. If I do it, i would be doing it for personal satisfaction, career advancement, opportunities and finances of course. What are your thoughts? Thanks! Eduardo Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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