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  1. Does anyone know of any volunteer organizations that PAs can go on to supplement the earthquake victim relief efforts in Ecuador?
  2. God whatever you do, don't get one removed. Worse experience of my life and I have 4 sessions left. It's like being spattered repeatedly with hot bacon grease.
  3. Take it from me, it's always better to restructure or eliminate a non-compete before hire. As Paula said, they are more common now and where we live in Michigan, there's no way around it. Every health systmem has them and they are all similiar. I just spent $1200 on attorneys fees to get out of one a few months ago and it was decided by their corporate attorney that the verbiage was extremely broad (every specialty and 30 mile radius of the entire county i worked in - this left me with over an hour commute if I ever wanted to work again). Since it was so broad it was deemed not contractuall
  4. Not my point. There's proper ways to challenge these protocols. I'm not disagreeing with you in what you're saying. Just saying as health care workers the we are in the spot light. People are watching. That's all I'm saying. And, in reference to your comment that quarantines only serve to increase public's fear....you have it backwards. States are creating their own quarantines due to the fact that there IS ALREADY unfounded public fear of a raging epidemic. 21 days is nothing if it makes your community and neighbors feels safer. This woman walking around publicly puts people at unrest
  5. Doesn't matter. Someone in the spotlight of medicine challenging protocol sets a dangerous precedent. 21 days is nothing. Suck it up. Imagine if this virus were to mutate similar to flu strains- become airborne. Once a precedent is set that people can disregard the policies it's game over.
  6. Dear Kaci Hickox. May want to tread lightly. The state of Maine which you're defiantly challenging like a spoiled child also holds your nursing license. Have fun with that.
  7. Can't believe her husband never brought this up to her. Makes me think he might not find this a favorable plan :)
  8. And just food for thought........you should probably contact a Navy Officer Recruiter. When I was in, they guaranteed duty stations for husband and wife together. Especially as a PA. Your starting salary will be much higher than civilian pay and your benefits as well. Less politics involved, and oh, did I mention- tuition reimbursement or a nice signing bonus. Forget civilian contracting, just get a medical corps commission. Done deal.
  9. Oh, sorry, that posting was for Guam. It doesn;t say on what I pasted but you get the gyst of it.
  10. Um, Guam is a US territory, so not really internationally. Same rules should apply as far as PA's go. Food for thought....... Physician Assistants PACIFIC ISLE - needs a PA that wants to do Cardio (will train) or a PA that has worked in Cardiology. Salary, benefits, vacation/CME, etc. start Fall, 2014 after licensing or later. On HOLD (2 locations) - needs several PA (perm) or Nurse Practitioners (perm or 6-12 month locums) - urology, nephrology, pediatrics urgent care (some peds), primary care/IM. One has no Federal Income Tax; the other no State income tax. (EmS-Nb-14) Fo
  11. Hahaha. And why would this be a real question...........
  12. navyflyPAC

    Uro CME

    Hi guys. New Uro PA here as well. I have about a month to brush up on basics before beginning my urology position. Just curious if there's any online specialty training, etc that can help me accomplish this goal of prepping for my job while accumulating CME? There must be something out there. Thanks!
  13. Paula, PM me and let me know how and when I can help. I'm a newb to the profession, but have been around awhile in other capacities.
  14. If this is Paula from MI, then we should start here with our state :)
  15. Not to agree or disagree with anyone here.....these other professions mentioned all have autonomous practice privileges (with or without Doctorate). A doctorate level degree presented to PA's will not change the fact that we are tied to the ankle of physicians therefore can never truly advance like these other professions have. What we need more than initials after our names is an actual change in the name of the profession and legislation passed that allows us to work in an autonomous fashion as do PT's, NP's, SLP's OT's, etc. Just curious what everyone's thoughts are on this.
  16. Yeah, that's actually the problem. The VA is regional for those types of things. You'll need a new case manager in Virginia. But please know that your tuition will be covered by voc rehab program- if you're approved for it by the counselor. When I say that, I mean not every candidate is approved for VRE.
  17. @Fitzy, they also shelled out the $500 for my PANCE, bought all my med supplies (stethoscope, etc) books, you name it. Oh, they also paid for my PACKRATs along the way. I had some time left on my GI Bill and started school with that. When it expired, Voc Rehab kept me at the GI Bill BAH (it was grandfathered in), which is good because Voc Rehab BAH is much lower than GI Bill. As you can see however, they did a kickass job paying for everything else. Your counselor is a moron.
  18. Fitzy, I did two years on voc rehab and graduated this past August. They had no problem covering me and my tuition was about $30K per term. Additionally, you will get yellow ribbon coverage like you do with GI Bill to cover any difference.
  19. Thanks EMED. I already accepted the position (with the whopping $6 per hour), was just hoping to hear about people's experiences. Thanks again.
  20. Hahaha. I wish it were $65 per hour. It's only $65 per 12 hour shift. Basically like volunteer work. How do your friends like it? What's their SOP?
  21. Does anyone on this board have experience as a Medical Examiner Investigator for murders scenes/accidental deaths, etc for the coroner's office? I was recently offered a position for my county. It's part time- work as little as you want or as much as you want- 12 hr shifts at a time. Doesn't pay a whole lot ($65 per 12 hour shift), but it sounds interesting. I was just wondering if anyone here has done this. This can't be the only county that uses PA's in this capacity. Would like to hear how it went for some of you if so. Thanks!
  22. Um, which states are those? I'm newly certified in Michigan. Not sure though if my office, hospital system or billable insurance companies would be crazy about me not completing CME and letting my -C drop off. Any thoughts on this?
  23. Sorry. $500 value. If you're curious, the Kaplan website shows what's included in the PANCE high yield version that I have.
  24. Hi. Selling my PANCE Kaplan prep online membership to those interested. Cost me around $400, selling for $150. I just passed PANCE first time while only using Kaplan online PANCE prep. 1200+ practice questions (closest to PANCE format than any other I've seen). Also has online lectures which are excellent (Van Rhee), as well as a printable PDF with all lecture review slides covering all systems. Awesome. Great for students on rotation for quick test practice as well as graduates preparing for PANCE/PANRE. PM me if interested.
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