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  1. Agree with the above. OP, since you already started the negotiation by revealing your current pay rate, I would wait until he comes back with his offer. If the offer comes in lower, you can then respond with a counter offer. I wouldn't use your current rate or potential raise as a main negotiation point unless the jobs are very similar; negotiate for what the position is and why you are wanting closer to "$30-40" for said position. Also, I recommend that you don't use a range. Just state your rate and negotiate from there. Learned that from this forum
  2. Agreed. I think the specialty also matters to some degree since certain personality types are drawn to certain specialties. I know of two old school heart surgeons who've gotten fired or lost privileges due to behavioral issues.
  3. Agreed. It's insane how common it is. And unfortunate to see it in kids and pregnant women.
  4. ...And also by preventing ovulation and thus fertilization. What should also be discussed is that unprotected sex can result in pregnancy, abstinence prevents pregnancy, and condoms prevent both pregnancy and STDs
  5. From your second article published in a Pharm journal in 2002 based off of articles collected from 1966-2001: "Although both methods sometimes stop ovulation, they may also act by reducing the probability of implantation, due to their adverse effect on the endometrium (a postfertilization effect)." So, no, the science didn't change. And yes, they actually did say it prevented fertilization by stopping ovulation from what they gathered from articles written between 1966-2001, just as they are reasserting in 2011-2012 in your post further above. Sadly, we're basing this off of poor quality data from review articles and not actual data, so I digress.
  6. Sure. Sadly, the evidence for implantation effect is limited to poor quality data and theory. The medication is intended for immediate use after unprotected intercourse up to 72h, which is to prevent fertilization and therefore implantation. Are you implying this medication shouldn't be prescribed after 72h?
  7. Not really. It can really help to see things done or explained in different ways. With that said, I did like working with just one surgeon because we had similar styles and personalities, and so it made things easy and fun. When you're working with a surgeon who is difficult to work with, inexperienced, or slow, it is nice to have others in your rotation so you're not just stuck with the one. I think if you're starting out and wanting to learn a lot, having multiple surgeons would probably be the best way to go so you're not just learning one style and one way things are done.
  8. Mainly assisting is tiring work, but can be rewarding for someone who enjoys immediate results and hands-on work. Just make sure these surgeons will understand you're new and will need training to ramp up. Consider a more medicine heavy prn gig to keep your medical knowledge up.
  9. This is yet again another review article which is low quality data and of articles from 1966-2001. "Although both methods sometimes stop ovulation, they may also act by reducing the probability of implantation, due to their adverse effect on the endometrium (a postfertilization effect)." "Based on the present theoretical and empirical evidence, both the Yuzpe regimen and Plan B likely act at times by causing a postfertilization effect, regardless of when in the menstrual cycle they are used." That's a lot of what ifs and maybes. Where are the data?
  10. Yes, I read that. But as I already mentioned in my second post, the papers that are quoted as saying that it's post-fertilization (bolded and italicized; one of which, I think the one by Peck and Velez, was published in The National Catholic Bioethics) are review articles of other review articles, which are low-quality data. Since Plan B isn't really relevant to my practice in trauma surgery, I don't care to do a deeper dive into the reviews of other reviews to finally find the actual data being referenced. Hence my second question, which was if someone was able to find the actual scientific data referenced for these claims.
  11. Agreed. I'm a member of and donated to both my state board and AAPA. I have been a member of both since I was eligible to be a student member, but just now started donating last year.
  12. I believe it's just a formality and all they ask is why there was a break, which can be easily discussed: "Poor market, niche specialty, COVID, moved, furloughed, position eliminated secondary to budget cuts, family, health/recovering from surgery," and et cetera.
  13. Upon a quick search, I only came across review articles. This one in particular which reviewed other review articles, specifically one published in The National Catholic Bioethics Center: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5102184/#!po=10.9756 Anyone find any actual research papers?
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