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  1. Thank you so much for even taking the time to respond! It seems like Most members just view the post without commenting which isn't helpful at all. I truly appreciate your input!
  2. 2016-2017-Original agreement as a 1st Year new Grad Derm PA: 100k straight salary (no bonus)- general derm only 4 weeks PTO 5 additional CME days (PTO) $2500 Annual CME allowance All licensing/membership dues/supplies/may practice insurance covered in full no healthcare/dental (although covered in full by spouse) no 401k/retirement plan 2018 renegotiation pending- $110,500k base with 10% bonus after 300k in collections (this seems terrible) "will" transition into surgical excisions and cosmetics (lasers, injectibles) 6 weeks P
  3. 2016-2017-Original agreement as a 1st Year new Grad Derm PA: 100k straight salary (no bonus)- general derm only 4 weeks PTO 5 additional CME days (PTO) $2500 Annual CME allowance All licensing/membership dues/supplies/mal practice insurance covered in full no healthcare/dental (although covered in full by spouse) no 401k/retirement plan No maternity leave (although all female staff except the SP) 2018 renegotiation pending- $110,500k base with 10% bonus after 300k in collections (this seems terrible) "will" now transiti
  4. Thanks so much for the feedback thus far. I failed to mention that I am paid base salary + percentage (which is how most Dermatology PA salaries are structured). Hence the reason why I feel I need to know my billings and collections summary.
  5. My message to my SP and HR: "As I approach my 1 year Anniversary mark, I am curious to see how much I've grown thus far. I've read that a great way to measure my development is by tracking my level of productivity. Many of my peers, particularly in Dermatology report receiving either monthly or quarterly summaries of this information directly from thier Supervising Physicians or from HR. I am also aware that EMA (our EMR system) is cabable of providing this data as long as I am allowed access (I am currently restricted). As a new grad, it would be nice to know how financially productive (
  6. Run as fast as you can and don't look back!! new grad Derm PA here (my 1 year anniversary with the practice will be in a few months) my package isn't the BEST but it was a reasonable starting point -102,500 (straight salary, no productive bonus but I plan to negotiate that at my 1 year mark) -830-430 M-Th 8-12 on Fri -2500 cme With 5 paid days off to attend conferences, courses etc) - 15 Days PTO - 5 sick days - All major holidays off (plus half days off the days before thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years eve and an additional day off after said holiday) -
  7. I know I'm late but thanks so much for your reply! Your feedback was truly helpful. I realized my post was a bit misleading as I failed to mention that I was originally templated to see no more than about 10-12 patients a day at 30min intervals post 90 day training period over an 8hr day. (I also used to be a Medical/Surgical Derm MA x 5yrs pre PA school--so Derm is familiar territory for me) Since that last post, I am now averaging about 16-22 patients per day mostly at 15min intervals with some 30min interval exceptions (although SP is now pushing for at least 25 per day--and I'v
  8. Here's the update (and ongoing issue). My supervising physician and I quote is "not a fan of shave biopsies" and as it stands requests that his mid levels avoid them entirely (his reasoning was "I personally don't like them"). He doesn't even want them being offered as an option that exists. His personal preference are punch biopsies or full excisions. So, his protocol essentially is, all pigmended lesions need to be automatically scheduled for full excision to be performed by him and anything else can be sampled by me via punch biopsy. This problem is...his surgical outcomes are quite u
  9. As a new grad I think this offer is pretty solid. The only additional I would ask for is 2k for CME. After 1 year, you will no longer be classified as "new grad" and can therefore revisit the salary with bonus compenstion structure which is common among most DERM practices. Congrats on the offer nevertheless!
  10. What is the standard across the board when a patient presents with a clinically suspicious PIGMENTED LESION (whether macular or papular)? Should a biopsy be performed first to confirm its pathology OR should pigmented lesions be fully excised PERIOD without need for an initial biopsy?
  11. I am a new Derm PA and I have just completed my 90 day mark. My transition has ran quite smoothly thus far and I am now seeing patients on my own (30 min intervals for now). Although I am pretty comfortable going at this pace, my supervising physician has been trying to convince me to start seeing patients every 15mins now. Just curious, how many patients do you guys see a day? How long was your inital training period before you were allowed to see your own patients? Is 3 months for a new grad unreasonable to start seeing patients every 15 minutes? I feel like maybe I should be offered an ince
  12. Hello, I am a Derm PA and I have just completed my 90 day mark. My transition has ran quite smoothly thus far and I am now seeing patients on my own (30 min intervals for now). Although I am pretty comfortable going at this pace, my supervising physician has been trying to convince me to start seeing patients every 15mins now. Just curious, how many patients do you guys see a day? How long was your inital training period before you were allowed to see your own patients? Is 3 months for a new grad unreasonable to start seeing patients every 15 minutes? I feel like maybe I should be offered
  13. You should absolutely counter. You've worked hard to get to the salary you have presently and based on what you described in your post, you've gained a lot of valuable experience over the past two years under what seems like very challenging circumstances. Therefore, you'd be a great addition to the new position with what you bring to the table. Sell yourself and be confident in your worth. At the very least you should counter with the average between what you make now and what they are offering. I'm a true new grad (as of May 2016) and I've turned down plenty of offers below 90k, (although my
  14. I wouldn't accept it but if you're married maybe you can be covered under spouses insurance? You still need malpractice coverage and CME, licensing coverage at the very least.... Otherwise, RUN!
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