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greenmood last won the day on January 17 2018

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  1. Second Pfizer. Arm pain the morning after, nothing crazy. Then yesterday afternoon (24 hours post vaccine) my ipsilateral armpit starting hurting like a bruise, and sure as shit I have a huge tender lymph node in there! I’m actually really excited. It’s super interesting.
  2. That’s not what this means. Christ. Equity within the current employee group. We have this with all of our hires and it’s part of the salary description. You are not gonna be paid 150K if the most experienced person in the labor pool is currently making 105K, no matter what you think your experience and qualifications are worth or what they might be worth someplace else. They’re going to fit you into their group salary structure. So it’s equitable.
  3. Yeah our hospital now has a “standby” list so no doses are wasted at the end of the day. But it’s only open to employees. There’s no mechanism to take those doses into the community.
  4. I find this troubling. I had this sense close to the beginning in mid-December, as I watched people without direct patient care posting selfies of their vaccine cards, that something might not be quite right. My hospital seemed to be doing the right thing, but then today I heard about vaccinations going to staff who are 100% telework and without other qualifying demographics. Just working for a healthcare institution does not justify a healthy young person without increased risk receiving this vaccine ahead of the elderly and high risk. I know for a fact that the nursing homes in my area haven’t been fully vaccinated. Even some of the inpatient nurses on non-Covid floors haven’t gotten shots yet, and they certainly qualify as “essential.” I don’t know where this communication breakdown began between the CDC, states, and institutions, and it’s enraging that this is being so poorly managed on such a wide scale. NYT article
  5. I would read it as... Of the people who receive a bonus, $XX is what folks get at each percentile. That can be separate from salary. So someone might make a salary that’s at the 10th percentile, but receive a large bonus at the 90th percentile.
  6. This is my opinion. If you are salaried this shouldn't affect your compensation unless you were working in excess of 72 hours this pay period and were expecting hourly compensation for that day (which you won't get). If these 12 hours were supposed to be part of a mandatory minimum per pay period, you should have the option to pick up a shift instead of using PTO (since this was not your decision not to work, it was a practice decision to close). If you don't want to pick up a shift to maintain the hours requirement you should have the option to use PTO.
  7. OP, no one cares about your GPA. No one cares about your PANCE score either. That doesn't mean YOU shouldn't care, because accurate grading is a way to show students what they are missing or not understanding. Every PA should care about knowledge and learning how to sense when they don't know enough. Emphasis mine. Anecdotally, the people who stress about GPA, who talk about GPA, who compare their grades with others, who brag about perfect scores on the PANCE... are often the weirdos at interviews.
  8. You double-posted this to the hospitalist forum. Take a look at my answer there for the math. Spoiler alert: it's shitty.
  9. That sounds incredibly sketchy.
  10. See about going through your preceptors from your surgical rotation. Or SICU. You need a letter of reference from someone in those fields or this isn't going to work. 200 applications is absolutely crazy. Surgeons are well used to being asked for letters of reference. Someone at that hospital was in charge of you during your rotation (even if you worked with multiple surgeons); track them down. My surgical offers straight from school were all from my rotations. I didn't do a surgical elective. The PA in charge of me during my surgery rotation never worked with me in the OR, but he gathered feedback from the people who did work with me and wrote me a letter.
  11. You identified three hurdles to interview offers already. I would work on those things, as much as you can. I think your GPA is fine, just make sure it's in line with the class averages of accepted students at each school. Some places say they have a 3.0 cut-off or whatever number, but if you look at the accepted students no one is below a 3.5. Gotta look for that.
  12. Do you work with any physician assistants right now? If not, that would be a reason to move on, assuming the new place has a PA in the office. The goal of PCE isn't for you to identify the specialty you prefer by bouncing around and trying everything, it's to help you determine if caring for other human beings in this capacity is what you want. You should be working directly with patients (to make sure you know what caring for a sick person is like) and you should be working directly with PAs (to make sure you know what the job is like). After that, if you want to explore specialties I would recommend shadowing. Of course, that's easier said than done these days. Two cents.
  13. Hope everyone passed! If you haven't checked, it looks like everything is updated now.
  14. Got mine Tuesday. Pfizer. Aside from the third eye and extra leg I'm growing, there were no side effects. I've written to the government to make sure the tracker is active and working. Seriously, I didn't even feel it. No arm pain at all, no other side effects noted.
  15. Talk to HR. PTO is supposed to reduce your work requirement. Sometimes it's nice to have time off without having to use it, but no one should be telling you it can't be used. When we make our schedule, our administrator will ask if we have a minimum or maximum number of PTO hours we would like to use. The PTO is slotted into the schedule to help us reach our hours requirement, even if we don't have a specific day we need to be gone.
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