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  1. I am familiar with your neck of the woods. I went to school in that area and also considered staying post graduation. I ran into the same issues that you are currently experiencing. Pay is low for a number of reasons to include oversaturation and the fact that there is pretty much a monopoly for healthcare. I graduated last year. Most of my classmates who remained in the area work for that monopoly, and their salaries fall into the $80-85K range. Luckily, I had the flexibility to move. Good luck with your decision. If you're willing to commute, you may want to consider opening up your job search to include other cities in the Hampton Roads area.
  2. No. IPAP is open to all MOS/job specialties.
  3. Don't do it. I feel like every couple of months, a new grad posts a questionable job offer. The general consensus from the forum is to not take it. For whatever reason, the new grad decides to take the offer ... and then a few short months later there is another post from the new grad asking for advice on how to quit a job with <3-6 months time on station. Don't be a statistic. Keep looking. Good luck, I hope another job offer comes your way soon.
  4. The deadline for receipt of complete application packet for the next class is Feb 13. The support staff are super responsive to questions.
  5. Hey, I'm a fellow new grad. I would pass on this offer - low pay and super niche specialty are my reasons why. I will reiterate what has been posted in your other dicussion topic. 1. Your feelings of not being ready to practice are not uncommon. Impostor Syndrome is a legit thing. Your thoughts seem to be almost paralyzing, though, and impeding your progress and growth. You would probably benefit from talking with a therapist to work through it all. 2. If you want training, consider a residency/fellowship. 3. Consider moving for better job opportunities. Good luck.
  6. @karebear12892 Does the Carolinas EM Fellowship cover DMSc tuition costs as well?
  7. If you join AAPA, you'll receive a free copy of the most recent salary report.
  8. Hi all, Apologies if this question has already been asked ... I am contemplating applying for an EM residency in the next year or two. I have 9/11 GI Bill eligibility remaining. Has anyone been able to use their GI Bill benefits while in a residency/fellowship? I know that MDs/DOs are eligible to claim GI Bill benefits while completing their residency training. I contacted the VA Bill Certifying official at a couple of residency programs that interest me. I was told that none of them had filed benefit paperwork for a PA in residency, but that they would be willing to submit. Thanks much!
  9. ED, recent new grad with almost 3 months on the job. Central California - an area where new development home prices start in mid $300k. I work 180 hrs/month (18 × 10 hr shifts). I also accrue another 8-10 hrs/month for dictation. With cashing out of PTO, I anticipate making between $170-180K for my first year.
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