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  1. I wanted to update and share how this turned out. I countered their offer and wound up getting them to agree on one location. However, they would not budge on the benefits. I accepted against the advice you guys gave me here. About a week and a half later I was supposed to come in to fill out new employee paperwork. They pulled a bait and switch and told me the position would no longer be for the location that was agreed upon. I was very upset and told them I would no longer be working with them. It is just unfortunate because for about 2 weeks I put my job search on hold. I was burned pretty badly. I should have taken the benefits as a bigger red flag than I did.
  2. Thanks for your thoughts. I actually did counter. I countered to work at one location (Because between the two is just farmland so not really anywhere to live. Also the original job positing was for only one location.). I also asked for PTO and sick along with CME time and allowance. I'm waiting to hear back.
  3. The schedule is random from what they've told me. So shifts could be back to back or separated. I would not be making my own schedule so I doubt I would have the kind of flexibility you're talking about. No 401k, 2-3 patients an hour, possibly more. I would have to have someone cover me if I'm sick. I would not be paid for the day I'm sick, but I could possibly take someone else's shift. They did not say anything about OT. I will need to ask about that.
  4. Time split between 2 locations 2 hrs apart. 3 13.5 hr shifts/wk. $52/hr. Malpractice and health insurance coverage. No PTO the first year. 36 hrs PTO the second year (this includes sick and vacation time). No CME time or allowance. Thoughts?
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    Inpatient Psychiatry

    Anyone work in inpatient psychiatry here? What is an average day like and do you enjoy it?
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    New Grad IM Offer

    What's your reasoning behind this? Just wondering what the biggest red flag is.
  7. I'm a new grad in TX and I have an offer for an internal medicine position. IM is what I'd love to do, but I am a bit hesitant to take this position. Here is what's concerning me the most: -PTO 80 hrs/yr which includes vacation, CME, and sick time. This is non-negotiable. - The other PA on my would-be team will be leaving for maternity leave in 3 mos. and I may be left to pick up the slack. - The Dr. I would be working for does not check his own patient notifications (labs, consults, phone messages, etc.). The other PA and I would have to do this. Other than this, the position seems ok to me. 95k/yr. M-F 8-5 with one half day a week. Please let me know your thoughts.
  8. I'm interested in the possibility of getting a job in Canada when I graduate. Is this even possible? Do they even consider U.S. applicants?
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    2014-2015 Cycle

    Thanks! I just requested to join :)
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    2014-2015 Cycle

    Hey everyone! I was a part of the UTMB PA Class of 2016, but unfortunately I had to declare a leave of absence this semester because of some medical issues (appendicitis and complications). I will be starting again with the incoming class next year. Does anyone know if there is a Class of 2017 Facebook page yet? I'm looking forward to meeting my new classmates :)
  11. I still haven't been invited to the facebook page. I'm not very facebook savvy and I can't even find the page lol. Does anyone know how to do this?
  12. I just got accepted from the wait list! I am so excited :)
  13. I think there was another interview later this month. I'm not sure if there are anymore after that.
  14. Well they updated the wait list and it says they are on #3. I was sort of expecting it to be a little farther along by now.
  15. People have already been put on the wait liat though, and people are also already declining their position on the wait list.
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