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  1. That statement is true when I am on a resus shift. Thus this thread. It varies, it can be 1 per hour to 3-4 per hour.
  2. I think you’re taking my question out of context. I work in all areas of the ED in a full time manner. In fact my “resus” shifts are the ones that are infrequent. I usually get only 2 of those shifts per month.
  3. Hi all, I am trying to get a feel of what happens in other emergency departments around the country. (See poll for question). Little fact, I’ve only been in one ED and graduated 3 years ago. Basically, in my ED — we have a dedicated team of nurses/techs/PAs/attending that runs the resuscitation area (not a trauma center). We only stay in our area and do not see fast track/main side patients. Recently, I have heard that in other EDs, the common occurrence is that there are multiple teams that run the trauma/resus area that are pulled in from fast track, main side 1, main side 2
  4. Haha, glad I posted this ASAP before accepting anything. My friend informed me that since she is FT and not through a recruiter, she is on a traditional W2, so she's not having the same issue. What would be a good rate in terms of a 1099 per diem position?
  5. Hi all, 1.5 years urban/city ED experience. Finally started applying for per diem positions. Hit one with an urgent care company via a recruiter. UC company is interested, my friend actually works there and loves it. However, it is a 1099 position with an hourly rate of $67/hr, which is quite low for a 1099 spot. Was hoping for at least $72-75. Thoughts on the matter?
  6. Sounds good. Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately I'm a W2 employee.
  7. As the title says. Working in the ED, at times it gets very busy (especially in our 'fast track' area) to a point where I would need to finish some patient charts at home via a VPN on my personal computer. My question is, could I feasibly deduct this on my 1040?
  8. I'm actually also a new grad in the ED for close to 2 months now. I can totally relate to what you're saying. I've been having dreams/nightmares about things I may have missed and didn't do/document. In fact one night before bed I actually recalled I forgot to order patient's methadone (the EDPAs run the obs unit too) even after verifying with methadone clinic, and called it in for my night shift colleagues to put in. Totally bizarre and insane just hit me at night prior to sleeping.
  9. Tax consequences aside (NYC has their own city tax), NYC has been raising the bar for PA salary recently. I'm not sure how it is compared to the CT one you're currently working at, but most (not all) of the major NYC health systems are paying PAs at a national average rate. Which per AAPAs salary report is 90k/yr for new grads (though I know AAPA report is pretty unreliable).
  10. Hey guys/gals. So first and foremost, I am a new graduate. I have always wanted to do Emergency Medicine. And I have tried applying to EDPA residencies that are commutable from home (familial obligations aren't allowing me to leave at the moment). I've gotten so far as the interview with two of the residencies near here, but was unfortunately rejected... With that said, I can't wait another year just to reapply for residency and have thankfully received an offer from an ED in a large acadmic center associated with a huge health system. During the interview, I had a very good vibe with the
  11. Thanks for the reply guys. It is true, I am overthinking it a tad too much. I've been scouring the site for a year past now and I've seen possibly all the EM residency posts, including your sticky EMEDPA. It's definitely a field I want to dive in. But, as others noted multiple times, it's not an easy one to just dive fresh from graduating. In fact, it is rare to see an ER in this neck of the woods giving job opportunities to a fresh graduate. In any case, thanks for clarifying the matter guys. I'll keep lurking around here even after I graduate.
  12. Thanks for your reply! The residencies are definitely one of my top goals of doing after graduating, but most of residency start dates don't align with my graduation date. I'm trying to contact some people from different residencies in hopes they can give me both insight and advice
  13. Hey guys, so it may be a bit premature to think about this. But first: I am currently a PA student, almost done with my didactic year (3 more months to go!). I entered the PA program straight from undergrad, currently 22 yo. The only HCE I had prior to beginning the program was working as a lab assistant for a year while finishing up undergraduate studies. I also had some rotation experience to different labs as a student pursuing medical laboratory technologist degree. And roughly 400 hours of volunteering experience. I am still currently working as a lab assistant in a big metropolitan hospi
  14. Has anyone heard back from any of the December interviews?
  15. Did anyone get an interview invite for their December interview session (which I assume is their last)?
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