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  1. Sorry, reposting in hopes that someone else is on this forum, despite the upcoming holidays and can answer this for me :) I am 1 year out as a family practice PA, and will be interviewing as 2 practices next week (one is a endocrinology practice, and one is a geriatric practice). As some of you know, I am just not happy with the experience (or lack of) I gained this year at my current practice.. I really, really need to somehow get my new employer to help me out with paying my student loan debt, since I cant seem to get into a federal program where I live. Both practices seem to be great organizations with competitive salary. I would be willing to take 10 or 20k less salary if they would just use it to pay my loan back. My question is.... How do I negotiate this, and how much should I ask for ?! Does anyone have experience with their employers paying back a chunk of their loan debt? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Sincerely, broke PA
  2. Sorry, just saw this.... I am not a PA in psych, but I am a PA in a family practice which is primarily psychiatric-based. I also round at the psych hospital doing h+p's and medical consults. Personally, I hate psych. It is just too sad for me to deal with, especially pediatrics. However, there are many PA's/NP's here who absolutely love their job and they are well at it. Also, the money is pretty good.. I would say try it out and see if u like it. You will know pretty soon. Just don't lose your knowledge in medicine. I find a lot of frustrations in some psychiatrists who just forget everything about medicine, and think EVERY symptom is caused by a psychiatric problem. A lot of times it is, but sometimes its not :) We see a lot of people "abusing the system" here too, of course, especially since I work outside a military base and a lot of immature youngins are saying everything they can to get out of the service. BUT I also see a lot of very, sick, disturbed kids/teens and I applaud anyone who is willing to take them under their care. Good luck!
  3. I've done it in desperation before, and to no avail. Usually they're looking for an NP due to the specialization (peds, oncology, etc), BUT if you have the experience in the field you're applying for, I would apply.. Maybe your resume will change their mind :)
  4. I am 1 year out as a family practice PA, and will be interviewing as 2 practices next week (one is a endocrinology practice, and one is a geriatric practice). As some of you know, I am just not happy with the experience (or lack of) I gained this year at my current practice.. I really, really need to somehow get my new employer to help me out with paying my student loan debt, since I cant seem to get into a federal program where I live. Both practices seem to be great organizations with competitive salary. I would be willing to take 10 or 20k less salary if they would just use it to pay my loan back. My question is.... How do I negotiate this, and how much should I ask for ?! Does anyone have experience with their employers paying back a chunk of their loan debt? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Sincerely, broke PA
  5. Thanks for the reply. Sorry I did not see it until now. Unfortunately, my school did not give me any insight into the licensing process and it was a complete shot in the dark for me. Before getting my C i was too worried about the PANCE and really didn't know all the paperwork and $ it would require. Again, blaming my school for that one. But in hindsight, guess I should have done more research. Also had some financial difficulty so that didnt help either.. but, still waiting for my license!
  6. Just had a "dinnerview" with my boyfriend for a job (which I am taking). But the point of the story is, I think he was more nervous than I was, because he didnt want to mess anything up at the dinner! But he did fine of course! and yes, we had to go shopping for a fancy outfit for me AND HIM : )
  7. I dont know about procedures, but just getting credentialed for family practice is HELL! I dont know how you would avoid it, but I would think it depends on your supervising doc and its something I would definitely bring up in the interview. and we were told in PA school to document every procedure we've done on rotations.
  8. I am a new grad, and accepted a really good fam practice/peds offer in NC. I wanted to move and start work ASAP, but the board is telling me FOUR MONTHS for my license credentials. The office is telling me I can't start until then, but I was under the impression that I could be trained while waiting? Anyway, that is the impression they gave me in the interview. The doc seems urgent for me to start, emailing me everyday asking how things are going, but the practice administrator is not budging. I am kind of in limbo with everything else in my life right now (finances, living situation, boyfriend quit his job, etc) soo would it be out of line for me to ask them to give me an estimated date? Now, I am just waiting for the board.. and don't know if I need to get another job, move, etc. while waiting. And does it really truly take FOUR MONTHS?!?! Thanks for your help :) Jenni
  9. Hello. I am selling these books. Please contact me at jbcaringpa@gmail.com and name me a price!! I'm moving so I want to get them off my hands asap :) 1). PA exam review by James Van Rhee (green book) 2). Lange Q&A (yellow book) 3). Swanson's Family Med Review 4). Kaplan PA exam review (all practice q's.. really good) 5). A Comprehensive Review for the Certification and Recertification Examinations for Physician Assistants: Published in Collaboration with AAPA and APAP. 6) My CME resources course binder.. includes everything!! Every blueprint subject on the PANCE plus pharmacology stuff. This is what I mainly used to study for the PANCE and I PASSED! I also made my own binder incorporating all the notes from the course and the Van Rhee book. I paid $700 something for this 5-day course. You can have both. 7). Step-Up to Surgery. Used this for my surgery rotation. :love:
  10. I believe this is ok. I did the same thing, and my middle name is on my license. However, just to be sure, I would call the testing center you are going to. They make all the calls, and I wouldnt want a surprise on exam day. Are you from Jacksonville, NC or FL?
  11. Same here, took mine Monday and the suspense is killing me!
  12. I have tons!!! The lange q&a book, the green van rhee book (our program recommended this highly and so do i, the NCCPA book, and also I am selling my CME resources binder. I paid 700+ for the course. Contact me for details jbcaringpa@gmail.com.
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