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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 gre
  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 ev
  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
  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, bo
  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 pharmac
  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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