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  1. Yeah, these lists are relatively worthless. It's great when we are ranked highly, because we can point at the ranking and say "look how in demand and great we are." But even then I think the lists are MOSTLY meaningless.
  2. What does "well above" mean here?
  3. I have no idea what's typical. I'm a new grad working in a similar job, though. Year 2 for me is going to be 90 to 95k base + 25% of collections beyond 2 x base. Hope that helps. For geographical context, I will be practicing in the southeast.
  4. Yeah, I had certainly heard of people breaking the 200k mark. Seems doable depending on the specialty, location, experience, etc. But over 350k? I've just never heard of any PA salary reaching that level.
  5. Thank you very much for your response. I think it's going to be an exciting place to learn. They seem to be pretty committed to me learning a great deal. Procedures, imaging interpretation, treatment plans, etc. There will be a dramatic learning curve, but I think it will be interesting. An update on the offer: Base salary: increased to $85,000 per my request. This is a pretty solid starting salary in my area with a low cost of living. Renegotiation in 6 months could put me closer to 90k. Base salary in year 2 will be between $90,000 and $95,000, with a productivity bonus that is 25% of collections above my base salary. The percentage of collections will increase in each subsequent year of employment. Retirement plan: no employer contributions in year 1. Beginning year 2 there will be 3% matching in an employer IRA. Health insurance: Employer provides a stipend of up to $3,500 for me to buy my own health insurance. Malpractice: Covered under employer's policy Overall, it looks pretty decent to me. I would really appreciate any other critiques, suggestions, etc. Thank!
  6. I am a new graduate and I have received and offer for a job in physical medicine and rehab in the southeast. The clinic does a lot of work with acute conditions, sports medicine, and tries to avoid the chronic narcotic management as much as possible. That being said, they do a decent bit of pain management and part of the job would be narcotic management. But my position would overall be more oriented toward evaluations, performing numerous procedures (for which I will receive thorough training), and follow-ups, etc. I was very hesitant about the possibility of working in a clinic that does a decent bit of pain management, but I am fairly reassured after thorough discussions with the physicians. They have strict policies regarding narcotic usage, and they discharge patients readily for drug seeking behavior. Overall, the physicians seem very reasonable, bright, and pleasant. The work environment seems like it would be positive and enjoyable. Details are as follows: Base salary $83,500/1st yr Vacation 15 days CME 5 days Sick 5 days Education Stipend $1,500 Gas Expenses collect receipts/mo Moving Expenses $1,500 No call (with very rare exceptions). No weekends. Lots of training and educational opportunities. In terms of salary growth, I was told that in the second year I would receive a "much higher base with significant productivity bonuses." And I can be expected to be compensated "more like a physician partner." No specific details about health insurance, 401k, etc. I will ask for details. Previous discussions mentioned a "comprehensive benefits package." I will very much appreciate any comments/suggestions. Thank you in advance for your help!
  7. There's one literally called LabValues. It's ok.
  8. Out of curiosity, what does your last sentence mean?
  9. I'm not going to read through what everyone has said, so someone may have mentioned this. I'm sure there are plenty of good tips that have been mentioned. My two cents: that whole "if you're getting more than 4 hours of sleep..." stuff is BS. Get a good nights sleep. I slept at least 8 hours per night during the entirety of my didactic year. I rarely achieved A's, but I also rarely scored less than A-/B+. And I maintained my sanity through the entirety. Take care. You'll be OK. Work hard, rest (thoroughly), repeat.
  10. It seems like the Florida job offers are often not so great. I know I wouldn't be willing to take that offer. Good luck with your decision!
  11. Wow. Good for you. (In all seriousness!)
  12. Congrats on the offer! Definitely encouraging to see that there are jobs like this that can happen for new graduates. I lack the kind of experience that would have gotten me in the door unfortunately. But that's why I'll be applying to a fellowship. Again, congrats and enjoy!
  13. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!
  14. Anyone have thoughts regarding which residencies/fellowships are best in terms of overall training received and quality of practitioner produced? The websites can be informative, but an insider perspective would be appreciated. I apologize if this has been a previous thread in the past. If so, I've had trouble finding it, and would appreciate a link. Thanks!
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