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  1. That's a difficult question to answer, but I believe it can depend on the PA's background and training regardless of what specialty they're practicing in. Case in point, I had a classmate that was an OB/GYN nurse for 7 years before becoming a PA with me and I have no doubt that she is going to be sharp in that specialty; she works for a large Ob/Gyn practice in Dallas now with a lot of autonomy. I'm about to start practicing with an orthopedic/sports medicine group in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and all their mid-levels are also certified athletic trainers (ATC) or physical therapists (PT); I think only one was also a PT. I had a master's degree in athletic training & sport's medicine and practiced as an ATC for five years prior to becoming a PA. I knew the surgeon that ill be working with before PA school when I was an ATC because I sent him a lot of athletes and he became familiar with me. Every provider in this group (mid-levels included) are provided with their own scribe and get to see their own patients. The PA that I'm replacing (he's moving out of state) saw around 25-30 patients a day, both new and post-op, and has his own pod. The doctors also support their mid-levels fully and they make sure the support staff listens to them. SIDE-NOTE - obviously we all know if you respect the nursing and support staff, then they will respect you! I'm not even sure if I answered the question, but my ADHD is to blame haha!
  2. Hey!? I got both of my degrees at Tech before starting PA school, wreck 'em! Lol. Where are you practicing?? That's comforting to know that you at least are getting compensated well. Yeah no state income tax is definitely nice because I worked for 4 years as an athletic trainer for an ortho/sports medicine clinic in Fort Worth and it was great not having state income tax. Our graduate school curriculum in the athletic training program at Tech was heavy on clinical evaluation of upper and lower extremities and we also took gross anatomy with the PT and OT students my first semester. Would you mind if I sent you my CV? Thanks, Gary Gostnell, MAT, ATC, LAT
  3. Cook children's in Fort Worth, TX has an excellent pediatric ortho group, and I was lucky enough to be able to observe and develop a working relationship with one of their PAs, Russell Smith, before PA school. I was an athletic trainer for a private school (k-12) and I would refer a lot of the student-athletes to Russell. He would let me stop by on a regular basis to observe him; he also was an athletic trainer prior to becoming a PA so we had some common ground. He has a great job with excellent pay and hours: Mon-Tue-Thur-Fri 8am-330pm, 4pm-10pm on Wednesdays for call and OR
  4. Thanks for the info. Yeah when I was applying I noticed that NY had so many programs and I had considered applying for one of the Touro programs. I'm from TX, but I'm going to PA school in TN. Im considering going back to Texas after I'm finished, and I am hoping to maybe jump on board with a group that does sports medicine coverage for collegiate athletics as well (UT Austin, TX Tech, Southern Methodist University, etc.) The ortho group in Lubbock, TX were also the team physicians for Texas Tech University and they were a private practice. What elective clinical rotations did you choose when you were a student?
  5. That makes sense. So how much is a reasonable amount in a hospital setting for a newly grad? Outpatient ortho setting? I've heard that outpatient ortho/sports medicine settings love PAs with ATC backgrounds and can start out as much as 105K depending on location/region? Does that amount sound too inflated?
  6. I'm a current PA student that is considering pursuing an orthopedic role. I also have a masters degree in athletic training & sports medicine with five years experience as an athletic trainer. I'm curious as to how much I should be asking for when I start job searching and any input would be much appreciated. Gary, MAT,ATC, LAT
  7. PATO2137, yeah I took five years in my undergrad bc I rushed and pledged a fraternity and didn't exactly manage my time well! That's comforting that they have a few tech grads though! I got accepted to a program in Tennesee, but still waiting on UTHSCSA bc I would prefer to stay local.
  8. Melbel1212, well that sounds encouraging and I certainly hope you're right about me getting an interview invite! My fingers are crossed :(
  9. I'm sure you did great and TCU is a great school as well. Cook children's is a fantastic hospital and our physical therapy clinic gets a lot of referrals from their orthopedic group. I have been shadowing, Russell Smith, their PA as well from time to time.
  10. Very cool, Julie, and congratulations! Where did you go for your undergraduate degree? I went to Texas Tech and I had a lot of guys in my fraternity from Fort Worth actually...seemed like we had a ton from Fort Worth Country Day.
  11. Hey guys. I'm an athletic trainer from Fort Worth, TX and I'm applying for South College as well. Both overall and science GPAs are a shade above a 3.0, but I do have two degrees: bachelor of science and master of athletic training and sports medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. I've been working for an orthopedic and sports medicine clinic since finishing graduate school in 2010 and have over 6000 hrs of direct patient contact experience. I'm starting to get a little weary and anxious.Anybody with similar stats in the same boat as me?? Gary Gostnell, MAT, ATC, LAT Ggostnell@sportherapy.net
  12. I'm still awaiting an invitation. Both GPAs are a shade above a 3.0, but I do have a masters degree in athletic training and sports medicine. I have been working for an orthopedic and sports medicine clinic since finishing grad school in 2010 and have over 6000 hrs of healthcare experience. Anybody with similar stats in the same boat as me? Am I even considered "competitive?" Gary Gostnell, MAT, ATC, LAT Ggostnell@sportherapy.net
  13. Hey all, I got the same email as neecolio and I'm still awaiting an invite. Both overall and science GPAs are a shade above a 3.0, but I do have two degrees: bachelor of science and master of athletic training and sports medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. I've been working for an orthopedic and sports medicine clinic since finishing graduate school in 2010 and have over 6000 hrs of direct patient contact experience. I'm starting to get a little weary and anxious.Anybody with similar stats in the same boat as me?? Gary Gostnell, MAT, ATC, LAT Ggostnell@sportherapy.net
  14. Well I got my fingers crossed with you, AES3! We'll see what happens. Gary Gostnell, MAT, ATC, LAT Ggostnell@sportherapy.net
  15. Hey guys, my application is still under review apparently and I submitted back in July. My overall and science GPAs are over a 3.0 and I have a masters degree in athletic training and sports medicine from Texas Tech Health sciences center. I'm currently practicing in an orthopedic and sports medicine clinic and have been since 2010, over 6000 hours of direct patient contact experience. I have not heard anything yet and I'm starting to get a little weary. Anybody with similar stats still waiting or already have an interview scheduled? Thanks! Gary Gostnell, MAT, ATC, LAT Ggostnell@sportherapy.net
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