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  1. Hey all, thanks in advance for any advice. Offer is for rural hospitalist. Duties are basic hospital medicine but also include telemedicine triage/urgent care consults and covering the ED when they have a high census. Hours are 24 on, 3 days off 24 on, etc etc. Only one in house past 5pm or so once the internal med docs head home. I have been working in critical care medicine at an academic institution for the last 18 months, so that is my experience Offer details: Salary - 110k Loan repayment: 60K over 6 years Signing bonus: 5K Annual bonus for production/performance: 3k CME: $3500 + 5 days Vacation: 4 weeks Retirement: I put in 6, they put in 9 - total of 15% Licensing, DEA covered I was going to counter w/ 120K for salary and move 5k from loan repayment to add to the signing bonus. What do you all think?
  2. Thanks again for all the advice. I already have a PRN ER gig lined up, so that makes me feel good that I am doing the right thing. I am still waiting on details of the ER job.
  3. Thanks for all the responses. As far as my current job, great opportunity for learning on some very complicated medical and surgical patients. The overnight hours are not great. Its a group of PAs/NPs, no attending, no formal education or rounding. I am training with a NP currently, but its just learning the ropes, no real didactic stuff or anything. The city I live in is not huge, but not small, and the ER job would be at a moderately sized hospital with one doc on staff at all times and I think 2-3 other PAs/NPs. I actually did a rotation at one of the hospitals within the system and it was a great experience.I am waiting on details for the position as far as benefits but I know the pay is 65-70/hr. I currently make 100k, w/ nothing more than a 1% raise per year. Its not all about the money, its a multi-factor issue: more money, day hours, and ER. I will throw more info about benefits once I get them. Thanks again for all the responses.
  4. Long story short, I am currently in critical care working overnights. EM has always been my passion. A couple opportunities opened up for ER jobs, paying about 20K more a year and day hours (11a-11p). Any advice on how to handle this situation? Stick it out at the CC job and wait a while for another ER gig to open up or send my resume for the ER job? Thanks in advance.
  5. Okay so I'll try again. Assuming they accept my counter for 101K. Here is the math: Each individual shift is worth $648. Every shift over 3 shifts in a week is equal to $648 + a $400 bonus = $1048. I mentioned working two extra shifts a month = $2096 extra a month. 101k + (2096x12 months) = 126k potential. I could earn more but I'm not interested in burning myself out for money that I wouldn't even have time or energy to spend.
  6. A few updates and clarifications. I countered asking for 5K extra, which would bump me to 101K. Secondly, I think I am not explaining the extra shift correctly. It would be my normal daily pay, which would be around $54 an hour with an additional $400 dollar bonus for that extra shift. Adding those together, its more like $87 an hour for an extra 12 hour shift, $6 more than time and a half. I hope that clarifies the extra shifts, unless I am not understanding your explanation.
  7. Just to clarify, its base pay + $400 bonus for each additional shift over 3 shifts a week. Shakes out to about an extra 1k per additional shift. So, even working two additional shifts a month cranks pay up to around $120k.
  8. Just to answer a few of the questions: 5 days off for CME, 75% match up to 3% for retirement that increases by 2% every 5 years and tops out at 13%.
  9. This offer is from a large teaching institution in the Midwest. Hours: 3 12 hour shifts/week, 6pm-6am Salary: 96K base, extra shifts include base pay + $400 bonus per shift Duties: Covering various services including transplant, trauma (plus responding to traumas), pulmonary, and surgical inpatients. I rotate each service per shift, not covering all services on one shift. ER Consults and admissions. Benefits: 2 weeks vacation (this increases as tenure increases, 3.5 weeks after 3 years, etc), 40 hours sick/personal time, 7 holidays plus one floating holiday, $2500 CME, licensure and DEA covered. I have no concerns about health insurance at this moment because my wife has unbelievable benefits through her job. Tail coverage included. Other perks: Fellows who are willing to teach procedures regularly. Get to work with and train residents. Will always have an attending, fellow, resident, and 1 to 2 other PAs/NPs each shift. Any thoughts on this offer?
  10. Anyone have experience using this review system? Seems to offer a lot at a very low cost, which can be suspicious.
  11. I can't do music with lyrics because I get too distracted, so all my suggestions will be mainly musical: Tycho - Awake Helios - Yume Vessels - Dilate God is an Astronaut - Self-titled album Explosion in the Sky - The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place --> these guys did the Lone Survivor soundtrack, if you're familiar with the movie. Eluvium - Copa These are my favorite albums by these groups but I would recommend almost any of their work. I could go on and on but I'll spare you guys.
  12. Hey all, I was wondering what your favorite or most recommended textbook was for your FM rotation, specifically if you had to take the PAEA EOR exams? Also, does anyone have any recommendations for good suture practice kits? I think all my preceptors have said they are going to get me expired sutures and old needle driver stuff but its never come to fruition and I am willing to spend a little cash to be able to practice. Thanks in advance for any advice.
  13. IMO, I would have prosected. We had over 125 students (combined PT/PA/Masters/PhD students) with only 3-4 faculty members. We pissed away so much time waiting for help to make sure we weren't destroying our cadaver. If you did a poor job dissecting, your cadaver was pinned with incredibly difficult identifications so you had a lot riding on your ability to do a high quality dissection. At a minimum, I would have appreciated a minimally prosected with us having to do maybe 30-50% of the remaining dissection.
  14. I am about to start clinical rotations in a couple weeks and I was wondering what everyone's favorite textbooks/references have been for their rotations? Would a moderator mind making a sticky out of this? Thanks all
  15. I'd say Notability is the best one out there. I used EverNote and its not as organized, IMO. I re-type all my notes (mostly copy-paste) and put them in a table format, print them out, and write notes on them as I study them. This is so I have a hard copy and I have my Notability notes on my iPad. You have to find what works best for you
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