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  1. I am done with didactic and is about start rotation soon. I think should feel excited to be done "the hard part" yet I'm filled with doubts and anxiety about moving forward. I originally came into this profession with the idea that I want to help patients understand diseases and empower them with knowledge to help themselves. Looking back now, I somehow feel like I've been passively heading toward this direction all my life because when people asked me what I wanted to do, I just said I want to do something medical related. Be it after school programs in high school or medical related jobs aft
  2. Hi everyone, I am looking for some help and advice. I will preface this with a short about me. I am a PA with 8 years of experience in mostly primary care. I currently live in Michigan. I have no history of any malpractice claims against me and all reviews about me online I can find are positive or 5 stars. I went to a private school and have about 25k in student loans of an original balance of 180k.I am married with 2 young children. Being a PA is a second career for me after burning out as a teacher in AZ. My current situation is this: My wife is a teacher who has had a hard t
  3. I don't really comfortable speaking this frankly to my colleagues. None of my close friends or family are in the medical field so they don't truly understand. I am still a somewhat new PA and I am already considering a new career path. I went to PA school 2 years after graduating college, so I don't have any experience in any other fields besides healthcare. But I've been having serious thoughts about quitting my job and quitting the medical field altogether. A little background about me, I am in my late 20s and I have been a practicing PA for about 4 years. During this time I have been at th
  4. Hello fellow PA's! I'm been working 4+ years in EM, and currently find myself in a job that I cannot stand any longer. First of all, I work in Camden, NJ which is a god-forsaken, urban wasteland. The facility is a stand-alone ED, which basically serves as an all-in-one ER/family practice/STD clinic with no appointments and constant stream of patients. Patients either can't get in to see their PCP or simply do not want to wait, so they all funnel in here. Wait times in surrounding local ERs have steadily increased, so we are seeing more complex patients come in as people simply do not want
  5. At 25 yrs in - is this really what has become of medicine and is there any hope it will get better? Medicine isn't fun anymore. I don't get that kick of satisfaction that I am actually helping anyone anymore. Mostly - I am STUCK, TRAPPED - I support my family and need to have an income equivalent to what I make now. What else is there? I have beat myself up about this for months now. I make more than most people in my community. I should be grateful. I should not complain…. We still have kids to go to college. I support my family. We aren't in major debt but we need what I make to stay in
  6. Why do PAs burnout? I realize WE all need to find ways to de-stress our lives. What tips have helped you when things seem to fall apart?
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