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  1. We are a mobile dermatology practice that services the elderly community by providing in-site services to individuals in Independent Living Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, Nursing Homes and private homes. Currently looking for a part-time Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner with dermatology experience to take over an existing practice in the Fort Myers, FL area, with the possibility of growth to full-time as you grow the practice. Practitioner has the flexibility to set own schedule during the week or on weekends. Supplies and office support will be provided, as well as
  2. New grad dermatology offer in the Northern Virginia area. Solo MD practice with 4 PAs (1 is leaving and another is leaving in a few months). Only the MD has an MA who brings back pts, scribes and assists with procedures. No Mohs in office. PAs see approximately 15 pts per day at 30 minute intervals - bring pts back to rooms, turnover rooms, perform beta-hcgs without assistance. Location, providers and support staff are great - shadowed with the practice following interview. Offered a 1-year contract for $48/hr, 36 hours/wk, work 8AM - 5 PM (1 hr for lunch flexing every other Friday), no
  3. I'm considering becoming a PA and have always been interested in aesthetic dermatology. I was wondering how content PA's are with specializing in aesthetic dermatology and what kind of work hours there are. Another thing, are the work hours flexible? I'd love to start a family but not sure how much it will affect that. Thank you!
  4. * DERMATOLOGY MEDICAL ASSISTANT - MIDTOWN WEST* Welcoming, friendly and motivated individual for Medical Assistant position in our small, established Midtown West Dermatology practice. We are interested ONLY in applicants who planning a future career as a Physician Assistant - and want to gain experience in the medical field before applying to graduate school. This is a great way to gain experience, get shadowing hours & boost your CV before applying to this highly competitive field! Most of our prior Medical Assistants have gone on to attend various prestigious PA programs aft
  5. Hello I'm new to this website and forum but I have a plan to continue my education to become a Physician Assistant specializing in Dermatology. I wanted to hear from PAs or students who are in the minority specially the African/black community. I am a 24yr old Female, Jamaican-american. I plan on applying to a PA program here in Florida in the next 4 years, and was hoping to get some more information and advice please!! I will be attending an accelerated program (5-6months) to be a Medical Assistant (Sept.- Feb. 2020). After I am licensed in MA, I would like to reapply to UCF for my
  6. I’m a PA with 12 years of experience in orthopedic surgery. I’m interested in making a change and getting into dermatology for a better lifestyle and a comparable salary. Ideally I’d like to get into a an aesthetics practice including fillers, Botox, laser treatments, etc. I live in south Florida and there is no shortage of this type of practice but everyone seems to want experience. I see that there are various training courses for this type of thing that can be anywhere from 1 day to 2 weeks in length and are on the expensive side. I’m looking for advice on what training I can p
  7. Any derm PA's out there who work at Kaiser, Sutter, CA Skin Institute, Berman, or other larger corporations? I'm working in private practice now and have a lot of flexibility with my schedule which is nice, but not the kind of benefits and salary I think I could potentially have at the other. Could you share your experience as far as schedule, salary and/or benefits? And, if you've worked both private and/or corporate, which do you prefer and why? Thank you!
  8. Hello everyone! I had recently posted about a derm offer, but I got another offer at a different practice/state and would love some thoughts on this one. Salary: 36 hour work week, Training salary for 4 months at a rate of 75K, and then 80K with bonus of 10% for collections exceeding 60K for a 3 month period that will be paid quarterly. Time off: 2 weeks PTO, 1 week of sick time, 2 days for CME and 2 personal days along with 7 paid holidays. Malpractice covered. 50% of tail coverage if I stay with practice for 2 years. CME: 1K Health insurance plan: 280/mo towards it
  9. Hi everyone! 3 years in Derm. Right now : 1. Part time pay $57.50 an hour no benefits except 401k he’s putting in 3%. Only PA in solo practice. One time bonus in December of $1,500. Pays for all CME activities no cap, but does not pay accommodations or other expenses. 2. Work 20-25 hours a week. I tally about 60 patients a week and sometimes less. 3. I Do some cosmetics 4. I was offered productivity based salary at first, had no Derm experience but I declined because I was brand new to practice. Worked IM 3 years before starting. offered
  10. Hello All, I am graduating in July and am starting to look into contract negotiation and will take any advise I can get. I just completed a rotation in dermatology and got an "unofficial" job offer. I want to move forward with it and want to arm myself with the tools necessary to negotiate a contract. My first question is SALARY negotiation. Yes, I know this is a hard question to answer without knowing the other benefits. I really don't know much logistics with this particular practice, or really any as a matter of fact. Here is what I do know, its a private practice (1 of 20) t
  11. Hello! I am going to be applying to PA schools and I am highly interested in derm. I know this is a long time away but I just want to learn more about certain specialties. I was looking at jobs for derm PAs on Indeed and some other websites and I noticed they need 1-3 years experience. Is there any way to graduate PA school and start working immediately for a dermatologist or do you need to work your way through another specialty and then apply for a PA derm position?
  12. I’m applying to PA school and in the mean time I have been interested in working as an esthetician while working as a CNA. I plan on going to esthetician school for a couple months bc I love skin care. I was wondering what it is like to own and run or even work at a medical spa. What are your days like? What kind of work do you do? Do your work with a doctor who owns most of the company or can you legally own your own company and hire a doctor as an independent contractor?
  13. I am having trouble with starting my personal statement. People keep telling me to start it off with an experience or anecdote to draw the readers in..There is not just ONE experience that sparked my dream of working in the medical field. I feel as though the various experiences I have had collectively have drawn me into the medical field. Here are a few topics I was thinking of starting my personal statement with..Please give me any feedback! (I am interested in specializing in dermatology, but by no means am I committed to this specialty!!) 1.) I currently work as a medical assistant in
  14. This offer is for a position in a small single physician surgical dermatology private practice office in a highly affluent community outside of Los Angeles, CA. The physician is an experienced Moh's surgeon who deals almost exclusively in skin cancer, reconstruction, and cosmetics (no medical derm). She is offering a "training year" and I am seeking a "foot in the door" with dermatology. Let me preface this post by saying I know it's a pretty rough offer, but my hope is once developing a skill set within surgical dermatology. I'd hope to become an asset to the practice in order to negoti
  15. My original plan was/is to get an EMT certification this summer term and try to hop on with a hospital as an ER/ED Tech afterwards. I figured that'd be the ideal way to not only rack up the hours of HCE, but also be surrounded by loads of docs and PAs that I could potentially shadow and get letters of recommendation from. I also thought it'd be best since at the moment I prefer the idea of working in emergency medicine when I'm a PA. However, I've recently noticed that a dermatology medical surgical assistant position has become available at a local dermatology group near me with no prior
  16. I am an experienced PA with 6.5 years total experience - 3 years in surgery and 3.5 years in dermatology. I got a job offer in major city in North Carolina. $120 K base Salary 4.5 day workweek, avg. 30-35 patients/day, but they are expecting to see more 20% production bonus on collections over $250 K after 16 months $1500 / year for CME $1500 / year for license and DEA Malpractice and health insurance 3 weeks for vacation/sick/CME; 4 weeks after 1 year 24 month non-compete covering five counties in the metro area where they have offices. If anyone has the recent AAPA Sal
  17. A New Grad derm offer I received in Northern VA: (previous HCE: SA in Derm x 5 years) Term: 3 years. Training x 6 months. Expectation 20-25 pts a day thereafter Hours: M-F 9am-5pm, "Occasional Saturdays" 8am-12pm Base: 80k Bonus: Shall be compensated at a rate equal to 15% of collections above 150K/year Mal-practice: Covered w/o tail Vacation: 1 week vacation for every 6 months employed with practice Non-compete: 15miles x 2 years ALL other benefits: ambiguous, contract says things like: Sick leave: "as per terms and provisions of the employee manual" (which I was told hasn't
  18. Hello! First year applicant and slowly getting my CASPA application together. I work as a phyical therapy aide. By the time I apply I will have about 1200-1300 hours HCE. Now, at least half of each hour I am directly touching patients whether it is measuring, stabilizing, etc.. On CASPA would I say I have 1200 HCE hours and 600 of those being Direct patient contact, or would I have to split them 600 and 600 for each? Thank you again!
  19. Hey all! I am getting ready to interview for a dermatology "residency" position at a very large and expanding dermatology clinic with offices that serve almost the entire state I live in. After requesting the interview with me, the company sent me a very simplistic form of the terms of the contract for residency prior to interviewing. Holy crap, it is a DOOZY. So, without further ado... 4 Year MINIMUM contract. 1st yr: "fellowship pay" = $30,000/yr 2nd-4th yrs: $90,000 + 25% production bonus above $400,000 in collections $2000 CME Licensing fees/textbooks/equipment paid Ful
  20. Hey everyone, I am new to the forum and have seen that there is a lot of experience on here. I will be graduating in August and have a job offer in derm. I worked there before as a medical assistant and so negotiations feel a little more touchy if that makes sense. Here are the details: -$70,000 for first year -Full benefits for me, my wife and dependents -3 wks PTO -1 wk CME with $2,000 allowance -malpractice covered -society/membership fees covered (to a point) -noncompete for 2 years in 8 mile radius -second year will get a raise and will be base salary plus production b
  21. Hi, I am a new graduate in the northern VA/MD area (DC suburbs) and completed a 4 week derm rotation during clinicals. I received an offer recently and want to see how it compares to other derm PAs, and what I should negotiate for... Based on the recent AAPA salary report, a PA with 0-1 years of experience makes $90,000 in the 75% and $100,000 in the 90%, not including bonus. I would expect this area to make in 90% since it serves several of the "richest counties in the U.S." 78,000 base salary, reassessed after 5 months and again at one year (will shadow for first ~3 months) 5 days p
  22. I am have been a full time emergency physician assistant and part-time orthopedic surgery first assist PA since I graduated in 2012 but I am interested in transitioning into dermatology. I currently live in Raleigh, North Carolina and I am finding it difficulty to get my foot in the door without prior dermatology experience. I have contacted a hand full of local dermatologist but they are either not hiring and/or unable to allow me to shadow as they are precepting students. I have even joined SDPA in order to network. Any suggestions on how to make the transition?!? Thanks for
  23. I am looking for a Derm PA with a minimum of years of Derm experience and to be able to manage all aspects of patient care with limited supervision. Competetive salary with unlimited potential growth. Practice has multiple locations in surrounding areas of Dayton and Cincinnatti. Shedule and locations may be tailered to meet your needs. Contact Matt Kintz, Practice Manager, directly at mkintz.reeder@gmail.com and at 937-438-5333X263
  24. Hi! I will be going into my senior year of college in the fall as a Public Health major. It need some advice on becoming a PA.... The reason why I want to pursue a career as a PA is because of my experience with one. When I was 18 years old I was diagnosed with melanoma. My usual dermatologist was out one day and I saw the dermatology PA instead...she was even better than my usual doctor...so engaging and personable. Ever since she has sparked the idea in my head of becoming a PA... I am just really curious on current or past PA students experiences getting accepted into school. I
  25. Hi all, this was taken from the AAPA web site: AAPA and SDPA Respond to AAD Initiative with Restrictive Requirements The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recently announced the DermCare Team. While this new program has a commendable premise of inclusion of all team members, AAPA and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA) oppose the program’s restrictive attestation requirement and have written a letter outlining their concerns to the AAD President and DermCare Team Implementation Workgroup. The attestation requires DermCare Teams to adhere to AAD’s “Position St
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