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  1. Hi everyone! I am a graduating PA and am currently looking for outpatient jobs, particularly in primary care. From what I have heard and seen, many primary care clinics are going through hiring freezes, and the few positions I have seen have required 2-5 years of experience. I have applied to them anyway in case they take a look at my CV and consider me, but they have either not contacted me or told me that I do not have enough experience. I had a good first and second interview for an endocrine PA position. I do like endocrine, however I believe at least 90% of my time will involve
  2. Just wondering if anyone has connections to PA, MD, or DO's in the state of Hawaii that might be interested/willing to take on PA students for clinicals, especially in primary care. My wife and I are both in PA school and applied and interviewed with the MEDEX program set to start in Kona. We didn't get into that program, but did get into another and we would still love the opportunity to help with the healthcare shortage in the state. Any tips or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
  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. Okay. So I have been having trouble finding a job out of PA school. I graduated in December. I applied to a few residencies and fellowships and made it to the final round of one of the residencies but ultimately was not chosen. (This process took 2.5 months of my life= 1.5 months waiting for the interview and 1 month waiting for the results). So now I am 7 months out of school and without a job. The biggest problem is that I struggle with confidence. I did very well on all my tests in school but I feel like 2 years in school wasn't enough for me to be ready to practice medicine. Unfortuna
  5. I'm a 2nd-yr PA-C currently stuck in geriatrics but interested in psych. I think my next job would be in psych (in an ideal scenario, as of now). I get a lot of new patients from nursing homes and ALFs that are already on psych medications. I haven't found a good reference guide for psych meds outside of the 1st line SSRI's that are started for depression/anxiety and stuff that I learned in school. Is there a good source for what meds come after SSRI's? I inherit a lot of patients who are on SNRI's/Anti-psychotics and although I don't manage them (they are often seen by psychiatry), a lo
  6. Hey all, would appreciate your inputs- thoughts, questions, concerns welcomed. Thanks! Rural midwest FQHC, 4 or 5 day work week. Low COL area. 85k base (nonnegotiable, increase to 90k after 2 yrs, no productivity) 10k student loan reimbursement Retirement 1% match, w/ potential 1% extra dependent on overall practice productivity Health benefits req. ~$30-100 monthly contribution a little over 7 weeks accrued PTO yearly (includes everything- vaca, holidays if scheduled, sick, cme) 3k CME Natl and state professional assoc fees, license, PA
  7. Has anyone transitioned to primary care from a specialty? I'm a relatively new grad that has about 2 yrs of experience, all primary care jobs. I've always wondered what it would be like to be in a specialty. I'm feeling the burnout already and mostly from the charting. I've had 2 different primary care jobs and the charting is pretty heavy in both. I'm pretty quick about typing and charting too and I still don't see how it can get any faster than it already is for me. More importantly, is the stress level at a specialty any lower, especially considering the fact that your visits are more
  8. Dear East Bay PAs, I begin PA school in January of 2018 and beginning in March our program is placing us into what they call Longitudinal Clinical Experience (LCE), where we spend time in a primary care, family practice or internal medicine practice for 4-5 hours one day a week for the remainder of the didactic year (through December 2018) in order to get mentorship and training in patient care. I have been in research and healthcare for a long time now (7+ years), and have quite a bit of prior clinic experience and patient exposure across the UCSF network both in San Francisco and Oakla
  9. Hey all, I've been a licensed PA for about 9 months, working for the past 5 months. I took my first job as a general medical provider/psychiatry PA at a locked psychiatric hospital in a rural area. It is a very, very poor environment to be an APP in many ways, thus I am already seeking an out. I certainly don't feel comfortable with practicing medicine yet and I'm getting zero training/supervision by my current physician. However, I interviewed and was accepted into a primary care fellowship at a very well-respected academic center in my current city which would start in July. I a
  10. I am in my 6th year, taking PANRE for first time this year. I am not sure which focused exam to pick. I work in an outpatient Internal medicine office, with no pediatric population. However I have no experience with inpatient/hospitalist part. I am not sure if one test is more difficult or so. Which one is a better choice of both? Thank you
  11. Asking for a friend -- Can anyone please comment on new grad salary for family medicine in WA state? A friend has gotten offers around 85K in rural WA. Seems pretty low. Their argument is that there is no state income tax but Nevada doesn't either and I've seen offers there that start in six figures.
  12. I've applied to a few family practice offices in Dallas and Fort Worth Texas, and was wondering what a fair salary range would be. I'm seeing anywhere from 90-115k/yr. Does that sounds about right?Assuming benefits are standard and full. I have 3 years of family med experience in Pennsylvania. Making the move to down south soon!
  13. Hi everyone, First time poster. To start, I graduated with my BA in Psychology in 2012 from a UC. Ended with a 3.2 ish GPA. Throughout college I was pre-med, but not completely convinced it was for me. After college I became a respite care provider to children with autism, volunteered, and took some advanced level science courses/retook classes I got C's in. I applied to DO school last year and received 5 ii, attended 4, waitlisted at 2, rejected at 2. Im convinced it was due to my lack of interview skills. I am currently applying MD/DO again and I find myself feeling like this isn't fo
  14. So this is essentially my first rodeo when it comes to negotiating a contract offer. Reading up on it now and came across this statement. Source: http://cheekyscientist.com/12-tips-on-how-to-negotiate-a-job-offer-to-increase-your-starting-salary/ Based on your experience, is this a good way to go about things. I'm trying to negotiate this contract (http://www.physicianassistantforum.com/index.php?/topic/41261-family-med-offer-need-advice/), and i don't know if i should ask for everything at once or separately, like the author of the article suggests. Any input would be
  15. I have some books that could provide good use to a student either in their didactic or clinical year. Blueprints Series: Pediatric Medicine OB/GYN Emergency Medicine (2) Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics 5th Ed Obstetrics and Gynecology 5th Ed by Beckman, Ling, et all Essential Guide to Primary Care Procedures Physician Assistant - A Guide to Clinical Practices Color Atlas of Anatomy Step up to Surgery Clinical Psychiatry DSM-IV And a few others. All are in great shape, with the exception of a couple covers. I'd be willing to sell these for an extremely reasona
  16. Hello, new grad here in NYC just got offered a primary care contract with a private practice seeking expert opinions. 1 doc, office manager, 3 nurses, and front desk. Doc is super nice and willing to teach, got really good vibes. A little background about this practice is that it is about 70% Chinese population, which is probably why they want to hire me (bilingual). It is worth noting that I will be the first PA the doc has ever worked with. This is a rough draft that does not cover everything. But I have given them a counter offer and they have agreed to meet up and negotiate. Anyth
  17. If you love your work but don't love the system that surrounds it, I'd like to hear from you. I'll be starting in primary care after about 6 years in Urgent Care, and several times I've heard from patients that my non-scheduled, walk-in, takes-as-long-as-it-takes kind of visit is far superior to what they sometimes experience in the day clinic. I recently had a patient hug me, just because I "listened." I know the people working in our primary care clinic are smart and caring people, so it's not that. I've also had a glance at their schedules and sometimes... yuck. Just no. So I'm sure
  18. I've just received an offer from an independent clinic that includes a base salary + productivity bonus. When asking about what that bonus may add, HR said one experienced PA has pulled in $40k more. I asked for how this number is calculated and was told, "RVU calculations are taken from the standard CMS format." Despite looking online for examples, I'm not sure what this means practically. I am a new grad, so I understand my focus will be on learning and not productivity for at least the first 6-12 months. But, being reasonable for my first year, should I expect this to bring in an extra
  19. Hi, I'm a pre-PA student and I'm trying to get an idea of the different specialties PA's operate in and find one that may peak my interest. Though PA school is still a ways away and choosing a specialty to begin with is even further, I want to begin at least learning the most popular specialties and what they do. One specialty I've seen a little bit of info about is hospitalist medicine. Technically speaking, I've seen it referred to as inpatient care. Now don't jump all over me saying I don't know what I'm talking about and that I should reconsider my career choice, because I don't know what
  20. Is anyone interviewing for Heritage University's PA program in February? I don't see any other posts for this school or program so hopefully all of us can touch base here. =)
  21. I am about a month away from starting my clinical year and would like some opinions on what references you are carrying and in what format. I am trying to decide between getting an ipad mini, iphone 6 plus or maybe just a few books. I tried searching the forum but didn’t find too many threads. Looking for a system to get me through my clinical year and a residency. If your using digital what apps and e-books do you carry or if your old schools what books are you carrying? Pros and cons of both? Thanks
  22. Hello Everyone, I was recently accepted into PA school in California. I am from Connecticut and I am still currently residing in CT with plans to move to California in August. I will be completing my didactic year in Cali and then I will complete all my Clinical rotations in Hawaii. I desire to work in primary care upon completion of my schooling in the state of Hawaii. I am trying to find scholarships to help me cover the costs of school, moving and cost of living in general. I will be unable to work while in the program and do not have much savings. I want to take out mi
  23. I'm separating from the military in 2 months after 3 years of service as a PA in primary care and was recently extended 2 job offers; one with the VA in primary care, the other an occ med job with a non-profit organization run by Catholic Health Initiatives. As I consider what I'm looking for in my next job, factors such as work-family balance, minimal red tape and stress are more important than pay. Both offer good benefits. Can anyone offer any insight to life as a PA with the VA and how that job might compare with a position with a non-profit? Thanks!
  24. After my first two+ years of PA practice (and steep learning curve!) I will be relocating from Southern California to Boston for my husband's job. We are not planning to make the move until spring of 2013, however I am already looking into licensing requirements and job options. With just the little bit of research that I have done so far, it seems that Massachusetts seems like a GREAT state for PA practice! If you are a PA with current or past work experience in the Boston area, I would love to connect with you to discuss what the PA-employment atmosphere is like. I have experience in Em
  25. Would like to know how outpatient clinic PAs are being compensated. Salaried, hourly or paid small fee per patient plus low hourly rate? The last form of payment appears to be popular with employers, would like to know if anyone is doing this and what is the consensus on this practice. Forgot to mention that with the pay per patient, all PA's are paid the same regardless of experience. Compensation is dependent of clinic visits, so your income will vary from day to day. Any thoughts on this?
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