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  1. HI! I am currently an undergrad and looking at PA schools in California (I am out of state). I would love input on the different schools and if it matters in the job field if you choose one over the other? Given that I am out of state I am leaning toward the cheaper schools such as Western University, but I am scared if this will matter in the job search that it is not highly ranked. Thanks!
  2. Hi all- Wondering if anyone has any experience obtaining fluoroscopy permit in California? I am currently an IR PA in Illinois (can't independently use fluoro) and I'm relocating to California. Mixed information regarding obtaining fluoro permit out there. I was planning to do the AAPA online fluoro course until I was told I have to go through a California school. I was also told that there are currently no schools in California that accept PAs and that I must call around to ask if some place will accept me. This sounds crazy. There has to be a way. Any input?
  3. Looking to do a rotation in the Bay area in 2021 as I would like to move there after graduation to practice. Please let me know if you have any suggestions on clinical rotations anywhere in the San Jose, San Fransisco, or Oakland area. Open to any specialty. Thank you!
  4. Hi! My name is Shelby, I am a medical assistant at a private orthopedic practice in San Mateo, CA. I have acquired over 3,000 hours of patient care experience and healthcare experience in this position. Our office is currently looking for pre-PA students to fill two available staff positions. The first is a MA/CNA position. The second is an administrative assistant position, which has the potential to move up into a MA/CNA role. Certification (CNA, MA) and experience is preferred for both positions, but not required. As a small practice, we have a great team approach to patient care. You will have the opportunity to work closely with the PA and orthopedic surgeon. Many job duties allow you to be present in the room during patient visits so you can become familiar with the PA scope of practice. Additionally, both the orthopedic surgeon and PA are excellent mentors and educators. If you are eager to learn more about orthopedics and medicine in general, they are always willing to share their expertise. If you live in the Bay Area or are looking to move to the Bay Area, this is a great opportunity to prepare you for PA school. Below is the job listing for both positions. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/hea/d/san-mateo-medical-assistant-cna-and/7185888927.html If you are interested, you can respond to the listing or email your cover letter and resume to ma2@oiba.us . Thanks! Shelby
  5. I'm a second year PA student going to school in VA, but I'm from CA. It's been awhile and I don't have any contacts in CA to do my rotations. I need advice/ideas on how to find rotations, preferably in the LA area for this July and August (my elective rotations). My main interest are orthopedics and dermatology, but really any rotation help will be much appreciated. Thanks.
  6. https://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/actspar Wondering if anyone has any experience/information/thoughts UCSF Fresno, specifically this ACS/Trauma Surgery Residency. Considering relocating for the opportunity. New grad, I liked what I saw during the visit. Not looking for some one to make a decision for me, but any information would be great. Thanks
  7. Received my first job offer today. Would like some input as to my compensation package! Thank y'all in advance for your feedback! Location: Los Angeles Practice: working closely with one physician, mostly surgical FA with pre and post op care, some wound care that requires travel, and some work in the cosmetic clinic; currently projected at a 6 month intensive training period but physician is open to tailor it based upon my progression Salary: $95k for the first year with government standard mileage if I'm doing house calls or traveling between clinics, no guarenteed raise that I'm aware of, opportunity to restructure to base + % of collections once I'm productive, no salary cap Hours: likely 50+ hours/week based upon what current PA works, will take call and round on hospital patients on the weekends but am able to request some weekends off if I feel that I need some free time (physician states they may consider splitting call and rounding between myself and the current PA) Benefits: 3 month probationary period, 401K with match, health insurance (HSA) with 3600/year employer contribution, 10 days ETO for the first year that I begin accruing day 1 but cannot use until after probabtion, I will be added to the practice's existing malpractice policy +/- tail coverage, medical center parking covered by employer No CME allowance or dedicated time off for CME (expected to go to affiliated hospital for free CME or request employer to pay for CME on a case by case basis) DEA required but not paid for by employer. State license and associated fees not paid for by employer. I'm not so sure the physician is open to negotiations on this contract. May possibly increase my salary if I give up some benefits. PA that currently works for physician says the physician is a fantastic educator and states I will learn an enormous amount. My dilemma is that my salary seems far below average/median salary for new grad California PAs (115k based off AAPA salary report), however, this offer is on par with 0 to 1 year experience plastics PA salaries reported in the AAPA salary report, though the statistical population is very small (n=7). I know plastics is hard to break into as a new grad and the experience I would gain is invaluable but given LA has such a high cost of living, I wonder if I should hold out until another job offer with higher pay comes around. It seems very possible that my salary may increase rapidly after the first year if I truly put in the work but that hasn't been directly stated.
  8. Starting a post for the 2018-2019 cycle for Cal Baptist University's PA program! Good luck everyone!
  9. The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) - Fresno Emergency Medicine PA Residency is accepting applications for the 2019 application cycle. This 18-month postgraduate program, affiliated with the UCSF School of Medicine, is designed to prepare PAs to practice in a variety of emergency medicine environments. We will be accepting 2 residents in 2019. The class will start June 26, 2019 but we will be offering rolling admissions into the Fall for accepted applicants who have a later PA school graduation date. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2019. Rotations include: Trauma Critical Care Pediatric Emergency Medicine Burn Orthopedics Dermatology Ophthalmology Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Toxicology Emergency Ultrasound Anesthesia EMS  Resuscitation courses include: ACLS, ATLS, BLS, PALS 18-month stipend: $90,000 Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, 401k, employee assistance program, 4 weeks of vacation, membership in the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA), UCSF email access, textbook, malpractice coverage, and more. Paid travel to SEMPA 360, SEMPA's annual conference. Our state-of-the-art ED at Community Regional Medical Center serves as the only Level 1 Trauma Center/Burn Center for Central California, and handles an annual ED volume of over 110,000. The Department of Emergency Medicine hosts fellowships in Emergency Ultrasound, Medical Education, and Wilderness Medicine. Our faculty are involved in EMS, wilderness medicine, ultrasound, medical education, toxicology, international emergency medicine, and more. They are also leaders in the emergency medicine and EMPA community. For more information, please see the attached flyer. Website: http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/emergency-medicine-physician-assistant/ Email: em.pa.residency@fresno.ucsf.edu Residency Flyer.pdf
  10. What is the process of creating a clinical site or at least an affiliation with a doctor or organization for one student to do a rotation at? I have been desperately trying to get clinical rotations in CA, my home, while I am currently out of state. I have situational depression and I know that being able to do rotations back at home would help immensely with my focus, happiness, and health, but my school won't budge in helping me. Their reasoning was that it's too much work for them to make affiliations with new sites. I have found doctors willing to take me in for rotations though, so the only thing left would be the paperwork which I thought was in large part filled out by the preceptor. Does anyone know anything about this, and if so, could you please help me understand?
  11. I haven't seen anything on the forum about this school so I decided To start a new thread for the 2016-2017 application cycle at the University of La Verne. The program is not accredited yet. I submitted my application yesterday. According to the program director they do not utilize rolling admissions. Has anybody else applied here?
  12. Hi all! Just wanted to get this topic started for this years application cycle. Received my email today that they have received my application and will be reviewing files on a rolling basis. This is my second year applying to PA school but first year applying to CDU. Look forward to chatting with you all throughout this cycle.
  13. University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) – Fresno will be accepting two PA students for our wilderness medicine student elective. As an introduction to wilderness medicine, the elective will cover environmental illnesses, trauma, search and rescue, burns, bites and stings, wilderness improvisation, and more. This two-week elective includes one week of didactic education then moves into the Sierra Nevada mountains for hands-on training. UCSF faculty and guest instructors will be leading the elective. UCSF Fresno has a robust wilderness medicine program including a wilderness medicine fellowship and medical direction/education to the National Park Service. Elective dates: 9/3/18 – 9/14/18 Deadline to apply: 4/15/18 Prerequisites: PA student in their final year of training PA must be able to provide their own transportation For more information: https://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/medical-student-programs/wilderness-medicine-rotation/ Email: em.pa.residency@fresno.ucsf.edu
  14. I am looking at relocating. What do you think is a fair hourly rate (no benefits) for an experienced pediatric physician assistant in California?
  15. Hello all, My name is Michelle, an aspiring Physician Assistant. I am currently working on my CASPA application, and I would like to ask for your help. I am in need of a PA shadowing opportunity in the Los Angeles area. I have been reaching out to different websites and hospitals for an opportunity, but I've always been turned down. I hope you can help me find this opportunity. Thank you!
  16. Hello everyone who are applying to the University of the Pacific PA program. It will be in Sacramento. Just thought I should start a thread for us. I am re-applying to this program as a 2nd time applicant. Best of luck!
  17. Hi, I am looking for PA's to shadow in the San Jose area, but I am willing to travel further for shadowing. I am a pre-PA student entering my 4th year as an undergraduate at UCLA, pursuing a degree in Biology. I am currently a volunteer at my university hospital's child life department and I also volunteer with an organization that provides healthcare services to the underserved community. I also worked with geriatric patients in a program that paired patients with students. I would be interested in shadowing PA's of any specialty. Please send me a private message if you are willing to let me shadow! Thanks, Hilary
  18. The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine is proud to announce the newest addition to its medical education programs. The UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine PA Residency is accepting applications for the 2018 application cycle. This 18 month post-graduate program is designed to prepare PAs to practice in a variety of emergency medicine environments. We will be accepting 2 residents in 2018. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2018. Rotations include: Trauma Critical Care Burn Orthopedics Dermatology Ophthalmology Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Toxicology Radiology Emergency Ultrasound Anesthesia EMS Resuscitation courses include: ACLS, ATLS, BLS, PALS 18-month stipend: $90,000 Full Benefits Paid attendance at SEMPA 360, SEMPA's annual conference Our state-of-the-art ED at Community Regional Medical Center serves as the only Level 1 Trauma Center and Burn Center for Central California, and handles an annual ED volume of over 110,000. For more information, please see the attached flyer. Website: http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/emergency-medicine-physician-assistant/ Email: em.pa.residency@fresno.ucsf.edu Residency Flyer.pdf
  19. Hey everyone, I am a new graduate and I have been working for an Ortho and Spine group in southern CA for 6 months. I started taking phone call about 3 months after my start date without additional compensation. I currently do phone call every 3rd weekend. My job is now discussing that I take hospital call as well, but they only pay if the PA gets called in for trauma surgery. The PA does not get compensated for being on call and not getting called in. The PA does not get paid for rotating on patient's during the week or on weekends. If a patient is in the hospital during the week, then the PA goes in before office hours, which begins between 7 and 8 am. My contract DOES NOT discuss call at all. I know I should have added something about call in my contract, but I didn't and now here I am. Half the PA's do only phone call and the other half do only hospital call. Now our practice seems to want all the PA's on hospital call and phone call, which is fair. However, I don't believe it is fair that we are not compensated for our time. Half of the PA's seem to be on board to try to get our company to compensate for call. Unfortunately, the PA's that are pushing to get paid for call are the newer PA's that make less salary and money for the practice. Our ortho doctor just started trauma call and he gets paid by the hospital to be on call, even if he does not go in. I don't believe our spine doctor gets paid unless he performs the surgery, however, he is the owner of the practice, so he basically gets paid for everything billed. QUESTIONS FOR YOU: - Do you get compensated for call? - If so, how much? - Do you do hospital call or phone call? Both? - Do you get paid even if you do not go in? - Do you know of any resources or surveys that show PA call compensation? Thank you so much for your assistance!
  20. Hello! I'm looking for a current or future opening to shadow a PA in the IE, OC or LA! If anyone can help me, please let me know!! Thank you in advance :)
  21. Hi I am looking for where I can find a comprehensive summary of major practicing laws in California and New York? I found the handbooks online, however they seem rather detailed and long and I am trying to look for something more comprehensive so I have a general understanding. If anyone knows any major differences in the laws in these two states that would be great too! Thanks!
  22. Sarahava

    CA PA laws

    Hi all - Is anyone here active with CAPA or with working to improve the practice laws in CA? I know we had some improvements last year but some are still a bit archaic. I'd like to find some like-minded folks so we can work to drive this forward.
  23. Any one else had an issue? And if so how did you get it done? I currently have resulted to asking my congressman to intervene. So before I became a PA I was a combat Medic with the US Army. I maintained a license not through an individual state but through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Since becoming a PA-C I need my license to practice in the state of CA. The state of CA requires form PA-7 to be sent from NREMT directly to the state exhibiting a letter of good standing. They have lost my forms on multiple occasions (4 to be exact) they won't ever give me any other information other than "you need to wait 30 days" it has now been 34 days since the 4th form was sent via fed ex with signature confirmation and I was told "whoops what we meant was 30 'business days' call back in a few weeks." This has been 4 months since my very first submission of the PA-7 form. Or does anyone have any recommendations? I've contacted the state who says I HAVE to have this form there's no other way. My application in its entirety is complete with the state except for this one piece of paper. My record with the NREMT is completely clean as well, the paper form is just not getting done or mailed out. Thanks guys!
  24. I'm a first year student at community college, where I plan to be for 2 years. Hopefully, I can transfer after that majoring in Psychology. As for my experience, I will earn some hours at a hospice this semester. I'll set up my classes for spring semester in a way that I can take an EMT class at an ROP too. While, I do this, I'll be working as a caregiver for a few days a week (maybe not even necessary). After my EMT certification, I find a job for that and continue working as I am getting my degree. I'll also apply for a health scholar summer program, where I'll be volunteering at a hospital in the summer all week. (I will not work all summer because of this) Will I be set? Advices?
  25. Hello All, Under the direction of the physician, the Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant performs delegated medical acts consistent with the skills, training, education and competence of physician assistants and within the scope of the practice of the supervising physician. Qualifications: - Experience: Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Program - Licensure: A valid California State issued Certification for Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants- Experience with chronic pain population (preferred not required)Requirements:- Patience, willingness to learn and strong interpersonal skillsIf you meet the above requirements and looking for an exciting place of work, with great benefits and excellent salary. Please take a moment to share your experience and apply by submitting a resume. If yourself or anyone you know is interested, please submit resume to Eric@Symbiontmed.com. Thank you for your time!
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