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  1. Hello all, Recent new graduate here. I just received an offer from a small private, moderately paced urgent care/primary care office and I have a few questions about some items in my contract. Not sure if the items are reasonable for PAs in my area and looking to get some feedbacks from actual PAs in practice rather than just my parents. Here are a few details of my contract: - 18 month contract with required 90 days written notice of termination - 96K salary with bump after completing "training CME" courses paid for by the practice. 17 weeks to complete the courses and salary will increase to 101K - Productivity bonuses based on wRVUs and charts completed and coded within 48 hours - PTO accrued based on time worked. Begin accruing PTO 1 month after completing 90 day introductory period. PTO is to be used for PERSONAL DAYS, SICK DAYS, and VACATION time. (contract states that in first 0-3 years I can accumulate up to 100 hrs/2.5 weeks PTO) - Non-compete clause during employment and 12 months after termination. Cannot engage in primary, multi-specialty, urgent care offering similar services within a 2 mile radius of any clinics. (This can be kind of limiting for me due to the central location of the clinics in the city - I am considering a negotiation for this to be removed or possibly brought down to 1 mile) - Still need clarification of type of malpractice insurance, but it is offered. (Not sure if I will require tail coverage yet but will be finding out) - Multiple Heath insurance policies available but not covered 100% by practice. Most expensive policy will cost $162 Bi-weekly for employee coverage (No additional spouse or family coverage) Additionally, I have a few concerns about orientation and training on site. Currently, both clinics have single provider coverage with experienced NPs. Will be asking tomorrow about my expectations for providing single-provider coverage and working on my own. Was told by employed NP that the providers at both clinics are in constant communication via phone and text. Also assures me that the Medical Director is often on site and always quickly answers phone calls and texts. Medical director seems very eager to teach but I still have concerns about his expectations for me as a new grad due to his experience with mainly experienced NPs. ALSO, the salary is VERY tempting and I don't want to be blinded.. Thank you all for any help or feedback you can give!
  2. Hello everyone! I am currently looking for PA's practicing in the Chicago Land Area! I would love the opportunity to gain more knowledge about the profession! Please reach out if you know of anyone willing to take on a student :) Thank you for your time!
  3. I will be moving to Chicago after graduation in June - trying to get a feel for the place. I see some of the past posts are a bit outdated - so wanted to get the new skinny on things. Please feel free to answer some or all the questions below. For starters: 1. Average Salary for new PA grad 2. Are there any particular hospitals with any PA-ran services or known to be "PA friendly" for that matter? Interested in job opportunities in Internal Medicine or Outpatient Medicine at this time but still open to any good initial job opp post PA school. 3. Any licensing advice to make the process smooth is greatly welcomed Many Thanks!
  4. Hi All, I'm seeking some help or advice on arranging my rotations in Chicago, IL. Since my school is in Arizona, they will allow me to do out of state rotations but I am ultimately responsible for providing the preceptor. Have you or anyone you know had a preceptor you recommend in the Chicagoland area? ANY and all advice would be greatly appreciated!!
  5. Hi everyone, I'm currently 3 months into my clinical year at a PA program in Ohio, but I'm looking for rotations in downtown Chicago area where I'm originally from. So far I've only been able to find one rotation at a hospital I used to work at. Anybody have any advice or have any leads on finding more clinical sites? I've already completed EM and FM, I'm primarily looking for Peds but I know that is tough in the city. Thanks!
  6. Hi all- I am relocating across the country in June and looking for a replacement! The opportunity is for Interventional Radiology in Chicago working with awesome attending radiologists in the city. I hate to leave and want to find a someone who will love the opportunity as much as I do. The position is open now. Good mix of procedures and clinical work. M-F, no call. Message me for more details. Thanks!
  7. Hello everyone! This forum is great, I am so glad I found it. I am looking for an opportunity to shadow a PA-C in the Chicagoland area. Any leads would be much appreciated. Thanks! Andrew
  8. HI all, Second year in the midst of clinicals. Looking for a peds rotation in either Chicago or DC area... if ANYONE can help with a contact that would be amazing! Looking for Feb-March 2016 Thanks, Cara
  9. Hello Illinois! I am a second year PA student at Barry University in Miami, FL. I am very interested in finding a rotation in Chicago in Ob/Gyn, preferably in perinatology/maternal-fetal medicine for next year. Obstetrics and gynecology have always greatly interested me, but I eagerly welcome the opportunity to learn about high risk pregnancies. I am aware that some locations require a rotation in Ob/Gyn before working in a specialized field like perinatology, and I would be happy to first complete an OB rotation if needed. ​In regards to affiliation with Barry University, the clinical coordinator for my program and I are ready to speak to the medical education department of the appropriate hospital(s) to begin an affiliation agreement process. As of right now, my school has scheduled my out-of-state rotation for July 2015 (my last rotation). However, if these dates are inconvenient, I would be willing to accommodate my rotation schedule if necessary. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need more information! I hope to have the chance to work with someone. Thank you in advance. :)
  10. Hello, I ordered official GRE scores to sent to specific school's CASPA accounts on 5/7 and they haven't posted to CASPA yet. I'm ready to e-submit. If I e-submit now, will those official scores be visible to schools after the fact? Or should I wait to submit until they're showing up in my CASPA. Thanks!
  11. Is there any hope for someone who has attended and dropped out of multiple colleges over the past 8 years due to lack of direction and motivation? How much worse would it be if his/her overall gpa is 2.5 and science gpa is 2.0? Long story short, I had no idea what to do with my life and my grades fluctuated dramatically due to lack of motivation at times. I took a year off to figure out what I want in life, improve my study skills, and explore the medical field. Now I know, without doubt, that I want to be a PA, but I'm afraid I've already done too much damage with the constant dropping out and low gpa. Is there any hope? Thanks for your help.
  12. Just wondering if people had advice/opinions on these two programs. Rush is a newer program and Midwestern is a little more established. -Does anyone have any insight on which may overall have better clinical rotations/job placement? -Is the extra 6 months at Rush going to be a great advantage in terms of getting hired? -Is Rush still working out the kinks of being a newer program (started in 2010)? -Does Midwestern still have good downtown Chicago rotations? Advice would be greatly appreciated on any of the questions!
  13. When filling out RCC's application do you mark N/A for EVERY single line that did not apply to you? For example under Education if you have only attended one school would you mark N/A for every line under that? Seems a little redundant but I want to be sure the instructions are followed precisely. The instructions say "Do not leave any responses blank--if a section does not apply to you, indicate N/A" Any help is appreciated...
  14. Halo~ everyone. It is my first time to use PA forum so I am not quite sure how this works.. but i will really appreciate if any one can tell me about my chances of getting Stanford PA program. I have B.S degree and have really low GPA. However, I took post bac program in calstate eastbay and got 3.95 (all upper division courses including biochem series and A&P) I have about 3yrs of medical assistant experience... and 2 of medical mission to other countries.
  15. For any able to help out- I'm looking to shadow a PA to see if this is truly what I want to do. I'm a chicago public school teacher looking to switch careers. I enjoy working with kids, speak Spanish And am very interested in learning more about the PA field first hand. I'm in the process of completing my prerequisites. Please PM anyone who's able to give me a chance to check it out. Thanks much. Jen
  16. I'm a third year student at UIC majoring in Neuroscience and looking to shadow a PA in the Chicago area. I'm interested in surgery, neurology, family medicine and OB/GYN, but I would be grateful to shadow a PA in any field. Please contact me if you or anyone you know would be interested in letting me shadow them. Thanks! Allie
  17. I live in naperville but am going to school here in georgia. My school doesn't have many connections with preceptors in chicago so I have to set up everything. I need 6 week rotations in each of the following: family med ER peds ob/gyn psych IM gen surgery Many of the big hospitals have contracts with the med schools/pa schools there which makes it even harder. Help?
  18. Im really heavy on the search for a PA to shadow in Chicago. If there are any PA's that will allow me to shadow or If anyone knows of a PA who's willing to be my mentor, please let me know. Thanks soooo much! :=D:
  19. Hi Everyone, I am a Pre-PA student in Chicago. I am desperate to find a PA to shadow this summer before I apply to schools. Can anyone help me out? It would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance.
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