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  1. Has anyone ever done an elective rotation at MD Anderson? I am very interested in applying but so far all of the housing options are more than $1000 a month (plus the rent I already pay for my apartment by my school). I am trying to weigh the price vs the benefits and experiences that I could gain at MD Anderson. Any advice would be appreciated!
  2. Hi there, I have my 2nd interview for an inpatient GI position coming up. It sounds like a good step for me coming from family practice/ geriatrics. can someone tell me what day to day inpatient service is like? What are challenges I might not be aware of ahead of time? what are good resources to study? thanks TW
  3. Hello! I am a new grad PA and I start a job in a month for a GI consulting service. I will spend 3 weeks of the month in the hospital doing consults, rounding, dictating notes and 1 week in clinic. I did a rotation in GI during school, but it was all outpatient Hepatology with a day a week in a general GI clinic. So I don't feel super prepared to go to the consulting service right now. Can any GI PAs recommend any books/resources that you found helpful for hospital work? It would be greatly appreciated!! I found a book online called: Textbook of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2nd Edition--- It is quite pricy-- 250$.... But it if it useful I will buy it. Please any advice is appreciated!! Thanks!
  4. 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 I'm talking about haha, that's why I'm here :) But from what I've read about inpatient care as a PA specialty is that you deal with patients admitted to the hospital and examine them, order tests, diagnose, perform some of the more routine procedures that physicians need not be present for, treat patients (providing it is a relatively simple illness requiring a relatively simple treatment), write prescriptions (again, provided they aren't real risky prescriptions. In which case the supervising physician should be consulted), and some more. Is there any truth to this? Is this typical of what an inpatient care PA would do on a daily basis? If not, can someone give me a description of what they do do? What does a normal day look like? If there is a specialty that's closer to that description? That job description sounds like what I am interested in so I don't know if maybe there is some other specialty that is closer to that description. I've heard of specialties like primary care and general practitioner, both of which sound like pretty broad specialties that would deal with patients suffering various illnesses. Maybe I'm thinking of one of those, or one of those would be a better match to the description above and be of more interest to me. Thanks!
  5. Hey everyone, new grad here, and of course, since it's my first time going through this, I'm looking for advice from those who know much more than I! I was offered a job in the Boston, MA metro area. Here are the details... just looking for general suggestions and/or thoughts in terms of whether this is a fair offer... Job: Inpatient cardiology consults Schedule: 4 ten hour shifts/week, no nights/weekends/holidays, no call Salary: $85,000/yr CME: $1500/year, no additional days off PTO: 20 days/year (earned time accrual, so with my 4 ten hour shifts it would probably be more like 16 days off... and that includes sick days, CME, vacation) Health Insurance, Dental and Vision: Start immediately, good plans & rates 403(b): employer match up to 5% of salary after 2 years of employment Licensure & AAPA membership fees: not innately covered, i can use CME to cover them if i'd prefer that. When I add them up (DEA, State License, AAPA, State society membership) it totals about $700/yr. Malpractice Insurance: Covered 100%, waiting to find out if they offer tail coverage Of note: I have worked in the cardiology department at this hospital, with these same exact physicians, for 2 years prior to PA school running stress tests. I also did my cardiology rotation during PA school with them. Clearly their interest in hiring me back is a nice thing. So even thought I'm a new grad, I am a new grad they are very familiar with, and a new grad who is pretty comfortable with certain aspects of cardiology (i.e. EKG's, common meds, etc.). Also of note: The 85k was their first offer, I tried to negotiate citing my experience there & in that specialty, and they still came back to me without changing the offer at all. I also asked for the 403(b) match to start immediately, since I have already put 2 years in, and only left to go to school and come right back at work at the same hospital. They told me that would not be possible.
  6. Does anyone work in peds hem/onc? My dream job would be to work in that inpatient specialty. I am coming upon the end as my first year as a PA-C in family medicine, and I didn't practice as much peds as I would have hoped. So I am looking into getting more solid peds experience. While I am getting that, is there any way I can get more experience in hem/onc? Classes or certification I can take? All the jobs seem to require at least 2-3 years of experience, but I'd like to learn as much as possible about it. Wondering how to get my foot in the door. Thanks so much!
  7. An inpatient internal medicine physician assistant needed at a 45 bed facility in central Texas. Facility serves as a transition between acute care hospital and traditional nursing facilities or home environment. Job description includes close medical management of one half of patient census in conjunction with hospitalist physicians. Patient needs vary from short term rehabilitation with aggressive therapy services to prolonged/acute illnesses with ongoing surgical, infectious, chronic disease processes. Once medical management needs are deescalated, patients discharge to lower level skilled nursing facilities or home if able. Applicants should be comfortable with an independent work environment, however, physicians are readily available. Schedule is Monday-Friday with some flexibility. Execellent benefits package also includes PTO and robust CME funds. Weekends are available for moonlighting if interested. New graduates are encouraged to apply. Position is immediately available. Work environment is very PA friendly. You can contact me at melodymallory@hotmail.com for further information.
  8. Hello, and thanks for reading this! I'm looking for answers from a very specific group of physician assistants! I work for a 500 bed hospital as their inpatient pain PA. My requirements include handling all inpatient pain management consults, managing post-op epidurals and PCA's, and daily rounds, among other things. I'm currently in the middle of a crossfire between pain management staff and admitting physicians. I don't want to say much more about the issues so as not to skew results. I'm hoping my fellow PA's can provide me with a little information. If you are a physician assistant who handles INPATIENT PAIN MANAGEMENT for a hospital (our outpatient side isn't affected), can you please answer these questions? 1. Yes or No - Do you assume management of the patient's pain issues while they are inpatients? This includes writing orders, daily rounds, etc. 2. If you answered NO to question 1, what is your role in terms of inpatient pain management? 3. If you answered YES to question 1, do you assume management of your inpatients as outpatients upon discharge? 4. If you answered YES to question 1, do you write for the patient's pain medication upon discharge? I thank you in advance for your help with these questions. I hope to hear from my peers as your input is very important to me. Again, thank you VERY much! Sincerely, Scott Petersen, PA-C PS -- please let me know how many beds your hospital has. Thanks!
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