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  1. I have ~5 years of experience. This offer is from a big hospital with a well integrated PA practice, in a moderate cost-of-living area. - Salary 125K. - 12 hour shifts with 1:3 weekends and 1:4 nights. Required to work 2 federal holidays per year. Shift differential amounts to ~5K per year by my calculation. - 403b with 2% match. - Pension (!) vested at 3 years of service. - Health insurance 80/20 until out of pocket max. Vision and dental through reimbursement account that is pretty generously funded, IMO. FSA and dependent care accounts available. - 22 days PTO, includes sick time. - 4K dedicated CME funds, plus 5 days CME time separate from PTO. Unclear about malpractice coverage. I'm pretty pleased with the offer since it's a step up from my current salary and the benefits seem good but I would welcome outside perspectives. This is the first time I've ever come across someplace still offering a pension, so I don't know how to look at that. The way the nights and weekends are structured seems like a lot of work but I don't know if it's worth arguing about with the salary being what it is. I was also told that a lot of the PAs in the group prefer weekends and nights and are often wanting to trade for them (no guarantees, of course).
  2. I am about halfway through my clinical year as a PA student and I was wanting to hear from PAs who went on to pursue a fellowship in internal medicine. I really loved my internal medicine rotation and I want to dive in and work through the minutia of internal medicine for a longer period of time before I jump into practicing full-time. Is the Carolinas Healthcare Fellowship for Advanced Practice Clinicians a good option to pursue further education?
  3. 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 Oakland. Unfortunately because my work has always been in specialty clinics I do not have a network of colleagues and prior mentors in primary care/internal medicine. If you are a certified PA, MD or DO in primary care/IM in the Contra Costa or Alameda counties and are willing to accept a student in 2018, I would love the opportunity to speak with you. I am happy to send my CV to you as well. If you know anyone who might be interested, I would appreciate your referral as well. Thanks very much!
  4. My fellow PAs I wanted your opinion or experience with contracts. I was offered a position in Outpatient Internal Medicine working for a private physician . I have over two years experience in Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine. The salary is $110,000, no health insurance I would be under my husbands plan, $500 for CME, 3 weeks paid vacation plus holidays, no mention of sick/personal days. The hours are Monday to Friday 8-5 pm this includes 1 hour lunch that is not paid and every third Saturday 8-12. There is 401k plan and malpractice coverage. What are your thoughts? I am concerned on the schedule since it will be more than 40 hours per week on average that I am expected to be in the office. And there is no mention of personal days plus the CME $$ I also feel is very low. Also there is restricted covenant of 15 miles for 2 years after leaving employment which I think is standard for these positions?
  5. My fellow PAs I wanted your opinion or experience with contracts. I was offered a position in Outpatient Internal Medicine working for a private physician . I have over two years experience in Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine. The salary is $110,000, no health insurance I would be under my husbands plan, $500 for CME, 3 weeks paid vacation plus holidays, no mention of sick/personal days. The hours are Monday to Friday 8-5 pm this includes 1 hour lunch that is not paid and every third Saturday 8-12. There is 401k plan and malpractice coverage. What are your thoughts? I am concerned on the schedule since it will be more than 40 hours per week on average that I am expected to be in the office. And there is no mention of personal days plus the CME $$ I also feel is very low.
  6. 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 am hopeful that some of you current or past residents/fellows can give me some insight on your training and your practice ability after the fellowship/residency ended. In my area (Midwest) fellowships and residencies for APPs are just now starting to appear so 99% in my area don't have them. The details are as follows: Mostly internal medicine specialty rotations, some urgent care, some FP rotations (+/- rural FP/ER, depending on the location), didactics, research, examinations, presentations, etc. It's 12 months in length. The hospital system has stated that they "plan to place all fellows in positions with the system after completion of training". I realize this is not a guarantee, but I'm also not bound to take a position with the hospital afterward either, so that clause is fine with me. I'm still trying to figure out what I want to practice in medicine, which is one reason I chose to become a PA - so I could switch if need be. I like so many areas of medicine, which is why I think doing a primary care residency would be great option for me. But, I want to see what other residents/graduates think of their experience and how they were received by employers after the fact.
  7. Hi guys. Got an offer as a new grad for internal medicine group practice in the northeast. $88K salary plus annual productivity bonus eligibility, 3 weeks paid vacation, 7 paid holidays, 3 days paid CME, $1,000 annual CME, paid malpractice with tail included, paid professional society membership, FT, 40-45 hours per week, pt care 4.5 days/week with 0.5 days per week admin time, 1-yr contract with 1-yr non-compete agreement. Includes insurance, 401K w company matching up to 4% after 1 yr. Any thoughts on this offer's quality would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
  8. Hi, I am currently a Pre-Health student. I am torn between becoming a PA or MD. I have a strong interest in perusing internal medicine and I was wondering what life is like for internal medicine PAs. What's the day to day like? Average salary? Scope of practice? Hours worked? I know a lot of specialities allow PAs to have a lot of autonomy and I was wondering if this was one of those specialities. I don't mind working under a doctor, but I want to have a decent amount of autonomy.
  9. Hi Future Colleagues! My name is Aaron Shaw. I graduated in 2015 from the University of Toledo Medical Center PA School. I have been practicing Neurosurgery the past year in College Station, Texas. Over the past two years I have been writing a book for: Students going into PA school, Current PA students, MD Students, DO Students and NP Students. On February 15th, 2017 my book was published and it is on Amazon for sale! Honestly I wish I had a book like this before and during PA school as life would have been much easier. I used this book and purchased a few practice tests from the NCCPA before taking the PANCE and passing it with flying colors the first time! It is my hope that you will check out my new book and hopefully make your study sessions much higher yield! Below is the Amazon website for my book! All the best to all those applying to PA school and for those studying for the PANCE. https://www.amazon.com/Medical-Rotations-Time-Succeed-Training/dp/0692836616/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487803712&sr=8-1&keywords=medical+rotations Thanks, Aaron Shaw, MSBS PA-C
  10. Hi Future Colleagues! My name is Aaron Shaw. I graduated in 2015 from the University of Toledo Medical Center PA School. I have been practicing Neurosurgery the past year in College Station, Texas. Over the past two years I have been writing a book for: Students going into PA school, Current PA students, MD Students, DO Students and NP Students. On February 15th, 2017 my book was published and it is on Amazon for sale! Honestly I wish I had a book like this before and during PA school as life would have been much easier. I used this book and purchased a few practice tests from the NCCPA before taking the PANCE and passing it with flying colors the first time! It is my hope that you will check out my new book and hopefully make your study sessions much higher yield! Below is the Amazon website for my book! All the best to all those applying to PA school and for those studying for the PANCE. https://www.amazon.com/Medical-Rotations-Time-Succeed-Training/dp/0692836616/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487803712&sr=8-1&keywords=medical+rotations Thanks, Aaron Shaw, MSBS PA-C
  11. Hi Future Colleagues! My name is Aaron Shaw. I graduated last year from the University of Toledo Medical Center PA School. I have been practicing Neurosurgery the past year in College Station, Texas. Over the past two years I have been writing a book for: Students going into PA school, Current PA students, MD Students, DO Students and NP Students. On February 15th, 2017 my book was published and it is on Amazon for sale! Honestly I wish I had a book like this before and during PA school as life would have been much easier. I used this book and purchased a few practice tests from the NCCPA before taking the PANCE and passing it with flying colors the first time! It is my hope that you will check out my new book and hopefully make your study sessions much higher yield! Below is the Amazon website for my book! All the best to all those applying to PA school and for those studying for the PANCE. https://www.amazon.com/Medical-Rotations-Time-Succeed-Training/dp/0692836616/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487800429&sr=8-1&keywords=medical+rotations Thanks, Aaron Shaw, MSBS PA-C
  12. 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 the 15-minute visit, and all the reasons why that supposedly needs to be a thing, are a big part of what's wrong. But beyond that, surely there must be more that's out of whack. So: if you had the ability to impose one or two new rules as the administrator of a primary care group, or if you were setting out to start your own model of how clinic should be done (and money would work itself out somehow, guaranteed, for at least a year), what would you decree? How would you make life easier and better for patients and providers with one fell swoop?
  13. Hi everyone, I am starting my first job out of school in June. Seeing as though I graduated in December I am a bit worried over this large gap I will have from school and work. Further, I do not feel as though my IM rotation gave me an accurate taste of what work in IM will consist of. Can some of you guys suggest good reading for me to do over these next 2.5 months to best prepare me? Preferably books or video sources that go through the "bread and butter" of IM. Thanks a lot! Any other tips at all would be helpful
  14. Hi, I'm about to be a new grad (no prior medical experience but with great academic record); am curious about the following (see questions below) all feedback/insight/comments/curse words are welcomed! 1. what I can really expect as starting salary in internal medicine? (nyc hospital based, three 12's, no call, some weekends, does it matter if it's nights vs days?) i haven't seen or heard of anything higher than 85k and i'm starting to wonder if i would be low-balling myself 2. how much can a new grad (again, with no prior medical experience) successfully negotiate with hospitals who advertise a new hire flat rate? 3. what's the typical yearly bonus most nyc hospitals (city and private) are offering? thanks in advance!
  15. I need help making my decision. I have been working as a hospitalist for 14 months at a Manhattan hospital. Primary responsibilities: Medical Admitting PA (sit at a computer looking through recently admitted patient's charts deciding whether or not they need a teaching team vs non teaching team, then giving sign out to the proper team. 12 hour shift- 8 shifts per month). Along with this role, we do ED admissions (12 hour shifts, 5 shifts per month) with an opportunity to do moonlighting ED admissions at a rate of $75/hr (12 hour shift). In February, we have been told that we will be moved to the "floor", havinga "workload" of patients to care for during the day. I have no idea how many patients. Been told the shift will be 10 hours (8a-6p). And with this we will be responsible for doing 2-3 POMAs (pre-op medical assessments). Current Job Deets: 13 required shifts per month Additional opportunity for moonlighting shifts (12 hour shifts) rate: $75/hr 81K/yr NO CME money (they have grand rounds that I can attend in the hospital) 28 days PTO Medical Insurance (for the family) (I pay about $440/month) 401K (I haven't signed up for yet)-bad me! BMT offer at same hospital: Outpatient setting working 4- 10hr shifts with one guarenteed day off per week (about 3 months training) **after about 9 months, may have me rotating through inpatient BMT 3-12 hour shifts, requires 6 months of training 81K/yr (considered a lateral transfer because I have less than 2 years here and not considered a "senior PA" yet) and I've asked twice to have that # raised (they will not) NO CME money 28 days PTO Medical Insurance 401K LGBT/HIV Medicine offer: outpatient In Manhattan/2 days per week in NJ (until they can find someone to be based in NJ) Very small office (I mean very small..it's Manhattan) Not sure if it is 5 or 6 days per week (will clarify that) 80K, and after 6 months of "satisfactory" performance, will raise salary to 85K/yr unlimited sick time plus 2 weeks vacation per year Health insurance (help me figure this one out!): They will pay on my behalf the total amount of benefits paid for a single person, which is currently $11,134.52. I can choose the benefits that I'd like, and they will set up a section 135 pre-tax salary deduction for me to contribute the rest of the cost of premiums. The deductible is put into a Health Savings Account on my behalf (and I am free to contribute to it as well). For my information, the breakdown and totals are pasted below: Benefits for each single employee for 2014: Health insurance premiums are 7898.52 Health insurance deductible is 2000 Dental insurance premiums are 1236 TOTAL: $11,134.52 Cost for a family for 2014: Health insurance premiums are 25045.56 Health insurance deductible is 4000 Dental insurance premiums are 3947.88 TOTAL: $32,993.44 Difference: 21858.92 Which job/offer seems the most reasonable? What else can I negotiate? I've already asked for more $$ for BMT and they said no due to my "lack of years on the job". I haven't negotiated with the LGBT medicine yet. Obviously need to clarify how many days per week and that health insurance... Thanks for your help! Andrea
  16. Hello all! Few questions about becoming a Critical Care PA in Boston: -Should I start in CC as a new grad? -Should I start in internal medicine/FP and then switch after a few years? -Do you feel like you still have time to spend with you spouse/friends? -What is the job market like for CC PAs in the city of Boston (if you know)? Thanks! 2nd year PA student
  17. Hello all! I'm a newly graduated PA-C who is preparing to become a working stiff :;;D: I begin my job at the hospital covering the night shift of a general medicine floor in a few weeks. In addition, I'll be covering Cardiology patients during my shift. I guess I have three main questions: 1) What are some good ideas to prepare myself? Should I return to Harrison's and just begin reading or is there an alternate route that would be more productive? 2) What are some good pocket Internal Medicine books that would be worth purchasing to carry with me when I'm on? I went to Barnes & Noble today and saw a few one: Lange, Pocket Medicine, and a few others whose names escape me. I just want to make sure I make good use of the book if I'm going to spend money on it and carry it around with me. 3) What are some other must-haves I should keep in my white coat? Besides the obvious of course (stethoscope, pen, pad, Maxwell's, penlight, etc etc). I feel like some PAs I've worked with are very clever about what they stuff in there and would like to hear some thoughts! Any help or advice from senior PAs would be much appreciated. Thanks! :=D:
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