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  1. The Hospital Leader has published a new post: “Victorious Endurance: To Pass the Breaking Point and Not Break” by Leslie Flores Read it here: https://thehospitalleader.org/victorious-endurance-to-pass-the-breaking-point-and-not-break/
  2. IMHO there is a great deal of potential in this specialty. This article is a few months old but the numbers are solid... https://www.managedcaremag.com/archives/2018/1/shrinking-psychiatrist-shortage According to this article ' Nationally about 1,800 PAs, or roughly 2% of the total number practicing, specialize in psychiatry'. Looking at Psychiatrist shortage ' From 2003 to 2013, the number of practicing psychiatrists declined by 0.2%, to 37,889 nationally by 2013. During the same decade, the number of adult primary care doctors increased by 9.5%, to 211,121 total, and by
  3. Hello! I am looking for a preceptor in PA (prefer), MD or NY for my mental health rotation. It's the last one I need before I can graduate! Dates are 2/22/2020 to 3/24/20. My program offers $500 and tons of CME hours. Please let me know if you can help or know anyone who can. I can precept with anyone who works in mental health and writes scripts for psych needs. Feel free to DM me or email me at mjones73@bethelu.edu. Thank you!
  4. So, my licensure application has been set aside for evaluation. I have several misdemeanors on my record, all of which are over 13 year old, and none of which were violent or sexual or anything else really bad. There are, however, two drug paraphernalia charges. My question is this - what should I expect in the initial interview? Are they going to ask for all my mental health records? Has anyone else gone through anything like this before?
  5. Hi fellow PA's. I practiced as a PA about a decade ago. I had children and began investing other interests such as mental health, spirituality and counseling. I am now ready to go back to work and I've been thinking about my real love. It's sitting down with patients and really helping them with their lives, their emotional lives, their relationship with themselves and others. Helping them get honest with themselves about their troubles and sincerely find a solution. I guess it's bit like coaching and counseling without prescribing meds. I use a method called Non -Violent communication t
  6. I've struggled with mental health issues my entire life and like many others, my problems peaked while in college. I would like to briefly address it in my personal statement because I think it could help explain some of the weaknesses in my application but I don't want it to come off as an excuse. Also, I'm concerned that adcoms will then see me as mentally unstable or unable to handle the stresses of PA school and consequently not give me a chance. I am currently taking the steps to improve both my mental health and my application and I would address that as well but I'm wondering if I shoul
  7. Fellow Psychiatry PAs; I am rapidly approaching my 1 year mark with an outpatient psychiatry practice. I am looking for any input anyone has to offer WRT salary, bonus, contract terms etc. I graduated approximately 1 year ago and I have only had this one job since. I recently changed my schedule from 5 days a week at 8 Hours per to 4 days at 10 hours per. On average I see XX patients per week. Currently my salary is competitive and we do get some benefits. We get 15 vacation days for year 1 then 20 per year, 5 sick days, 6 federal holidays, 5 CME days and $3,000. There is a bonus structur
  8. Hello. I am a M.S Mental Health counseling student (will qualify to get a LPC/LCADC/SAC) wanting to apply to a PA program. I have some questions: 1.) Has anyone heard of or know of anyone who has had an M.S in Mental Health apply to a program and got in? 2.) I am worried about the contact hours. During my program in the end I will have graduated with 1000hrs of contact hours with patients of all sorts. Does this look equally as good as someone who is an EMT etc.? 3.) My undergrad was not strong (2.7). I am glad my program saw something in me because now I have a graduate GPA of
  9. Wondering if anyone who has taken the PANCE thought the NCCPA practice exams were written like the PANCE questions or if those exams reflected your PANCE experience at all. I'm referencing the two exams you can purchase from the NCCPA. I am a little frustrated because I have been scoring 60's and 70's in my Kaplan QBank, which I am told is pretty good. I feel like I have been learning a lot and the review has been great with the Kaplan questions. I have also been going through the AAPA/PAEA review book and making notes on things I don't remember right away. However, I took the NCCPA practice e
  10. Greetings Everyone, I stumbled across this forum a few months back and was looking for some guidance. After recalculating my uGPA I realize it is going to take some serious work to get my GPA back to anywhere remotely close to getting admitted into a PA program. If you can work with me here I would really appreciate it. I went away to school when I was a freshman and ended up failing 5 courses sophomore year due to being young, stupid, going through a bad break up, and attempting to manage my dysfunctional family. I left this school with a 2.1. I took a semester off, transferred
  11. Wanted to let everyone know about the ENT for the PA-C conference coming up April 24th - 27th in Pittsburgh. For the first time we have geared the conference towards PA's and NPs working in Emergency medicine and primary care, as well as to those working in ENT. We have a full day of procedure work-shops that would be highly beneficial to anyone in the above disciplines or looking to get into ENT. There are two separate tracks of lectures to choose from as well. Some workshop highlights include: Draining of peritonsillar abscess Management of anterior and posterior epistaxis fo
  12. I am in the process of getting CAQ in psychiatry (exam results pending). Currently I am only responsible for seeing established patients, however my employer is under the impression that I will be able to do new psych evaluations once CAQ is received. Any thoughts or experience with change in responsibility when achieving CAQ??
  13. Does anyone know if hours spent working in mental health count towards your HCE? I have worked as both a mental health counselor and a social worker in the ER. Thanks
  14. I would enjoy hearing from practicing psych PAs about any road bumps they have encountered with being paid as a PA vs Psych Advanced Nurse Practioner. I've recently looked for another position and find that 80-90 % of psych jobs want the psych ANP because "it's easier to bill for their services in mental health". Also, in Illinois, last year I was restricted from seeing Medicaid patients. I was told PAs are not eligable to bill in mental health...this was from the investigative arm of Illinois Medicaid, whereas the billing/payment arm had no problem with PA reimbursements. (this info was fro
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