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  1. Hi All, I was wondering if there are any places taking students for rotations starting in Jan 2021? I would love a rotation in San Diego sometime between January and April as my husband is mobilized there with the NH Army National Guard. Other areas of geographical interest are the Midwest, New England, Alaska and Hawaii for Jan 2021-Dec 2021. Specifically rotations located in the following places: Western SD, Cheyenne, WY, Casper, WY, Western Nebraska, Denver, CO area inc. the foothills, Sioux City, IA, Topeka, KS, Indianapolis, IN, Palmer, AK, Hawaii, Minnesota, NH, VT, ME, and/or MA Thank you in advance!!
  2. Hi everyone, I have a dilemma. I am a new grad struggling to get a job. I have been offered a neurology, 0.6 FTE, nights position. I interviewed for a full time days position but this was given to someone with experience. This is far from ideal but the hospital told me after 1 year I can qualify to go full time. I may take it as I need to start working and neurology is my top interest. I have a copy of the contract and I don't understand their termination policy. It requires 180 days notice, which is ridiculous, but this is a huge hospital system and they will not budge on any aspect of their contracts. I have included the contract text and want your opinions. What happens if I give less notice? I have no idea how I would line up a second job while giving 180 days notice. "Term and Termination. (a) Term. Unless earlier terminated in accordance with Subsections 2(b)-(d), this Agreement and Provider's employment shall have an initial term of one (1) year commencing on this ___, 2018, and shall automatically renew for additional consecutive terms of one (1) year. (b) Termination by either party. Either party may terminate this Agreement as follows: (i) By providing at least 180 days prior written notice to the other party. Under this subsection, the Hospital may elect to pay Provider the compensation due him/her during the 180-day notice period in lieu of Provider actually performing work during the notice period, or (ii) If the other party breaches any material term of the Agreement and fails to cure such breach within 30 days after receipt of written notice of the alleged breach, then the non-breaching may terminate the agreement.
  3. http://www.beckersspine.com/spine/item/24235-the-role-of-the-pa-today-5-thoughts-from-spine-surgeons.html
  4. Just received a contract for a neurology position and was looking for advice on negotiating. For reference, I am a new grad PA in Chicago suburbs, the position is in outpatient and inpatient neurology working 40 hours a week and weekend call, working for a small private group. Current contract offer: $80,000 per year, no mention of quarterly bonuses 1 weekend of call per month 12 days of vacation 3 days of combined sick time AND CME days total for the year No CME allowance Non-compete clause of 5 mile radius from offices No 401K Malpractice insurance provided by employer No insurance benefits as I am still young enough to be under my parent's insurance for the next year (I am okay with this for the first year) My current thoughts on negotiation: $90,000 per year salary 15 days vacation 8 days of combined sick time and CME days $1,500 CME allowance Removal of non-compete clause if possible Clearer call requirements - I would want no call for first 6 months of employment and no more than 1:4 call in writing I am contemplating saying I would purchase my own malpractice insurance through the AAPA for the first year as they have a new grad rate of $300 for the first year if he still isn't willing to budge on things. Any thoughts from those that have gone through this before? Thank you in advance!!
  5. Hello, new member here. Before I ask anything, here is some background on me. Undergraduate program: Wheaton College (B.A., Neuroscience and psychology, Class of 2016) Overall GPA: 3.4 Science GPA: 3.2 Undergraduate internship: Neurology Department, Massachusetts General Hospital Current job position: Clinical research assistant and study coordinator, Neurology Department, Rhode Island Hospital 2 publications during undergrad. GRE score was average, not a bad score but not extremely stellar. I've been exploring my graduate school options, and am very interested in going the PA route. As you can see from my past and current experiences, I would like to specialize in neurology/neuroscience. I had initially wanted to get my PhD and applied directly out of undergrad and got rejected from all the programs I applied to, but it turned out to maybe be for the better because after I started working full time in the clinical/hospital setting I discovered that while I still like research, I really enjoy working directly with patients and I'm not sure the PhD is the best way to be able to do that, which got me looking into PA programs. I wanted to perhaps get some advice or feedback on how I could improve my application. While my overall GPA is 3.4, I must admit I did not do very well in chemistry or organic chemistry during undergrad (both Cs) despite the rest of my science grades ranging from B+ to A+ (biology, anatomy and physiology, statistics, neurobiology, etc). Because I would like to get more specialization in neuro specifically, I'm looking into neuroscience MS programs and then while I do that getting some additional direct patient care experience in preparation for a PA program. My current job does involve direct patient interaction but it is less frequent than other study-related activities such as consenting and conducting scales (which it is my understanding that things like that do not count as patient care for PA programs). Because the chemistry grades really are my big weak spot on my application, my thought was that graduate school experience combined with additional patient care experience would enhance my PA application. Additionally, any suggestions as to gain more patient care experience that could best serve my needs based on my current experience and goals would be great. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  6. Hi everyone, I'm in need of some advice. I'm a hospital physician assistant who gets paid for my 37.5 hours per week. I've been working at this hospital for 5 years, working four 10 hour shifts as well as providing on call coverage (over the phone, never have to come in to the hospital) for the neurology department at my hospital (which is actually an outpatient practice of 10 neurologists). The PAs cover 4 calls per month, each call is 14 hours of coverage. We cover inpatient as well as outpatient calls which can be anywhere from 15 to 40+ calls per night. We are not compensated for these extra hours that we spend speaking to the ER, RNs, outpatients, etc on the phone. Our base salary definitely does not cover these calls because our salary is under 90k in 2016 in NJ where the average is closer to 102k+ at this time. The calls have progressively been getting worse and because we don't get post-call days off, we have not been sleeping at night and then going in to work at the hospital for 10 hours. It is affecting our quality of life and so we finally set up an appointment to meet with the medical director. Does any one have experience with on call compensation similar to this? How much compensation should we ask for? Any advice is greatly appreciated!
  7. Hello everyone! I recently heard that PAs are able to do an optional residency after graduating, but I can't seem to find much information on this. How does residency work for a PA? Is it similar to residencies done by med students? Would I need to apply to a PA program that has a residency program after graduation, or would I be able to apply for one somewhere else? I am curious because if I were to choose the path of a PA (I am currently debating between med school and PA school), I would like to be able to work in neurology or pediatrics and was wondering if doing a residency would help me find me "dream job". Thank you in advance!
  8. Hi everyone! Your suggestions were really helpful last time, so I decided to post here again! I have been thinking about my plans after undergrad lately and I feel unsure about what I want to do. To be honest, I initially did not want to pursue the medical field because I thought it was not right for me. However, after taking some classes and volunteering at the hospital, I have found that I really enjoy it. I absolutely love the field of neuroscience/neurology and thought I should become a PA to work in that field. However, I have been discussing my plans lately with my classmates and they have suggested that I pursue medical school instead because it will allow me to "enjoy" neurology more than if I were a PA. I originally thought PA school would be a better choice because it takes only about 2-3 years and you are able to do most of the things a physician does. The only problem is that PA school requires some HCE, which may take about a year or two (at least for me because I have only been volunteering at the hospital). Although medical school is 4+ years, they concentrate on your GPA and MCAT scores over HCE and that would mean I just need to take my MCAT and a few classes and I will be good. I think both paths are doable and I am planning on taking a year off, so I could either concentrate on my HCE if I choose the PA path, or work on my MCAT for the med school path. As a side note, I am not pursuing these careers because of the pay. Rather, I want to be able to be in the field of neurology and work with patients, while still getting to understand the mechanisms of the brain. Supposedly I will have a better opportunity to do this if I were a MD/DO, but is that really true? What are your thoughts/suggestions? Thank you in advance!!
  9. Hello, I am a new grad and am currently trying to decide between a neurology and urgent care position. I one day see myself in primary care and want to make sure whatever job I choose will benefit my future goal. I need to respond to the neurology position by weeks end. I am currently wondering if it would be wise to enter neurology as a new grad if I don't plan on staying in that field forever? Also any additional advice on neuro would be great as I have not seen too much in regards to neurology as a new grad! Thank you!!
  10. Hey all - I am a current 2nd year PA student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. I am interested in moving to Denver after I graduate. I am not in a position to do full clinical rotations in the Colorado area due to finances, but I am hopeful I can meet a surgeon or surgical PA in the Denver area that is willing to allow shadowing on one Friday or on a weekend each month. My interests thus far are in dermatology, cardiology, neurology and urology (all very different, I know...). My best friend lives in Denver and I plan to drive out to Denver and stay with her for several 3-day weekends during my next few semesters. My hope is to be able to shadow a physician or PA in the Denver area on Fridays/weekends while I'm visiting the area. If there is anyone willing to allow me to sit in on clinic days here and there, I would greatly appreciate it! Please contact if so. My phone number is 816-853-0388, and email is ag4h9@mail.umkc.edu. Thank you! Allison
  11. Hey all - I am a current 2nd year PA student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. I am interested in moving to Denver after I graduate. I am not in a position to do full clinical rotations in the Colorado area due to finances, but I am hopeful I can meet a surgeon or surgical PA in the Denver area that is willing to allow shadowing on one Friday or on a weekend each month. My interests thus far are in dermatology, cardiology, neurology and urology (all very different, I know...). My best friend lives in Denver and I plan to drive out to Denver and stay with her for several 3-day weekends during my next few semesters. My hope is to be able to shadow a physician or PA in the Denver area on Fridays/weekends while I'm visiting the area. If there is anyone willing to allow me to sit in on clinic days here and there, I would greatly appreciate it! Please contact if so. My phone number is 816-853-0388, and email is ag4h9@mail.umkc.edu. Thank you! Allison
  12. My very close friend interview had been published ! If you are interested in learning more about neurosurgical PA check her interview: http://www.gradschools.com/article-detail/neurosurgical-physician-assistant-2207.
  13. I moved to a great new job, the allergies suck in this area. I want to write a script to myself for a hepa air filter, and use my FSA account. Should I just make an appt (busy schedule) with another provider or just do for myself what I know I need. Thoughts????
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