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  1. New grad dermatology offer in the Northern Virginia area. Solo MD practice with 4 PAs (1 is leaving and another is leaving in a few months). Only the MD has an MA who brings back pts, scribes and assists with procedures. No Mohs in office. PAs see approximately 15 pts per day at 30 minute intervals - bring pts back to rooms, turnover rooms, perform beta-hcgs without assistance. Location, providers and support staff are great - shadowed with the practice following interview. Offered a 1-year contract for $48/hr, 36 hours/wk, work 8AM - 5 PM (1 hr for lunch flexing every other Friday), no weekends or holidays, no call. Paid bi-weekly. Compensation while training will be $25/hr for the first 4-weeks of employment, increasing to $30 thereafter (no longer than 12 weeks) with a retention bonus after 1-year to compensate for pay-cut during training period. Productivity bonus begins after 1-year of employment: annual bonus of 5% of the aggregate amount in excess of 3x calculated annual salary. PTO - 83.2 hours (2 weeks) covers vacation, sick leave, CME travel; increases to 3 weeks after 1-year Annual stipend - $1,000 covers licensure, CME (to include travel and lodging expenses), uniforms, dues, books. 401k - dollar for dollar matching up to 4% Malpractice insurance - provided but no details written in the contract; verbally told that there is no tail coverage but did not seem to know if policy was claims made vs occurrence. No dental, health, vision. Currently covered under spouse's plan. Restrictions: no moon-lighting, 2-year non-compete with other derm offices within a 20 mile radius. Offered Urgent Care position at $58/hr, ~32-36 hrs/wk to include two Fridays and one-two weekends a month. 2 months training at full pay. Non-training shifts will be from 2 PM -10 PM; working with another PA/NP in house at all times - can work solo after 1 year. Paid time and a half for holidays worked. No call. Salary growth of 3-6% annually plus RVU bonus. PTO - 84 hrs; plus 3 months maternity leave through disability CME $1500 401K - 100% vested after 1 year, 3-6% match after 1 year Profit sharing - 1500 hours (not really sure what this means...need to do some research) Malpractice insurance - occurrence policy. No tail coverage. Health insurance provided. Licensure fees, membership dues covered. I like both practices and need some feedback. I like staying busy, doing procedures and developing relationships with patients. I do no like the UC hours to include shift time, weekends and holidays - spouse works 9AM-5PM and want to have more time together. Derm location is closer to home, less charting, predictable schedule. I want to renegotiate the derm offer to match the hourly compensation of the UC offer - hoping to get at least $53/hr, ask for 20% rather than 5% annual bonus with a goal stipend of $2500. Any tips of advice of any sort would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  2. Here are the details of my offer. There really wasn’t much to it and I have no idea where to start with negotiations and what I need to bring up. My concern is that the salary is a little on the low side. Any advice or thoughts would be appreciated! Details include: 92k salary 24 days PTO 5 days CME 2k CME
  3. Hi, I am a third year pa student & graduate in May 2020 (3 more months!) I just got my first job offer, which also happens to be my dream job, and I’m very excited about it. I want to share the good news with family and friends on social media, but I want to do it tastefully and with proper etiquette. What is safe/not safe to say publicly?
  4. Hi everyone, I am graduating from my program next month, and have an offer from a cardiology office in Lakeland, FL. I have received the contract to review and would like some thoughts about the terms of this 1 year contract: salary - 90K for 1st year with the potential for incentive bonus benefits starting after 90 days of employment 1-2 years of employment - 2 weeks PTO, 3-4 years of service = 3 weeks paid time off per year 4+ years of service = 4 weeks paid time off per year $1,500 CME allowance with an additional week off for CME The downside: No tail coverage provided 12 month non-compete including a 12 mile radius from any of their offices (they have several), but I am under the understanding it is just related to other cardiology practices. Thoughts?
  5. Hello All, I'm curious if anyone has recommendations for a question bank to help learn critical care medicine? I'm a relatively new PA (graduated in May 2018) and have been practicing in critical care for about a year now. I work in a 26 bed mixed ICU at a community hospital. I've been reading the Washington Manual of Critical Care, Marino's ICU Book, and Up-to-Date. I've also done the Critical Care board review course offered by the SCCM. I'd like to find a question bank that I can use to test my critical care knowledge as well as general adult medical knowledge. I used ROSH review to study for the PANCE and really liked it. I used the app on my phone and was able to answer questions throughout the day and found it easy to answer a few questions here and there without having to dedicate exclusive study time. I'd like to find something with an equivalent ease of use but ROSH doesn't have any questions geared specifically towards CCM. ROSH does have IM and EM question banks consisting of ~ 1000 questions geared towards residents which I've considered as an option. ROSH also has the NCCPA Hospital Medicine CAQ question bank for Hospitalist PAs that I've considered. Additionally, it seems that CHEST SEEK Critical Care Medicine and the SCCM Self-Assessment Multiprofessional Critical Care are used frequently by CCM fellows who are studying for the CCM Boards. I fear that these latter resources may be too dense for my understanding at this point. So... My hope is that someone out there has some insight into these (and other) question bank resources and can help guide my decision before dropping hundreds of dollars. I appreciate any help or suggestions.
  6. Hi there! I am a new graduate that recently accepted a general surgery job from a local metro hospital. I will have the opportunity to perform a lot of procedures and with time a lot of autonomy. I am excited, but I am also aware of all that I don't know and still have a lot to learn. Is there any advice or textbooks any of you could give? I was a scrub tech for years before attending PA school, so the OR life is like home to me.
  7. Hi Everyone! New grad currently negotiating part-time PA position in Family Practice. I've done clinical rotations and scribed at a Family Practice office in NYC and will be working part-time until I start a Residency program in the fall. Trying to figure out what I should expect in a part-time contract if anything in terms of benefits, PTO, CME, etc. Also, trying to discern if it is in my best interest to be a part-time employee or 1099. Thanks in advance!
  8. 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!
  9. I will graduate in December, and I've just been offered an Urgent Care position in a busy UC clinic in the Midwest. The clinic is based in a growing metro area and after one year I will be expected to see 25+ patients daily. The clinic is comprised primarily of PAs and NPs with at least one physician staffed at each clinic location. 4 to 6 month training period depending on comfort level. 0.9 FTE at 50/hr 3, 12 hour shifts/week and working every 4th weekend. 1.5x OT differential 401k but not matched until one year of service. After one year, employer will contribute 50% of each dollar up to 2% of annual pay. Match is then 100% vested at that time 26 days PTO, unsure about rolling over into the following year $2500/yr for CME. Employer covers DEA/licensing $3500 moving allowance Good health insurance with dental and vision Malpractice with tail 2 year noncompete at any other urgent care within 5 miles of "home" location (there is opportunity outside a 5 mile radius, so I'm not terribly concerned with this) Xray, lab on site No production bonus Does this look like a solid offer? I would like there to be a productivity bonus, but its not a deal-breaker. I want to ask for 1.0 FTE for the extra assistance in paying back student loans also. Would it be unreasonable to ask for a sign on bonus as well? Thank you in advance!
  10. Hi, I graduated in december 2018, passed the boards, got my license, but have been struggling to find a job as a new grad. Everyone wants at least 2 years experience, no matter big name or no name or wants an NP. Now 6 months out of school with loans about to kick in I'm getting discouraged, but have too much of a debt burden to move out of state. The gap since graduation has started to come up in interviews as well and I anticipate it will only get worse. Any tips or leads? I've contacted old precptors, have an updated linkedin account and actively apply daily, but just curious if there are any other strategies people used as a recent grad. Thank you!
  11. This topic has been touched on, but I was wondering if Critical Care PAs could weigh in for new grads on starting in the specialty versus practicing internal medicine first. Everyone comes into the field with different backgrounds and capabilities, so there is no "yes or no" answer, but opinions would be appreciated. I am considering applying for a CCM fellowship right out of school.
  12. Hello all, I will be graduating from a PA program in western Ohio in about a month. I'm relocating to Pittsburgh after taking boards, and I was hoping for some advice regarding job searching and best places to work. My research has shown that the local job market is pretty saturated and salaries are low, especially through UPMC. I was wondering if anyone familiar with the area has recommendations of outlying towns and hospitals that could provide better job opportunities.
  13. Hey guys! My husband is in the Navy and he JUST got orders to Mississippi for March 2020. I also JUST got a new job where we are located at right now. I’m also a new grad PA, so I plan on doing the long distance thing for several months (ugh) so that I can say that I’ve got a year of experience on my resume. Can anyone tell me what the job market is like in Mississippi (specifically Gulfport/Biloxi)? Is the job market better in Alabama? Should I focus on getting my license there instead, or Mississippi? It’s an hour drive to Mobile. What’s the licensing process like for Mississippi? I heard the medical board has to interview you. What is that like? thank you!
  14. Hi everyone! I’m a new grad PA who just graduated a couple months ago and I’m primarily interested in GI, Family, or Hospital Medicine. A PA who I used to shadow in Thoracic Surgery reached out to me and asked for my resume and I thought, what the hell, I’ll give it a shot and see what this job is about. I just had an interview for this Thoracic surgery job and the team is willing to give me great training as a new grad. It seems great, but I’m not crazy about surgery and don’t have much procedure experience. They haven’t given me an offer yet, but I’m concerned that I won’t know what to do if they do. Should I hold out and see if I get an opportunity in specialty that I really want? Part of me worries that if I turn this down another opportunity won’t come along...as I’ve already applied to about 15 different places the past month but haven’t heard anything back. Also how long is appropriate time to ask for before accepting an offer?
  15. Hello All, I am a new grad PA-C in Pennsylvania. Currently waiting to start my job in critical care medicine at a large academic medical center. I have worked in EMS for the last 9 years as an EMT-B with an ALS service. I have submitted an application through my regional EMS council to have my pre-hospital certification changed from EMT-B to PHPE (Pre-Hospital Physician Extender for those not familiar). The final step is to challenge the NREMT-P written exam. Has anyone else challenged this exam? How would you rate the difficulty given your education as a physician assistant? I'm not worried about taking this exam.... should I be?
  16. Monday to Friday 9-5. No weekends. But I’ve shadowed on Monday and they usually stay late. When the doctor is there the work seems very secretarial. Calling about results a lot of the time from what I’ve seen. There’s a PA there that’s been there for 3 years and even she seems to spend most of the time at the computer. But I will get to do joint injections and the standard pain management stuff. Benefits: 80k + 10k signing bonus (repaid in full if I leave within two years) Insurances Full Licensing, DEA, and credentialing; Full $750 CME 2 weeks paid for vacation and sick leave 1 week paid for CME Malpractice Covered with No tail (but tail seems to be required) 2 Year, 15 mile non-compete (they have 3 offices) Oh and they want me to start as an MA at $16/hr while my licensing is going through. Pretty bad huh?
  17. Hi guys, I hope to see if I can get any guidance about my current situation. I am a new-to-practice PA and started my job in CT surgery in February of this year. I graduated in August of last year. I am working in inpatient cardiac surgery and am currently still on orientation, but I am feeling quite overwhelmed and starting to wonder if this is not the right opportunity for me to have taken on as my first job out of school. To provide some background, the team I work on is 95% NPs, 5% PAs. The team is predominantly comprised of NPs that have had years of experience working on either the cardiac surgery floor or in the surgical ICU prior to becoming NPs. There is another new-to-practice PA that came about a year and a half before me, but I am the second new-to-practice PA that they have taken a chance with hiring. There is one other seasoned PA who has prior experience. I say "taken a chance with hiring" because the new-to-practice PA that had come before me was the trailblazer in that my manager was testing the waters to see whether new grads would be able to make it on this floor. PAs are typically in the OR for CT surgery where I work. The new-to-practice PA was on the verge of leaving but was encouraged to stay with the promise of an extension to her length of orientation (from 3 months to 6 months) and with her demanding that changes be made to how orientation for any future new-grad PAs be handled. I am currently being mentored by the seasoned PA, as well as another seasoned NP. I take three of their patients (typical patient load for a provider is about and they try to follow behind me so that we can address aspects that I am missing. While there are some opportunities during the day to talk through some topics, oftentimes the rigors and rounding schedules of the floor only allow for us to touch base briefly and intermittently. There are no residents or fellows on the floor, so it is only the team of NPs and PAs that are running the show while the surgeons are in the OR. Because of this set-up, there is very minimal addition of new knowledge within this team. There are no lectures to attend to ensure that we are practicing evidence-based medicine, each surgeon notoriously prefers different styles of practice based on their training and experiences that is un-Google-able, and I feel that my main sources of learning rely on what I can try to teach myself at home and what my mentor can offer in the limited time that we have during the work day for teaching. I feel that being so many months out from graduation, I am trying to find my way to regain and effectively apply all the knowledge I once had from school into my new role as an inpatient provider, while also trying to learn cardiac surgery, a specialty I had been minimally exposed to during school/rotations. I find myself leaving work feeling completely defeated by how inefficient I am with having managed only three patients (though complex patients) that day, with my head feeling full of everything from navigating the EMR system, to putting in orders for medications that I now need to know the dosages and frequencies for, to remembering the information that my mentors had offered me that day, to remembering how to clinically manage patient conditions instead of managing pretend patients that had once been in non-real-life-threatening multiple choice formats, to realizing that not only the surgeons differ in their practices but the NPs and PAs differ as well. My mentors are frustrated because it seems that I do not remember some topics we discuss, and while I can understand where their frustration is coming from I feel like I am drowning to try to keep up with absorbing all these things that are all new to me. I try to jot down notes whenever they say things, but there is not very much opportunity to ask why certain things are the way they are, nor are there always reasons why they are. Because of this, my memory feels like a "snapshot" memory and I am finding it difficult to then apply what I am being told to another situation that may be similar in the future. While I try to return home with what brain power I have remaining to review what we have gone over, there are ultimately gaps in my knowledge because there may have been aspects that I was not able to jot down quickly enough, or that I maybe didn't understand fully when the factoid was told to me in an isolated incident. I also find myself planning to research a whole laundry list of topics of confusion to find myself going down a deep rabbit hole just to feel like I have grasped the topic, only to find myself not making my way efficiently through my topic list and then returning to work and finding more topics of confusion. In the midst of my mentors' frustrations, it has now reached the point where I am afraid to ask questions because I am afraid that my mentors will say "we've already gone over this" when I truly do not recall it or when I only vaguely remember them saying something about that question but not in an in-depth way. I feel like they think they're being crystal clear and that the things they are telling me should be easy to remember the next time, and I wish I could ask them to be patient with me because it is a lot to digest. My manager's only consolation was "well in your interview you knew that this was not going to be a teaching floor," and I just wish I could find the voice to reply that even though I expected this to be hard, it doesn't make this any easier. I dread going to work and it's very difficult for me to gauge whether this is simply a new grad experience, or if this is an opportunity that was not meant for me right now when factoring in my new grad status and the resources and environment that I currently have to get my footing as a new grad. My confidence and self esteem are in the dumps because I feel like an idiot that can't remember anything from school, let alone remember anything about CT surgery to make my mentors feel that I am making adequate progress as I approach the end of my third month on orientation. If anyone has any advice, I would greatly appreciate it.
  18. I'm about 3.5 months away from graduation. Recently, an advisor from our school came to talk to our class about finding our first jobs. He recommended going on LinkedIn, looking up former grads from our program who are employed where we'd like to work, and calling them or sending them emails asking for advice on getting hired, even if we don't know them from Adam. I feel a little weird about doing this, and I want to know what the general consensus is on this one.
  19. New grad here currently considering taking my first job at an urgent care clinic. The goal is for me to act as a solo provider at a new rural location to be opened in the coming months (with an off-site supervising physician.. the specifics of who I should contact depending on when a question/concern comes up are to be discussed and I plan to have them included in my contract in writing.) It has already been discussed that I would have at least 4 weeks of one-on-one training with a supervising physician at the existing clinic, where there are always at least two providers working, before beginning independent work at the new location. I know all new grads experience some hesitation and nervousness about their first job, even WITH colleagues on-site for questions and I can appreciate that these feelings are in fact healthy and will keep me working hard to continue expanding my knowledge and improving my skills. I also know how important receiving sufficient training at your first PA position is, essentially building the foundation for the rest of your career. My question to you: when you started your first position (whether it was urgent care or something else - it would be helpful if you specify), what kind of training did you receive and for how long, and did you feel like it adequately prepared you for independent practice?
  20. I am starting to put together my resume so I can be prepared to start the job search well before graduation day. However, if I start applying to jobs prior to graduation, what do I list as my 'title' after my name? Do I list 'physician assistant' or 'physician assistant student'? The first seems disingenuous (given that I haven't yet graduated), but then listing my title as 'student' in big bold letters seems like a recipe for getting ignored... given that I am not listing PA-C (certified) is it appropriate to use the title 'PA' without the 'certified' qualifier? Thanks for the insight.
  21. I just received my first offer at an Orthopedic practice just 30 minutes south of Boston, MA as an Orthopedic Spine PA 2 days in OR/3 days in clinic. 40 hours. Salary: 80k "On call potential": "10-20k+" ($350/night on weekdays and $750/night on weekends) 3 weeks vacation 40 hours sicktime; 1 personal day Full benefits Practice pays for disability, malpractice, and licensing fees 5 days CME + $1500 401k + 3% match Is this even worth considering?
  22. Hello all, I’m a new grad as of August. I turned down a fellowship due to a last minute contract change of an added time comittment in an area I did not want to stay in. With that, I started looking in the area I want to live, but now I feel behind in the job search and beginning to feel very pressured. I’m in an area with high COL and low job availability for new grads. I was recently offered a full-time ER position as a 1099. Malpractice with tail coverage only. There is also a productivity incentive (current PA said they average an extra $1500-2k per month). I have been offered $65/hour. Average 2 patients/hour, 12 hour shifts (no overnights). I have read so many negative things about ICs especially as a new grad, but the other 3PAs have been there for >5years and began as new grads too. I know this will be good ER experience, but I’m concerned about the lack of benefits. Please, any advice is welcomed! Counter suggestions?? Run for the hills?? thank you!
  23. Hello! I am a new grad PA and I start a job in a month for a GI consulting service. I will spend 3 weeks of the month in the hospital doing consults, rounding, dictating notes and 1 week in clinic. I did a rotation in GI during school, but it was all outpatient Hepatology with a day a week in a general GI clinic. So I don't feel super prepared to go to the consulting service right now. Can any GI PAs recommend any books/resources that you found helpful for hospital work? It would be greatly appreciated!! I found a book online called: Textbook of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2nd Edition--- It is quite pricy-- 250$.... But it if it useful I will buy it. Please any advice is appreciated!! Thanks!
  24. I am currently still in my clinical year--I have 2 rotations still left to complete. This is the second job offer I've received. My first offer was from a local ED, which I declined because 1. It was my first offer, and from this forum I've learned that you probably shouldn't just jump on the first offer that you see 2. Before PA school, I worked as an ED tech working the 1400-0230 shift--and back then it was just my wife and I, and since then we've added 2 little girls to our family--and I just don't think I want to take on the ED hours, stress, etc 3. I ran my offer by a few different PAs that I know (PA school faculty and practicing PAs), and they were less than impressed with the offer ($115k starting, but didn't increase yearly as much as it probably should have; PTO was minimal; etc.) 4. In hindsight, I think I made the right decision. 12 hour shifts, 14 total shifts per month. This position is an urgent care where I'll be "training" with an MD or experienced APP for 60 days at a monthly pay of $6834 (would be salary of $82k--$40.67/hr). After this time, I'll move to my regular pay of $59.52/hr, $119,992/year. 3 tier PA job ladder--starting at PA1 (years 0-3), then move to PA2 (years 4-7), then senior PA (years 8+). They haven't said what the pay scales will be yet for PA2, senior PA. I told them I will not be signing until I know what that scale looks like with exact figures. They agreed that they would have that information before I sign. License reimbursement of $1170 $1500/year CME UpToDate annual subscription--approx. $500 Benefits eligible 1st of the month following 60 days of employment--Is this normal?? Non-compete clause--they haven't stated the exact details. I will get this information before I sign. 401K plan--have to wait 1 year to receive a match, but after that year I am 100% vested. After 1 year of employment they will match 100% up to 4%, then 50% of the next 3%. PTO accrual: 2 weeks in the first year, then increases incrementally yearly after that. They haven't stated exactly what it will incrementally increase to yet though. Again, will not sign until these numbers are firm and included in the offer. Thoughts?? Initially, I asked for $64/hr, which breaks down to $129, 024/year. I am thinking I want to counter with $61/hr--only a difference of $2984 over the course of a year (extra $248/month--that's a good chunk of our childcare). In any case, let me know honest thoughts. Anything that stands out as concerning? Thanks Forum! I've been reading other's post their contract offers, and have been waiting for my opportunity to post!
  25. Hello! I'm a new grad and recently received a job offer and contract. I wanted to see what other PAs thought and things I should negotiate since this is my first experience with this. Position is with a spine surgery practice in Texas: - Salary $90K with yearly bonus "at discretion of CEO." This seems a little low, but hard to negotiate as I have no experience. - 2 weeks paid vacation - In my interview they also stated that major holidays were off as well. Need to clarify if these would be paid or not. Is this reasonable time off or too little? - 5 days sick leave with doctor's note - CME allowance of $2500. They stated in interview that I also would have 5 days for CME, so I need to clarify this with my contract and whether they are paid or not and have this included in writing. - Malpractice insurance is provided "consistent with reasonable surgical physician assistant coverage." Obviously need to clarify whether occurrence or claims maid. And tail or not. - Individual health insurance covered by employer. Family health insurance covered by employee. I only need coverage for myself, so this sounded like a good deal to me. Other than above, I also wanted feedback on my hours. My schedule is described as up to 5 days a week but then later says that 5 days is routine and more days as agreed by PA and physician as needed. Hours may or may not extend past 10 hours per day with workload not to exceed 80 hours a week. There is no mention of call but when discussed they said I should "rarely" be on call. Obviously I'm not trying to get tricked into working 80 hours a week when the job was described as a M-F position. What is the best way to ask that this is clarified and protect myself from being exploited? Appreciate all of your feedback! Thank you!
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