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  1. I am a new grad PA practicing for about 4 months. I work in occ med/urgent care. Without getting into specifics. A patient had and intraarticular finger fracture. I treated/ splinted conservatively and referred the patient stat to a hand specialist on the date of injury, who did not get seen until 2 months after her date of injury, due to WC insurance. The patient was unable to have surgery due to the timing of being seen by the surgeon. The patient will have permanent and stationary deficits and need future medical care for possible joint fusion. The patient is currently undergoing PT. Not on
  2. Hi - I am a new graduate who passed the PANCE June 5th. I am looking for jobs in the NY/NJ area and spend each day looking at the job boards. Are there any other suggestions for where to search out jobs? I am interested in many fields- excluding surgery. I just want to be able to get a job and get some experience so I can become more competitive. With COVID19 hitting this area so hard, I know why it is difficult at this time but would like any advice I can get (as well as any possible leads!). Thank you for your time.
  3. I have a prior MS in Exercise Physiology (research emphasis) and then completed a dual degree PA program getting a MS in Management w/ the School of Business before starting the MMS for PA. The extra degrees will certainly be resume builders, but how much should I expect to use them for negotiating starting salaries? Should I expect a higher starting offer due to them or is that naive? Starting to have discussions with some practices and was hoping to get some ideas on the value those provide before it moves towards contract talks. I don't want to sell myself short, but don't want to come off
  4. Hello all, First time posting here. I am currently a PA-S2 with an expected graduation date of July 2020. I’m unsure about my career after graduating from PA School, and was wondering about any benefits that may come with joining the military after I become certified. Any and all information regarding life/work in specific branches is greatly appreciated as I have no information on the topic as of now. Thank you!
  5. Hello Everyone, I am graduating PA school in August and have been given a job offer in Gastroenterology. I am really excited for this job, but don't know how to negotiate the contract or if it is good enough as it stands. starting pay is $90,000 salary. mentions bonuses but does not have in writing a sign on bonus moving bonus, RVU performance, or pay raises. PTO 3 weeks, sick leave 1 week, CME 1 week. $1500 CME per year. year to year contract malpractice is included but does not mention a tail an 18 month non compete that covers two counties. I wou
  6. Hello Fellow EM colleagues, I am a new graduate who will be starting in the emergency department this month. I am extremely excited to return to the ED after having worked in the ED as a technician for 6 years. I am looking for any recommendations on studying material, reference books, bootcamps etc anything that will help begin my career in EM. Thank you so much for any feedback!!! -New Grad
  7. Hello! I am currently awaiting a hard copy of a verbal offer given for a general surgery position. One of my preceptors told me to ask for a higher salary no matter what the original offer was. As a new grad, I am unsure how to go about asking for a higher salary. I was wondering if anyone had any general advice on how to approach this situation. Thank you!
  8. Hello everyone! Just wondering if anyone knows of any derm private offices in Queens/Long Island/Manhattan NY open to hiring a new graduate! Please let me know, MUCH APPRECIATED! If not, does anyone know how to get into dermatology as a new graduate? I was unable to do a Derm rotation during PA school but I spent time aside some of my rotations shadowing at a dermatology practice. Really trying to get in but most places want 2-3 years prior DERM experience..
  9. Hello! I am a recent PA graduate, just got my certification and state licensure in the last month. I am currently 17 weeks pregnant with my first child, and am looking for my first job out of PA school. My baby will be due in early February, and I'm barely showing now, to the point where it's not noticeable in most clothing. When in the interviewing/ hiring process should I mention my pregnancy? I know that it is not legal for them to ask me, nor am I obligated to disclose this. I have recently done an interview at a large county hospital, and am waiting to hear back on their decision. M
  10. Curious if anyone had recommendations for useful gastroenterology books, as I will begin working in an inpatient & outpatient setting in 2 weeks. I would like to study the "basics" so the practice doesn't instantly regret hiring me ;) Any recommendations (or even advice) is greatly appreciated! Thanks! (P.S. -- yes, I did see that the same question was posted in 2011. Though, would like to see if people have different ideas 7 years later!)
  11. Hi everyone, I am a new graduate, and I just received an Ortho PA job offer in coastal California. I will start training (same salary) as soon as I finish my boards, while I am waiting for my licenses to process. The job is M-F from 8-5. OR 1-2 days/week, but not when I initially start. Call time was not mentioned in the contract, but it's about once/month (no additional pay) What's offered: - Base Salary: 100k - At-will contract; If I stay less than a year, then I have to repay the licenses, relocation bonus, CME. etc. back to the employer. - Health insurance, vision, and
  12. I will be graduating soon and will be moving to Manhattan this summer. Are there any hospitals in the area that hire new PA grads to work the ER? EMed would be my top choice but the sense that I am getting is that new grads are generally not hired in the Manhattan are to work in the ED. I also know that NYP Cornell has a residency program for EMed, maybe that's where they pool their new grads from? I would be interested in looking for a position rather than a residency! Anyone that moved from a different field into EMEd in Manhattan? Thanks!
  13. Hey all Just graduated end of July and am starting my first job in Family med with a large group with multiple offices. The office I'm starting in is perfect with 2 physicians and another PA that has been a mentor to me. However, just found out that apparently I'm being moved to a different office with 2 NPs in less than a month. Unsure how to proceed as I really don't feel like I'll be successful in an office with no physician and without anyone I'm comfortable asking questions to so soon. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!
  14. Hey all! I am getting ready to interview for a dermatology "residency" position at a very large and expanding dermatology clinic with offices that serve almost the entire state I live in. After requesting the interview with me, the company sent me a very simplistic form of the terms of the contract for residency prior to interviewing. Holy crap, it is a DOOZY. So, without further ado... 4 Year MINIMUM contract. 1st yr: "fellowship pay" = $30,000/yr 2nd-4th yrs: $90,000 + 25% production bonus above $400,000 in collections $2000 CME Licensing fees/textbooks/equipment paid Ful
  15. Hi, I am a new graduate in the northern VA/MD area (DC suburbs) and completed a 4 week derm rotation during clinicals. I received an offer recently and want to see how it compares to other derm PAs, and what I should negotiate for... Based on the recent AAPA salary report, a PA with 0-1 years of experience makes $90,000 in the 75% and $100,000 in the 90%, not including bonus. I would expect this area to make in 90% since it serves several of the "richest counties in the U.S." 78,000 base salary, reassessed after 5 months and again at one year (will shadow for first ~3 months) 5 days p
  16. Hello All; I am currently a "3rd year" PA student (our program offers an extra 9 months of Advance Clinical Practice training) and I anticipate graduating in March 2016. In brief, my experience includes working approximately 40/wk in four different Level 1 and Level 2 emergency departments throughout the greater Chicago metro area, I have acquired over 1500 hours of direct patient care experience working in both the fast track and main emergency room. I looking to relocate to either Houston or San Antonio. Of course for the right offer, I am open to other areas as well. So far I hav
  17. 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!!
  18. Hello- I am a new graduate looking for my first job. I recently interviewed at a practice comprised of both chiropractors and DOs, who treat personal injury, MVA injury, and workplace injury patients. Almost all of their pts are referred from lawyers. I felt good about the position during the interview, but after talking with my family, I am concerned that I could end up possibly being involved in a shady operation. Does anyone have an opinion or experience with this? The concern was that pts could work with a lawyer and (possibly falsely or manipulatively) claim an injury, which would be
  19. Does Emory have any December interview dates? I was offered an interview in January but I was already accepted to a program that starts in January.
  20. I need help. First off, this is the draft I liked the most out of many that I've written up. 1.) I need to condense this by 1000ish words 2.) I need to focus more on why PA I think...but Its honest and probably the most personal essay that I can come up with. ANY constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated. I'm still working on making this something I will be proud to apply with...and yes I know there are grammar mistakes, but feel free to fix those too. It was during my junior year of college that I had begun physical therapy to rehabilitate my recently discovered herniated disc i
  21. I have just completed my second quarter of my program and things are progressing ok. As I go through my program, I can't help but sense a disconnect between what I'm thought and what I actually see by healthcare providers in the real world. I feel as if we are taught in an "ideal" manner and not how things are truly done. Is this correct or have I just been observing others PAs that abbreviate things? For example, in listening to the chest for respiratory or heart sounds, we are taught to check multiple areas. It is taught as if this is how you perform this portion of the exam for even ge
  22. I am a new grad and scored a job as an emergency medicine PA due to my history as an army medic. Ive got some time before i start and i wanted to do some reviewing before i have my first shift. any suggestions to some literature or review materials? thanks!
  23. I haven't seen a sticky anywhere on this topic, so please feel free to simply re-direct me if there is a thread with this information already. I am really wanting the best financial advice (or advice otherwise) you guys can offer for someone just entering the work force. It is daunting to go from exceptionally poor to making substantial money in the blink of an eye. Some topics I am hoping you can give advice about or direct me to more knowledge include: Retirement Investment (stocks, bonds, mortgages, property, etc...) Life Insurance / Disability Insurance Money Management (money
  24. NYCPAC

    psych salary

    Hi all! I have been given a form to fill out for a potential psych position. The position is outpt care in the los angeles area. The practice already utilizes midlevel providers, but I am a new graduate and not too sure what my "worth" really is. Ideally id like to make 100k or more. Anyone have any advice on the best answer to give when you asked what your expectations for compensation entail? Thanks :)
  25. Any salary information for a new grad in ENT in South Carolina? I don't want to pay the AAPA $45 to look at their salary report and I don't know where else to look. Thanks!
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