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  1. Hi there, I have my 2nd interview for an inpatient GI position coming up. It sounds like a good step for me coming from family practice/ geriatrics. can someone tell me what day to day inpatient service is like? What are challenges I might not be aware of ahead of time? what are good resources to study? thanks TW
  2. 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?
  3. So I finally got a job at my dream hospital!! I am currently working there as a Patient Care Technician/ PCT. However, I will be leaving for PA school next year. I really want to return to this hospital and work as a PA! The problem is that getting a job at my hospital is super competitive. Is there a way for me to ensure/ increase my chances of getting a PA job in this facility in the future? (Also, what do you guys think of requesting a absense of leave instead of quitting? Can I be able to come back to the hospital to pursue a higher position?) Thanks in advance!
  4. I am looking at relocating. What do you think is a fair hourly rate (no benefits) for an experienced pediatric physician assistant in California?
  5. I will be starting my first job in Orthopaedics in a few weeks. I have been doing some of my own prep work these last couple of weeks, but do you have any suggestions of what should be sure to know before I start? I will be specializing in sports medicine. So far I have been reviewing anatomy, my Orthopaedic Surgery Pocketbook, some PANCE review book, and case studies.
  6. Thinking of making a move to either location from North Carolina. Any insight from those of you that work in these cities? Weird laws or things I need to square away before moving? Places people love to work? Places to avoid? Coming from community health, would love to stay in primary care. Speak spanish and would love to do that still too. Any other insight from those of you that have moved states for work? Thanks!
  7. I am going to graduate PA School in May and am just starting to fill out resumes for jobs! I am interested in a certain specialty. If I am going to apply for a job in my favorite specialty, do I need a reference from a doc in that specific specialty or can I just use any preceptor? Does it matter which kind of doctor/PA preceptor gives the recommendation if it is a good recommendation?
  8. Hi I was seeking advice on how to leave my 1st job. I'd like to hear from other pas in their experience with transitioning. I know I should secure a new position first but won't potential employers contact your references at current job before giving a firm offer? (especially if seeking employment at a hospital?) I have to give 2 months notice, would potential employers see that as a huge issue with waiting for a start date? Any feedback would be helpful.
  9. I posted this on the TX forum, but thought Id try here too. Getting ready to interview for an Urgent Care position tomorrow on phone (and hopefully they will call me in for a face-to-face). I currently have about 1.5 years experience in family practice. This position would require me to relocate which I am ok with because I have been looking in my current location for the past 6 months without any luck. So, my question is... what questions can I ask as a PA going from family practice to Urgent care? The practice I work for now is painstakingly slow business-wise. Also, is it appropriate (or how do I ) ask for relocation assistance? Student loan repayment in place of the salary increase? The salary they offer is already a 15k increase, so I don't want to seem like I am asking too much. I always get nervous when it comes to working out the financial part. And if anyone has lived and/or worked in the Dallas- Fort Worth area please share your thoughts!!!
  10. After graduating PA school last summer, I began working for a subspecialty surgeon in October. When I interviewed I told my SP that there was a 90% chance my husband and I would stay in the geographic area after my husband graduated from grad school, but we couldn't be sure. My SP has made several comments about wanting me to stay for my whole career and how much he is investing by training me in a subspecialty when I have no experience. When I started the job, I asked for a contract, but the clinic refused to give me one (for what reasons I'm not clear). Now, after a few recent major life events, my husband and I have decided we want to move to Texas to be closer to our families. We will need to move in August for my husband's school schedule, and I will have been at this job for 10 months at that point. My questions are these: - How much notice do I need to give my job? I'm thinking 6 weeks--I don't want to leave them in a lurch, but also don't want to hang around awkwardly for longer than necessary. I know that, although they will ultimately understand my reasoning, they are going to be somewhat pissed. Would 2 months be better? - How early do I need to start applying for a Texas license? Is there any way my current job will find out I have applied for a license in another state? - When do I need to start seriously applying for jobs in Texas? 6 weeks out? 3 months out? Before I tell my current job or wait until I've turned in my notice? I'm interested in derm, FP/IM, ob/gyn, cardio... - I have been wracked with guilt over leaving this job so early. How guilty do I deserve to feel? My friends and family tell me it's just business and I have to do what's best for me, but I feel horrible leaving before I've even been there a year when they've invested so much in me (time and money for boards, DEA, license, etc). I'm atleast going to leave a week of my PTO unused--I have about 2 weeks left at this point and I might need some days for interviews... Thanks for the advice. I would really appreciate help on the best way to navigate this honorably and with the smallest gap between jobs. :)
  11. Hello everyone. I am a a PA student on the last 2 months of PA school. I am taking my PANCE June 3rd! I am wondering what some of your experiences have been right out of school. In December I was dead set on going to a Surgical Residency program if I got accepted, however, since then I am on the fence. I applied for jobs in the area just in case and got a job offer for exactly what I want to do, General surgery covering several different specialties including thoracic, vascular, plastics, etc. I said yes to the job, and because it is "At will" there was no contract to sign. That was about 2 months ago. Since then, I received an invitation to an interview at the Yale/Norwalk surgical residency program scheduled for April. I have decided on attending the interview because, well, why not? My hesitation if I got accepted is that I have heard that these residencies work their PAs from 40-80 hrs a week, getting paid a very low stipend (Yale is 42K). I would also have to relocate to CT for the year. The job I accepted has offered over 90K. Furthermore, I have asked every PA I've met their opinion on residencies: Those who have gone through one swear by it, those who took jobs right out of school are just as talented and claim there you really don't need a residency. Any insight, especially from Norwalk or surgical PA residents, would be very much appreciated. Thanks!
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