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  1. New grad here feeling like I am already burned out after 6 months. - I am working in a family owned practice (Husband is physician, wife is the practice manager) with the rest of their family working in various positions. This a very particular specialty with a pretty high volume of patients. I work 8-6 Monday - Friday, although Thursdays I am allowed to leave at 3pm. Additionally I work 7:45-1pm every other Saturday. Salary is average for new grads. I signed a non-compete (span of 150 mi) and can't get paid vacation until 1 year of employment. Words of advice? Or is this to be expected and I will ultimately get acclimated to working full time? Thank you!
  2. Hi everyone, this is a new forum for new application 2019-2020. Good luck to everyone and may God bless every step in your future.
  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. Hello fellow colleagues! I am a new grad PA and I need your help. I got a job offer at an urgent care but I'm unsure if I want to accept it. I am in SoCal. 2 weeks training. The UC sees 20-30 patients at one location while 35-50 at another. Base pay: 55+ (no bonuses) malpractice with tail NO CME and PTO Have yet to talk about health insurance and retirement. It's 1099 NOT W-2
  5. Hi All! I am about to graduate from PA school this fall, and have begun looking into the licensing process. I plan to practice in the DC metro area (DC, MD, VA), and was wondering whether any folks living in/around DC have advice about licensing in the DC metro area? In particular, has anyone heard whether there is reciprocity between any of the states in the DC metro area? I'm planning to begin the licensing process for all three states, but to ultimately only submit my licensing application for the specific state in which I get a job. I'd really appreciate any insight you have about licensing/jobs in general in the DC Metro area! Thanks! Joanna
  6. I just heard from my new employer - a large hospital corporation - that HR thinks that it will take up to 90 days for me to be added to insurance payors after my credentialing paperwork is sent to them. I figured that as a new PA there would be fewer issues as far as the insurance was concerned because there are no disputes or claims, etc, against me. Also, the workplace does not accept Medicaid patients. How long does it take? Or how long did it take for you? I am concerned about being without a job over the holidays. I expected to start in November, but the doctor went on vacation before signing my SP forms. Ugh. Times are already financially tough in my household for my family.
  7. Hi everyone, Ok, I have looked at the PA salaries online and all the breakdowns (by state, by specialty, etc...), my question is what does a PA make with 1 year experience? Looking for a new job, the offers here in NYC/Brooklyn are not that great, but I do not have backup to argue my salary! Any recent grads out there want to share what their salary is?? I will go first: Hired in at 78K, just raised to 81K in December (apparently this doesn't normally happen. My dept all got raises and it was unusual and not expected).
  8. I have some CME money to spend and am looking for some self-study opportunities in EM. Can anyone offer some suggestions? I have completed the EM Bootcamp course and have completed the Urgent Care Core Curriculum course as well. Could use a good ECG interpretation course and plan on ordering the advanced Bootcamp course in February when available. Thanks!
  9. Anyone have any tips or resources on this exam? Thanks a head of time
  10. Hello all! I'm a newly graduated PA-C who is preparing to become a working stiff :;;D: I begin my job at the hospital covering the night shift of a general medicine floor in a few weeks. In addition, I'll be covering Cardiology patients during my shift. I guess I have three main questions: 1) What are some good ideas to prepare myself? Should I return to Harrison's and just begin reading or is there an alternate route that would be more productive? 2) What are some good pocket Internal Medicine books that would be worth purchasing to carry with me when I'm on? I went to Barnes & Noble today and saw a few one: Lange, Pocket Medicine, and a few others whose names escape me. I just want to make sure I make good use of the book if I'm going to spend money on it and carry it around with me. 3) What are some other must-haves I should keep in my white coat? Besides the obvious of course (stethoscope, pen, pad, Maxwell's, penlight, etc etc). I feel like some PAs I've worked with are very clever about what they stuff in there and would like to hear some thoughts! Any help or advice from senior PAs would be much appreciated. Thanks! :=D:
  11. Soo I am 3 months into my first job as a PA. I took a job in a BRAND NEW family medicine practice, started by a Psychiatrist who has 6 other very successful psychiatry offices. Well, the fam practice is still not picking up and I find myself VERY BORED. There are 2-3 other physicians in the office who are only seeing anywhere from 3 - 8 patients a day. I dont even have my own schedule yet, and don't know if I ever will get one until the physicians schedules fill up. In the morning I do admission H&P's, and general fam med consults for a psych. hospital. In the afternoon, I dread going to the office so I can sit there and act like a PA student . I feel like I am NOT learning anything!!! I will go in the exam room with the physician (and I am learning a little that way), but most days are super boring. I have not yet been able to manage 1 patient on my own (ok, maybe 1 or 2 at the most). The other physicians say that I should be happy that I am getting paid (90k) to do nothing, but I just dont know. I feel that family medicine may not be for me. I really, really want to do Pediatrics and the Physician who hired me told me that I would be able to see >50% of peds in family practice. Well of course, this is not the case as we are seeing very little patients. I signed a year contract, and I keep thinking that If I go somewhere else at the end of the year that I want to feel confident enough to be independent/on my own.. and I want to have experience. I feel like I am not getting any experience here, and I am just waiting to get fired any day now.. because there is no work for me to do. I have spoken once to the physician who hired me.. and all he said is that hes sorry.. he thought the practice would pick up faster. He said that all his psychiatry practices are "Carrying" the family practice (financially). What do I do.. just wait and hope it picks up or should I actively search for another job?? There is a non-competition contract so I am kind of stuck there. Any thoughts/advice anyone? Or has anyone been in my place before? :sadface: Thanks! Jenni
  12. Just taking a minute to say hi to everyone. I am transferring into a PA program as junior this fall. I was a nursing student however, after spending some time in clinical I realized what my path needed to be. I am looking forward to school and being a member of this forum. I am a nontraditional student, (39yrs old), from the state of Pennsylvania. I am lucky to have a very supportive wife and two awesome boys. Have a great day everyone, Frank.
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