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I have been a practicing PA for 4 years working in adult acute care medicine (ER, ICU, transplant cardiology). I was recently approached by a recruiter for PA position in pediatric cardiac surgery, which would involve OR and ICU clinical work. Even prior to PA school, I had an affinity for pediatrics and loved my pedi rotation. I had always imagined going into pedi cardiac crit care. My professional life took me towards adult care, and unfortunately has not permitted much in the way of pedi exposure. Has anyone made the jump from adult acute care to pediatric acute care? From chiefly medicine
Conversation opened. 1 unread message. Procedure Logs and the Reality for PAs By Bob Blumm, MA, PA-C, DFAAPA Physician Assistants were always allowed to engage in lateral mobility. Lateral mobility is the freedom to pass interchangeably from one specialty to another such as family practice to internal medicine or general surgery to orthopedic surgery. This is and was part of the attractiveness of our profession but we are moving into an era of stricter regulation that may require proof of compet
Practicing PAs of the forums (or those who will be practicing soon), what does autonomy mean to you? Where is the line between collaboration/supervision/micromanagement? I guess in other words, what is your ideal practice situation. Also- what state/specialty do you work in? I've browsed around and have seen a wide range of opinions... also have encountered grumblings from physicians about "the mid-levels who are pushing so hard for autonomy, they should have gone to med school." What is your take on that? Not trying to be inflammatory, just want to start a dialogue on this.