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  1. 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
  2. Hello, I have been working in family med the past few months as a PA and am looking for opinions from switching from family med to hospitalists? what are opinions on switching jobs? Stress load of hospitalist position vs family med? thanks !!
  3. I wanted to share a conference that I'm helping plan in January 2020: Pediatric Sports Medicine Conference: Managing Pain in Your Young Athletes After Injuries. I attended last year and really enjoyed the content. It sold out last year, so if you're interested in attending, be sure to register before the end of Dec. UCSF Benioff Sports Medicine faculty will present evidence-based management of acute and chronic pain, including the roles of ice, splints and braces, pain medication, cognitive behavioral therapy and physical therapy. By the end of this conference, participants will be abl
  4. School’s Open Robert M. Blumm, MA, PA, DFAAPA, PA-C Emeritus September is a month of new beginnings. For our Jewish colleagues and patients is the celebration of the new year; and for many of our students in the USA, a new year of development and opportunity in school. I was driving to my office on a Wednesday, the first week in September. When I arrived at my main street, I noticed students with bookbags, filled to the brim and ready for a new challenge. Schools’ opening equates to increased traffic during our commutes, more vigilance when driving and an increas
  5. Hi all, I will be starting PA school in January and was looking for guidance about what path I should take to achieve my goals. If I could start over I might have chosen a different route to get to this point but I graduated with a Bachelors of Biology from Ohio State, went on to gain my patient care experience as a CNA, and applied for PA school. I really want to do something with babies so I am looking at Women's Health/OBGYN. What is the best path to take to get a job working closely with delivery and babies? I know PA's are up and coming and at least in NC are not often hired in
  6. I am a PA with 8 years experience in pediatrics (outpatient). I've been toying a little with the idea of going for the CAQ and was wondering if anyone who had gone through the process would be willing to share their experience? My husband is the primary breadwinner in our family and as such I'm sort of at the mercy of his career in terms of where we live, how often we move around, etc. I was thinking having the CAQ would be helpful when moving to a new state, trying to get a new job etc. My biggest question is in regards to the procedures/patient case requirement. Because I work in an
  7. Good Afternoon PA Family, I am an EMT on my path to physician assistant school and I am looking for someone to shadow in the greater San Diego County area. The specialty of the PA is NOT of the utmost importance, but if I had a preference it would be in ER, Pediatrics, or any primary care. However, I would be grateful for the opportunity to shadow a PA in any specialty. I am very curious, have great interpersonal communication skills, professional, and most of all have a passion for PA medicine. Thank you for taking the time to read my post. If you have any questions, please do not hesit
  8. Hey guys! I'll be starting a pediatric hematology / oncology rotation soon. I would love recommendations on books/resources to help me prepare. TIA
  9. Hey there, I wanted to start a thread where students could chime in to share their experiences while on rotation. I will post one of mine below from my blog PAjourney.com. Feel free to add some of your own experiences in the comments section. Thanks! This is my experience on my Pediatrics rotation: PAJourney.com - Clinical Rotation 1: Pediatrics
  10. Hello all! I am one of the current PA Fellows at Texas Children's Hospital. I wanted to post on here to make myself available to answer any questions about our program or post-graduate training in general. We do a lot of promotion within the TCH marketing/hr world, so here are some of our postings: http://www.texaschildrensblog.org/2015/06/a-fellowship-of-opportunity/ http://texaschildrenspeople.org/why-the-pediatric-surgery-fellowship-for-physician-assistants-at-texas-childrens-was-the-perfect-choice/ Also, feel free to follow us on twitter @TCHPAfellows Most Sincere
  11. Hi Future Colleagues! My name is Aaron Shaw. I graduated in 2015 from the University of Toledo Medical Center PA School. I have been practicing Neurosurgery the past year in College Station, Texas. Over the past two years I have been writing a book for: Students going into PA school, Current PA students, MD Students, DO Students and NP Students. On February 15th, 2017 my book was published and it is on Amazon for sale! Honestly I wish I had a book like this before and during PA school as life would have been much easier. I used this book and purchased a few practice tests from the NCCPA befo
  12. I have some books that could provide good use to a student either in their didactic or clinical year. Blueprints Series: Pediatric Medicine OB/GYN Emergency Medicine (2) Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics 5th Ed Obstetrics and Gynecology 5th Ed by Beckman, Ling, et all Essential Guide to Primary Care Procedures Physician Assistant - A Guide to Clinical Practices Color Atlas of Anatomy Step up to Surgery Clinical Psychiatry DSM-IV And a few others. All are in great shape, with the exception of a couple covers. I'd be willing to sell these for an extremely reasona
  13. I am looking for some shadowing opportunities. I am in the midst of applying to PA Schools and would love to experience the various fields. I have used PAshadowonline.com with no success, given that only one PA is currently listed but not available. Are there additional resources/Professionals willing to take on a Pre-PA student? If there is anyone willing to be a mentor of sorts, I would enjoy hearing from you. I love working with people, I am extremely responsible and have lots of medical and volunteer experience. Thank you for your time.
  14. Hello everyone! I recently heard that PAs are able to do an optional residency after graduating, but I can't seem to find much information on this. How does residency work for a PA? Is it similar to residencies done by med students? Would I need to apply to a PA program that has a residency program after graduation, or would I be able to apply for one somewhere else? I am curious because if I were to choose the path of a PA (I am currently debating between med school and PA school), I would like to be able to work in neurology or pediatrics and was wondering if doing a residency would
  15. Hi everyone! Your suggestions were really helpful last time, so I decided to post here again! I have been thinking about my plans after undergrad lately and I feel unsure about what I want to do. To be honest, I initially did not want to pursue the medical field because I thought it was not right for me. However, after taking some classes and volunteering at the hospital, I have found that I really enjoy it. I absolutely love the field of neuroscience/neurology and thought I should become a PA to work in that field. However, I have been discussing my plans lately with my classmates and the
  16. I am looking for a good pediatric critical care reference text. I've heard that the big three are · Fuhrman and Zimmerman. Pediatric Critical Care. 4th Edition. 2011 · Shaffner and Nichols. Rogers' Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care. 5th Edition. 2015. · Wheeler, Wong, and Shanley. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence. 2007. My question is.. I have no way to go see any of these texts in person. Anyone have any good comparisons on the three texts? I would be learning more toward Roger's just because its the most current - howev
  17. I'm slightly more than half way though my Residency/Fellowship program. I'm beginning to look for jobs and am hoping to work in Pediatric Neurosurgery. I am aware of the AAPA Salary Report and do plan to use this when job hunting. Currently, I'm looking for positions in the pacific NW (incl CA), CO, UT, midwest and eastcoast down to NC. I was wondering if anyone had any experience or opinion on salary negotiation and what your residency is 'worth' when job hunting. I know it's very dependent on location, but I'm hoping to be in the 90s for my next position. Any advice or personal expe
  18. Hello! I am a new graduate, and have searched long and hard to find pediatric practices willing to hire PAs. I was recently offered a full-time contract with a reputable local peds private practice. I have zero experience with medical contracts, and I'm terrible at advocating for myself :( I was hoping some of you more experienced PAs could help me with a few points of concern with my contract. 1. The starting salary is $75k + bonuses. The bonus structure is not included in the contract, and my supervising doc was unable to give me a concrete formula for how bonuses are determined. 2.
  19. Hi Everyone, I was just offered a position as a FT pediatric GI PA at an academic center/ University Hospital in Eastern North Carolina. I have 10 years of experience working as a PA with most of my experience in urgent care (5yrs traditional urgent care, 4.5 years in Pediatric Urgent care and 10months in Pediatric primary care). My problem is that I feel I am being low balled after comparing to the salary profiles from the AAPA. I am not certain because I am use to working for private companies in an outpt setting. The position offers benefits such as health, dental, vision, PTO, sick days,
  20. HI all, Second year in the midst of clinicals. Looking for a peds rotation in either Chicago or DC area... if ANYONE can help with a contact that would be amazing! Looking for Feb-March 2016 Thanks, Cara
  21. I have an upcoming interview for a rural pediatric practice. They salary was stated at 60,000-75,000 dependent on experience. Since I'm a new grad I'm thinking that they may offer closer to 60,000. Other benefits include 2 weeks paid vacation, 1 week and 2000 for CMEs and full medical, dental and eye insurance. I have over $250,000 in school loans and I'm nervous that 60,000 is not enough money for me. Is this too low?
  22. I'm a first year PA student in DC and am looking to set up clinical rotations in both Boston, MA and Charlotte, NC in either Pediatrics, Women's Health/OBGYN, and/or Behavioral Medicine/Psych. Does anyone have any contacts or resources that may be helpful in setting these up? I'm not too sure where to start looking for possible preceptors. Any advice is appreciated!
  23. Hello, I'm finishing my undergrad this fall, I need 60 hours completed by the end of November. I'm interested in shadowing a pediatric PA however will take any available chances in Nassau County. Please message me Thank You
  24. Hi all! I'm so glad I've found this form, gotten tons of info so far I've been researching PA schools, and from what I've seen, and whats been posted here, it seems as though most of them focus on family practice/ primary care, and want a student who wants to go into that field. What are the schools out there with different focuses? So far I've seen Cornell: Surgery UC Denver: Pediatrics I'm primarily interested in emergency medicine, pediatrics, or international medicine, but I figure if we can get a post together with schools specialties, it can help other students with differ
  25. 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 t
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