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I was recently offered a vascular surgery position at a large hospital. I will be primarily managing patients on the floor, not in the OR very often at all except during my training. I am really looking forward to this job and think I will have the opportunity to learn alot! Does anyone have any general tips for the job or for studying? Any textbooks/study guides that you recommend for vascular conditions? Any advice would be much appreciated!
I"m not trying to start controversy on this forum but looking for genuine advice on what to do. Last year I was taking my pre-reqs for a PA program. During that time, I was attempting to rack up as many patient contact hours as possible, shadowing and interviewing PA's, MD's and NP's just to get a feel for each discipline. Sadly, several (not just a few) of these people said "DO NOT become a PA (and it wasn't isolated to this discipline but to their own as well MD and NP)". I often inquired as to the different reasons that I should not and it basically came down to a few things: 1)