There is an awesome organization called ThePAC (Physician Assistants of Color) that holds diversity events in multiple cities across the U.S. The next one will be in Detroit, Michigan on September 28, 2019. The event is a great opportunity for all three levels of the profession! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thepac-takes-detroit-tickets-70091765357
Pre-PAs get to talk directly to program directors from the local/surrounding region (this event will have 7), and get specific advice about their application profile from programs directly as well as experienced PA students and PA-Cs.
PA-S and PA-C get to fraternize and network with each other as well as tap into resources such as job recruiters, financial advisors, and transition to practice information.
There are always lots of giveaways such as medical equipment, PANCE/PANRE prep, discounts on scrub companies, and more.
This event is open to any and everyone no matter the race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc.
If you cannot attend this event, give them a follow on IG @thepa.c or FB 'Physician Assistants of Color' so you can get notified of when the next event/location will be.
SEMPA is excited to roll out its new Mentoring Program specifically created for PAs new to emergency medicine; PA students interested in launching their career; or any seasoned emergency medicine PAs looking to advance and expand their profession and practice.
How it works is that you fill out the online application and we match you with an experienced PA who can help guide your career. SEMPA mentors have years of experience in all types of ED settings and they have a wide variety of specialty interests. We will do our utmost best to match you with someone based on your profile and/or the specifics you give us so that you can get the most out of your mentoring experience.
A SEMPA mentor can help with:
Finding a job, preparing for a job interview and navigating contracts
Understanding what emergency medicine educational resources are available
What you can expect from the specialty
Tips and tricks in making it through your shifts
Guidance on moving up in emergency medicine
Leadership development for new EMPA leaders
And much more!
Any SEMPA member is eligible to apply for a mentor through the SEMPA Mentoring Program. All you need is a desire to advance your career with the assistance of a mentor.
SEMPA Ultrasound Courses
November 8-10, 2019
Huntington Beach, CA https://www.sempa.org/education/ultrasound-huntingtonbeach/
January 27-28, 2020
Jacksonville, FL https://www.sempa.org/education/ultrasound-jacksonville/
The SEMPA Ultrasound Courses will provide point-of-care ultrasound training to physician assistants working in emergency medicine. Didactic sessions will focus on concise, useful information, images, and video. Most importantly, participants will have the opportunity to learn the necessary skills through hands-on teaching and practice on live models under the guidance of experienced faculty.
Due to the popularity of this course, we will be offering two courses this winter.
Choose the course that works best for you and register today!
2019 SEMPA Emergency Procedures Course
Oct 7-8, 2019
- 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
- All procedures performed on high fidelity simulators
Airway management (direct laryngoscopy, video laryngoscopy, rescue devices)
Lumbar puncture (with and without ultrasound guidance)
Arthrocentesis (with and without ultrasound guidance)
Intraosseous vascular access
Central venous access (internal jugular, subclavian, femoral; with and without ultrasound guidance)
Paracentesis (with and without ultrasound guidance)
Thoracentesis (with and without ultrasound guidance)
Peritonsillar abscess drainage
Arterial line placement
- Procedural anatomy demonstration on human cadavers (limited hands-on)
This course is expected to fill quickly so sign up now as registration is limited!
Hello Fellow EM colleagues,
I am a new graduate who will be starting in the emergency department this month. I am extremely excited to return to the ED after having worked in the ED as a technician for 6 years. I am looking for any recommendations on studying material, reference books, bootcamps etc anything that will help begin my career in EM. Thank you so much for any feedback!!!