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Saturated market is killing me. New grad leads?

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Hey all. Newly minted PA-C here looking to land my first job within primary care. Peds is out as there are no jobs within 100 miles of here, so I'm looking into family medicine. With Duke and UNC around the corner, competition is stiff. Anyone in this area have advice on getting in the door? Is it overly saturate right now?  No connections here ?. Thoughts appreciated 

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Hi!

Yes, unfortunately I do think it is. I trained in your area but I am a Charlotte native so ended up back home. With so many schools that have popped up NC... it is real. I experienced the same issues near Charlotte. All of my leads came directly from clinicals or personal connection. Many of my classmates (top students, etc) had the same experience. Keep the course. My advice would be to consider moving or commuting out of the city and bank on a more desirable location once you have experience. You will gain more experience and honestly probably higher competitive pay. I am in private practice but I have also heard because of saturation, pay is less competitive within those big networks. 


Good luck and hang in there! 

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There have recently been some ads in the Novant system in the general Winston-Salem area and elsewhere.  From what I know, they pay on production after a year or so.  Look at their website.  Might be a good place to get some experience.   Good luck!

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There have recently been some ads in the Novant system in the general Winston-Salem area and elsewhere.  From what I know, they pay on production after a year or so.  Look at their website.  Might be a good place to get some experience.   Good luck!


what does pay on production after a year mean? genuinely curious


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I looked at employment with them a few years ago, and at that time they started you on salary, but after a year or so, when they presumed you had built up a practice, you were paid a percentage of what you billed.  I don't know the exact figure was.  They are a large organization and I get job alerts from them regularly.  I am employed full time, elsewhere.

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I looked at employment with them a few years ago, and at that time they started you on salary, but after a year or so, when they presumed you had built up a practice, you were paid a percentage of what you billed.  I don't know the exact figure was.  They are a large organization and I get job alerts from them regularly.  I am employed full time, elsewhere.


Gotcha. Thank you!


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Hi Needmorecoffee, 

  I see your post was from November. Yes, it is hard to find a new position until you have at least a years experience. I work at a medical practice of 115 and do the recruiting. I get calls all the time, from new NPs especially. The easiest jobs to find tend to be pain clinics, minute clinics and medicare replacement plan assessments. The last one does not even involve diagnosing and prescribing so it looks bad on the resume. 

  I work for a company that hires new grads for three reasons, they have fresh skills, they know how to document properly and lastly, they know how to ask questions and take feedback!  We provide primary care in a way that allows you to spend the time you need with the patient. No appt times. Also, there is little turnover with our patients so you get the relationship and experience of truly practicing the art of medicine.  

  We are seeking help in Edenton, Elizabeth City and Kill Devil Hills. If you know of anyone interested let me know. Also, I am a NC native and former road warrior, a Nurse, a realtor and healthcare marketer so I can answer questions about most places in the state whether it is about the healthcare, weather, housing or job market. I have been to almost every hospital in the state. 

Best Wishes!

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