Just wondering if anyone has connections to PA, MD, or DO's in the state of Hawaii that might be interested/willing to take on PA students for clinicals, especially in primary care. My wife and I are both in PA school and applied and interviewed with the MEDEX program set to start in Kona. We didn't get into that program, but did get into another and we would still love the opportunity to help with the healthcare shortage in the state. Any tips or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Here are the details of my offer. There really wasn’t much to it and I have no idea where to start with negotiations and what I need to bring up. My concern is that the salary is a little on the low side. Any advice or thoughts would be appreciated!
24 days PTO
5 days CME
I'm a PA student graduating in June of this year (almost done!). As I look toward the future and recognize how much I still don't know, residency is sounding more and more appealing. I think a residency would be ideal for improving my knowledge and skills, gaining confidence, and getting a good job afterward, and I've read so many positive things about residencies from people on this forum. I'm interested in primary care, specifically family medicine. I know that there are only a few FM residencies in the country and have done some research--there's one in Iowa and one in Virginia, and also an internal med one in Utah.
One factor that I'm afraid will be an obstacle is that my GPA is only 3.2. Do you all foresee this as being a problem at getting an interview or even getting my application looked at? I had a rough start to PA school but have worked to improve my grades in the time since. I am a bit older than most students (age 34) and have had some interesting experiences, including living in Southeast Asia for several years, teaching ESL to refugees in the US, and doing a PA school rotation in Africa. I also play the violin (although not much since PA school took over my life), if that would add to my "interesting person" factor. My ultimate goal, after a residency and working the States for a few years to pay off school debt, is to go back overseas and work in a rural clinic in some area of the world where medical care is hard to come by. I think that training in general practice/family med would be a good foundation to lay in order to see that goal ultimately come to fruition.
I'm at the point where I need to start applying for jobs/residency positions, and I'm thinking that I should probably do both in case I don't get accepted at a residency. Based on what I've written above, do you all have any suggestions or advice? Any experience in family practice residencies? Thanks for anything you may have to offer.
New grad dermatology offer in the Northern Virginia area. Solo MD practice with 4 PAs (1 is leaving and another is leaving in a few months). Only the MD has an MA who brings back pts, scribes and assists with procedures. No Mohs in office. PAs see approximately 15 pts per day at 30 minute intervals - bring pts back to rooms, turnover rooms, perform beta-hcgs without assistance. Location, providers and support staff are great - shadowed with the practice following interview.
Offered a 1-year contract for $48/hr, 36 hours/wk, work 8AM - 5 PM (1 hr for lunch flexing every other Friday), no weekends or holidays, no call. Paid bi-weekly. Compensation while training will be $25/hr for the first 4-weeks of employment, increasing to $30 thereafter (no longer than 12 weeks) with a retention bonus after 1-year to compensate for pay-cut during training period.
Productivity bonus begins after 1-year of employment: annual bonus of 5% of the aggregate amount in excess of 3x calculated annual salary.
PTO - 83.2 hours (2 weeks) covers vacation, sick leave, CME travel; increases to 3 weeks after 1-year
Annual stipend - $1,000 covers licensure, CME (to include travel and lodging expenses), uniforms, dues, books.
401k - dollar for dollar matching up to 4%
Malpractice insurance - provided but no details written in the contract; verbally told that there is no tail coverage but did not seem to know if policy was claims made vs occurrence.
No dental, health, vision. Currently covered under spouse's plan.
Restrictions: no moon-lighting, 2-year non-compete with other derm offices within a 20 mile radius.
Offered Urgent Care position at $58/hr, ~32-36 hrs/wk to include two Fridays and one-two weekends a month. 2 months training at full pay. Non-training shifts will be from 2 PM -10 PM; working with another PA/NP in house at all times - can work solo after 1 year. Paid time and a half for holidays worked. No call. Salary growth of 3-6% annually plus RVU bonus.
PTO - 84 hrs; plus 3 months maternity leave through disability
401K - 100% vested after 1 year, 3-6% match after 1 year
Profit sharing - 1500 hours (not really sure what this means...need to do some research)
Malpractice insurance - occurrence policy. No tail coverage.
Health insurance provided.
Licensure fees, membership dues covered.
I like both practices and need some feedback. I like staying busy, doing procedures and developing relationships with patients. I do no like the UC hours to include shift time, weekends and holidays - spouse works 9AM-5PM and want to have more time together. Derm location is closer to home, less charting, predictable schedule. I want to renegotiate the derm offer to match the hourly compensation of the UC offer - hoping to get at least $53/hr, ask for 20% rather than 5% annual bonus with a goal stipend of $2500. Any tips of advice of any sort would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.