I am a new grad PA practicing for about 4 months. I work in occ med/urgent care. Without getting into specifics. A patient had and intraarticular finger fracture. I treated/ splinted conservatively and referred the patient stat to a hand specialist on the date of injury, who did not get seen until 2 months after her date of injury, due to WC insurance. The patient was unable to have surgery due to the timing of being seen by the surgeon. The patient will have permanent and stationary deficits and need future medical care for possible joint fusion. The patient is currently undergoing PT. Not only did I do a disservice to the patient as far as ensuring timely care, but the referral department did as well. How do I manage this going further? Obviously try to regain as close to normal function prior to the patients injury. I am learning from this experience when referring, especially with intraarticular fractures. I feel like this is my first error in patient care that has affected the patients condition and has directly impacted the patients quality of life and functionality. How should I proceed? Any recommendations? Not looking for validation nor looking for critique (no more than I am already giving myself). Need suggestions on how to proceed further in my attitude and semi guilt with this case. Thank you in advance.
Hello. To begin, I apologize if this question has been asked before, but I could not find the information I needed for my situation. Google results articles are incredibly vague so hopefully speaking to people will be better for me!
I am an undergraduate pre-PA student. I am interested in going through the military for PA school. I do not have any military involvement at this point in time. Do they train people with a bachelor's degree, is it paid for, how many years of service will I be committed to? The little information I could find online leads me to believe they only train people who are already in service, but I've been told otherwise by people who kind of know what they are talking about, kind of not. Any answers to the questions above or any related questions I might have forgotten would be greatly appreciated!
Hello, I recently made a post yesterday and got some great feedback. You can read more about my background and thoughts there. Feel free to give more insight. I am reading all comments and using it sort of as a guidance in making a serious life decision. You can check it here:
However for the professional PA's who are currently working, my main question for you today is:
Are you satisfied as being a PA? What are some things that Physicians do that you can't in your specialties? Give me concrete examples!
A lot of people say autonomy, wide scope of practice, vertical mobility, etc. But what exactly are those day-to-day job differences or limitations that you have noticed in your specialty as a PA? Or do you feel like you have full autonomy?
I am interested in either Internal Medicine (Hospitalist) or Emergency Medicine. But if it's pretty much 90% of the same job as Physicians, then I am not sure if 7 years of medical school is worth it for me. I know people usually recommend PA to MD mostly if you want to go into either surgery or a specialization of some sort.
Can't wait to read your thoughts! Hopefully your comments and answers will give me and others in similar situations a strong resolution.
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Pharmacology 4th edition from Lippincott Willams and Wilkins-
Surgical recall 7th edition by Lorne H Blackbourne- A must have if you have a surgery rotation, seriously this book is a life savor, every chapter has a set of popular pimp questions that Preceptors try to make you miss.
LANGE Q&A Physician Assistant 5th edition 225 question practice test with 1100 questions and detailed answers- I counted approximately 25 pages where I circled answers on the questions, after that I just used a separate pieces of paper.
Tolerances- an orthopaedic reference manual 3rd edition- small pocket book for an ortho rotation- Only recommend if you want ortho surgery
Manual for Eye Examination and Diagnosis 9th edition by Mark W Leitman- full color