So I recently found a job that would work well with my schedule as a CNA covid tester. It entails testing patients and going through screening questions with patients then reporting results to the supervisor. I am a little worried because I don’t really want to go for the job if it isn’t considered PCE. Has anyone have any info on whether or not this is PCE or HCE?
Hey everyone! I'm a newbie here. I am not attempting to spam the forum right out of the gate but wanted to let everyone know about a free opportunity online on Wednesday, 12/2, 5p Pacific, 8p Eastern, no purchase required.
The Center for Medical Education... the people who do the Original Emergency Medicine Boot Camp and other cool emergency-medicine-focused courses... is going to have a Faculty Forum tomorrow evening with special guest, Dr. Sergey Motov. He has been of the biggest recent proponents in doing original research as well as publicizing appropriate uses for opioids in the treatment of pain in the acute setting (EM / UC), in addition to other nonopioid methods of pain management. Dr. Motov's going to be putting on a mini-course summarizing a TON of information. I have been a follower of his work and his colleagues' work for a while and I still learned a ton when I previewed his talk today.
After the mini-course, some of the EM Boot Camp Faculty (myself included) are going to be shooting the stuff, answering questions live (and probably arguing a little bit). You can submit questions live or even send them in an little bit early. Other than having your most burning questions answered, if you submit a great comment or question, you also have the opportunity to win:
- a copy of Dr. Motov's brand-new EMRA Pain Management Guide (from the same folks who bring you the awesome EMRA Antibiotics Guide)
- and the grand prize, ANY ONE of our CCME courses for FREE! You could grab the Original EM Boot Camp... or if you're a little more seasoned, maybe you go for the Advanced EM Boot Camp or High Risk Emergency Medicine! Maybe you want to get caught up on new, hot literature and so you go for the Emergency Medicine & Acute Care course.
Everyone's a winner tomorrow night because you're going to be getting some great info, regardless of whether you walk away with one of our prizes or not. Would love to have a great PA turnout! It would most definitely qualify for Cat 2 CME. Let me know if you have any questions.
Mike Sharma, PA-C
I am currently working on finishing out my second to last didactic semester and starting to plan for clinical rotations. I worked as a ED tech prior to PA school and loved it. I also worked a telemetry/cardiac floor tech and between that and lots of shadowing was most interested in EM. I would consider primary care and hospital medicine as well.
Is an emergency medicine residency a must in order to work ED? Can anyone give pros and cons? I am interested in a residency, but also would consider primary care or hospitalist medicine and maybe transitioning to ER eventually if I could not get an ER job right away without residency. Is that unreasonable to think of transitioning?
As far as rotations are there any rotations to try to get to either prepare for a EM residency or to apply for ED jobs without residency? We have 3 electives, plan to do extra EM electives. Is that the best way to use all 3 extra electives? Or add Trauma surgery, urgent care, critical care/ICU?
Hi! I am currently in my fourth week of PA school and having some serious doubts as to what I am getting myself into.
I am worried for several of the following reasons: that with the impact of covid 19 will take years to recover jobs (even healthcare), the amount of new PAs and NPs being pumped out of schools will cause more competition, and this study I read from the Bureau of Health Workforce...basically stating that the market will be saturated for PA's by 2025...
Im worried, it'll be very hard to find work in southern Ca after school and I see some new PAs taking like, 8 months to a year to find a job.. I worry this will only get worse in the next few years when I graduate in 2022!! I am not able to relocate out of state, nor can leave the metropolitan area around LA.
I have a career to fall back on, if I decide to walk away from PA school making 60-70k.
I know no one can 100% say what will happen in the future.. but I am concerned to the point of walking away all-together. Any input or advice would be appreciated.