This is part ten of a ten-part docuseries of PAs around the world. Today we travel to Kenya and meet the dedicated pioneers and healthcare heroes who would become Kenya’s first Clinical Officers (CO).
Archives for 2021
Welcome to episode 89 of the Audio PANCE and PANRE PA Board Review Podcast. Join me as I cover ten PANCE, PANRE and EOR review questions from the Smarty PANCE Instagram/Facebook page and the smartypance.com board review website.
This is part two of a special three-part podcast series by Joe Gilboy PA-C on becoming a better PA. In part two we cover essential strategies on how to stay off the medical staff radar and get the medical staff, administrators, and supervisors on your side.
According to a new AAPA research article (August 2021), the four most common reasons PAs quit their jobs are: Better work/life balance (16.8%) Moving to a new location (16.7%) Better management/leadership/environment (reasons related to a toxic/abusive environment) (13.6%) Better compensation/benefits (11.9%) Other reasons PAs left their jobs included Better professional/clinical opportunities (6.6%) Corporate or external […]
If you lost the ability to work as a physician assistant, how would you pay for anything?
Many people think they are adequately covered through their work but here is a newsflash – you’re probably not.
State Disability is temporary and Social Security Disability is notoriously difficult to get approved for and only covers a fraction of your income.
The supplemental disability insurance offered by most employers is often short-term, covering only months of living expenses.
This is why you need to purchase your own long-term disability insurance either through your employer or an independent agent.
From GPA to GRE, PCE and HCE check out the latest PA school applicants you need to meet this application cycle. Learn what makes PA school ADCOMs swoon and want to “swipe right” on these PA school applicant CASPA profiles.
With soaring tuition costs, student loans are now one of the largest sources of consumer debt outside of mortgages. The average PA student graduates with $100,000 – $200,000 in student loan debt. For comparison, the average student loan debt is $57,520. Not only do we PAs carry 3x-5x more in debt compared to other professions, […]
As PAs, we are entrusted with the care of sick patients and their families. Things don’t always go as planned. Here’s my story of loss and how I was able to get back up when I let my patient (and their family) down.
Having a PA degree confers wealth status. With the average annual salary of certified PAs estimated at $115,000 and a median annual salary of $105,000, as a PA, you will be in the top quartile of earners in the United States. So, it came as a surprise that while I was a student on rotations, I noticed […]
If you’ve got your heart set on becoming a physician assistant, then you’re probably anxious to get started on the application process. The only problem is that you’ve heard rumors that attending a community college can hurt your chances of getting into PA school. Does that mean you shouldn’t even bother going to community college […]
Apply for the PAEA Student Health Policy Fellowship program! Up to 20 PA students are selected to participate in this special program designed to develop leadership and advocacy skills for the physician assistant profession.
How Long does it take to become a PA? It’s a common question and one that I am often asked, so let me try to answer it. Whether you are in undergrad, figuring out your career path, or looking into your second career, thinking about becoming a PA can be overwhelming. There are so many […]
Welcome to episode 87 of the Audio PANCE and PANRE PA Board Review Podcast. Join me as I cover ten internal medicine rotation EOR content blueprint questions from the SmartyPANCE, PANCE, PANRE, and EOR board and rotation review website. Special from today’s episode: Check out the updated Smarty PANCE Internal Medicine Rotation (EOR) Review Course […]
On May 24’th, 2021, the AAPA made an “earth-shattering” announcement when they proclaimed that “the AAPA House of Delegates (HOD) passed a resolution affirming “physician associate” as the official title for the PA profession.” For many, like myself, who took the AAPA name change survey in 2019, we breathed an instant sigh of relief. This certainly […]
One of the attractions of being a physician assistant is that you can change specialties throughout your career. There is no time limit to how long you need to be in any one specialty. You also do not need to switch among specialties if you don’t want to. PAs are adaptive, learn quickly, and we […]