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  • Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

    The deadline for this blog snuck up on me. The last two weeks of my personal life have been very, very busy, and Christmas is just around the corner. Since my last blog posting, I have found out that I was not accepted for the second fellowship position, either. This was very disappointing to me, as I felt the interview went well and I was a good ...
    Posted to First Year NP (Weblog) on December 22, 2014
  • The Waiting Game

    December 2nd. It is currently 2:20 pm, one day after when we were told we would find out who got into the second fellowship I applied to and interviewed for. The date changed at least once - at first we were told we would know by the Monday before Thanksgiving, and then it was changed to December 1st. This is the fellowship I interviewed for the ...
    Posted to First Year NP (Weblog) on December 8, 2014
  • Q& A with Dr. Debra: More on Rashes

    When starting in dermatology, most people look for the dermatology books with pictures and treatment. However, some skip the step of understanding what is happening in the skin and the reason for the morphology seen. Once again, I will recommend the Principles of Dermatology by Lookingbill and Marks. It is helpful to get the principles of ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on November 6, 2014
  • Gaining Independence

    For the past couple weeks, I have been catching myself in the middle of an encounter and realizing, ''Wow, I know what I'm going to do for this patient.'' I tell them their diagnosis, call in their scripts and make a solid follow-up plan. I walk out of the exam room and wonder, ''So is this what being a PA feels like?'' Maybe, but then ten ...
    Posted to First Year PA (Weblog) on September 15, 2014
  • Dealing with Discouraged Patients

    You're scanning the EMR and you see four office visits in the past month with the same chief complaint. You walk in the room knowing it's not going to be an average cut-and-dry visit. The patient is frustrated about their bowel, their bladder or their other non-emergent complaint that keeps driving them back to the office, and you have to address ...
    Posted to First Year PA (Weblog) on August 4, 2014
  • How to Avoid Absolute Frustration

    Primary care is so imperfect. Each day I could probably find as many things to complain about as complaints my patients come in with, and I am beginning to see why burnout can occur. That is, if you don't have the right perspective. As I forge ahead on this year-one journey, I am creating tenets to avoid burnout. I'm honestly not a huge ...
    Posted to First Year PA (Weblog) on July 21, 2014
  • Q&A with Dr. Debra: Breaking into Dermatology

    I graduate FNP school next year and I am interested in Dermatology.  I do not have any experience in this area.  Who would be a good contact to learn how to get into the field? I get this question submitted to the NADNP website many times. It is a difficult question because dermatology is so difficult to find an opportunity. The best ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on July 3, 2014
  • What do you like best about people?

    What I ask people who are considering PA school or trying to pick a specialty in medicine is that they decide what they like best about people. Do you like it best when people are passed out on the operating table, nonverbal? Do you like people when they're panicked and have chest pain? Do you like people when they are in their last days of life? ...
    Posted to First Year PA (Weblog) on June 23, 2014
  • Are your patients “pain points” or people?

    Going to work full time for the first time in my life felt surprisingly just like the first day of a rotation, except this time I walk into the office and notice my name on the front door at the bottom of the list of providers in the sort of transparent, white print they write those things in on glass. I’ve noticed the past couple of weeks that ...
    Posted to First Year PA (Weblog) on June 9, 2014
  • Never Give In

    ''Never give in, never give in, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.  Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.''  - Sir Winston Churchill If you are a new grad and you haven't nailed down a job yet, I ...
    Posted to First Year PA (Weblog) on March 6, 2014