Last Rotation and Finding a Job

Filed Under (General Talk) by Dave on 01-11-2010

So my last rotation as a PA student was in Savannah, Georgia with an Orthopedic surgeon specializing in spinal surgery.

There was a lot to learn about the spine and the different techniques needed to test for spinal issues.  I have to say that I tried my best to study everything spinal I could.

I have never seen surgeries so delicate, yet invasive.  And I LOVED IT.

I guess a lot of that had to also do with the fact that the doctor I worked with was also great.

Needless to say, I was offered a job the last day of my rotation.  You can’t believe how excited I was.

I wish I could offer you tons of advice on job hunting and interviews, but this is one subject that i’m going to have to say, ‘I’m no help”.

I can say that someone who graduated from PA school with me went on my interviews before she found the job that she really liked.  Her advice was to just answer all questions truthfully.  If you are asked if you have knowledge about something and you don’t, say you don’t, but that you hope to learn as much as you can if you get the job.

As my story goes, I took a little time off after finishing PA school and getting my job offer.  I think it was 3 or so weeks.

In that short time, I studied like a mad man for the BOARD exam….more to come about that in the next post.

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