Rotation Stations

19May 20May

Rotation Stations

Sunday, May 19, 2019
Monday, May 20, 2019

New this year! A must-do for PA students and early career PAs. Head to our designated learning area in the Exhibit Hall for these short, fast-paced presentations that will cover what you need to know. Check out the full session descriptions below the schedule.

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Morning Events

10 – 10:20 a.m.

Afternoon Events

Morning Events

10 – 10:20 a.m.

Thriving in Clinical Rotations

PA clinical rotations are a monumental opportunity for students and preceptors alike. They are pivotal in laying the foundation for the way we practice and adapt to medicine. Many lessons can be taught during this time – including appropriate bedside manner, honing and adapting clinical skills to the patient demographic, developing targeted differential diagnoses, handling difficult situations or patients, and many more. This session will discuss the expectations and common pitfalls from both a PA student and a preceptor perspective in order to have the most conducive and positive learning experience for both parties. Presenter: Paul Gonzales, PA-C Author, The PA Rotation Exam Review

Protecting Your Assets and Your Career

Learn basic concepts of medical malpractice law, how they apply to PAs, and how you can transfer malpractice risk away from the PA’s personal assets. Typically, this is through employer-provided malpractice insurance. But not all insurance is created equal; PAs should be aware of how their insurance works, especially when transitioning between jobs. After this session, participants should be able to: understand that PA practice and malpractice risk are necessarily intertwined; understand that PAs are personally liable to patients regardless of who provides malpractice insurance; know how employer-provided insurance varies from individually obtained insurance and the pros and cons of each; and what to “nail down” regarding malpractice insurance when changing jobs. Presenter: Gary McCammon, President Professional Risk Advisor

Missing Out If You Are Not LinkedIn

Download the LinkedIn app before this session! With Beth Kutscher, Senior News Editor of Healthcare at LinkedIn, we’ll review the importance of using this powerful platform to build your professional brand as you transition from being a student into your professional career. Learn how to build your resume and increase your bandwidth to recruiters in a more forward-thinking technologically savvy manner. Presenter: Beth Kutscher, Senior News Editor of Healthcare, LinkedIn

Transition From Program to Practice

Beginning clinical practice can seem very daunting. Where does one start? With a job? With certification? With a license? What sort of documentation does one need to start their career? Now that you have started your new job, how do you learn all that you need to know? How do you maintain a work/life balance? At the end of this talk, participants should be able to: be aware of typical information needed for licensure and credentialing; formulate financial goals to help establish a post-student life; and understand post-graduate education and CME documentation. Presenter: Jason Privelige, PA-C, Chair, Early Career PA Commission

Zip Up Your PANCE

Come hear tips and tricks as you prepare for PANCE. From study hints to day-of pointers, this session is for all the test takers… the worried, the nervous wrecks, and all those in between. Presenter: Katie Iverson, MPAS, PA-C, Hippo Education Associate Medical Editor, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Department of Physician Assistant Studies and Services

Student Loan Best Practices for PAs

Becoming a PA is a long and expensive journey with graduate degree requirements and the certification process that follows. In fact, according to the PAEA 2018 Matriculating Student Survey, 46.4% of PAs anticipate they will graduate from PA school with $100,000+ in student loan debt. Join Laurel Road in an interactive session covering all student debt repayment options available to PAs. Laurel Road will also debunk several student loan myths, share the true cost of your current student loan interest rate, and answer all your FAQs. At the end of this session, you will have answers to: What is student loan refinancing, and am I eligible? Is Public Service Loan Forgiveness a viable option for PAs? What are the considerations surrounding the decision of whether to refinance vs. pursue loan forgiveness? How much could I save by refinancing? Will refinancing affect my credit at all? How much could the AAPA rate discount save me? Presenter: Briarley Laban, Senior Manager – Partnerships, Laurel Road