As the saying doesn’t go: “When life hands you a pandemic and leaves you with a lot of time on your hands without the ability to do much, connect with a former student and write a book to improve your profession.”

Well, I took that great advice that nobody has ever said, and ran with it, connecting with another PA-author, Jordan Fisher, whose previous work, “Physician Assistant Next Steps”, is an excellent resource for PA students about to graduate.

“The PA Blueprint: your guide to career advancement, getting rich, beating burnout and finding your dream job” is a resource for PAs and other medical professionals that can and should be used to get what you want and deserve out of your career. In the 100+ pages, packed with hundreds of hyperlinks, tips, hacks, anecdotes and action items, we cover the following:

  1. Compensation.
  2. Loan Repayment.
  3. Retirement Accounts (401k, 403b, etc.).
  4. CME.
  5. Burnout.
  6. Navigating Your Work Environment.

Jordan and I thought that these were the post pertinent topics to cover, and are dimensions that, when you get them right, lead to exceeding your goals and designing of the career path of your choice. I like to think of these career-facets as the foundation of your career, and also as having the potential to make you “pandemic-proof” in the future.

“The PA Blueprint” will be out next week, which I’m excited to announce. It will be available via ebook and PDF, given that the resources contained with it, such as the hyperlinks, do not lend themselves to a hard copy. Our website is www.thepablueprint.com, but is under construction still, with some last minute changes being made.

We are also booking presentations for PA programs across the country, establishing ourselves as a critical piece of the professional education necessary for new clinicians. If you’re interested in this for your PA program, let us know, as we are offering this for FREE still:

If you’ve liked reading this blog so far, this has just been the beginning, where I’ve cut my teeth and also gained the momentum to tackle larger projects with even bigger impact. Cheers to my readers for their contributions so far, and I encourage you to come along with me for whatever comes next.

DISCLAIMERS: 1) The views expressed here are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of my employer. 2) I don’t know what I don’t know, so feel free to message me if you don’t agree with something that you read.

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Published by Shayne Foley

I have dedicated myself to a lifelong pursuit of health and wellness, both personally and professionally, over the last 25 years. My passions, interests and experiences have led me to a multitude of health and wellness disciplines, resulting in an accumulation of over 40,000 hours of experience. My educational degrees include: Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Exercise Science, Master’s Degree in Biomechanics and a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. In addition to my educational accomplishments, the culmination of my career experiences outside of the classroom have developed my passion for coaching and teaching. Some of these experiences include: Performance coaching for elite athletes and business professionals (10+ years), teaching at multiple universities (6+ years) and working as a Physician Assistant (10 years). These academic, pedagogical and practical experiences have shaped, and continue to shape, my philosophies, theories and solutions related to health and wellness. I am thrilled and humbled to now be bringing all of my acquired knowledge, holistic approach and pragmatic methods into what I see as my most important and impassioned work to date: Coaching healthcare professionals to reach their personal and professional goals. I grew up in Western Massachusetts, and have spent the majority of my life living throughout New England. I currently reside in Vermont, where the environment and culture organically foster an optimal work-life balance. I live joyfully with my lovely wife and rescue dog. My other interests include outdoor recreation, lifestyle design, financial independence, travel and supporting my local community. I’d love to hear from you. If you’d like to contact me, you can do so via the following ways: efficientclinician@gmail.com

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