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About Jacob Bollinger, PA

Jacob Bollinger is a Licensed Physician Assistant in the state of Maryland who practices in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He specializes in acute inpatient rehabilitation. He completed his undergraduate training at Salisbury University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science. After working in a hospital lab for a few years, he decided to further his education and went on to obtain his Master’s in Medical Science at the University of Maryland (Baltimore) to become a Physician Assistant. Through this training, Mr. Bollinger has worked with patients over the entire lifespan to include pediatrics to geriatrics. He has had training in numerous areas including internal medicine, emergency medicine, surgery, occupational medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, and medical writing. Geriatrics, rehabilitation, and work-life balance are some of Mr. Bollinger’s greatest interests. He enjoys spreading information about these topics to other medical professionals and communicating the importance of taking care of yourself in order to take care of patients effectively. When not writing about or practicing medicine, Mr. Bollinger enjoys spending time with his family, surfing, gardening, playing video games, or running. He enjoys participating in community events and supporting his local economy whenever he can.

7 Tips for PA Students on Their First Job Search

7 tips for pa students

Starting your career as a Physician Assistant can be a challenging process, but PA Jacob Bollinger offers insight on how current students and recent graduates can land their first advanced practitioner job after board exams.

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What Countries Can You Practice in as a Physician Assistant?

Officially formed in 1965, the profession of physician assistant can be found in all 50 U.S. states. But you might be asking, what other countries can physician assistants practice in? Well, several actually.

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5 Things to Consider When Changing Jobs as a Medical Provider

Leaving your old position as a medical provider and starting a new one can be a daunting process. Here are 5 of the biggest things to keep in mind when starting your new healthcare career.

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New Job Checklist for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

new job checklist for PA's and NP's

So, you’ve graduated from your Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant program, passed your certification exam, and accepted your job. Now, how can you be the best possible NP/PA for your hospital or practice? Physician Assistant Jacob Bollinger offers this 10-step checklist for getting a good start on your first job.

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Achieving Work/Life Synergy in Healthcare

work life balance in healthcare

Work and time away from work are all really just a part of life. Making the distinction between a work/life balance can be troublesome in that regard, but physician assistant Jacob Bollinger instead suggests we try reframing it as work/life synergy and find ways to make our work lives and home lives support one another.

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How to Make a Job Posting Stand Out – A Provider’s Perspective

job ads that stand out

Times are tough for hiring, with more jobs than employees to fill them. This competitive market means it’s important for your job posting to stand out if you want applicants. In this article practicing PA Jacob Bolinger shares some of the job details that providers are most interested in and which are often missing from job posts.

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Top Five Reasons to Consider a Career in Healthcare

top reasons to choose a healthcare career

Though a career in healthcare is hardly ever as glamorous as portrayed on television, it can be just as exciting, satisfying, and humbling. Healthcare is a wonderful field to work in for a multitude of reasons, but among them all, here are the top 5.

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Physician Assistant vs. Nurse Practitioner: Explaining the Difference to Patients

Nurse Practitioner vs Physician Assistant, explaining to patients

Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are two divergent career paths often mistaken for one another due to their similarities. In reality, they are more similar than different, which makes it even more difficult to understand the distinction between NP’s and PA’s. So this begs the question; what IS the difference?

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Best Cities to Work as a Physician Assistant

best cities for physicians assistants

When settling on a city for your career as a physician assistant, there are many important considerations to factor in; salary, work-life balance, nearby amenities and entertainment, cost of living, and the overall general location. That considered, here are some of the best cities in America to work as a PA.

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The NHSC: A Good Option for Loan Repayment?


The main goal of NHSC is to connect qualified physicians and primary care providers with patients in underserved regions. To incentivize this they offer both scholarships and loan repayment programs for qualifying healthcare providers. If you qualify, the NHSC may be a great option for paying off your debts.

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