Agree, but....Where can I buy a $1 cup o Joe?understand completely and that is why I posted the thread. To many of us (esp subspeciality) the title means little - and I get that it really doesn't matter in their eyes. To some of us though trying to branch out the title is almost a handcuff - how can an assistant own anything? How can an assistant be a partner? Why should and assistant get a seat at the "doctors" meeting where they talk about things like patient flow, staff moral, office issues (and every other doc partner and employee is there).
So if we can all agree on using PA Lastname as an introduction, and in your own words this really is not worth expending energy on so it would be fairly easy to change your ways, to help advance the profession as a whole (I am taking a leap of faith here, but how can it hurt - and as C so nicely pointed out it is part of who all health care providers are) it seems like a simple choice..... help the profession and one day it might just come back and benefit everyone!
I am really thankful that everyone offers opinions - I am at times stuck in my own little world of 30 patient days in primary care/ER and reflection to other estblished professional PA's is great. As for me - after this thread I am even more convinced that I will refer to myself as PA Lastname from now on - all the examples really do make a point that we are not assistants and we should be proud of our standing (but oh boy do we need a change away from assistant).
And to top it all off - with a $1 bill we can change our behavior and buy a cup of coffee (behavior change is free.....)
"C" - is it nice to agree with you on a point.....
And is it good? Lol
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