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  1. Hey Everyone! I'm applying early next week! I can't believe it's finally time! I'm so excited, and so nervous. I'm anxiously awaiting some last reviews on my personal statement. Question: did you have a complete essay for the supplemental questions (intro, body, conclusion)? or did you just answer the questions? Thanks, and BEST OF LUCK to you all!!
    3 points
  2. The OPTION for schools to offer an entry level doctorate, I believe is more correct. An interesting topic I didn’t realize was on the agenda. clarification: the resolution being discussed is to OPPOSE doctorate entry level, not that they make it mandatory. So if passed it limits school and student choice to have a entry level doctorate if the market desired it.
    2 points
  3. Well, in summation: it was ~4.5 hours of people clamoring for some sort of title change. Many great points for MCP over PAnything.
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  4. What in the actually F. WE ARE NOT ASSOCIATES WE ARE PRACTITIONERS FFS.
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  5. I would concur with this assessment, unfortunately. We should move all the way forward to MCP. Keeping PA just kicks the can down the road.
    2 points
  6. That was Dave mittman. He’s a big reason we are even having this conversation.
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  7. Texas gal just showed up and said ignoring the data to change to MCP is akin to being a patient who won't listen to the evidence based medicine. Wondering why PA's are acting like this; related it to being childish. Listen to the data, listen to the experts. Don't mess with Texas.
    2 points
  8. Someone finally pointed out that NPs are being hired more because we are assistants.
    2 points
  9. Jon Sobel just described this as a Darwinian moment and we had to change or die. Killer comment.
    2 points
  10. PAEA just gave a long explanation of why we shouldn't change titles because the physicians will get mad Now they are making the "too hard" and "too expensive" argument. I'm in and out between patients.
    2 points
  11. Hey Kristen! Nice to meet you! My supplemental responses were closer to an essay, although not as strictly formatted. I gave a couple of answers to each question and then summarized them. I hope that helps!
    2 points
  12. Just wanted to say hello! I submitted last week and was verified this week! I'm a military spouse stationed in Germany right now but our home base in the U.S in San Diego, California Lovely to meet you all!
    2 points
  13. It rids all supervisory duties, legalities, and responsibilities by a physician over a PA. It is essentially FPA. It grants the same rights to PAs that are currently enjoyed by physicians. A collaborative agreement at the practice level is a good thing. It does not infer any kind of authority over the PA, rather displays that a PA has a higher level of care to whom they may refer.
    2 points
  14. While it is nice to have a nice income while working, it is even better in retirement knowing that you no longer carry that responsibility and have the income to not have to worry about a house payment or where your next meal is coming from. Life truly is a journey and I am so thankful for all the blessings which I have received. I can think of no greater opportunity than having people come to you in time of need, trust in you to help them, and then to meet their expectations, or even exceed them.
    2 points
  15. Good Morning everyone, I figured someone should start a forum for this CASPA cycle! I have already submitted and hoping for an interview! Best of luck for everyone! Cait
    1 point
  16. Anyone attending that can post updates???
    1 point
  17. Shared from another website and I have already done this. OREGON PAs and PA ADVOCATES - Please contact key Oregon Senators who are deciding right now whether or not to remove key PA supervision requirements. House Bill 3036 (the PA Modernization Act) would allow Oregon PAs greater autonomy to practice by removing key supervision requirements, enabling PAs to spend more time providing quality health care to our patients and less time on administrative oversight. The Oregon House has already passed this bill and now is the critical decision-making time in the Oregon Senate.
    1 point
  18. I was actually surprised to hear more pro-MCP supporters. I highly doubt they will ignore all that and the WPP report. My prediction is they will agree with the change, but will give one more year to make a decision on the Title. It's ganna be associate vs MCP.
    1 point
  19. Who is sponsoring OPPOSING an entry level doctorate??? PAEA??? I sure hope not - it is just showing how out of touch some people in our profession are!!!
    1 point
  20. They moved on. Now talking about Doctorate as entry level degree...
    1 point
  21. As will I. I will drop my membership faster than you can say assistant.
    1 point
  22. On the HOD now...Lots of old heads loving Physician Associate for all the repeated reasons... Ihave heard one person testify about MCP being favored in NY after previously being least favored 4 weeks prior. So, after consideration many PAs favored MCP after previously favoring Physician Associate ( I being one of them) and that person brought up potential AAPA income loss due to drop in membership due to frustration from PAs if AAPA does not act on this ...I definitely will drop membership if they again fail us...
    1 point
  23. I think there will be name change if the testimony is any indication, but I’m afraid it’s going to be associate as a middle ground. It’ll help me not cringe when I state the name, but I’m afraid it’s not going to help outside of making us feel better instead of with jobs and legislation.
    1 point
  24. This is too good. I'm bummed I'm missing all of this. Thank you for the updates! I'm curious what the Washington state delegates have to say. Might be keeping my membership money this year if they oppose.
    1 point
  25. I just submitted my application, waiting for verification!! Good luck to all of us! Jean.
    1 point
  26. No, she was using it as an example for change difficulty at the federal level.
    1 point
  27. congratulations!!!
    1 point
  28. Sobel throwing out great testimony in support for MCP. MCP will branded. Anti branding "assistant" "Darwin is knocking, change or die" Hell yeah, I'd like to buy him a beer!
    1 point
  29. I didn't hear too many good points for keeping assistant that wasn't countered by other testimony or the WPP report.
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  30. Some PRO Physician Assistant testimony now. Sounds like denial of people who can't see the future if we don't change. One sweet lady insists she is not a Physician Assistant or Associate, she is just a "PA" Guess she doesn't realize what her patients, supervisors, hospital, and licensing board call her. PAEA comes out against title change with a whopping 12% of physician preceptors opposed to title change. Largely arguing cost is inhibitive.
    1 point
  31. Some commotion to begin due to the order of amendments because changing the title of the organization was spoken on prior to changing the title of the profession. Many thought that was backwards. (and it was). Majority PRO title change. - Lot's of testimony from delegates and random members. The catch is obviously is change to what. A lot of testimony for MCP and P Associate.
    1 point
  32. Hi! I'm interested in this program as well! I think there are pros and cons to developing programs. Obviously, they have a lot of work cut out for them but they need their first few classes to succeed so I think they're more invested in students and their feedback. It'll be interesting to see if they get their provisional accreditation. Do you know much about this school on other campuses?
    1 point
  33. Agree x 2! I have been working SICU for awhile, and sometimes the surgeons joke around about dragging me into the OR. It really does help, to have built those relationships.
    1 point
  34. I just got the call!!!! Aaah I'm so excited! (May 11 interview)
    1 point
  35. Yup. I remember a post about vaccine passports (I'm not starting that argument. Bear with me.) complaining it was a way for the government to track them. The response was "you are going to be real surprised when you learn about cell phones."
    1 point
  36. Unlike many of you, I am amazingly good looking....hence I should be making 1 million a year. A few days ago I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and was paralyzed. Who is that good looking guy I thought???
    1 point
  37. Wow congratulations to everyone who has already received an invite, I'm just now finalizing my essays and waiting for final grades for the semester. I'm a research associate from Austin, Texas.
    1 point
  38. That was me. It was great working with them. Really top notch and good people fill the EMRAP team, and not just the people you hear. EMRAP really has a unbiased approach to PAs and they even sent me a challenge coin. I think I got a little lucky. I’m actually scheduled to record 3 more rural medicine cases, so you’ll be hearing more.
    1 point
  39. Last week I attended the SEMPA virtual conference. The statements that have come from AAEM, ACEP, EMRA, and other organizations about opposing the use of the terms residency and fellowship for formal post-graduation training programs as well as advocating for limiting and ensuring close physician supervision of EM PA's and NP's came up a number of times. Here are some of the perspectives I heard: From a former ACEP president who has worked extensively with PA's: her perspective was that this was being driven by fear in current EM residents and younger EM docs about economic issues: lim
    1 point
  40. No dude. You are in. I wouldn’t try to get kicked out either. That never turns out well. can I ask what the situation is? The navy actually has a lot of programs to help people with dependent parents, single parents, sick family, etc.
    1 point
  41. This is exactly why NPs won't join up with PAs. If we are linked, our oversight will be linked ("if PAs are under physicians/medical boards you should be too"). Thus the NPs have to keep everything separate. We always advocate that what we are practicing is advanced practice NURSING not medicine.
    1 point
  42. Greetings to all potential applicants, I'm writing on behalf of the faculty at the Santa Maria, ATSU Central Coast California PA program. We are delighted to announce that we have decided to extend our application cycle for the cohort starting October 2021. We have extended the deadline until May 31, 2021 1. You can apply on the University website since we are not utilizing CASPA this year. If you would like to receive emails from our department about upcoming Online Virtual Information Sessions please fill out this GoogleForm. We will be sending webinar registration emails
    1 point
  43. Hi catsandscrubs! Thanks for posting. I was just re-reading my original post now that I've been married for 6 months and been at Wake for 5 of those months away from my husband. It has definitely been tough! I think the key to making it work is having a supportive partner who understands that PA school is more than a full-time job...you are responsible for ingesting and applying boatloads of information and falling behind has serious consequences. We all want to be top-notch providers one day! I see my husband every weekend - right now he drives 2.5 hours to see me about 3 out of 4 weekends a
    1 point
  44. OUTLINE FOR ORAL CASE PRESENTATIONS 1. Opening Statement -Patient profile - Reason for visit or admission - Duration of problem or complaint. 2. Body of Report - Description of present problem(s) - Use one or more of the following organizational formats for this section: characterization, chronological report, or problem solving - Relevant PMH, SH, FH, ROS - Relevant PE - Relevant diagnostic tests and procedures (lab, x-ray etc) - Assessment - Plan 3. Summary - Diagnostic - Treatment - Patient Education GUIDELINES FOR CASE PRESENTATIONS Follow an outl
    1 point
  45. First I want to recommend this pocket reference book to have in your labcoat during rotations.The Practitioner's Pocket Pal: Ultra Rapid Medical Reference Of course, have your Maxwell's, a Sanford Guide to anti-microbial therapy, & a Tarascon pharm book too..BUT this book is just INCREDIBLE. Why you ask? Well...because the author is a PA of course! :p But seriously, I wish I had discovered this little gem months ago, it's really handy. Rusty remind me to let you look at it the next time I see you on campus. Great advice has been given already, thanks to the wise ones. My two cent
    1 point
  46. A potential preceptor told me that new residents show up at his facility right after July 4th, and they are so eager to get rolling in the first few months of residency that they can be really pushy witha PA student. He said to do summer rotations at sites that don't have residents, if possible.
    1 point
  47. It's good to carry a notebook with you. If you don't know a word, open you notebook and write it down to look up later. If your preceptor had a teaching point, write it down, so if he/she asks you 2 weeks later, you've had time to look at the point occasionally and will remember. Nothing frustrates preceptors more than when they ask you the same question they asked you two weeks ago...and you still don't remember the answer.
    1 point
  48. and I only caught part of it but did a VA PA just advocate for changing our title to PA? Just the initials but they don't stand for anything. Like the artist formerly known as Prince.
    0 points
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