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  1. Generally, I am a guy who supports individual freedom. However, this pandemic affects us all. If you don't want your covid vaccine, fine. But I don't want my activities restricted because of you. I want to be able to travel and go to restaurants and shows, etc. I want kids to go to school. I want small businesses to do well and our economy to improve. I want people to stop dying needlessly. I want normalcy back. The way to do that is herd immunity. If a "vaccine passport" helps us get there, so be it.
    9 points
  2. Why we (black folks) always gotta get thrown in the mix. Leave us out of this one lady! We get care from whomever can write that script for our HCTZ okay. Lordy
    8 points
  3. I would not tell her you want to "improve" - screw that - ask her what she needs to know to understand the PA profession and how can you educate her. You have not done anything wrong. The best revenge is living well. Be good at your job - your patients will like you and respect your professional capacity - smile (that kills them) and keep doing your best. Some docs cannot be improved. MD stands for Medical Deity and you are screwed. I have faced this many times. Docs can't handle someone with knowledge who can do a job just like they do. Be strong, be smart and do rig
    8 points
  4. Being a healthcare worker doesn't preclude one from being poorly informed or a psychopath.
    7 points
  5. Everyone on this forum required a “vaccine passport” to attend PA school, PA rotations, and to even set foot in the hospital for clinical practice. In the hospital that typically includes influenza. This shouldn’t be a foreign concept to anyone here.
    7 points
  6. In your own practice, it's tough. If a community doc, refer to the friendlier specialists in the area 100% of the time. I used to work at an ER with an ortho who hated PAs. he wouldn't talk to us on the phone. If he was on call, I would cold call docs not on call who I knew were looking for business. Hit them in the pocketbook. Make being a prick hurt financially. a lot.
    7 points
  7. Are you thinking about applying? Try this first. Find the heaviest brick you can, then whack it into your head as hard as you can. Multiple times. Then consider yourself lucky.
    6 points
  8. I just got an update to my status. I went from alternate to being admitted! I’m still in shock!
    6 points
  9. Ok, you asked for advice, here’s mine- tomorrow, go to the clerk or whoever handles marriage certificates. Pay the fee. Now you’re married. Take the money you were going to spend on festivities and put it into a nice savings account- you know, for the “poor times” or as a down payment on “rich times”. Now you’re married, and you can have as big a celebration as you want later. You are kind of betting on at least two things- one, the job market will be such that an employer will want to spend money to bring you on at all, and two, that you are promised tomorrow. Also, best not start
    6 points
  10. Probably...wouldn't make any sense to only hold 2 sessions...i know this program gets well over 1500 applicants every year. I'm sure they'll have at least 2 more interview dates. Praying for us all!
    6 points
  11. Hello everyone, I'm a current 1st year CSOM PA student. Just want to point out that last year (2020), I received my interview invitation email on March 27 for a April 1 interview. So, I am sure they are planning to send out more interview dates soon! Also, I am part of the CSOM PA student club, and we have Pre-PA club hours every Thursday 12:30-1:30 pm (EST), via zoom meetings. We welcome any pre pa to attend. Its a great opportunity to meet some current students and ask us some questions. We can also help with interview advice if you have one coming up. To
    6 points
  12. Never forget that its HER problem not yours. Kill her with kindness.
    6 points
  13. It may well be that a moderator will need to censor this post and I will take no issue with that, but it must be said:
    5 points
  14. Holy F#€k!%g $4!7. I’m expected to take care of rapists and child molesters in the ED, but you can’t get past being called a provider? If I were her employer, I would fire her for making stupid comments like that. Honestly, its not even so much that I’m offended they would do such a thing, but this employee is insane and its just a matter of time until she turns that crazy eye to the employer. I also think that having MD in your Twitter handle gives you a 94% chance of being a douche canoe. Not always, but likelihood ratio is high.
    5 points
  15. Received an acceptance call earlier today about 3 weeks after my interview Very excited for this program and hopeful for accreditation review this June!
    5 points
  16. Hi everyone, just wanted to share my timeline for anyone who may find it helpful! 7/8/2020: Submitted through CASPA 1/18/2021: Received email for supplemental application 1/22/2021: Submitted supplemental application 2/2/2021: Email confirming all materials received and application under review 3/25/2021: Received invitation to interview on 3/30/2021 4/12/2021: Received acceptance call!! I believe they are still doing interviews so don't lose hope! Good luck everyone
    5 points
  17. Nurse practitioner here! Don't know what the attitude toward us is on this forum but I find the nursing forums kind of one-note and the physician forums are degrading and arrogant. I browsed a bit here and I love it, I'd love to hang out here with my fellow providers and talk shop! :)
    5 points
  18. Lots more then simple arguments. can’t just use the “we don’t make 85% of physicians so it will help PA” argument overhead costs are the same for any provider Pcp overhead running around 40-60% 300k in receipts is about 120-180 in overhead Only leaves 120-180 for salary Docs won’t work full time for this hence no pcp docs in private practice BUT established practices depend on this profit to support the docs still in pcp medicine So in essence we support the docs pay while we don’t earn what we are worth also incident to is abused by practices to make
    5 points
  19. I think the slippery slope here is your argument. In order to drive a vehicle, I must have a driver's license and I must present it when asked to do so. This is a safety precaution. There are laws against drinking and driving, and actions are taken against those who are found to be drinking while intoxicated. They are not telling people they need to be in a bubble for the rest of their lives or to never fly, travel, go to sports, etc...they're simply asking for documentation showing you've taken precautions to keep the public safe. Roller Coasters - you have to prove you're tall enough an
    5 points
  20. Also, me with my vaccine passport:
    5 points
  21. Sorry but this is a paper tiger and has nothing to do with the current efforts being made. While there are a few people who talk about independence. There is nothing in the title change or OTP that says or implies independence. I am really weary of this particular trope and mostly I see it from physicians as a tool to distract from the truth and inspire anger.
    5 points
  22. I withdrew my seat with UNT tonight. I hope one of y’all gets accepted off the waitlist. Best of luck!
    5 points
  23. I think we might be a little off the track a bit. If you look at the statistics, there usually at least 10 times as many guests here than members. We probably all started out as guests and decided to stay. Could it be that our level of our discourse is driving people away from staying? To me, there has often been a disconnect between what you can read on the professional string and what you see on the pre-PA and PA student threads. Honesty is important, but so is being welcoming to newbies. Maybe some of the stuff on the professional forum is best said to some buddies over a beer or two t
    5 points
  24. The moderators don't agree with each other on politics, so no, there's no monoculture there. What has gotten a lot of threads shut down is poster not being able to deal with other people reacting badly, and not reacting badly in return. It's not limited to one side of the spectrum, and whomever doesn't get the last word when a thread is closed does tend to be less satisfied with the outcome. Good discourse dies without people who can hold principled positions firmly, debate passionately, act collegially, and argue logically. I'd be interested to see a thread that went "off the rail
    5 points
  25. I think they wax and wane depending on what issues are happening. I have always been surprised by the number of people I speak to offline who tell me about conversations they have been following without commenting. I'd add a lot of people listen but are timid about jumping in for fear they "don't know enough" or will get flogged for something they say. I get flogged a lot. You get used to it.
    5 points
  26. Just want to say that I got my acceptance call earlier today and I am so excited for this program! It took exactly 4 weeks from my first interview to hear back. Good luck to everyone! This was a long journey for me but I am so excited to start in October.
    5 points
  27. This disgusts me. I'd get called for an 0300 consult on a patient, go in, see them, talk to them, exam them etc. and the nurse would then tell me I was the first provider to enter the room in 3 or 4 days. The hospitalists, nephrologists etc would just eyeball them from the doorway. We can debate about the benefits of a physical exam with the plethora of imaging available to us these days, but go SEE your patient at least.
    5 points
  28. After reading all thread. hold steady do your job document document document sounds like she is slowly putting herself in a bad spot (pissing off DON is a really bad move). Be slow and steady and do not let her steal any of your good mojo. by the sounds she has issues that the bosses need to work out. Be fair. Be a resource to the bosses. Ignore her negative energy cause she will just take you down with her. I would make a few small token olive branch attempts at peace. Bring her a coffee. Throw a compliment her way. Not a lot just a little. You mig
    5 points
  29. Based on your follow-up, OP, I strongly suspect things will work themselves out in your favor, and I would encourage you to keep taking the high road. The new MD sounds like she's already behind the curve in learning to function as a team member. You know, "trained to work in teams" is more of a selling point for PAs vs MDs than most people understand. An MD may have an excellent grasp of pathophysiology, but no respect for non-MD staff. I make a point of treating my nursing, MA, billing, credentialling, and front desk/scheduling staff as collaborative parts of a healthcare team. I as
    5 points
  30. HR is my second choice. Once you go down that path, she will truly always hate you. And she will tell others that you reported her. This gives her ammunition to make you look bad, especially the way she will tell the story behind you back. I agree with killing her with kindness publicly, while also confronting her privately. Professional to professional. If that doesn't work, you will always have the HR route to go, and will have a stronger case.
    5 points
  31. Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be attending this program in the fall and I thought I’d give info on my timeline if it’s helpful to anyone. Good luck to all!! 6/1/20 - CASPA submitted 10/5/20 - Email from Touro that CASPA app was received 10/27/20 - Invitation for Supplemental 11/21/20 - Supplemental Submitted 12/30/20 - File Complete Email Received 1/21/21 - Invitation to Interview 1/26/21 - Interview 2/3/21 - Acceptance call
    5 points
  32. Have you guys discussed changing the name to MCPFT yet?
    4 points
  33. Confirmed that there are 3 more interviews!!!!
    4 points
  34. Doc Houston needs to get over herself. Does she "provide" medical care and advice? Then she is a Provider. A Medical Provider who has an MD. Which does NOT stand for Medical Deity. Do I, as a PA, "provide" medical care and advice? Why, yes, I do. So, I am a Provider as well. A Medical Provider. DO YOUR DAMN JOB. See patients, do right by them, do no harm. Get over your ego.
    4 points
  35. APP doesn't bother me too much. Mid-level has been used as a derogatory term to make us seem "less". I interrupted a department meeting yesterday after the third time our chief called us mid-levels. It isn't in our rules and regulations nor our enabling statutes and shouldn't be used. I also advocate for getting rid of APP and calling us PAs and NPs. While we are similar we aren't the same and lumping us in in such a casual way, again, seems to make us undeserving of our respective professional titles.
    4 points
  36. Evening folks! My group has established a new CC APP Fellowship which will be accepting applications. To my knowledge it's the only one in the PacNW. Happy to (try) and answer any questions you may have! https://www.chifranciscan.org/about-us/residencies/critical-care-app.html
    4 points
  37. I love the idea of a vaccine passport. I am a huge international traveler and the pandemic has made traveling almost impossible. If vaccine passports allow vaccinated people to finally travel again, I am all for it. I have often gone to countries that have requirements for entry - specific vaccines, VISAs, etc. If they want to require a vaccine for COVID-19 as well, that is their right. Travelers do not have a right to decline ANY requirements a country imposes before letting you inside the borders - it is their country, their rules. If you can't comply, don't visit.
    4 points
  38. Received acceptance call today 04/13! Interviewed on March 30. Still waiting on email tho. Good luck to all that are still waiting!
    4 points
  39. Sure; in x years, more will be known, but unfortunately, we live today with whatever imperfect knowledge there may be. (But we are fortunate to be living with today's technology and not yesterday's.) I'm old enough to remember the "little yellow book" of vaccinations that you needed to move between countries. If someone feels that they don't want the vaccination, that is their right. On the other hand, I think that others also have a right to associate (on cruises, in large crowds, etc) on private property (or in jurisdictions whose laws permit it) only with people who have had the vaccin
    4 points
  40. Whidbey as in Whidbey Island? (Not trying to dox you, just don't see many PNWers on here) Honestly if you're only doing two days a week and your schedule isn't full on those days it sounds like the clinic will likely do fine without you, so that should assuage your guilt somewhat. Others on here are always quick to point out that they would fire you in a heartbeat with no regrets if necessary so you should feel the same...I've never managed to develop that attitude. Regardless you need to ensure your own future, happiness and well being before worrying about others (i.e. the company).
    4 points
  41. indeed. One can say no to getting vaccinated as long as they are willing to give up certain rights, like flying on an airplane, going to the movies or a sporting event, etc. Party on in your backyard all you vaccine refusers, I won't stop you.
    4 points
  42. Get your experience and get out. Trust your gut. These things rarely improve and often get worse the more invested they feel you are. Don't worry about the patients. You didn't create this circumstance. You employer will play on your guilt if you let them. There are a lot of crappy jobs out there and most of us have had one. It isn't worth your sanity or your happiness.
    4 points
  43. Post started popping up in different forums last night about people's certs being listed as lapsed when they weren't. Phone calls to the NCCPA either went unanswered or people were told it was a "glitch". This was told to someone whose hospital suspended her privileges after her cert was incorrectly annotated. So once again... we have an organization with unfettered power over our profession who uses our money to travel the country touting the value of a valueless test AND a "glitch" is costing people their ability to practice. No follow up yet on how long it will be before this little bu
    4 points
  44. Stop that. The one thing you did wrong here was feeling guilty about saying "no". One of the reasons I like having 6 jobs at the moment is that I can almost always say, legitimately, that I have to take care of something else... unless I in fact am free and DO want to say yes. Feel free to feel guilty if you have to DE-commit, but absolutely do not feel guilty for saying "no".
    4 points
  45. 4 points
  46. So glad to know that I'm not alone in this feeling/experience -- thank you SO much for making this topic so people can share their stories of success! I applied last cycle for the first time and unfortunately got no interviews. It has been incredibly tough and quite taxing on my mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Hearing from others who went through this and then got accepted a following cycle is what I need to cheer myself up and motivate me to continue on....I am confident in myself pursuing this profession but not in the process, so this feed is very appreciated. Thanks to ev
    4 points
  47. I agree with everything that has been said, other than perhaps slashing her tires (we are better than that). Not sure if it applies perfectly to the OPs situation but as a new hospitalist PA I did have a cardiologist in the hospital that I butted heads when I first started . However what ended up turning our relationship around is I started copying some of his practice style. It is truly really hard to hate someone who practices medicine similarly to you. By learning what he liked to do in particular situations and purposely incorporated it into my practice, we really bonded and actually devel
    4 points
  48. I used to say hate em back......but more. Hate takes too much energy. My default is now practiced indifference.
    4 points
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