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About parnemt

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  1. A problem I've noticed with having 100% oversight is having to juggle patients in your head for longer. I can walk into a room, do my h&p and realize that the patient has a cold and know that I'm going to send them home with symptomatic treatment. But now I have to remember all the details of the encounter (sometimes 3 or 4 patients later) so I can present (and defend) my treatment plan when an attending is available. Adds a lot of useless clutter to and already busy ER shift.
  2. I work in an ER with 100% oversight. I'm three years out of school and this is my first job. I have learned so much but I'm fixing to quit for another ER job with more autonomy. I can't stand changing my practice style with every physician and getting lectured on why their way is right. It's also frustrating to sew someone up just to have them sit for another hour just so they can be seen by the physician.
  3. EM PA working in the southeast here. Over the last several months I've had a string of patients coming in asking for refills of their oxybutynin. At first I was just happy that they weren't asking for a controlled substance but I started getting suspicious when it became a reoccurring theme and many of the patients did not look like the people on the overactive bladder commercials I remember seeing. A quick google search shows that it might be hallucinogenic if taken at a high enough dose which makes a little sense given that it's an anticholinergic. Anyone else seeing this?
  4. Apparently 4 semesters of part time lackluster education is not enough.
  5. Omg I'm so tired of these post. I swear I'm never logging in again.
  6. @oneal. You know what field your going into?
  7. are you asking nurse practition vs. PA?
  8. If i'm reading your post correctly, I think you missed our point. The two post you quote are referring to the undergrad who PLANS to solely utilize PA as a stepping stone to become a physician. No one is against a PA going back to medical school...ever. The plan, however, to use PA solely as a stepping stone to gain admission to medical school is, in my opinion, a terrible idea. Nobody is against a PA furthering their education but there are much better ways for a pre-pa to go to medical school.
  9. yeah I entered my nursing clinical hours into CASPA back in 2011
  10. Sure. Any pre-pa that PLANS to utilize their physician assistant master's degree as a stepping stone to become a physician is a pre-PA idiot and probably has an IQ far too low to become either. A bachelor's degree is required to become a physician assistant. Feel free to choose ANY bachelor's degree you want to gain admission to PA school. Yes, if you choose RN/BSN, you might knock someone (who is less qualified than you) out of the class, but it's not like your maliciously going around trying to ruin people's lives. Who knows, you might decide you want to stay a nurse. I just recommen
  11. ^^^^ should never enter in your consideration. ever. ever. ever.
  12. This should really be under pre-pa I think nursing is a good undergrad for PA schools. The prereqs are similar but not identical in most cases. You should be able to handle the added course load to satisfy both during your fresh/soph years. As for clinical hours, most RN programs will provide approx 500 +/- hands on patient care hours. Although these are good hours, they still do not compare to paid hours. Working as a RN in a broad field for a couple years would be ideal experience. You will still need to have PA shadowing hours too. As for while in RN school, don't flaunt that you
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