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  1. Physician Associate wasn't my favorite, but knowing how often doing anything at all has come up short at the HOD, I'm feeling alright. Let's get this enacted and keep moving forward. That's all you can do sometimes.
  2. ^This. Whether you want Medical Care Practitioner or Physician Associate, the biggest opponent you'll have is the people who want to remain Physician Assistants or don't think title change is worth it. Those are the people that will have to be defeated for us to move forward at all. The people who are speaking out against title change are enjoying the infighting, failure to compromise, and analysis paralysis that has plagued this issue for years.
  3. Bump! Reminder you must register by tonight at 11:59PM to attend this live https://www.aapa.org/events/2021-house-of-delegates-virtual-meeting/
  4. Bump! Reminder you must register by tonight at 11:59PM to attend this live https://www.aapa.org/events/2021-house-of-delegates-virtual-meeting/
  5. AAPA student membership is a one-time $75 cost. Students have the largest delegation in the AAPA House of Delegates and have a bigger voice than you may think. If you want the Physician Assistant title to change (to Physician Associate, Medical Care Practitioner or anything else), please consider getting involved! Any AAPA member can make a statement at the HOD meeting on May 21, 2021 when a title change is going to be discussed (you just have to be an AAPA member and registered for the HOD by May 14th https://www.aapa.org/events/2021-house-of-delegates-virtual-meeting). If you can't make that
  6. We need people in favor of title change (whether that's Physician Associate or Medical Care Practitioner or even Praxician) to have their voice heard. If you're an AAPA member you can make a statement at the House of Delegates on Friday May 21st. You need to register for that Zoom by this Friday (May 14th) https://www.aapa.org/events/2021-house-of-delegates-virtual-meeting/. If you can't make that then please talk to an AAPA delegate in some way or form to say title change would help the PA profession and we're capable of taking on the change. https://www.aapa.org/about/aapa-governance-leaders
  7. Ohio polled it's members and had 49% vote for Physician Associate, 40% vote for Physician Assistant, and 11% vote for Medical Care Practitioner. I just can't see MCP overcoming that big of a difference in the next month...This feels like really believing in a primary candidate but endorsing the milquetoast compromise candidate to have a better chance at defeating the worst case scenario.
  8. As much as I wanted to move past "Physician's _______", it's beginning to look more and more like Physician Associate or Physician Assistant are the only things with a real shot this May. I wish the AAPA did more to inform members/spread the word on this issue the past few months, but they didn't. I wish Medical Practitioner was an option, but it isn't. Getting past "Assistant" is more of a victory than nothing though, so let's go Physician Associate! lol
  9. Glad the poster above has had a great 31 year career, but I don't think they're paying attention if they think we can do the same thing we've done the past 31 years to survive in the next 31 years. I'm sure they've learned a great deal about medicine in that time, but it seems they have no concept of how economics or markets work. PAs can argue with each other all they want about what they want to be. It doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is what the market demands. You can support your profession in adjusting to meet that demand or stand in the way of change and screw those who aren
  10. Not sure, but Duke archives have a lot of good historical letters: https://medspace.mc.duke.edu/catalog?f[holding_entity_sim][]=Duke+Medical+Center+Archives&f[subject_sim][]=Stead%2C+Eugene+A.&locale=en&view=gallery
  11. What do you feel is so awful about it? It better helps non-healthcare people understand what modern day PAs do and is more future proof...isn't that our goal?
  12. There will likely be a resolution of some sort in favor of taking a next step for Medical Care Practitioner and also likely a resolution of some sort in favor of taking a next step for Physician Associate at the May HOD. We're about 6 weeks in from when Medical care Practitioner started to be talked about (simultaneously with other giant news like a vaccine roll out). Compare that to at least a decade for Physician Associate. Physician Associate had a giant head start and is less of a step outside of people's comfort zone, but the good news is we have logic and data on our side and are st
  13. I think this is getting into pretty obscure territory. I was an EMT for 6 years and worked in the ED for 2. Never heard anyone refer to themselves as an "EMS Practitioner". Okay, it's mentioned on the NAEMT website to refer to EMTs and Paramedics together but I don't think it's commonplace for EMTs or Paramedics to call themselves that and I don't think the general public is reading the NAEMT website definitions in mass. EMTs call themselves EMTs and that's what the public knows them by. Paramedics call themselves Paramedics and that's what the public knows them by. They aren't pushing for a t
  14. Not to mention the >100 existing medical groups that already use "Physician Associates" in their names: https://npidb.org/npi-lookup/?state=&fname=&lname=&sound=0&search="physician+associate"#main I have a feeling that those ~1000 Physicians aren't just going to be like: Well the PAs changed their name, I respect their decision, time to change our medical groups names....Nope, they're going to combine with the "Physicians for Patient Protection" bunch and get the AMA to fight it and villainize PAs. We need to just let Physicians have the "Physician" title. PAs
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