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  1. If you can get a doctorate (DMSc) in the same amount of time as a master's (MHA), I'd probably go for the doctorate. I am currently a student in RMUoHP's DMSc Healthcare Leadership & Administration Track, as well as an MHA student at CSU global. I do think the MHA will give you a broad knowledge base in health administration that nurses do not have. They are both relatively cheap in comparison to PA school thankfully (~16k each). Also, if you do the MHA first, up to 12 credit hours will transfer into the DMSc at RMUoHP. So far I have transferred 3 credits and am hoping to transfer more as
  2. I have not completed my DMSc yet! I am graduating from PA school this December and hope to start at Rocky Mountain University DMSc this January!
  3. Those are great reasons. I can see the benefit of those courses. An extra 50 credits of medicine/science would look very impressive, and would make us look even better compared to DNP curriculum.
  4. As of now I'm planning to start at RMU DMSc January 2021 (Healthcare Leadership and Administration concentration). I was informed by the program director that I'll likely be able to transfer 12 credits from my MHA courses into the program, leaving 24 credits left. And, if you have completed or are currently completing a postgraduate fellowship, you get a 15% discount off of tuition. Same if you are teaching. The total cost left for me will be $15k and will take 16 months to complete. Lynchburg unfortunately does not accept transfer credit unless it is from a previous doctorate or PhD so that k
  5. I hope to become a Nocturnist Hospitalist after completing a post-grad fellowship!
  6. Voting is now OPEN! https://pasfortomorrow.org/student-elections-2019/
  7. Hi everyone, This Sunday, elections for PAs for Tomorrow’s Student Director-at-Large opens up, and I am asking for your support in the election. Below I pasted my position statement. Please take a moment to read it. Thank you so much! “To my fellow PAFT Student Members, My name is Brandon Hughey, and I am a 2nd Year PA student running for the position of Student Director-at-Large (SDAL). Throughout the past year, I have been heavily involved in PAFT, and I would like to further my involvement by becoming a SDAL for the organization. I feel that I have proven m
  8. I hear great things about carolinas healthcare hospitalist residency!
  9. DNPs calling themselves doctor in a clinical setting needa be slapped.
  10. Agreed. It’s like when NPs sell the fact that they are the more “hollistic” providers. Neither is true but is a make believe selling point.
  11. Hello, I am doing a 1.5 year long thesis on any or all of these topics. They are topics I am passionate about and are hot PA topics at the moment. I am going to read through the research on these and look for gaps where a research project could be beneficial, but I was wondering if there is any research that YOU would like to see regarding these topics? Any good ideas? Thanks!
  12. Hello! I will be attending the AAPA Denver Conference in May. I am looking for a roommate(s) to share a hotel room for the few days. I’m also okay with sleeping on the floor if your room is full (lol). Males or Females I don’t care! :)
  13. Still forming my opinions on ENTRY level doctorates... Cost seems like an issue... PAs make ok $$$ but many doctoral programs now-a-days are $100k+ tuition. What are your thoughts?
  14. Looking to apply straight out of PA school. Hoping it makes early transisition into academia or leadership smoother. Heard from Dr. Rust that admissions weren’t too competitive. Also seems like a good idea to get “even” with DNPs (sigh*). Doesn’t seem to be geared towards improving clinical skills though. Edit: you also won’t have to deal with people saying DNPs are “more educated”. Lol
  15. Maybe the key for AAPA to change the name is reverse psychology. Since they call us dependant assistants let’s all act like it. Introduce ourselves as assistants with emphasis on assistant, be super dependant on our physicians, act “less educated” than NPs, etc... then AAPA would be forced to make changes or the profession will go to shit. Just kidding lol.
  16. Unfortunately there are multiple people on reddit defending the name... also the comments that defend the name get a decent amount of “likes/thumbs up”. Why are people trying so hard to defend a name that doesn’t represent our profession/role? What a waste of effort.
  17. 1 Guy on reddit was anti-name change and stated that “it’s taken about 55 years to be understood in the medical community. This will set us back” 1) The fact that it took 55 years for people to understand our title/role = red flag. Medical Practitioner will take 5 seconds to understand. 2) And no, they still don’t understand our profession after 55 years.
  18. Maybe we have to do reverse psychology for AAPA to make moves quicky. Start introducing ourselves as assistants, talk all about our dependancy on our physician, and our lower degree level to all the other providers. Then AAPA would have to make moves quick and change the name so that we stop. Just kidding but ugh.
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