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  1. Double down strategy - a lack of competition / presence of pseudo-competition in healthcare means we can fix it by promoting competition (which we don't do, no body tries to do, no evidence that we should do so, or even can do). The healthcare industry has exactly defeated competition by both nature and design.
  2. Yeah, except the guy just got quoted a competitive salary with VA benefits on top. I am sure you have another great one liner for that, too, though. What program do you sit on for admissions?
  3. Generally speaking, individuals who inherently agree with a statement don't bother asking for more evidence. I'll take the evidence bell over whatever you are trying to sell here any day.
  4. Probably doesn't matter. This'll be the new headline across the forum for the next year, implicit nods from mods and all.
  5. mcclane

    Yale PA Online

    These programs are here to stay. The students will pass PANCE - and if medical schools are a functional example, self directed learners do better on exit exams. The graduates will find employment across the entire nation with the same relative ease as every other PA. The majority of hiring managers do not care about and will not ask about online programs. Graduates will not emblazon the top of their resume with the word "online". Graduates will occasionally choose to emphasize being a Yale graduate while remaining immersed in the culture of the local community to which they are applying. They are a natural hire for the organizations they will have rotated through across the entire country, as opposed to cloistered about some med school like so many monks. Please consider concerns expressed here regarding regarding "total hours" spent in the physical exam lab in context. Think for a moment what learning medicine was like 30 years ago. MRI's were not widely available. Statins had not yet been invented. Metformin wasn't available in the US. PCR not developed. How much cell biology do you exactly think was understood? What laboratory results do you think the average lab was capable of providing in under 8 hours? Can you imagine how stark the hospital formulary must have appeared? To be frank - those students had to spend their days, weeks, and months in physical exam - there honestly wasn't much else available to them. Physical exam maneuvers, by the way, many of which have been shell shocked by modern investigations, largely revealed to produce results equivalent to guessing. By some estimates, the knowledge bank required to practice medicine grows exponentially every 5 years. This is why PA/NP residencies exist today and will be required in the near future when the PA of the 60's graduated from an associates program.
  6. mcclane

    Yale PA Online

    I can guarantee ERMEGERD will paint the brightest picture imaginable of his / her prior schooling.
  7. Reasonably similar to the function of a patient care tech, which appears acceptable to the vast majority of PA programs. Contact programs directly.
  8. mcclane

    Trust in the medical field

    ^^^ This right here is how you can tell a racist is really just hoping for the protracted troll fight more than anything else. A forum on which to practice and hone propaganda, doing nothing but making them better at spinning more racist propaganda. PAF is a safe forum for airing those "deep thoughts" of the popular racist celebrities these guy quote given every opportunity. Check the post histories, folks.
  9. mcclane

    Trust in the medical field

    Sorry, not interested in listening to a smart racist spend several hours spinning a collection of carefully hewn racist arguments under the guise of "understanding" your position. Propaganda got to you, that's what it does, why do I need to "engage" in it? That's like saying non-heroin addicts should try heroin so they "understand" addiction. No thanks.
  10. mcclane

    Trust in the medical field

    It's easy to argue against anything. That's the root of the problem. Also impossible to change an individual's mind through argumentation. Only gets worse when they are relatively intelligent. When smart people hold ignorant opinions, there is no "winning" by verbal engagement. What are the odds that, through conversation, a racist will argue you into suddenly becoming a racist? Zero, right? So why would it be possible to argue a racist out of their racism? I recommend - dwarf them in counter protests, report them to HR and push for termination, out them on social media, and remove their safe spaces. Then watch them cry about the first amendment that doesn't protect them in those locations, whine about "just wanting to talk," and other such inconsistent nonsense. PS - PAF is a "safe space".
  11. mcclane

    PAs in management roles.

    I would think so. But your situation suggests otherwise? Not every degree does what it might suggest on paper.
  12. mcclane

    PAs in management roles.

    Do PhD's in Health Amin typically have a seat at the table?
  13. mcclane

    Medical Model vs. Nursing Model

    When it comes to NPs and PAs, these models are of academic interest. Both professions attempt to leverage against the other with subtle claims of model superiority when it comes to treating patients. Both professions are trained to order, interpret, diagnose, prescribe, manage, counsel, educate, and perform procedures, rendering them largely interchangeable in the work place.
  14. Let us accept that this is true. However, our society is enormously risk adverse, especially in medicine. Is the difference here so great that the risk of inappropriate behavior by woman can ultimately be ignored? The employer here has decided yes, female providers do not need chaperones to see male genitals, however other employers have decided they do.
  15. To prevent males from seeing female parts but not females from seeing male parts seems overtly sexist. There really are just too many stories of female high school teachers having sex with boys at this point to have a lopsided policy regarding this issue. If you pressed them on this disparity, they might just fire you out of spite, particularly if they are doing this because it is easy, not because it is the right thing to do. I imagine they are aware they could use chaperones, but simply find this to be a cheaper option. If you complain, you may be forcing them into a more expensive policy, which they will never forgive. To find it necessary to suggest someone "leave" if they don't like it is a relatively hostile approach to take.

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