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Everything posted by mcclane

  1. Normal rbc / microliter are ~5 million. There are issues with a white count at 500k, but patients can be relatively ok or nearly dead.
  2. I don't have time to read this now, but: https://www.uspharmacist.com/article/generic-substitution-laws
  3. Perhaps contact your state pharmacy board.
  4. In your efforts to construct this new all inclusive question, I suggest researching the topic. You are unlikely to invent a good strategy in the vacuum of your own thoughts.
  5. Great anecdote. I would possibly suggest that the charting here may have likely lead to a loss as well.
  6. This is incorrect. It can be proven that for some vaccines the vaccine produces a superior immune response compared to active disease. The easiest example here is TT in which disease does not induce an immune response while the vaccine does. This is not an immunology 101 topic, but an application level topic, which may be why you are unfamiliar with it.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. Probably doesn't matter. This'll be the new headline across the forum for the next year, implicit nods from mods and all.
  11. 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
  12. I can guarantee ERMEGERD will paint the brightest picture imaginable of his / her prior schooling.
  13. Reasonably similar to the function of a patient care tech, which appears acceptable to the vast majority of PA programs. Contact programs directly.
  14. ^^^ 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. I would think so. But your situation suggests otherwise? Not every degree does what it might suggest on paper.
  18. Do PhD's in Health Amin typically have a seat at the table?
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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, w
  22. LKPAC, with all due respect, are you intimately familiar with the training and education of this profession? If not, I really think you should be open to the possibility that they are potentially well educated to do what they do. They clearly perform a relatively intimate procedure upon patients of all ages. They are possibly well educated in oral pathology, anatomy, and dentist type pharmacology (antibiotics to anesthetics). I encourage the OP to reach out to programs of interest with a well prepared description of your job duties. What programs think is what matters.
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