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johncfl last won the day on October 19 2019

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  1. I feel like if this became popular in every state it could very well do away with the PA profession as a whole.
  2. I am a paramedic/firefighter in south florida. We are doing our best to not transport individuals to the ER who really don't need to be there. We always try to do this, however, we are taking a bit of a harder stance now. I'm sure that is one reason why the volume of patients is decreasing.
  3. All of you know that PA involvment with the specific state associations and AAPA is not all that great when the number of licensced PA's is taken into account. When I was applying to PA school I was very excited about the opportunity to be involved as a pre-pa. I had experience working on a e-board with a union and such, as well as advocating for my previous profession as it pertained to the legislative side. I immeditaley tried to become involved with the legislative area of the PA field. However, I was turned away saying that pre-pa's are not able to be involved that you must be a PA-S or a PA-C. My personal thoughts on this are that if we are struggling for support so much, should we not be open to anyone willing to be involved? A pre-pa could easily be groomed to be an excellent member of these associations who can help make changes. They are generally hungry, excited, and willing to go the extra mile. What are your thoughts?
  4. I agree that this is the best way. You either spend the money now to make a huge push and hire a lobbying firm or sit back and wait and there won’t be anything to push for. Involvement by PA’s, PA-S and pre-pa’s needs to be talked about too. The amount of people involved is important and there is probably a lot more fire power out there in way of donations, dues, and out right activists than what we are currently tapping into.
  5. As a PA-S in Florida I will be shouting from the rooftops for those who aren’t involved to step up and start getting involved. Can’t blame those who went before us, we just have to work with what we have and make changes.
  6. This is the official response from FAPA on the situation: “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” - Denis Waitley The PA profession experienced a setback today with the passage of HB 607. This legislation will give primary care APRNs autonomous practice in Florida and not us. I can assure everyone that is reading this post that FAPA Leadership and Lobbying Team spent a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to be a part of this legislation. There are a number of reasons why PAs were left out of this Bill and we will speak about them in due time. However, I want to say a Huge “Thank You” to all of our champions such as our Lobbyist, Corinne Mixon and her wonderful Team. Thank you also goes to our FAPA Leadership and all of our supporters in the State and beyond! Thank you to AAPA for their wonderful efforts as well! I can promise you all that we are not giving up on our legislative goals. There are several goals I want to see happen next Legislative session. These goals will be made apparent very soon. I have already seen and heard some negative comments concerning being left out of this legislation. Let’s not focus on the negative but let’s focus our energy on making strides for the good of our profession and good for our patients. In the meantime, I need all PAs in Florida to become or renew membership with FAPA. We also need all PAs to give all you can to the FAPA Political Action Committee (PAC). Both of these can be found at our website at www.fapaonline.org An official statement from FAPA Leadership will come soon! Gregory Burns FAPA President-Elect
  7. Be aware that taking online labs will eliminate you from applying to a fairly significant number of programs.
  8. Honestly, switching careers is much simpler now than it was years ago. You can get a lot of your prereqs out of the way in an online or hybrid format. I transitioned out of a job and into PA school and took a great deal of my prereq lectures online with in-person labs. It made it much more flexible for me as I was working two jobs. There are some classes I would recommend taking the full course in-person (orgo & A&P). But you can definitely get your psychology, statistics (if you need to retake it) and some of your other science lectures like chem and biology done online. There are schools that won't accept them, but to be honest the issue seems to be with online labs not lecture. Seems like you have a good plan to shadow first and then work on some entry-level courses to see if its for you. As far as your Finance degree, I was accepted with a Bachelors in Business. I had a lot of PCE, but it can still be done. Best of luck and ask questions here when you need to!
  9. Gave up my seat at Gannon. Best of luck to all still waiting on an acceptance.
  10. In regard to academic performance in PA school, one of the largest factors for prediciting success has been the last 60 credit hours GPA. Overall and Science GPA do not predict any significant numbers in regard to success in school or on the PANCE.
  11. From President Elect Gregory Burns with FAPA: Hi all, I can't make this clearer. Our PA profession in Florida is in a state of crisis! We need all Florida PAs and PA Students to make contact (Calls and Emails) with 21 Florida Senators to have our profession included in Senate Bill (SB) 1676. With our inclusion, this Bill will authorize autonomy for primary care APRNs and PAs within our State. The FAPA Legislative Team needs your help now to spread the word to all of the 21 Senators on the Appropriations Committee. See below for their contact information Feel free to use this template and modify it for your own message to the Senators. Click here to find the contact information to http://www.flsenate.gov/Committees/Show/AP?pref=full and ask for PA inclusion in SB 1676. Spread the word to everyone!! I plan to do this every single day until we are heard! Thank you in advance for taking action on this very important matter. Gregory Burns, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA FAPA President-Elect Dear Senator______________, My name is ________________PA-C. I am a physician assistant (PA) within the State of Florida. In a surprise development last Tuesday, an amendment to a Direct Care Act bill, SB 1676, was put forward to authorize autonomy for primary care APRNs, but not for PAs (or mid-wives or nurse anesthetists). I am writing to request that you amend and/or support an amendment to SB1676. This legislation will expand access to high-quality care for the people of Florida, but the language currently leaves out a large group of highly qualified medical professionals, who are currently providing primary care services to Florida patients: PAs. Within PA education, PAs gain over 2000 hours of clinical patient care hours in generalist/primary care medicine prior to graduation. After graduation, PAs maintain education standards that keep them current on medical standards of care, by obtaining at least 100 certified medical education (CME) hours every 2 years. Furthermore, PAs take a certification exam every 10 years to ensure their competency in primary care medicine. PAs are medical care providers who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and serve as a patient's principal healthcare provider. Over 10,000 PAs practice in Florida. Leaving PAs out of this legislation was an oversight that will negatively impact medical care for a large number of Florida patients, especially those in rural and underserved areas of Florida. Our patients, our state and our profession cannot afford to accept legislation that excludes PAs. Please support or amend SB1676 to include PAs. Thank you, Your name and credentials.
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