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  1. 39 y/o obese female, L arm pain radiating to neck/left ear Computer reading = ABNORMAL It seems normal to me
  2. I would like to do ED but no luck finding job since I have no ED experience. Found this fellowship paying 60k/year. I'm considering it but having 40%+ pay cut hurts a little... Advice?
  3. thank you! I'll consider places with a score of 23 or higher.
  4. To all experienced PAs out there: I see some jobs offering loan repayment with NHSC as part of benefits. How do I know if I would qualify for this type of loan repayment? I'm interested in going rural so I can pay my loans as soon as possible but don't want to move just to find out I can't receive the extra $$. Any info is appreciated so I can make an informed decision here.
  5. Is anyone familiar with RVU structure compensation? Pros? Cons? Thank you!
  6. They have done all the above
  7. My employer broke our contract like it wasn't a big deal. I'm thinking about quitting because I do not agree with the new terms. Have you ever quit your job and regretted later? Any advice on how to do this without burning any bridge? Do I still need to give 3 months notice as stated in the contract? I already updated my resume and started applying. Kind of upset with the whole situation. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
  8. No, I'm not a troll. Yes, I was just trying to make a point. No, I don't have identity crisis. I was trying to be funny. Good thing I never tried being funny for a living. First let me be clear: In the real world, I do not even let my patients call me "DOC" because I do not have a doctorate degree. I never said that we should call ourselves physicians. I do understand the casual use of the term physician by others other than a MD could mislead patients. Now my two cents: Think again: Per legal definition (which was written in 1977 btw), even clinical psychologists are considered physicians. Why not PAs or NPs? Is the term physician so "SACRED" that it could not be applied to us? Or maybe we are not really practicing medicine? We are just playing doctors maybe? Not really! YOU WORK AS A PHYSICIAN and the outdated definition of physician should be updated to reflect that you also practice medicine! What do you think if we have something like this: The term physician includes doctors of medicine (MD), surgeons, podiatrists, dentists, clinical psychologists, optometrists, chiropractors, osteopathic practitioners, physician assistants and nurse practitioners within the scope of their practice as defined by State law. If we want to remove the requirement for PAs to have a relationship with a CP in order to practice medicine, we better see ourselves as physicians as well.
  9. Per Abe recommendation, legal definition of physician: § 702.404 Physician defined. The term physician includes doctors of medicine (MD), surgeons, podiatrists, dentists, clinical psychologists, optometrists, chiropractors, and osteopathic practitioners within the scope of their practice as defined by State law. The term includes chiropractors only to the extent that their reimbursable services are limited to treatment consisting of manual manipulation of the spine to correct a subluxation shown by X-ray or clinical findings. Physicians defined in this part may interpret their own X-rays. All physicians in these categories are authorized by the Director to render medical care under the Act. Naturopaths, faith healers, and other practitioners of the healing arts which are not listed herein are not included within the term “physician” as used in this part. [42 FR 45303, Sept. 9, 1977] https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/20/702.404
  10. Who was the first physician in history? Was he/she a MD/DO?
  11. So I was reading Medscape this morning and something caught my attention. According to Travis Singleton (?, see medscape physician compensation report), PAs are non-physician clinicians. This statement triggered a 2-minutes identity crisis with rapid resolution after further investigating the meaning of the word physician. What is a physician? Per Dictionary.com, physicians are those who are "qualified to practice medicine... a person who cures moral or spiritual ills; a healer." Per Merriam Webster, physician is: 1: a person skilled in the art of healing specifically : one educated, clinically experienced, and licensed to practice medicine as usually distinguished from surgery 2: one exerting a remedial or salutary influence PAs practice medicine, are skilled in the art of healing; therefore, they are physicians. Are they medical doctors? No, they do not have a doctorate degree.
  12. For all of you who have completed the CAQ: how long did you have to wait to receive the results? I'm hoping NCCPA is lying when they say 10 weeks.
  13. Some clinics have their own pharmacy. How about that? Still a conflict of interest?
  14. 1. pharm reps 2. teaching 3. PA school administration 4. Practice manager 5. Small practice rural area PA
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