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  1. Even after the California bill passed I don't see any detriment to PAs or NPs. Quick google search shows hundreds of job openings for both PAs and MDs in that state.
  2. This is not new. Every year for the last 10 years the NPs have tried this in Texas. It always gets shot down.
  3. More power to you. But there's a difference between schools giving students the OPTION of scheduling their own rotations vs FORCING them to do it. A proper functioning school should be able to get 90% or higher of the rotations in the same city, it's a sign of a weak program when they have to farm out their clinical rotations all over the state/country because they don't have enough clinical opportunities on site.
  4. I'm sorry but that's unacceptable. If LECOM can't find clinical rotations, they can reduce the size of their program, try to do some fund raising, beg hospitals to participate. Putting it off on students is garbage and a sign of a weak program. Side note: LECOM apparently has no problem building expansion campuses all over the country, so them crying poor about not being able to invest in clinical rotations rings very hollow to me.
  5. On a side note, I think it's absurd that the accreditation bodies for MD, NP, PA, and DO programs are allowing these schools to open when they can't provide clinical rotations. These clinical rotations are a CORE PART of the school process. Imagine going to MIT and them telling you "good luck, we don't offer fluid dynamics courses here but it's required for your graduation so you'd better start cold calling programs so you can beg them to let you take their course"
  6. I'm sorry but a PA or med school has no business opening if it can't guarantee clinical rotation spots. Students are busy enough as it is, that should be completely handled by the school. If a student wants to take an elective that's not offered, then fine the student can set it up. But core rotations should ALWAYS be the responsibility of the school, not the student.
  7. I think this model could work for adults but not kids. For a pediatric DPC you need to get them vaccines, and the cost of the vaccines is outrageous. Prevnar now costs over $200 per dose. A standard 6 month old child vaccine series would cost upwards of $500. I dont know very many patients willing to pay $500 for vaccines out of pocket on all the well checks. Even if the patient has insurance that covers vaccines, a DPC office can't bill insurance for them because you are out of network. And if you are in network with insurance, you can't give separate billing for a "membership
  8. If the AMA is pulling all the strings then why did they allow over 50 new med schools to be built in the last 10 years?
  9. So does this give PAs 100% equal reimbursement to MDs for Medicare now or not?
  10. So does this mean we get paid 100% of what Medicare pays to an MD? Or are we still slaves only getting 85% for doing the same work as MDs?
  11. Exactly. When Dr David Ho first pioneered the triple cocktail that essentially cured HIV, he was very careful in his statements that it was "promising" but that further data needed to be collected. When a doctor or scientist uses a small amount of in-vitro data to extrapolate to human trials and says "I've got the cure!" you should be skeptical, VERY skeptical.
  12. This doctor is a clown and should have his medical license revoked. Look, ivermectin in EXTREMELY HIGH concentrations can kill COVID. But so what? The concentrations required to kill COVID in-vivo are so high that it would be a lethal dose for a human. But this clown doens't mention that. There's been at least 5 studies showing that ivermectin in NORMAL doses does nothing to curb COVID infection. The only positive data are from in-vitro trials and animal trials that have doses of ivermectin that are 10-100 times higher than the doses used in humans. It's time for the med
  13. Antitrust would only come into play if the ABMS was the only way to become "board certified" But the ABMS is just one pathway of many, so there's no antitrust issue here. The NPs have their own specialty boards that declare their members as "board certified" and it has nothing to do with ABMS.
  14. If PAs are to seek board certification, it will have to be from PA organizations. There's zero percent chance any of the ABMS boards are going to give board certification status to a PA, even if we pass the same exams the physicians do.
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