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  1. The Midwest doesn't have big mountains though. Ain't nobody wanna snowboard on them hills. LOL. I'm kidding. Sort of...
  2. How do the programs enforce the contract obligation post-training? Is it a dollar amount that has to be repaid?
  3. I am not sure I understand your question. Whenever I've had a per diem gig, I had a separate contract and supervisory agreement (submitted to the State board). Those employers also included me on their malpractice group insurance. I wouldn't take a per diem gig if they didn't at least cover licensing and malpractice.
  4. Arrowhead has an option for DMSc through Lynchburg while doing the EMPA fellowship.
  5. Good to know. Just cancelled my membership auto-renewal for AAPA. Now if only I can get their website to work so I can figure out how to stop my monthly PAC donations. I'm not supporting an organization that has no trouble wasting a million dollars.
  6. https://stateofreform.com/featured/2021/02/oregon-house-health-committee-hears-testimony-on-bill-that-removes-supervision-requirements-for-physician-assistants/ "The majority of the testimony was in favor of the bill. Organizations that testified in favor included Zoom+Care, OSPA and the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS). Dave Hunt, on behalf of OSPA, said that the bill will help lower administrative costs for practices." Sounds promising. This argument made me LOL though: "Arthur Towers, the political director of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), testified against the bill because of OTLA’s concerns with the possibility of the change from “supervisory” to “collaborative” creating a situation where the responsibility of the outcome for the patient is removed from the physician or their organization to the PA." AKA "We want to sue the people with the deeper pockets."
  7. This is too good. I'm bummed I'm missing all of this. Thank you for the updates! I'm curious what the Washington state delegates have to say. Might be keeping my membership money this year if they oppose.
  8. I just saw on Facebook that PAFT supports Physician Associate. What a disappointment.
  9. Word on the grapevine is that Utah is working hard to get Psych PAs independence. There's legislation making its way there. They just passed some form of OTP but needs the governor's signature. Might be the start of dominoes falling into place.
  10. Base is low as mentioned unless that bonus can make up for it. I know of an FQHC in WA starting folks at 85K but with the RVU bonuses some make 150-200K. Have you asked how much people usually get in bonuses? Caveat to that is it's taxed a lot AND it's affected by your productivity. COVID shutdown? No bonus. Vacation? No bonus. You see where I'm going. If you've been looking for a year then you may be sh!+ out of luck though.
  11. Happy to hear this. Wishing you guys the very best!
  12. I saw this on the Huddle and have been meaning to respond. These are excellent points! One of the users here also brought up that physicians don't see us associates, instead, we're property. The MCP title can break us from that. We are not physician anything. I hope you keep your passion for the profession when you graduate.
  13. I'm sad to say that these things no longer surprise me. It's America, everyone has the right to be an idiot if they want to apparently. The 300 person wedding recently in Eastern Washington was attended by a supposedly prominent family in the area, family members of the local FQHC's CEO. I heard from providers there that their entire higher administration is on quarantine including the CEO himself. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/17-cases-two-covid-19-outbreaks-connected-to-washington-state-wedding-with-300-guests/
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