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  1. Can you be more specific? Does Texas allow a PA to volunteer at a summer camp without a CP/SP and yet have the normal scope practice generally found in primary care? Specifically can you link to any formal documentation which goes into detail about this?
  2. If possible can you give an example of a state which allows a volunteer PA without a CP/SP?
  3. There is some overlap between RN pre-reqs and PA pre-reqs (A&P 1 and 2 with lab, microbiology with lab, some psych classes) so why not do those for free and then pay for the rest at a local inexpensive community college like the rest of us do?
  4. If I did the MCPHS Doctor of PA Studies program I would use "PA-C, DSc" as my post-nominal. It might not be 100% correct to leave off PAS from DScPAS but I'll just say I have bad carpal tunnel.
  5. MedicinePower

    What's this in jaapa

    Six sets of post-nominals? OMG.
  6. There is a comprehensive discussion of PCS here:
  7. Quite the opposite- residency/fellowship specifically provides for additional autonomy. Ask any PA who has completed a residency and continues to work within the same system and they will tell you they function at the top of their license. A so-called "anemic" doctorate is the most appropriate one to pursue based on the expectations that a doctorate can provide.
  8. I'm still not seeing the benefit of the LMU degree for the reasons you stated and it takes longer and is more expensive than the MCPHS Doctor of Science. Additional didactic and clinical training should only occur if our license and scope of training were to be expanded.
  9. This doesn't answer my basic question: what does the DMSc degree permit a PA to do that they couldn't do before? What benefit is the additional didactic and clinical training to a seasoned PA? What is the benefit of the additional debt a DMSc student will incur? FYI, the MCPHS degree isn't "Doctorate in PA studies" but rather "Doctor of Science in PA Studies". I hope it can simply be shortened to Doctor of Science (DSc).
  10. What benefit is there to the additional clinical training the LMU program requires if it doesn't bridge us to MD-level licensure? I'm unsure what the benefit is especially for a residency-trained and seasoned PA. The MCPHS program seems to be the quickest and most inexpensive pathway toward a doctorate while not insisting it is MD-equivalent. The post nominals "DSc" (doctor of science) is a recognized academic degree while DMSc (doctor of medical science) can be confusing to even seasoned academics. I understand the proposed state law allowing DMSc-level PAs to practice at the physician level was defeated which is why I am hesitant to embark on a program which leads to a degree that won't be useful.
  11. The name is awful but I think it had to do with the school requiring the title to be PA-specific. I wonder if it could just be shortened to "DSc" (Doctor of Science). You'd then be John Doe, PA-C, DSc
  12. How and why is the DMSc program better than MCPHS's DScPA? The latter's seems to be quicker and cheaper.
  13. By necessity my advice which would prevent you from making the students "sit out" is constructive as any attempt to use a subjective analysis as you are doing is harmful to the students. If you don't wish to receive honest and helpful advice then perchance you ought not post on an internet forum.
  14. Instructors are experts. Students are novices. Instructors are paid professionals. Students are not.
  15. You've already said you will make students "sit out". I am certain this is in violation of the contract you signed with their PA programs. It is also against ARC-PA accreditation.
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