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DizzyJ last won the day on November 8 2017

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  1. I would update your active DEA with your current state/practice address . Use the school address for now. So long as your license shows active status, then you can keep your DEA active. You, of course, will not practice/write Rx's without a collaborative physician.
  2. What did your state PA association and/or state rules & regs say? AAPA has a nice section covering summary rules & regs for each state. Something like that should be listed there.
  3. I did these exams in California very briefly.....the charting for these is awful! I would do an exam in 10 minutes and then spend an hour trying to fill in the chart. Paid well, but I don't think I will ever do them again.
  4. I just applied for my Alaska license and their process needs some updating.
  5. I've been a preceptor for 11 years and have precepted for my local programs. I have practice experience in multiple specialties and one of which is psych. Not many psych PAs out there.
  6. I've attempted applying for NP teaching positions and never get an interview or am specifically to they can't hire PAs. Sadly, I can't even get my local PA programs to take any interest in my desire to even give a guest lecture.
  7. It can potentially be a problem. It depends on who is making the decision when reviewing your application. I've applied to states I've never even visited and got a job, but also got passed over for the job because of never being there and not having any ties to the state/area. Where you live at the time of application shouldn't matter, but to some people it does. The time it takes to get licensed in whatever state you are moving also plays a role. I wouldn't let any of the stop you from applying wherever you want to go.
  8. A few years ago an NP colleague and I were both going back for doctorates....guess which one of us got tuition reimbursement?
  9. I just used DSM, Stahl's and uptodate. Between those 3 resources I was able to find everything I needed.
  10. I had the title of Assistant Medical Director before. Currently, Director of Health Services.
  11. I did them for a few months and the charting, as stated, is awful. Someone would come in with 10 complaints and I just wanted to walk out because it took so much time. Never again.
  12. I was at a practice (outpatient psych) that charged $100 to fill out short term disability papers and $75 for an off work note. The owner felt "those who really need it will pay the price".....We were to put on the printed discharge to provide patient a work slip for so many days and then they would type up the note and charge the patient. So, I would just type it up and run quickly to the printer to give it to the patient myself.
  13. So, the physician doesn't have to be waivered, but has to be eligible. Would that mean the physician would still need to complete the 24 hours of training to become eligible? They just aren't taking the last step applying for the free x-waiver.
  14. We already have a variety of master's degrees one obtains upon completion of PA school and while it would be nice if we had one unified degree name, we don't, and it doesn't cause any problem now. I've seen MPA, MS, MSBS, MPAS, MMSc, etc....I wish AAPA/ARC-PA/PAEA would get programs to all issue a standard degree like the MSN is for nurses. Anything to get rid of the dreaded masters of physician assistant studies.
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