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  1. Anyone know what this is all about? As far as I know we have to renew our licenses every three years . The governor is proposing more transparency in investigating physicians and wants them to have to renew licenses. Will this help patients? By Michael Woyton, Patch Staff Jan 18, 2020 12:30 pm ET Gov. Cuomo has proposed strengthening the oversight of doctors and other medical professionals, including having them periodically renew their licenses. Among Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposals for the 2020 agenda is a set of reforms targeting doctors and
  2. A word of warning about using your home address- I did just that when I first applied for my NPI and it made my home address easily available for patients to search out....would recommend end changing it to your business address as soon as possible. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Hello all! A question for the room- has anyone had any experience using any commercial software/web services for patient handoff? I would like to convince my employer on the need to standardize and streamline the signout process for our busy hospital-based surgical sub-specialty service. Right now we are pretty much writing out patient info by hand onto printed censuses, a process that it is very time consuming and leaves too much room for errors and missed info. Did a quick google search today and came upon a few products that look promising. Top of my list is www.edoclist.com which is th
  4. Just curious if anyone has taken the online Emergency Neurologic Life Support (ENLS) course and, if so, what they thought of it. http://www.neurocriticalcare.org/education-training/emergency-neurological-life-support-enls
  5. Believe or not the best Pharm book for general knowledge I've found is actually a Nursing book called "Phamacology for Nursing Care" by Richard Lehne- It was required for a Masters level pharm class and I have found it to be quite valuable and extremely readable- in fact it was an extremely helpful tool for reviewing for the PANRE. Good luck in your carer!
  6. The Stony Brook program (which I have just completed) offers a great elective class "Teaching Strategies" which covers all the basics of Education. The class itself is geared for health care providers who want to make a move into higher education or who teach as part of their clinical practice. The class is taught by a PA (who is also the head of the post-prof. masters program) and she is very passionate about both teaching and about the PA profession. When I took the class it was in taught in a classroom but it has since been moved to an online format. Good luck! HAP 556 Teaching Strate
  7. I just completed their post-professional program and can't recommend it enough! Anyone interested in it and have any questions feel free to message me.
  8. This is probably my biggest gripe with the PA profession- there really is no career ladder for PAs like there is with other health professions. EMEDPA is right- getting a managerial degree like an MBA on top of your PA would make it much easier to move beyond clinical medicine and into management. A former colleague did just that and last i heard took a position as an executive at an outpatient surgical clinic. Be warned, though- those degree programs are both expensive and time consuming. Best of luck!
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