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  1. Joelseff

    Need 50 CME each year?

    I try to do it on the second year (majority of my cat 1)so if I go over 50 I can save some for the next cycle [emoji16] since there is some overlap (2015-2017 and 2017-2019) the website allows you to put it in. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  2. Joelseff

    Need 50 CME each year?

    I didn't say I stop/stopped learning. I STILL continue to read journals, participate in case discussions etc beyond my required CME. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  3. Joelseff

    Need 50 CME each year?

    Lol no. You would have to start over the next cycle. That's why I ONLY do 50 Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  4. I would have picked another field. I would leave Medicine now for a similar paying job that doesn't have to deal with Press Ganey, clueless corporate admins, demanding "informed" patients etc. Frankly, I want a job that does not have to deal with other people or other people's expectations of me but pays the same (lol) Obviously I'm half serious but Medicine is not what it was when I first got into it almost 30 years ago. (been in medical field since I was 18). Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  5. Joelseff

    Need 50 CME each year?

    You only need 50 class I cme per 2 years. I never do more... Why should I? If you do them on the second year you may be able to roll them to the next cycle by not logging them in for the current cycle. That's why I do all my class I on the second year. Usually 2 conferences does it or a bunch of prescriber's letters, UpToDate etc, and a conference. Class ii is easy. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  6. I make around that in FM but work only 32 hours a week all days no weekends and no call. But I work at a very High COL area so you might be doing better depending on where you live. I used to make much more when I was 5 days a week but find the midweek break great for my sanity and everyone else's around me. Also the benefits have to come into play. Some ppl post their higher yearly salaries here but if they're 1099ers then you have to account for a third of that pay for taxes per quarter and no benefits so it may just all wash out or they actually end up with less. I would not compare w/other PAs but assess your own situation. If you are happy with what you are getting commensurate to the work you are putting in then I think you are doing well but if you are frustrated (as your post alludes to) then you should try to find another job. I have thought about leaving my job MANY times but compared to my other options around where I live, I realized it's a great (or at least very good) gig so I'm staying put but always have my eyes and ears peeled for better opportunities. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  7. Yes! Do this E! And... Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  8. Now you're talking E! A VIABLE bridge program would be ideal! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  9. Ahh gotcha. Dr. Danielsen is a great PA educator and advocate by the way. He is the dean of the PA school at ATSU and I got to chat with him some at my graduation. I was actually looking forward to ATSU's DMS program (heard about plans for it from a professor about 4 years ago) but I wished it went more the LMU route. But ATSU has top notch professors/faculty and Linda Wheeler (manager of the PA programs) is an awesome person and the whole school was very much interested in the success of their students. I had to take a sabbatical for health reasons during my MS program but they made a way for me to graduate on time. Anyway I digress... At least we have a bunch of options for those so inclined to get a Doctorate. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  10. Lincoln's DMS looks the most "fun" to me lol. 17 months ain't bad. I don't know why so many ppl here dislikes (or at least seems to) this DMS program. As far as DMS programs go its the (again my opinion) the most interesting. It would have been kinda cool if they got the license part through legislation but since that died, this with OTP seems like the best (again MY opinion) upward movement for us PAs that is until we hit the glass ceiling again because we aren't physicians. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  11. I think ATSU is 2 years. Lynchburg is 12 mos. If I were to do one I would pick LMU (Lincoln Memorial) just for the more interesting (to me) courses offered. Have no desire for Leadership and education tracks are useless because I can teach with the other tracks. Mass College of Pharmacy is a non starter for me simply because of the name of the degree. Lol shallow I know but again, all this is window dressing so might as well go with the one with the best name! [emoji12] Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  12. Didn't this happen over 10 years ago with the Masters? It's ALL degree creep! yes I know I have a masters and admittedly I got it simply for "parity" which is why I was considering the DMS at Lynchburg. The masters is no longer on par with my peers. Most NPs I work with has or is getting a DNP. Most of them have told me they hated having to get it and see it for what it is and they don't tote it like they are superior but they know time will catch up to them and they would have "needed" one eventually. I think as PAs, we are by nature in a way, opposed internally to degree creep. Let's face all PA programs whether it be a cert, AS, BS, MS is pretty much the same program and gives/gave us 99.99% (not a real Stat lol) of our education, training, competence etc. The Masters program that I did expanded on that some. Could I have skipped it, sure but again for parity's sake I see the (forced) need for it now. The same thing will hold true for the doctorate but I was hoping it would decades down the road. It's really coming up on the horizon fast and I think as more DMS programs come up, there's no stopping it. The market will be flooded in the next few/several years with new grad DMS, DSCPAS, DHSc etc PA's and job recruiters who aren't "in the know" will preferably hire them over a "merely" masters trained PA[emoji849]. I decided against getting a Doctorate but if it starts looking like I'm the only one in my dept without one or is not pursuing one, sigh, I may have to shell out 15k for more window dressing. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  13. No, Kapoera stated "You can't do an H&P. You can't come up with differentials as a scribe." To which you replied "We can and we do." YOU are NOT a provider and should not generate the ddx. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  14. YOU come up with the differentials? I call BS... Or your Provider is in gross negligence Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  15. E and his "Hog" lol Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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