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  1. IIRC, we had a "Misc" under drug name. Then we can free write the Rx.
  2. I ask all the providers I see what their GPA was in med/pa/NP school... Don't you guys? tbh.... I think the pass rate of any medical training school should be 100%...we gotta save lives people get with it! /s
  3. I don't know why they did that... The confidentiality part was part of the presentation. Maybe to avoid premature reactions by others (physicians, other stakeholders etc) on a name that hasn't been decided yet? Also I would say AAPA funded the research with AAPA member funds so I guess they can do that... Oh a reminder... If you guys are AAPA members, watch the presentation. U get 2 class 1 CMEs and it's actually a great presentation. I see why it cost so much. Oh and to @scotshy I requested a refund from change.org
  4. DOH! It was a million bucks! J/K lol Naw not much. But keep it up dude! I love your posts here and in the huddle. One thing though... I wonder if you are allowed to even share the title outside of AAPA members. The presentation was alluding to the need to keep things confidential to non AAPA members... Might wanna ask AAPA.
  5. You are a PA-S, you ARE the future of this profession! Spread it among your classmates and every student, faculty etc you encounter. 10 years ago when I was a PA-S I was already on board for a title change and talked to my classmates, professors, preceptor and hell even family about it. (I actually was thinking Physician Associate or Medical Practitioner back then) This recent development has given me hope. Let's not lose steam. You keep up your fire and study hard!
  6. To that point, the leadership has drastically changed the past 5 years so I'm sticking around... If I were to go "back to school" it would be a DO bridge but I'm too old now so I'm here for another 15 to 20 then I'm out. I'll do what I can to promote the profession meanwhile.
  7. In tagalog it's "Iugnay ng Doktor" or "connected to a doctor" or "associated with a doctor" Still don't like it lol. I actually think the association with physicians is also holding us back from becoming independent. If our title is always associated with another title, it prevents us from "leaving the nest"
  8. The NPs will "steamroll over us" (haven't they already though? ) if we ONLY change our title and that's it... WE NEED TO PURSUE FPAR not only OTP. I wish we could do MCP and FPAR in one fell swoop... But I kind of see the plan to get the title change to perhaps improve our chances with FPAR. Arguably, legislators should have an easier time writing us in with NP laws if we were "Practitioners" vs "Assistants" or even "Associates." A lot of PAs here and in the huddle have posted about FPAR recently so I hope it catches on more. I think that's what we need to adopt. Maybe we can shuck OTP and go
  9. Our title is "Assistant" so we can't get legislation to give us independence... We need to change our title then go after independence. Some ppl in the huddle hanging onto "Associate" and some are still saying we don't need the title change at all and just push OTP... They still don't see why we need to detach from physicians or any other profession. To the OP... Sorry this is happening to you. I've thought about this scenario many times. One of my best friend's SP died a few years ago and she was unable to work until another SP picked her up and he was terrible to her. We ar
  10. I got no shame either in saying "I don't know but let me find out." been practicing only 10 years (mostly Primary care and HIV, did 2 years in GI, moonlit in UC for a year and 6 mos in PM&R) but in that ten years my yelp and Google scores are near 5 stars (some have complained about our billing dept and knocked me down to 4.8 ) press ganeys are high 90s and at my last primary care job at a hospital based IPA setting I was ranked 5 out of 66 ambulatory care providers (Docs and APPs... only APP in the top 20) so if it's detrimental to say "I don't know" or "let me check on that" it hasn't a
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