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Everything posted by Joelseff

  1. I'm with you buddy. Been holding my thumbs on the huddle because I don't want an email from the admin . I said screw it and started posting there again today after reading lame decades old arguments against title change that always sounds like a rant against stroking of pro title change PA egos or wanting to usurp physicians . They always seem to forget that we need this to step forward for better legislation and job security as well as survival of our profession. I'll prob get kicked out of the huddle eventually but I've been keeping it quasi PC on my posts there.
  2. There's a small thread in the huddle about the PA-S's article and there's a post from an "old timer" PA who, because HE is happy to he an assistant, citing experiences of being treated well by HIS "supervisings" (his word not mine), HE doesn't see why the title should change... To PAs with this mentality I say "then stay an assistant and keep calling yourself that, but don't hold those of us back who don't see ourselves as assistants."
  3. Yeah I had to look in my LinkedIn contacts for some of mine. The ones I wasn't connected to I requested a connection. I suppose we can also contact our state org for the email addresses/contact info.
  4. Here's a list of the HOD delegates. Reach out to them and let them know what you think about title change before the May meeting. https://www.aapa.org/about/aapa-governance-leadership/house-of-delegates/delegate-list/#C
  5. I just read that in the Huddle also and thought the very same thing about why he or anyone else in leadership or the mods of the Huddle let that go on.... Lots of back and forth from the upper ups in AAPA that would put Game of Thrones to shame in those threads. Lots of political bull$#!+
  6. To sum up the objections from ARC-PA and NCCPA et al..."Its too hard and we don't want to do anything so PA is better" C'mon Cryptocurrency...make me rich so I can quit this damn profession!
  7. Yup in 2018. I posted that in 2013 when it was 18 months and they were contemplating a 21 month program. Now its 3 years and you get a Masters.
  8. I'll take Southern Utah...A little place called St. George! (that is.. After getting my DMSc and of course, ummm...the wife agrees)
  9. IIRC, we had a "Misc" under drug name. Then we can free write the Rx.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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"
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Agreed! Give more if you can! Question... Tardive Dyskinesia changed names? J/K... What the heck is a TD?
  19. I have heard this only through the grapevine. I would like a source as well...
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