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Everything posted by Joelseff

  1. WOW!!! I was a PAFT backer/member since its inception and ...wow...just wow...I may be saving a lot of money on membership dues next year!
  2. "if you'll be my bodyguard, I can be your long lost pal... I can call you Betty and Betty when you call me you can call me Al... Doot dooot Doot Doot.."
  3. Yeah the posts there have been crazy. Conspiracy? I dunno but there are some who are definitely pushing a false narrative for sure. i.e: the assertion that "Physician Associate" is a done deal and the strong opposition for voter transparency of the HOD members.. I'm with scott and I'm about to pull my PAC funds and prob even my membership if this keeps up. on a positive note, many new posters on there now and I think they're from this forum! So Strong Work PA Forum!
  4. HAHAHA I've noticed that! I saw your response to him and also the deleted posts Seems like Jim et al are doubling down as the HOD meeting approaches.
  5. Scott, I appreciate your posts on the HUDDLE. Hang in there... Now about the HUDDLE. Seems like the old guard "Associate" stalwarts have tried some shady tactics like posting a thread that states (Paraphrasing) "Since 'Physician Associate' is the chosen name let's all get behind it" I see you posted on that thread and some other people have as well. I have found myself posting long answers on the HUDDLE on my phone but have had some glitches where it didn't post and then it didn't auto-save. The issue of transparency in voting is also a HUGE issue and I couldn't believe there was
  6. 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.
  7. 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."
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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$#!+
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. I'll take Southern Utah...A little place called St. George! (that is.. After getting my DMSc and of course, ummm...the wife agrees)
  14. IIRC, we had a "Misc" under drug name. Then we can free write the Rx.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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!
  18. 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.
  19. 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"
  20. 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
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