I read the article and I want to believe the old adage that "There is no such thing as bad publicity", however I am not sure that this article presents our profession in the most positive light. Specifically I take offense at the suggestion that I didn't attend medical school and at being called an "almost-but-not-quite-doctor", especially since the last time I checked I am registered with the University of Washington School of Medicine. While I am not receiving the standardized medical school training of a doctor, I spent 7 years working with patients in place of one year of gross anatomy in medical school. I would have preferred a more positive spin on our profession, and more of a focus on our role as a Physician extender.
I was just notified that my first rotation will be in the Emergency Room of a smaller hospital. While I have a strong background in pre-hospital care, I am somewhat apprehensive about jumping right into a fast paced & challenging rotation. Does anyone have any advice for this clerkship? I am also interested in resources you may have used during your rotation, such as iPad applications, pocket references, books, etc. Thanks! Rob Weiss PA-S MEDEX Northwest, Yakima Class 18