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  1. I agree anything longer than one year is overkill. DPT is a 3 years program, and there are already 3 years MD programs out there https://www.mcw.edu/education/medical-school-bulletin/curriculum-and-graduation-requirements/md-program-3-year Regular PA school + one more year = a doctorate degree. We don't need anymore time.
  2. It sounds like the problem is the ARC-PA, since they can only give accreditation to a master program. I support PA education to a doctorate degree, especially if it costs the same per Dr. Davenport's post.
  3. Another DMS program. looks like a great program with a more medical focus https://www.butler.edu/dms/program
  4. very interesting. Another entry level DMS program from LMU - "Harrogate" https://www.lmunet.edu/academics/schools/school-of-medical-sciences/pa-harrogate/index.php
  5. If we could legally protect the name Medical Practitioner, I think that is the way to go. It is loud and clear, can't get any easier than this name.
  6. He went to Oceania University of medicine in Samoa. https://authenticmedicine.com/author/robert-duprey/ I remember I used to get their spam email all the time for some reason. I don't even think their graduate can practice in all 50 states
  7. That is exactly what I was told by people inside of CAPA. They took a big swing this time and they knew we will not get everything we wanted, but we can make small incremental steps. The revision was needed to get the CMA onboard. I don't like the revision, but I understand. This is the email I got from CAPA
  8. I want to thank PAFT for writing this response to California ACEP. PAFT made a very quick response to California ACEP. AS of now, base on the email I got from CAPA, the SB 697 bill has been amended prior to its April 22 hearing. Here is the amended bill http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB697. In my opinion, the bill is getting weak but I am not a lawyer. Please take a look and let me know what you think. Below is the email I got from CAPA.
  9. Just got an email from CAPA, they are aware of the recent opposition from some physician organizations and they are working on meeting with the stakeholders to make sure they understand the intention of SB 697. SB 697 is scheduled to be heard on April 22, 2019 in the Senate Business and Profession Committee. It looks like the senators from this committee will ultimately decide the outcome of the bill. Please spend one minute to email and asking them to vote yes on SB 697. Here is the link of those senators https://sbp.senate.ca.gov/ I also there started a FB page about OTP in California just to spread the news. fb.me/OTPCAPAS There are still many PAs don't know what is going on. We need all hands on deck.
  10. Agree. Just to put it into perspective the NP passed Full Practice Authority last year in Illinois. Illinois is the home of AMA. https://www.americanmedspa.org/blogpost/1633466/306570/Med-Spa-Law-Update-Illinois-Nurse-Practitioners-and-Full-Practice-Authority
  11. Some good news https://www.aapa.org/news-central/2019/04/significant-progress-towards-achieving-optimal-team-practice-in-west-virginia/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=aapa_post&utm_campaign=news_central&fbclid=IwAR3lioVR0kf_9DJUjH4Zx2WTEm5FT8p5gZ5DEcJm4kOdLcpR9D4yiX7WmWM West Virginia PAs Achieve Significant Progress Toward OTP West Virginia Legislation Signed into Law April 4, 2019 The American Academy of PAs, the West Virginia Association of PAs (WVAPA), and the more than 1200 PAs in West Virginia are applauding the enactment of SB 668, which eliminates the requirement for PAs who work in hospitals* to have practice agreements with specific physicians in order to practice. PAs who work in hospitals represent nearly fifty percent of all PAs in West Virginia. With this legislation, they must now file a practice notification, defined as a written notice that a PA “will practice in collaboration with one or more physicians in a hospital in the state of West Virginia,” with the appropriate licensing board. Filing a notification is inherently less onerous than the current requirement for all PAs to have a practice agreement filed with — and approved by — either the West Virginia Board of Medicine or the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine. “This legislation recognizes the reality of PA practice. On any given day, PAs collaborate with multiple physicians and other healthcare providers, especially in hospital settings, where care teams work seamlessly to improve patient outcomes. Eliminating the need for a PA who works in a hospital to have an agreement with a specific physician in order to practice represents significant progress toward achieving Optimal Team Practice in West Virginia,” said Jonathan E. Sobel, DMSc, MBA, PA-C, DFAAPA, FAPACVS, president and chair of the board of AAPA. Optimal Team Practice occurs when PAs, physicians, and other medical professionals work together to provide quality care without burdensome administrative constraints. To support Optimal Team Practice, states should eliminate the requirement that each PA have an agreement with a specific physician, and end the disparities between PAs and other medical providers in professional regulation and payment arrangements. In addition to eliminating practice agreements for PA-physician teams in hospitals, the new law makes additional improvements for PAs, including: Scope of practice—the scope of practice for PAs who provide care in hospitals will be determined at the practice level. Ratios—current ratio restrictions in state law (5 full-timePAs:1 physician) will no longer apply to PA-physician teams in hospitals; determinations will be made at the practice level in accordance with facility policy. Physician responsibility—the law removes physician responsibility for PA-provided care to patients with whom physicians had no involvement. All PAs in West Virginia, regardless of practice setting, will now be individually responsible for the care they provide. WVAPA worked closely with AAPA, who provided financial, advocacy, and communication support to WVAPA as part of the Academy’s commitment to advancing Optimal Team Practice in the states. The bill becomes effective June 6, 2019. “The WVAPA leadership and I are delighted with the passage of SB 668, the intent of which is to continue the forward charge towards both the removal of barriers of care for patients and increased marketability of PAs across the state of West Virginia,” said Janice Shipe-Spotloe, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA, President of WVAPA. The enactment of SB 668 is a substantial step forward in achieving greater parity with advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in the state and will allow PAs to be better positioned in the healthcare marketplace. This is the case given the enactment of HB 4334 in 2016 which removed the restrictive requirement for a collaborative agreement with a physician after three years of APRN practice, expanded APRN prescriptive authority to prescribe longer supplies of Schedule III controlled medications, and permitted APRNs to sign documents previously signed only by physicians. For more information about this legislation or PA practice in West Virginia, contact Stephanie Radix, senior director, AAPA state advocacy and outreach. *The definition of hospitals includes psychiatric hospitals and acute-care facilities operated by the state government that primarily provide inpatient diagnostic, treatment, or rehabilitative services. Moving forward, PAs in hospitals will simply notify the applicable board that they intend to practice in a hospital in the state.
  12. They either Russian bots or just trolls LOL!!
  13. Am I living in an alternating Universe? because the guy on Reddit and I have a totally different experience.
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