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KpsPac last won the day on May 27 2018

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  1. Did you ever find what you needed?
  2. How did you find out? I did not receive an email..... When did they do this?
  3. For my Capstone project, I am researching barriers of advocacy and PAs. Please take less than 10 minutes to fill out the survey below, and share with other PAs. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YZW8K6M Thank you!
  4. The same exact way that I am mistaken for nurse practitioner even though my badge, lab coat, business cards, Picture in the lobby, paperwork, etc. state that I am a PA. Imagine them only seen the word “practitioner.” You really think they’re going to think “medical care” vs nurse first?
  5. The “halo effect” was referred to and stated during by WPP during the HOD in May 2019. I am sure it can be found on the AAPA website if the entire presentation was uploaded. @PACali ....so we have been called PHYSICIAN Assistant for 50 plus years. Do we need to apologize for “misleading”’the public all this time? Being called a Medical Practioner is not very descriptive either. In fact, I had a nurse admin in my practice who referred to their MAs as such. According to a few legal folks, MP cannot be copyrighted, or claimed by a profession, as it is too general. I certainly do NOT want to continue to be mistaken for a nurse practitioner, which will happen with a name so close.
  6. Truth be told, it doesn’t matter what Dave wants. What truly matters is what the company we hired comes back with in November. Then it can be discussed without speculation in my opinion, I think we’re crazy if we lose the term “physician”. As the company stated, we have a halo with the term, not to mention people understand what it means. we are already behind the eight ball, so if we come up with anything other than “physician associate”, which keeps the initials and the overall idea of what we do, we must spend even MORE money describing and educating from the very beginning. including the all powerful legislators. then, we can work towards another name. at this point, we are losing ground to a whole other profession, so we need to look at the whole picture.
  7. The AT Still University DMSc program can be 2 or 3 years with three different tracks, Clinical (you create your own curriculum), Education, and Leadership. Tuition is 18k total. I am part of the first cohort. kps
  8. Are you or your colleagues working for $40/hr? What kind of cut are admin and the physicians taking?
  9. @turnedintoamartian FPAR (Full Practice Authority and Responsibility) was the original name (see PAFT site), but was changed to OTP (Optimal Team Practice) by the AAPA task force when they adopted the resolution. Some believe that FPAR better represents what is trying to be accomplished versus OTP, which can be considered non-specific.
  10. Aside from obtaining OTP is all states, what do you think is the top 3 issues PAs will be facing post-COVID?
  11. I don’t blame you. I help initiate the grassroots efforts in Texas to keep AAs from being governed by the PA board. Our endeavors help successfully defeat the bill. Of course, AAs took offense, or were defensive, whichever way you look at it. I was quite surprised at how much the AAs feel if they are “just like us“ yet feel they are true “assistants”.
  12. I have to ask. Has everyone on this thread reached out themselves to either their state leadership, PAs or legislator? WE need to be more vocal....... squeaky wheel and all. Many think that complaining on social media (FB, mainly) will do something, but nope. I have tweeted, insta-ed, and reached out to my state org, and legislators via calls and letters. I was hoping when Jenna Dorn was gone from AAPA, we would make strides....so far, I think there may be others in the ranks that need to be evaluated.....
  13. Exactly what I thought the minute I read it....... 3 years ago, no one (PAs) would believe we would be losing our jobs to NPs. This is definitely a loophole. We need to start adding our education to all these tweets, posts, and insta posts!!!
  14. @Paula YouTube is scrubbing videos, as well. I am truly amazed that people can turn anything into politics. We, all of us, no matter our profession, cannot do much about ANY administration, but as a profession (PAs), we can make a change. Let's focus on what we can control. PAs were not included at a Round table discussion AT THE WHITE HOUSE. Much like they were not when Obama was in office. Why? How do we keep missing out? Where is the weak link? PAs need to be worried about their profession enough to join their state orgs, give to the PACs (state and local), and BE VOCAL about things that affect their daily lives. If nothing has affected your practice yet, don't worry. It WILL happen.
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