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  1. 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
  2. Are you or your colleagues working for $40/hr? What kind of cut are admin and the physicians taking?
  3. @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.
  4. Aside from obtaining OTP is all states, what do you think is the top 3 issues PAs will be facing post-COVID?
  5. 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”.
  6. 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.....
  7. 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!!!
  8. @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.
  9. I want to make sure I understand this, so bear with me while I try to word this correctly If my state does NOT require certification, I can chose NOT to take the PANRE, I can still practice. YET, if I choose to take the PANRE (even though cert is not required by state), and fail, I can no longer practice. Right?
  10. I practiced general med, mostly internal. Some of the stuff is not even common. They don’t even have zebras on the test. I really thought it would help but all I have done was get anxious four times a year instead of one time
  11. I can tell you that my daughter and several nurses just graduated with their MHA. So not sure how competitive one would be against nurses and others with administrative background.
  12. I thought in Texas, certification, or the “C”, was not required to practice. Is it the company itself?
  13. I recently read an article where they were discussing a nurse practitioner. Her title was shortened to “practitioner”. No thank you!
  14. Agree! There is no evidence that high-stakes tests create a better clinician. ....And, if we’re going to be using evidence-based medicine .........
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