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About LT_Oneal_PAC

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    PA-C. EM PGY-2


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  1. Also interested to hear, since I was not able to attend.
  2. You really don’t see the problem here? You’re being sexist saying that nursing is a woman’s job. Don’t bother defending it because any attempt to reason it away or explain gender roles will be assumed trolling and dealt with accordingly. If this thread goes any further you should just keep quiet about and hope people respond or be apologetic.
  3. Depends on who you are working with and where. Many times the provider themselves aren’t comfortable with a procedure, so they really aren’t comfortable supervising. More often I had trouble with rotations at teaching facilities, thus the procedure more often went to a resident, a medical student, or another specialty service. Did way more procedures at smaller facilities.
  4. Thread has run its course. Likely only to degenerate if it continues. No merit in further discussion. Thread locked.
  5. No it couldn’t be applied both ways, at least legally, which is what I’m arguing. You’re arguing apples and oranges. I should not be able to legally prevent others from saying mister, but I can legally stop people from calling themselves PA. Physicians may have taken their terms, but that doesn’t matter now. They have it written in legal documents that others can’t use it, same way we have legally protect physician assistant, which I’m sure plenty of people used prior to our inception. While we meet some oxford definition of physician, what matters is legal statutes. This is why medical practitioner title change is probably not going to fly, much as I would like it too, because it’s too broad and can’t be legally protected. Physicians actually can’t legally protect the term doctor in the clinics setting, but they have managed to slide into NP and PA legislation in a few states that these specific professions can’t.
  6. I do it, including the admission at some of my rural gigs. I’m the only provider in the hospital and admit to myself. Not common in many places that people want to live
  7. Old thread. Question has been answered. OP hasn't logged on since a day after he posted the question.
  8. We are not physicians. We provide the same level of care, but we are distinctly differently. I am not them, and don't want to be them. To say that we are physicians is disingenuous. I think its equally wrong for podiatrists, ODs, chiros, or other to call themselves physicians as well. As far as using the title doctor, I am not as staunch on this stance. Personally I don't think anyone should use it since it does not denote what you do, no one should be able to have a legally restricted educational title that anyone can earn, and honestly I think it's pompous when you meet those people that insist on people called doctor, whatever their job. My mother did this and it was so embarrassing when she would correct people.
  9. it depends on a lot. Many places the hospitalist doesn’t run the code (ED does), don’t place lines, and basically act as a brain in a jar. Some you do it all. When I do some rural solo ED gigs I often have to be the hospitalist as well. I don’t find it hard, but I have done plenty of ICU rotations in residency. It’s a lot more thinking about and managing minute details like their home meds, diet, activity, Prophylaxis for DVT or whatever else, and having a PRN order for anything they might need so you aren’t paged constantly for every little thing. I have to think a lot more about “is it okay to stop doing X treatment or routine lab,” which in the ED we start a lot but don’t have to think about switching or discontinuing long term treatments as much. Also hate doing discharges and all the social work. short answer: doable, but about as hard from going to EM to primary care. More long term thinking.
  10. No one will care if you graduated from Johns Hopkins except Johns Hopkins. They will charge you a premium to attend and pay very little to work there. I would pick whichever is cheapest. You’ll honestly be better prepared as a PA, especially compared to direct entry NP. I was an RN and even took NP courses from the #11 school in the country at a time, which BTW, is not an objective measure but a popularity contest.
  11. Agreed. Everyone should at least consider residency. It’s short sighted to say one shouldn’t
  12. Happened several times on base. Said headaches trigger their migraines and want a letter stating such and they should have greater than x % tint, so that when they are pulled over they don’t get a ticket. No one could ever explain to me why sunglasses weren’t a better solution.
  13. A worthy effort. I don’t think it will work though. They haven’t listened yet and don’t think they will. Edit to add: I see you were speaking about those who previously supported us. I think that is very worthy and would do some good.
  14. Is anyone surprised by this? Individual physicians in the trenches are our friends, never organizations.
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