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Everything posted by LT_Oneal_PAC

  1. If I recall, this profession is being phased out and a hold over from a time when there were a few specialty specific PAs. https://www.aapa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/PAs_andOPAs_The_Distinctions_1-17.pdf or maybe they are still around. This candidate handbook is from 2021. https://ptcny.com/pdf/NBCOPA.pdf i do know they are not recognized by Medicare, so employment would probably be very limited and doubt they can practice in all states.
  2. Just a correction, it’s crams 2 years into 1. You don’t take the pre-nursing years during a accelerated program. For those curious, the intensity is about the same as that of PA school. Definitely not time to do other things, and your medical knowledge will help only a little. There is a lot to nursing and nursing theory you will have to learn.
  3. Probably accurate. I also knew a nurse with 7 years ICU experience that came in as a O2 with me at ODS (they start as an O1) but put on O3 in like 6 months. I had forgotten about him
  4. This is likely very variable. Good residencies, of which there are several but comprise probably less than half of what is advertised as a “residency,” will treat you exactly like a physician resident with no difference between you and equivalent PGY# MD/DO. In my residency, you couldn’t tell a PA resident from any other. Also, a good residency will have a “your patient, your procedure” policy. This means no one can take away a procedure on a patient you picked up unless you give it away, which most good seniors PA and physician residents do. My ED chair said if any off service said we weren’t
  5. Agree with EMED, and it also depends on the level of specialist involvement. Some places I know with ortho residents, it is expected they are consulted for EVERY fracture and they perform all reductions, A colossal waste of time and loss of skills. I’m sure it depends on the residency, but I don’t see much point in level one experience afterwards. I think more beneficial would be community experience. Small enough where you don’t have ultrasound or MRI 24 hours a day, big enough to have other PAs and physicians to ask questions about what they do in a place with limited tests. It can be hard f
  6. Closing. Thread is 3 years old. Necromancing a thread is a curious first post.
  7. The AAPA BOD is, but the regulatory rules in place limits any title change to the HOD. You can be mad all you want, as I will be too if this fails, but be accurate.
  8. There is a calculation. I forget what. Something like 7 years equals 1 year time in service. So probably O3. If you're lucky, an O4. I knew a general surgeon, who looked as old as my dad complete with grey hair and wrinkles, with me in Officer Development School who had just joined after a long civilian career. At LEAST 20 years, and that is if he was late going to med school. He came in as an O5. So, I'm betting O3.
  9. My god, I can’t fathom the lack of awareness she has.
  10. Well, you’re not going to hear any argument from me on people feeling entitled to what they are requesting. It ain’t Burger King where you have it your way. You wouldn’t ask an engineer to design your roof joists and then tell him to do it your way, right?
  11. If someone doesn’t like provider, fine, we’ve stopped using words for poorer reasons, but this is just over the top sensitivity. I personally don’t mind the term because I always provide something in the form of care, even if it’s just providing reassurance. But if people don’t like it, I have no problem with it changing. I certainly wouldn’t fault a patient for using it.
  12. Holy F#€k!%g $4!7. I’m expected to take care of rapists and child molesters in the ED, but you can’t get past being called a provider? If I were her employer, I would fire her for making stupid comments like that. Honestly, its not even so much that I’m offended they would do such a thing, but this employee is insane and its just a matter of time until she turns that crazy eye to the employer. I also think that having MD in your Twitter handle gives you a 94% chance of being a douche canoe. Not always, but likelihood ratio is high.
  13. Вы забыли поменять текст, товарищ. Новичок в шпионском бизнесе?
  14. I don’t like mid-level, but I never get up in arms over it. I ask PA colleagues not to use it. That’s about it. Never kept me from doing my job.
  15. So I got an initial interview. They will take those and narrow it down to 4-5 select applicants that will interview in person. The interview seemed to go really well and I felt confident, but who knows. I think I'll know in a week if I get the in person interview. I'll know for sure their final decision on me by the end of April. The noted the research requirements are far less, but sounds like there is a research component. Typically they allow a day off per week for clinical work. Many work 20% in clinical time, some more and some less. They seem amenable to working around the schedule
  16. Sounds great! Post training contracts are usually a deal breaker, but honestly this seems like a pretty good deal.
  17. @MediMike There is obviously more to being good at CCM than procedures, but what kind of procedure numbers can a fellow expect, and do you have minimums established for graduation? Is the health system a 501c non-profit for those trying to qualify for PSLF? I don’t think the 2 year contract is a deal breaker, but is there room for growth at facility since over 3 years most will have planted roots in the area and feel compelled to stay regardless. Teaching responsibilities? Committees? Admin? I’m sure the level of responsibility depends on the resident, but will they be
  18. That’s really difficult to say without seeing you’re whole application. I would probably ask the program why you were declined and what you could do to improve
  19. Which is why emed is best. I’d rather be lucky than good, unless I can be emedpa good clarification: not sarcasm
  20. I know you can. I mean, I’ve done it, but it wasn’t smooth by any stretch. I haven’t missed a tube since 2011 except for when trying to intubate without a rigid on glide scope. Probably because I always trained with the rigid stylet for the hyperangulated both in anesthesia school and residency. It’s not lack of skill, since I’ve tubed 1500+. Just a lack of practice without the rigid I suppose. So until I get my rigid, I’ll stick with my fastest and most reliable method, and just fiberoptic the c collars. Only one study was done on the subject and the standard styler took on average
  21. Direct only. We have a big shiny new glide scope, but no one bought the rigid stylet.
  22. We would have more than one on trauma surgery and on inpatient rounds in FM, but otherwise one on one. Even when we had more than one, we would have our own patients that we followed like EMEDPA had. Never heard of a preceptor having more than 2 anywhere on our rotations.
  23. Never said don’t do it, just noting it’s another thing in a long list that we do without, or in this case against, evidence.
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