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I was looking into becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator (apparently this name has changed), and on their website (CDE), and the requirements:

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License
You will meet the discipline requirement if you have a current, active, unrestricted license from one of the United States or territories in any of these disciplines:
 
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical therapist
  • Physician (M.D. or D.O.)
  • Podiatrist
  • Registered nurse (includes nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists)

Hmm...weird.  We all have active licenses from one the "United States".

The next line:

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Registrations and Certifications
You will meet the discipline requirement if you have a current registration or certification in the following:
 
  • Dietitian or dietitian nutritionist holding active registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • PA holding active registration with the NCCPA 
  • Exercise physiologist holding active certification as an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP®)
  • Health educator holding active certification as a Master Certified Health Education Specialist from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing

Grouped among allied health.  I see 15 patients a day, four days a week.  My "Collaborating Physician" is 90 minutes away, and in the past two years, have asked him one question about a patient.  But he's there if I run into a tight spot, and that's nice. 

This just drew my ire, maybe because it was two in the morning.  It certainly lessens the CDE in my eyes.

I did write them an email.

 

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2 hours ago, thinkertdm said:

I was looking into becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator (apparently this name has changed), and on their website (CDE), and the requirements:

Hmm...weird.  We all have active licenses from one the "United States".

The next line:

Grouped among allied health.  I see 15 patients a day, four days a week.  My "Collaborating Physician" is 90 minutes away, and in the past two years, have asked him one question about a patient.  But he's there if I run into a tight spot, and that's nice. 

This just drew my ire, maybe because it was two in the morning.  It certainly lessens the CDE in my eyes.

I did write them an email.

 

I dunno. I kinda get it. While we DO carry a license to practice medicine we have professional certification rather than licensure. Just grouping us with similar professional paperwork 🙄 

Always pissed me off as a medic in my state that it was a cert while the nurses had a license, they always lorded it over us...

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45 minutes ago, MediMike said:

I dunno. I kinda get it. While we DO carry a license to practice medicine we have professional certification rather than licensure. Just grouping us with similar professional paperwork 🙄 

Always pissed me off as a medic in my state that it was a cert while the nurses had a license, they always lorded it over us...

True, and its a petty thing.  But we are licensed in a state.  I'm licensed in two.  mostly, we should not be lumped in among the allied health, but as providers, with the MD and NP. 

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