Is the term mid-level provider offensive? Yes, yes it is. And worse yet it’s not an accurate description of the care provided by PAs and NPs. So where did the term mid-level provider or mid-level practitioner come from and what should we be saying instead? Let’s start with the origin of the term itself.
Almost done with the 5th module of LMU’s Doctor of Medical Science program. We completed 3 modules the first semester: cardiology, nephrology, and heme/onc. The second semester started with endocrinology and we’re now finishing up infectious disease. I really enjoyed the endo module, the physician was an excellent discussion leader. …
$21 million is a lot of money especially when it won’t change a single thing about PA practice. Those more important battles would likely have to wait years until a name change is complete. There is a better option. Focus on the future. Focus on becoming, and better yet earning, the title of doctor. Spend that $21 million on untethering PAs and PA Doctors from physicians. “Just say MCP?” Naw, just say Doctor.
My first semester of the LMU Doctor of Medical Science program is officially complete. I’m writing this in early January and we’ll be starting the next module on the 11th.
There are many reasons to become a PA. It might be job security, earning a decent income, or helping others. You’re not alone, however. You might have noticed that Physician Assistants (PAs) seem to have one of the top jobs in the country.
The great English scientist Isaac Newton is credited with saying: “We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” This site began as a bridge of sorts. But there’s a new bridge everyone is talking about: a physician assistant to nurse practitioner bridge.
After almost 15 years in clinical practice, PA Hamrick knew she wanted to transition out of traditional medicine. She wasn’t sure what she wanted at the time but she knew a doctoral degree would open doors. She eventually decided on the DHSc or Doctor of Health Science.
PAs have been Masters of medicine since the 1990s–is it time they move on? Doctors are no longer exclusively MDs or DOs. PAs must ask themselves if it’s time to get on board with the entry-level doctorate.
We finished up the nephrology module and are now into the third week of hematology for the LMU Doctor of Medical Science program. I just finished reading a MKSAP chapter on Oncologic Emergencies, so I thought I’d take a few minutes to provide an update before working on some NEJM …
November 5, 2020 The Southern Illinois (SIU) School of Medicine announced last month that they’ll soon be offering a new Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) degree starting in 2021. The new degree will be offered along with SIU’s Physician Assistant program. “The Doctor of Medical Science program will have a …