Mid-level is offensive to patients, physicians, and PAs. Stop saying it.

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.

Call Me Medical Care Practitioner? How About Doctor

$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.

Become a Doctor of Medical Science at Southern Illinois University

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 …

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