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Can you guys believe the message board on this CNN article?

http://money.cnn.com/2009/07/16/news/economy/healthcare_doctors_shortage/index.htm?cnn=yes

There are NPs and PAs slamming medical students saying that they are better trained at similar stages in their career.

One PA said that he smoked a medical student in diagnosing a disease and treating the patient.

They also claim that it is easy to be a physician since they have passed Step 3.

Check out the message board at the bottom of the article.

NPS AND PAS are so arrogant!!!
 
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One Physician Assistant claims that he is trained just as well as a family physician and could do a better job with his physician assistant training.

His name is Michael. He also claims that Step 1 is worthless and that he passed Step 3 so he is just as qualified as any other primary care physician!!!
 

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Well, given the shortage of primary care physicians, NP and PAs are necessary. I really don't think that most of them are arrogant. And frankly, I do not plan on becoming a primary care physician. So I appreciate the folks who want to be down in the trenches. We need them. If you meet some arrogant ones, throw a few Step 1 practice questions at them and they would not have a clue. Just to bring them down to earth. Don't worry too much about the initials after somebody's name. It is all good.

You may be naughty but, you are a little troll, aren't you, who deserves to be spanked!
 

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""A specialist can earn $500,000 or more a year and work 20 hours a week versus a family doctor who earns on average $120,000 a year and works more than 60 hours a week," said Weiner."

That's why I decided on medicine.. to earn a million/year working full time! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
 

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Can you guys believe the message board on this CNN article?

http://money.cnn.com/2009/07/16/news/economy/healthcare_doctors_shortage/index.htm?cnn=yes

There are NPs and PAs slamming medical students saying that they are better trained at similar stages in their career.

One PA said that he smoked a medical student in diagnosing a disease and treating the patient.

They also claim that it is easy to be a physician since they have passed Step 3.

Check out the message board at the bottom of the article.

NPS AND PAS are so arrogant!!!


who cares. let them stroke their own egos if it makes them feel better about themselves. just do what you are trained to do. does anonymous PA/NPs opinion of your quality of education really matter? I hope not.
 

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Considering the article was written by a "Senior Writer" for CNNMoney.com, I'm a bit surprised by all of the typos and errors in the article. And the lack of actual research.
 

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PAs can do just fine managing patients overnight. It gives you a lot less work as an intern or resident when you come in in the morning. If something bad happens to a patient they call you anyway.
 

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""A specialist can earn $500,000 or more a year and work 20 hours a week versus a family doctor who earns on average $120,000 a year and works more than 60 hours a week," said Weiner."

That's why I decided on medicine.. to earn a million/year working full time! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
This article is a piece of garbage. In what specialty can you make half a mil working 20 hours a week? Come, on dude! Maybe 20 years ago, but not now.

This Weiner guy is a total buffoon
 

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Seriously guys, the comments section? Please don't get sucked into this, let them sit there and whine all by themselves.
 

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One Physician Assistant claims that he is trained just as well as a family physician and could do a better job with his physician assistant training.

His name is Michael. He also claims that Step 1 is worthless and that he passed Step 3 so he is just as qualified as any other primary care physician!!!

Really, he said that he was just as qualified as any other primary care physician? I just read all the comments, and I don't see that anywhere in there. I also don't see where he said that he was trained just as well as a family physician:confused: I think he said he took Step 3 and passed, so what? So do over 90% of medical students. That's a huge extrapolation to take that comment to mean that "he is trained just as well as a family physician and could do a better job with his physician assistant training."
 

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Physicians and medical students are suffering a bit of a backlash from the perception that they have been overpaid and arrogant. I think if those of us who are MDs in training would learn to be a little more approachable to our coworkers and patients when we are MDs, people would respect us more rather than being so happy to watch us take a little tumble. There are plenty of situations where a well-trained mid-level practitioner functions just fine. There are other situations where an MD is needed. We need to learn to distinguish the difference and place people where they need to be when they need to be there instead of fighting over who is artificially better.
 

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Most physicians that I work with and know are NOT arrogant! most are very approachable and glad to work as part of a team. I think people just go on and on about arrogant/money hungry docs when their experience is maybe with a very few minority that act this way.