southpawcannon

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I stumbled across this thread a couple of years ago where I believe the difference between MD/DO, NP and PA was given as this awesome analogy as if you are driving through a neighborhood. Anyone recall this? Tried putting info in the search box and couldn't get what I was looking for.
 

Jewels86

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http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/do-md-vs-pa-vs-np.894699/

Could this be the one you're looking for??

I struggle with this as well. Being an RN (BSN-type), NP seems logical. BUT...if NP's had the same residency (paid for) as MD/DO, I'd feel better. That's the biggest issue with me; I work with NP's in the ED but the docs change their orders 8/10 times. The docs are nice about it; they tell me, "Please don't give pt XYZ that med". Oh well...
 
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southpawcannon

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http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/do-md-vs-pa-vs-np.894699/

Could this be the one you're looking for??

I struggle with this as well. Being an RN (BSN-type), NP seems logical. BUT...if NP's had the same residency (paid for) as MD/DO, I'd feel better. That's the biggest issue with me; I work with NP's in the ED but the docs change their orders 8/10 times. The docs are nice about it; they tell me, "Please don't give pt XYZ that med". Oh well...
It's not that one...The poster was saying how one path is analogous to going through the neighborhood, seeing there are houses, cars, a four - way stop, trees, etc compared to knowing what time the neighbors takes their trash out, where the potholes are, when the kids are outside playing etc. It was a great analogy that contrasted how much detail one must know in medical school (the latter) vs PA or NP school (the former).