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AMA releases module to improve clinician resilience

AMA releases module to improve clinician resilience

The AMA recommends strategies such as keeping a gratitude journal to help clinicians stave off stress.

Time to leave

Time to leave

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When forced to re-evaluate your career, forewarned is forearmed.

Tips for negotiating a healthy PA contract

Tips for negotiating a healthy PA contract

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These simple tricks can help clinicians start their career on the right foot.

Are PAs and NPs doing enough research?

Are PAs and NPs doing enough research?

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A teen recently developed an innovative cancer detection tool in his basement. Should we be doing more to improve disease prevention and diagnosis?

Why 92% of AAPA members don't vote

Why 92% of AAPA members don't vote

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The 8% solution: How do we engage members in voting? (Hint - Don't blame them)

AAPA election emotions

AAPA election emotions

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Voting for the American Academy of Physician Assistants Board of Directors begins April 1, 2014.

A PA in the heart of Texas

A PA in the heart of Texas

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PAs in other states can learn from the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants visionary leaders, well-organized association and active committee structure.

A new vision for the AAPA

A new vision for the AAPA

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Bad feelings towards the American Academy of Physician Assistants run deep, but mending bridges is still possible.

Are AAPA elections relevant to members?

Are AAPA elections relevant to members?

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During the last few years, voting numbers have continued to fall with recent annual elections attracting less than 10% of the eligible AAPA voters.

PA careers often span multiple specialties

PA careers often span multiple specialties

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Physician assistants "most nimble professionals in medicine today."

Tips for motivating and retaining top employees

Tips for motivating and retaining top employees

Even in a time of declining reimbursements, smart practices should know how to motivate and retain superstar employees.

Trusting your instincts in medicine

Trusting your instincts in medicine

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Medical knowledge and clinical skill is imperative, but most medical providers will tell you that there are times when instinct trumps fact.

More NPs, PAs choosing subspecialty practice

More NPs, PAs choosing subspecialty practice

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Just under half of physician assistants and slightly more than half of nurse practitioners choose to work in primary care.

Learning from the new hire

Learning from the new hire

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The many demands and stressors of practicing medicine can be draining. A new practitioner can remind you why you chose your career.

Retail medicine: A final sale?

Retail medicine: A final sale?

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On the surface, the emergence of so-called "retail medicine" fills a niche. In reality, the concept may be more controversial.

How to gain research experience as a new faculty member

How to gain research experience as a new faculty member

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New NP/PA faculty members should reach out to different departments for research experience and develop relationships with other professors.

Workplace stress and career burnout among clinicians

Workplace stress and career burnout among clinicians

A shrinking pool of providers coupled with the extension of coverage to millions of previously uninsured individuals may increase practitioner anxiety.

NPs lag behind other stakeholders on policy advocacy

NPs lag behind other stakeholders on policy advocacy

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The AANP's vice president of state government affairs offers tips for making sure your voice is heard in Congress.

Religious faith associated with better health outcomes

Religious faith associated with better health outcomes

NP's holistic approach to medicine is optimal for reaching members of faith-based communities.

Physician oversight hinders NP scope of practice

Physician oversight hinders NP scope of practice

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Unnecessary regulatory oversight unfairly limits NP scope of practice and may jeopardize patient safety and health outcomes.

Survey explores NP job satisfaction in retail clinics

Survey explores NP job satisfaction in retail clinics

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Retail clinics expand access to healthcare, but may have trouble retaining a qualified NP workforce.

Cardiology NP honored with LifeChanger Award

Cardiology NP honored with LifeChanger Award

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AANP and the Health Monitor Network recognize Christine L. Nell-Dybdahl, NP-C, MPH, MSN, of the Emory Center for Heart Disease and Prevention.

Merger unifies NP voice on Capitol Hill

Merger unifies NP voice on Capitol Hill

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More than 46,000 nurse practitioners make up one unified national American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

'Future is Now' for physician assistants

'Future is Now' for physician assistants

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The 2013 PAragon Awards celebrate the increasing role physician assistants play in teaching and research.

Navigating the evolving PA certification process

Navigating the evolving PA certification process

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Starting in 2014, PAs will be required to collect self-assessment and performance-improvement CME credits as part of the recertification process.

Maximizing reimbursement for physician assistant services

Maximizing reimbursement for physician assistant services

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PAs must be proactive in staying up to date with the current regulatory requirements regarding reimbursement for their services.

Jeff Callard named Outstanding PA of 2013

Jeff Callard named Outstanding PA of 2013

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As founder of the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants, this PA goes above and beyond his role as a clinician.

Ron Nelson wins 2013 Eugene A. Stead, Jr., Award

Ron Nelson wins 2013 Eugene A. Stead, Jr., Award

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This two-time president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants made his mark as an advocate for rural clinicians.

John Trimbath wins 2013 AAPA President's Award

John Trimbath wins 2013 AAPA President's Award

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This PA advocate is recognized for work that lead to Ohio PAs earning physician-delegated prescriptive authority for Schedule II controlled medications.

Physician assistants to deliver next gen, value-based health care

Physician assistants to deliver next gen, value-based health care

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AAPA IMPACT 2013 spotlights importance of expanding PA roles in primary care and improving public awareness of the profession.

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