Missouri Law Creates New 'Assistant Physician' Designation
"A controversial new law in Missouri will allow medical school graduates who haven’t yet passed their final credentialing exam to treat patients in underserved primary care settings. The law has encountered strong opposition from organized medicine.
Signed last week by Governor Jay Nixon, the law creates the new position of “assistant physician.” These doctors would be supervised on site by a collaborative physician for 30 days. After that, they could treat patients without direct supervision in settings 50 miles away and will be able to prescribe Schedule III, IV, and V drugs.”
Tomorrow my intern has ACLS training all day. This means that I will be the only assistant for the 3 ECT treatments and have to round on and update my attending on 6 patients, 3 of whom were admitted today, one of whom arrived after the attending left and one of whom we are completely flummoxed as to their diagnosis. Should be interesting. I will either look really together, or really really lost.
Welcome to Medblr. Medblr, /r/premed, and the premed/medical school group on twitter is the antithesis of SDN. All three are really caring and fun communities that I love being a part of, and I want other aspiring doctors to know about.
Now, I shall give you a crash course into the world of Medblr (or at least what I know of it).
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