May 14, 2010

RANDOM: Media Confuses PA Students with Med Students in Medical Error

So I read this disturbing news report on MSNBC titled "Needle error puts 50 people at risk in N.M." where "MED" students improperly pricked multiple patients while testing blood sugar during a health fair.

Later in the article, the story stated "Students from UNM's physician assistant program conducted the free blood sugar tests during the cultural center's American Indian Week Pueblo Days."

I should hope that a reputable news media outlet like MSNBC understands that a med student and a PA student are NOT the same thing.

A PA student is a student learning to become a physician assistant and does not obtain a MD degree at the end.

Read the full story here.
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