Robert Duprey

Robert P. Duprey Jr studied medicine as a 2nd career medical student who went to medical school in his 40’s after honorable discharge and ‘retirement’ from 25 years in the US Military (USCG & US Army). He was a registered nurse (RN) with specialty training as a psychiatric RN in the US Army for 15 years. During this time he also became a Master’s level psychotherapist in 2002. While on US Army active duty he also became a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner while working full time in 2011. He served as a Psych NP on active duty, to include a combat tour in Iraq, until his ‘retirement’ in 2014 and moved to Philippines with his 3 children. At this time he started medical school overseas at Oceania University of Medicine based out of Samoa accredited by Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU). He continued to work as a Psych NP throughout medical school to support his children and to not have to take out loans for medical school tuition. Originally from Rhode Island, he completed medical school clerkship rotations throughout the USA with a graduation in May 2019 earning the esteemed credential of MD. He has successfully completed USMLE Steps 1, 2CS, and 2CK. He will take Step 3 this September as he applies for Psychiatry Residency. Having been and RN, NP and now MD, he is a believer of Physician led multidisciplinary healthcare teams

A Commentary on: “As Nurse Practitioners Try To Shake Free Of Doctors, Kansas Physicians Resist”

This article has been floating around various news feeds for a couple days now and I thought it could use a more formal response. In my opinion, the Kansas State Legislature, The Kansas Medical Society, and Kansas Physicians (MDs), have it right by requiring collaborative practice agreements between Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and MDs. However, I…

Humble Beginnings: What Can a PA or NP Do for Your Practice?

I’m sure there will be some who think I am anti-nurse, anti-NP from some recent posts critically reviewing information/position statements put forth by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). I can assure you I am not. As I graduate medical school this month, I reflect back on my 15 yrs as a registered nurse…

Primary Care Shortage: Whose problem to solve anyway?

I’ll preface this opinion by saying that I was a Registered Nurse (RN) for 15 years followed by 8 years of being a Nurse Practitioner (NP). I love bedside RNs and thoroughly enjoyed my time as an NP on Physician led teams on inpatient units. In reference to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) position…