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  1. D

    PA or MD for an older applicant

    Hey Everyone I’m at a bit of a crossroads. A little background I’m 28 right now and have decided to go back to school after working as a medical technologist for the last 3.5 years. However I’m a bit conflicted whether or not I should pursue the MD route or PA route. Based on my age I won’t...
  2. Ryze

    Going back to medical school in your 30s after being a PA for awhile? Worth it or nah?

    I would love to hear thoughts/arguments on both sides. Especially experiences from those who have went back to medical school after becoming a Physician Assistant! How did it affect your life - family life, financially, mentally, etc? Is it worth the stress? Tell me: 1) Why I should do it? 2)...
  3. B

    Pre-PA and need advice

    Hello, I am a current graduate of a 4-year university and now I am considering pursuing PA school. In my undergrad I was in a program in which my courses were pre-determined and listed very differently from other classes. For example, the version of anatomy I took was labelled differently and...
  4. J

    Is it possible to get into PA school with a low undergraduate GPA?? Be honest...

    I am about to be a junior this Fall and my GPA is currently 2.6. I was in college thinking a lot about my major and I was undecided with what I wanted to do but I recently decided that I was interested in PA school and becoming a physical assistant My current major is in Accounting and I am...
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    Academic Dishonesty Bomb PA School Chances

    Hello, I wanted to know how badly I messed up for my chance for PA School as I am a freshman who just got an academic dishonesty charge on my school record, but not on my transcript; however, this charge will be disclosed to whatever graduate school I apply, which would most likely be the...
  6. Jwolfe5

    PA vs DO vs DPM

    Hello and welcome to my quarter life crisis. I have always thought I wanted to be a MD in the ED. After some scribing, I’ve noticed that they do less procedures than I originally thought. I like the hands on stuff. Now I dont know what I want and its stressing me out. I could try for DO, but the...
  7. dontknowanything

    Psych NP vs PA

    Hi! Currently trying to figure out which would be best. (I am in California). I've read that there are rarely PAs in psych...I am mainly leaning towards NP but I'd have to do either a MEPN or accelerated BSN...if anyone has any advice on any of these paths I'd appreciate it!
  8. W

    RN program or wait an application cycle?

    Hi everyone, in the future I want to work in surgery or maybe anesthesia. I had planned on applying to PA school but right now I am not the strongest applicant . I had planned working over the next year and retaking classes, then applying to PA school next application cycle. But, a few weeks ago...
  9. D

    HELP!!!! Which one is the right choice. MD,Pa,PT

    My life dilemma with career choices is that I am not sure which one would be the best choice for my current life situation(Med School, PT School, or PA School). A little background about myself is that I was a Corpsman for about 8 years(Mostly spent with the Infantry and finished off my contract...
  10. R

    Possible Career Change

    I just started my DS1 year and am hesitant in continuing dental school. Around 2 years ago, I started having some hand issues but multiple orthopedic surgeons assured me that they would resolve in time. None of them believed that this would hinder me from going to dental school so I decided to...
  11. N

    PA vs MD in terms of academics?

    I know this is asked a lot but I'm generally more curious about the actual coursework/rotations. I am an undergrad student deciding which path to take and I want to know how the depth of knowledge varies. Many PA schools will do 15 months of didactic work. A lot of medical schools are thinning...
  12. LindaAccepted

    Medical Why Should You Consider Becoming a PA?

    Most of the clients I work with are dead set on becoming doctors. I believe this mindset exists because doctors have such a visible role in patient care historically, and in the media, are represented as being at the very top of the healthcare hierarchy. Physician assistants (PAs) are a...
  13. LindaAccepted

    Medical What to Look for When Selecting a Physician Assistant (PA) Program

    One of the key requirements for choosing physician assistant (PA) programs is having information about the programs, including data on the programs’ matriculants. Unfortunately that’s more difficult to come by for PA applicants since the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants...
  14. LindaAccepted

    Medical The Inside Scoop on Life as a PA

    This interview is the latest in an Accepted blog series featuring interviews with medical school applicants and students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at top medical schools and the med school application process. And now, introducing Andrea… Accepted: We’d like to get to know you...
  15. M

    Sophomore needs advice on PA preparedness/competitiveness

    Hi, I am a sophomore in college studying biology and I am looking for advice on being prepared and competitive for PA programs. I would like to attend PA school right after graduation. I believe this means that I would apply during my junior year-- is that correct? My college is pretty well...
  16. L

    Falsification of document and PA school

    Hi everyone, I am a bio student graduating in May with my associate's degree. I have intent to get my bachelor's degree and my master's in physician assistant studies. My issue is, two years ago I had asked a student to cover and sign for me for animal care duty at my school. I was in a really...
  17. G

    Lower GPA Non-Trad...MD or PA?

    Hey everyone. Does a non-trad with a sub-3.0 GPA have a better chance at MD or PA school? I know my chances are low at both, and I know MD schools are generally more competitive. However, I have noticed most PA schools have a hard cut-off GPA of 3.0, but MD schools do not. I have had...
  18. LindaAccepted

    Medical A PA’s Positive Outlook: If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again

    This interview is the latest in an Accepted blog series featuring interviews with medical school applicants and students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at top medical schools and the med school application process. And now, introducing Jazmine Kwong… Accepted: We’d like to get to...
  19. A

    Scribe America Question

    hi! So I’m just finishing up classroom training and have not started floor training yet. The hospital I work at is 1 hour from where I live. However, the city area I’m currently placed in has two teams based on location: one is the hospital I’m at 1 hr from my home and the second hospital team...
  20. S

    Depressed med student switch to PA school

    Hi there, Sooo. I should be an M3 right now at a US MD school. But I'm a student who finished the first semester of school, took a year of leave for depression, came back and finished the second semester, and then started M2 and took another leave for severe depression after a classmate OD'd...
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    Chances for PA School

    Hello. For a while I wanted to be a DO but I shadowed some PAs last summer and I think this would be a better fit. Got a 2.56 sGPA, 3.0 cGPA, 3.7 non-science GPA. Had a rough couple years because I struggled with many issues and I ended up having to retake organic chemistry like 3 times as...
  22. C

    Lost on realistic options...

    So I was a health sciences major in undergrad with a pre-PA track. Never in love with the idea it just felt like a safe option and I fell into the major in my sophomore year so I was behind the game for pre-med. Money is very tight in my family which is also another reason why I wanted to fast...
  23. swintos

    PA school HCE experience

    Okay, so here it is. I have close to 1600 hours working as a medical assistant in a pain management clinic. However, I wasn't a certified medical assistant. In Arkansas you can work without the certification. My first question is, do you think this will look less credible to a board if they see...
  24. LindaAccepted

    Medical 5 Tips for Acceptance to a Physician Assistant Program

    Over the years, I’ve helped many students get accepted into Physician Assistant (PA) Programs across the country. To apply to PA programs, you will use the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). To help you send in an application that effectively presents your...
  25. A

    PA vs MD, specific circumstances, money not an issue, etc

    Hi, I had some questions regarding pa school vs med school that I was hoping to get some insight on from those who have more experience than I do, so I make the right decision and don't regret it in the future. Prereq wise for PA school I still need biochem, microbio, genetics, and Ochem lab...
  26. O

    Dietitian to PA?

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if I could get some thoughts on my situation. A little background on myself... I'm 22 years old and almost done with my dietetic internship and Master's program. I finished my undergrad in 3 years with a 3.8 and have a 4.0 in grad school. My Master's thesis is...
  27. D

    How do I decide between PA or MD/DO?

    I'm currently a sophomore in college and have been planning to go to PA school. However, I've recently become really indecisive about going to med school or PA school. They both have their pros and cons. I just wanted some perspective about whether my pros and cons were true and justified and...
  28. N

    Academically disqualified ex nursing student wanting to get into a PA program

    Hello! Five years ago, during my undergrad, I was academically disqualified from my university's nursing program. It was my first and only semester. I continued my studies and received a health administration degree, but I still want to provide patient care. My overall GPA is a 3.1 and my...
  29. P

    Accelerated EMT-B for a future PA with CNA experience?

    I would like to have opinions on accelerated courses for someone who already has some background in the health care field and education. My ultimate goal is to complete enough hand on hours to be eligible for PA School. So far I have 450 hours, but need 2000 for one of the schools I want to...
  30. P

    Advice needed for building experience hours for PA applications

    I would like to have opinions on accelerated courses for someone who already has some background in the health care field and education. My ultimate goal is to complete enough hand on hours to be eligible for PA School. So far I have 450 hours, but need 2000 for one of the schools I want to...
  31. jcorpsmanMD

    Applying to PA school! Help please!

    Hi everyone & thank you in advance. I am posting for my girlfriend, regarding her competitiveness in applying. Her application is submitted but she's having some doubts so she's considering applying to more schools, so I was hoping you all could help! Here we go: -Graduated December 2015 w/...
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    Alternative choices to MD?

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  33. Kobethegoat24

    Switching from Pharmacy to PA

    Just need some advice into a very scary chapter in my life. I have read some very scary things about pharmacy field that have made me rethink my course. I have been working towards a pharmacy career and been working as a tech for the last 3 years, but now want to switch to physician assistant...
  34. F

    Non traditional student

    Hello, I am thinking about becoming a PA. I'm 25 i am currently a cardiovascular Sonographer but don't like it. I didn't go to university, I did an internship after highschool so I don't have a bachelors I have a few questions about becoming a PA. I see a lot of people saying you absolutely...
  35. TNorman23

    Current Biology major, stuck between PA and nursing. Please help.

    Hello all, This is my first post so pardon me if I am asking the wrong people the wrong questions, just in need of some enlightenment. I am currently a biology major at UTA, I transferred in with a lot of credits from a community college to save money on school, about 60 credits in total. I've...
  36. G

    PA School Help

    Hi guys. So currently, I have just finished my junior year of undergrad. My current but yet horrendous stats are cGPA: 2.75 & sGPA: 2.40 Unfortunately, all the pre-req's I have take that are required for PA school, I have received Cs in. I really want to become a PA, but I know how hard and...
  37. Maylily7

    PA School Admissions/Advice on how to get in?

    Hello, my name is Maylily7! I really want to become a PA and apply to PA school upon graduation. What I would appreciate is advice to secure an acceptance and the likelihood I can get into one of these programs. Also, if you have any personal admissions stories I'd be happy to hear them! I just...
  38. R

    I have recently graduated from undergrad with my biology/pre-med degree and i'm interested in PA

    Hello everyone! I have recently graduated from undergrad with my biology/pre-med degree and i'm interested in PA school and becoming a physician assistant, BUT my overall gpa isn't that great. What options do you think I have to partake in order to bring my gpa up and prepare to successfully...
  39. NCliving

    Should I pursue pharmacy school vs pa school?

    First off I want to say hey to everyone since I am new to these forums. To give a little background, I just graduated with my bachelors degree in exercise science over here on the east coast. My plan for the longest time has been to go onto pa school and hopefully work more in the sports...
  40. R

    Direct Patient Care Hours prior to Matriculation or Application? [PA School]

    Hi all, I am not a pre-PA student myself, but am asking this question for another and hope that someone who has been through the process or similar situation can provide some insight! Do all direct patient care hours have to be finished prior to matriculation or prior to submitting an...
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