pa school

  1. 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...
  2. 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!
  3. 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...
  4. P

    Confused on what to do with my life? Med school? Dental school? Nursing school? PA school?

    Hey everyone! I am in a bit of a limbo here and would REALLY appreciate everyones help. Upon entering college I was a bio major and wanted to go to medschool. That being said, i joined a sorority and did not take school seriously and did TERRIBLE. C+ in government, C+ in history of motion...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. I

    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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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/...
  23. A

    Alternative choices to MD?

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  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. disflore

    How to Retake classes to improve GPA for PA school?

    I'm a recent graduate from a UC in Human Biology, prior to that I was a transfer student from a CC. I'm planning on applying to PA school in the future. My degree included all the prereqs I needed for PA school so I don't need to take new classes, however I would like to improve my undergrad &...
  33. S

    PA application quandary

    Hey guys, I'm a Microbiology grad (3.52GPA at UT, 4.0 at community college) from UTexas at Austin in 2012 and started looking into the path to become a PA. I've been a molecular biologist / lab manager for almost the whole time since I graduated. I started looking at pre-reqs for PA school and...
  34. ak1339

    What are my chances for PA school?

    I am a senior biochemistry student graduating in May with an anticipated GPA of 3.3. I also just graduated paramedic school which I did at another school but simultaneous to my college studies. Throughout all of this, I have worked part time for two years now as an EMT in the city near my school...
  35. A

    Do I have a Chance?

    Hello, I am a 19 year old honors student and just finished my first semester of sophomore year. I graduated high school with over a 4.0 GPA. Depression, however, has had a big impact on me over the past few years. I have always wanted to be in the medical field, either as an MD or PA. I am now...
  36. P

    Experience for PA School - no name clinic or fancy hospital?

    Hey guys. I'm new to this forum so I have no idea if I'm posting this correctly. For those of you who have already gone through or are going through PA school applications I have a dilemma... I recently got an offer as an MA for let's say a very prestigious ivy league hospital. The position is...
  37. Ollivander

    Looking to make a switch from pre-dental to pre-PA and seeking advice

    I'm currently considering refocusing my pursuit to become a dentist and transitioning over to pursuing becoming a physician assistant. I do have a couple of questions though. I graduated this past spring with a bachelors in finance, however I've taken all the prerequisites needed for dental...
  38. G

    PA school- is my GPA too low ?

    I recently obtained my undergraduate degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Exercise Physiology. My goal is to apply to PA programs when CASPA opens in April 2017. My main problem is that I'm worried my GPA will be too low. I graduated with an Overall GPA of 2.876 and my Science GPA...
  39. N

    Kin for pa school

    Hi, i found many threads on kinesiology for pa school, one half says it doesnt matter while the other half says go to a biology major, although biology doesnt really interest me as much, but i can take the pre reqs needed along with the kin degree easily because of how easy the major is and i...
  40. kwinterwinter

    Torn between NP/PA and MD, please help

    Hello, I know there are previous threads discussing the differences, pros and cons but I would love a current perspective now that shifts in the medical world are taking place due to obama care and popularity of mid-level provider careers. I am 30 years old, and decided to switch from my...