It's not a waste of time, but it's not going to help you in medical school. You'll spend a year taking classes similar to those of the first year of medical school, then you'll spend another year retaking the classes. In the mean time, you will have spent about the same amount on tuition.asdasd12345 said:or is this just a waste of time?
well how can you equate being a PA and a physician? Sure they are both in the medical field, but they are different positions. If you want to be a school teacher you don't enroll in pharmacy school, and if you want to be a physician you don't enroll in PA school. Why would you consider doing PA if you want to practice medicine as a physician?asdasd12345 said:southbelle, your opinions mean as much to me as a dirty roll of toilet paper. how can you even equate pharmacy and middle school teaching? ive read a lot of your posts, and you spout the same illogical BS all the time.
My friends who went on to medical school after working as nurses or PAs all said they wished they had gone straight into medical school. Think about it: what advantage is being a PA or nurse to the application process? Answer: You've had clinical experience, decided you loved medicine, and want to move up the food chain a bit. The only other advantage is that it may make act as one of those "unique" qualities that helps adcoms remember your name.bstone said:I know of several PAs who went on to be physicians. They all state that being PAs put them leaps and bounds of their fellow students in med school.
Sure, essentially they're repeating a significant portion of the BS years of med school, and have clinical experience.bstone said:I know of several PAs who went on to be physicians. They all state that being PAs put them leaps and bounds of their fellow students in med school.
Then go spend two years fixing them. BtW, PA schools have about the same pre-reqs as med schools, and require decent grades. If you lack them, go get them - get into a formal post-bac program or if you already have the classes, get a masters in something that won't take as long.asdasd12345 said:the reason i would consider PA first is that my stats are embarrasingly low.