I've seen a few threads on PA programs before med school and I've read through the posts. My questions is, how do adcoms view applicants that are in the middle of either MMSc or PA programs? Is it possible/common to gain acceptance into med school w/o finishing that PA program or would you normally be required to complete your current MMSc/PA program. For my own reasons, I want and need to attend one of two particular med schools. I am currently waitlisted at both of these schools. However, I have been accepted to a very competitive PA program that starts this June. If I am going to have to wait another year and re-apply, I'd really like to attend this PA program both for experience/knowledge and for "insurance." Due to my family obligations, I have to stay in my current geographical region for med school to be feasible. Knowing this, I am aware that there is a chance that I may never get into either of these two schools. Thus, I want to attend this PA program but I would like to apply to med school for this comming year. I know that in most cases you can't have your cake and eat it too. And there is a financial variable to be considered. Any thoughts???