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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by hkim1026, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. hkim1026

    hkim1026 7+ Year Member

    Jan 1, 2007
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2013
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  3. ruinevil

    ruinevil 2+ Year Member

    Dec 12, 2006
    No, idea. If it's anything like MD/DO, 2 semesters of biology, 2 semesters of physics, 2 semesters of chemistry, 2 semesters of organic chemistry, 2 semesters of english, with a sprinkling of one semester of math, and one semester some kind of social science.

    You need 2 semesters of physics, english, and chemistry for pretty much any science or engineering major, and at least one semester of math too. So, I'd start on those if you still haven't decided what you want to do.
  4. ozzy

    ozzy Junior Member 5+ Year Member

    Apr 17, 2005
    some PA programs also require A&P, while med schools do not. that's really the only difference i've noticed...
  5. MaximusD

    MaximusD Anatomically Incorrect Physician 10+ Year Member

    Aug 8, 2006
    State of Delirium
  6. I would study something that I could see myself doing in the case of not being able to be accepted to either type of school.

    Not to be a wet blanket about this but most freshmen premeds don't make it to the finish line. Always have a backup plan.
  7. MaximusD

    MaximusD Anatomically Incorrect Physician 10+ Year Member

    Aug 8, 2006
    State of Delirium
    bunch of quitters...:smuggrin:
  8. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel In Memory of Riley Jane Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Oct 12, 2005
    There's a PA forum which might have better answers.
    You should know that in addition to required coursework (which you can get from the programs' websites), many PA programs require significant clinical experience such as EMT work. They accept many types of experience, but they expect much more than 1 or 2 afternoons a month shadowing some clinician.
  9. Premedlover

    Premedlover 2+ Year Member

    Dec 1, 2006
    West Palm Beach, Fl
  10. Jamers

    Jamers Sexy Man 10+ Year Member

    Dec 6, 2005
    North Carolina
    There is an actual application site for PAs (I am way too lazy to look it up) but I do see you have mentioned both Pennsylvania sites on there so I will plug King's College into that mix (one of the top rated PA programs on the east coast). I would find that website and look for the answers there (again, far too lazy).

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