Is This True?


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15+ Year Member
Aug 12, 2001
    I wrote to someone who teaches PA courses and i said i was a foreign student. He said -

    We accept based on several factors. First, since we are a state school
    we give first priority to qualified state residents. However, in the last
    two years we have accepted students from other states who had strong
    academic credentials and clinical experience. Among those who have been
    accepted to our program are several who are in the US on green cards. The
    US is becoming stricter on foreign students who apply for training in the US
    and then stay. That is now being frowned on. I would not assume that if
    you compete the training that you our government will allow you to stay. On
    the outside chance that they will not you will want to put your training to
    use. I would suggest calling one of the American air bases in your country
    and see if you can talk with the hospital commander. Tell him you want to
    be a PA and that you are a British citizen. Ask him if you complete an
    American training program and pass the Physician Assistant National
    Certifying Exam if you could be considered for employment as a civilian
    employee at the base hospital. This will provide you with an avenue of
    employment in case you are not allowed to stay after training.

    Is this true? If i trained i wouldn't get a job? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />


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    7+ Year Member
    15+ Year Member
    Jun 13, 2001
      I doubt that anyone will exclude you from a program if you meet entrance requirements and are competitive against the other applicants just for tht reason. If, however, you plan to return to Britian to do this job better look and see if it even exists there. I doubt a Brit would have any difficulty getting a green card and job in this country assuming you have no criminal record.....
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