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- Aug 9, 2008
- Medical Student
Would it be a good option to go to a PA program before medical school as a way to increase one's application?
No. You should only go to PA school if you wish to be a PA. Leave the spot open for someone who truly wants to be a PA. PA school admission is competitive just as med school is. Becoming a PA only to then go into medical school is a waste of a place someone else could fill. If you are truly committed to being a physician use your time more wisely to strengthen your application in other ways to get into medical school.
No. Not only is PA school a significant time commitment (3 years I think) you will also get questions on why you no longer want to be a PA/why you now want to be an MD/DO.