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PA to MD... How does it work?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by DriftaX, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. DriftaX

    2+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2008
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    Would it be possible to go from being a PA to a MD? Would you have to go through all of medical school and then do a residency or just go straight into residency? How does it work?
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  3. HumidBeing

    HumidBeing In Memory of Riley Jane
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    Jun 18, 2007
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    I'm moving this to the main Pre-Allo forum because it's a general question, but yes, the person would still have to go to med school, and would have had to have met all of the course pre-reqs before attending.
  4. emedpa

    emedpa GlobalDoc
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    Aug 25, 2001
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    no bridge exists at the current time although a pa to do bridge is on the horizon in the next few yrs.
    a pa still has to meet all pre reqs, take the mcat, and do 4 yrs + a residency.
    the proposed bridge in development would probably be tied to an fp residency and be a 6 yr pa to do/fp bridge with the student doing ms1-ms3 then going directly into a 3 yr fp residency affiliated with the program which they were guaranteed admission to so no need for matching, etc.

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