PA to MD?

This forum made possible through the generous support of SDN members, donors, and sponsors. Thank you.

Blue128K

Member
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Joined
Feb 12, 2004
Messages
102
Reaction score
0

Members don't see this ad.
Are any of you Physician Assistants trying to get into Med. School? I was wondering how long you have been out of school, what else you had to do to apply, how difficult it was, and how medical schools look at your app (Has experience in med. field or do they look at it in a bad way?). Just wondering...Thanks.
 

periodic

Senior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2003
Messages
321
Reaction score
0
Whoops, I thought you were looking for travel times from Pennsylvania to Maryland for an interview.

Complimentary bump!
 

DrNE1

Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Joined
Mar 2, 2004
Messages
41
Reaction score
0
LOL

Me too.

That is an interesting question though. Ask your prehealth advisor. It might be hard to answer the question: why medicine. Ie why since you are a PA will you spend 200k+ dollars and 8 years of your life to become a physician. Im sure you have a bunch of great ideas though ...

Dr Anyone
 

exmike

NOR * CAL
15+ Year Member
Joined
May 19, 2003
Messages
4,206
Reaction score
13
Originally posted by periodic
Whoops, I thought you were looking for travel times from Pennsylvania to Maryland for an interview.

Complimentary bump!

lol, me too. i was gonna say, dude its not that far, and there was a thread on it a week ago. anyways, free bump!
 

nibrocli

Senior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Joined
Nov 18, 2003
Messages
268
Reaction score
1
check out the nursing forum. i know it's not PA, but there are quite a few threads on there about nurses going to med school. good luck!!
 

PA_to_MD

Junior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Joined
Jan 26, 2004
Messages
17
Reaction score
0
I did it. In fact, everyone I interviewed with was surprised that few PA's go this route. Generally, it is well-regarded. Of course, the main factor for any school will be MCAT score.
 

DrNE1

Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Joined
Mar 2, 2004
Messages
41
Reaction score
0
Originally posted by PA_to_MD
I did it. In fact, everyone I interviewed with was surprised that few PA's go this route. Generally, it is well-regarded. Of course, the main factor for any school will be MCAT score.

What are the odds of this? Wow. Her first post too. :rolleyes:
 

Paws

Full Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Joined
Jun 3, 2003
Messages
1,096
Reaction score
8
Well, I'm no expert but I have heard that some schools look hard at the PA or Nurse to MD path. You have to have a pretty good story and personal statement because I guess it's sort of a medical predjudice or something. I'm not sure why, but this is what I have heard.

It doesn't seem like it would make sense but they seem to prefer someone coming in from a different field than from a physician's right hand side. But I would post in the PA or the Allopathic forum and see who bites your line. It can be done - no question about it, tho.
 
Top