I am a returning student with a B.S. in Biology. I have just 3 more pre-coursework classes to complete before applying to PA programs. Now that my semester load is light, I would like to use my free time to focus on getting the required direct patient care hours. I've looked over some of the accepted categories for patient care experience for PA programs, but all of them require either a certification or an associates degree. For example: EMT/Paramedic, Medical Assistant, Physical Therapist, Medical Tech, ER Tech, Phlebotomist, etc. Here's my concern...Would I still need to take MORE classes in addition to the classes I've already taken AND given the fact that I already have a bachelors degree? If not, how do I go about finding employment AS A STUDENT? Should I prepare a resume? Or do I stop by the HR departments of local hospitals, community health departments, or medical offices and explain my situation? I would prefer a paying position, but if volunteering is my only route to getting direct patient care experience, that's fine. Can someone PLEASE, PLEASE help me?