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To get into a PA program do you typically need a BA first? If so is there specific major or can you have a general major and meet the minimum requirements for PA programs???
 

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Most programs have now changed to the Masters level, though there are still some Bacheloriate degree and lower level programs. As far as 'Content', they are basically the same. Clinical experience is key to your application. The undergraduate 'degree' you get,Pre-requisites aside, is not as important (Unless you are lacking in clinical experience). Pre-requisites are similar, but you must contact individual schools for their exact list. The best place to start on DD is http://www.aapa.org/.
 

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guetzow said:
Most programs have now changed to the Masters level, though there are still some Bacheloriate degree and lower level programs. As far as 'Content', they are basically the same. Clinical experience is key to your application. The undergraduate 'degree' you get,Pre-requisites aside, is not as important (Unless you are lacking in clinical experience). Pre-requisites are similar, but you must contact individual schools for their exact list. The best place to start on DD is http://www.aapa.org/.

What happened to the PA programs where you could enter with clinical experience and no college degree?
 

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What happened to the PA programs where you could enter with clinical experience and no college degree?

I believe there are 6 certificate or a.s. level programs left and a handful of b.s. level programs.. they all require SIGNIFICANT experience along the lines of navy corpsman, paramedic, rn, or r.t.
the new wave of pa programs are m.s. level and look at gpa/research/etc over experience(flash over substance....)
 
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