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chan

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    Okay, so I know Im probably asking this question way too far in advance, but here it goes.

    I am applying to P.A. school this year (sending out my apps in Aug). I have worked at a hospital for the last year or so. During that time I have been able to meet a cardio surgical P.A. He pretty much sold me on the work he does. So, my question is.... I know you dont have to through a surgical residency to be a surgical P.A. (however it does help). If I attend (hopefully Ill get accepted) to a school like Stanford, or Charles Drew University where they dont offer Masters Degrees for completion of the P.A. program, will this inhibit my chances of being accepted into a surgical residency, because of the fact that I will only have a P.A.-certification and not certification with a masters degree.


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      chan said:
      Okay, so I know Im probably asking this question way too far in advance, but here it goes.

      I am applying to P.A. school this year (sending out my apps in Aug). I have worked at a hospital for the last year or so. During that time I have been able to meet a cardio surgical P.A. He pretty much sold me on the work he does. So, my question is.... I know you dont have to through a surgical residency to be a surgical P.A. (however it does help). If I attend (hopefully Ill get accepted) to a school like Stanford, or Charles Drew University where they dont offer Masters Degrees for completion of the P.A. program, will this inhibit my chances of being accepted into a surgical residency, because of the fact that I will only have a P.A.-certification and not certification with a masters degree.


      Thanks, Chan

      you won't have any problems getting a residency based on the type of degree you get from pa school, you just need to pass your boards.
       

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        There are also two types of surgical residency programs. Those that are academic-centered and those that arent. Both offer pay, benefits, and around the same hours/week I believe, but the academic-centered residencies you get a degree (usually Masters) at the end and include classroom work, and the other type you get a certificate. Since Residencies are not accredited yet, there are no standards set..we will see what happens in the future.
         

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          chan said:
          Okay, so I know Im probably asking this question way too far in advance, but here it goes.

          I am applying to P.A. school this year (sending out my apps in Aug). I have worked at a hospital for the last year or so. During that time I have been able to meet a cardio surgical P.A. He pretty much sold me on the work he does. So, my question is.... I know you dont have to through a surgical residency to be a surgical P.A. (however it does help). If I attend (hopefully Ill get accepted) to a school like Stanford, or Charles Drew University where they dont offer Masters Degrees for completion of the P.A. program, will this inhibit my chances of being accepted into a surgical residency, because of the fact that I will only have a P.A.-certification and not certification with a masters degree.


          Thanks, Chan

          if u've only worked at a hospital for less than a yr, then Stanford is outta the question. they take applicants with SIGNIFICANT medical experience. many are RN, EMTP, RT, etc with many YEARS of experience.
           
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