That MCAT score is lethal for MD unless you live in a very lucky state.My son is considering PA study instead of MD after he disappointed receiving scored 500 MACT. His undergraduate GPA was 3.94. According to his argument, PA can do a lot of medical care for the patient as MD. The question I have is what an MD can do that PA cannot or not allowed to do?
To apply for PA studies, he will need to take more pre-requisites courses not covered in his BA degree plus clinical work hours for 4,000 hours in order to be competitive. With his current situation, he could apply for the MD program without any further application requirements and lost time. He worked for AmeriCorps for one year and PeaceCorp in Rwanda for six months. Unfortunately PeaceCorp evacuated 7,000+ volunteers due to COVID-19.
Shouldn't he would be better off applying for MD school now? Vs. taking two to three years of his time to be even qualified for PA application?
It's fine for nearly all DO schools. I suggest: Any DO school except the NY and CA Touros, CCOM, and AZCOM. I can't recommend LUCOM, Wm Carey, BCOM, ICOM nor Nova for different reasons. MSUCOM? Read up on Larry Nasser and you decide. CalHS is too new and appears to be too limited in rotations sites. UIW refuses to post their Boards scores, which is fishy.