well...it depends on rank, years in service...I'm not sure if PAs are eligible for the same special pay that MC officers get...therefore, a physician witht the same rank and years in service would probably make more than a PAxathanx said:^^^^
Aside from technically lower pre-reqs, this is absolutely true!Croooz said:It's actually more competitive to get into PA school in the military than medical school.
Good to hear. That's basically the decision I had to make a couple years ago on which route to take. I decided medical school and can't wait to start. A few friends I've met since making my decision are in PA school now. One can't wait to be a stay at home mom and the other plans to get a PhD in public health so she'll have a terminal degree.RichL025 said:Aside from technically lower pre-reqs, this is absolutely true!
I did apply for the army PA program my last year of active duty. I was already planning to get out, go to college & then med school, but somewhat ambivalent about spending soooooo much time in school, when PA looked like a good deal with only 2 years of training required.
The program pre-reqs were 60 hours of college credits already (not necessarily a AA degree). The ONLY people accepted to the program that year I applied (and several other years I asked about) already had full bachelor's degrees.
(On balance, though, I'm glad I went the route I did. I had a great time in undergrad, majored in History, got to study cool stuff I had long wanted to, and I am thrilled about all of my options for specialty training after med school. This was definitely the right option for me, so I'm glad I didn't get PA school and "settle" for a quick 2-years)