Don't take this wrong, but all those things are great and knoble, but none of them really make you an ideal candidate for PA school. But now days that will get you in for sure. If I were the person deciding what professions would grant one admission to PA schools, the list would be as follows:
military medic >4 years
LVN >5 years
Rad tech > 4 years
RN> 2 years
medical assistant > 5 years
CNA > 5 years
plus, I believe the above titles should waive pre-reqs of BS (no punn intended) courses like organic, nutrition, and other liberal arts requirements.
All of the above professions are likely to have involved significant direct patient carfe experience.
Honestly? Yeah.CanuckPAGirl said:I have next to no clinical experience. ... I'm 21... I am the very ESSENCE of what most of you are complaining about *shrugs* Hey, I understand why, but honestly, would you turn it down to work as a few years as a paramedic or a tech if you got accepted already?
PACtoDOC said:Physicians have a 7-11 year process to learn how to practice medicine unsupervised. PA's have to make it through this process in 2 years. There is a huge difference.