Women as PA?

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  1. kittyn

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    Does society look down on women who are PA versus men? What is the percentage of women got accepted to PA schools?
     
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    No, not in my experience.

    The percentage of women PA's is quite a bit higher than that of men.

    -Mike
     
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    I am one of 7 guys in a program of 30, the class above me has 4 males. It was the same in undergrad and to some extent my high school math and science classes, so it is normal to me.
     
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    entering classes now are 70-75% female......
     
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    I have a friend who just graduated from PA school and she's grand.

    I've never run into anyone who looks down on a PA due to their gender.

    Other reasons? Well, that's another story...

     
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    I haven't heard of any bias against females who are PAs, although some fields tend to attract more of the males (ie, surgery, especially Ortho). As long as you're good, I wouldn't think it would matter (except to those who don't like the little wimmen doing anything outside of the home).
     

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