What colleges have good PA programs?
I'm interested in becoming one and am hoping to become one. I don't know where I'd like to go to college so i'm hoping this will help. #physician-assistant #students-interested-in-career-as-physician-assistants #healthcare #hospital-and-health-care
The answer is that it does not matter where you go to school. The most important aspects are how well you do with your studies to get the best grades and how well you do with networking to create in person real time networking associations that will assist you with getting to know the PA area and the people in it to learn from them.
Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to people involved in PA programs and related career opportunities is very important in your decision making process. During my many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I ran across too many students who had skipped this very important step and ended up in a job situation which for which they were not well suited. Selecting a career area is like buying a pair of shoes. First you have to be properly fitted for the correct size, and then you need to try on and walk in the various shoe options to determine which is fits the best and is most comfortable for you to wear. Following are some important steps which I developed during my career which have been helpful to many .
Ken recommends the following next steps:
All PA programs have a very specific set of rules they must follow to stay accredited. Make sure it is accredited. Call the school's PA program and ask if you can talk to some students, because you are considering coming to their program. Usually they are more than happy to help.
Let me share this link that lists all PA programs in the U.S.: http://directory.paeaonline.org
Visit the link for each program tho find out more, such as application requirements.