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What criteria did you need to become a physician's assistant?

Asked Tucson, Arizona

I am trying to plan my career as a physician's assistant and need guidance on now and where to start.
#physician #medicine #medical #physician-assistant

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Hwal’s Answer

Updated Roanoke, Virginia


I'm a current PA student, so let me know if you have any specific questions. Also, check this link for information on becoming a PA, including what prerequisite classes to take:


Good luck!


John’s Answer

Updated San Diego, California

I would start with some general education supporting your field like Biology and Science. You can likely get started with an AA degree through your local community college. You might consider volunteering at a local hospital to get a feel for the environment. This is also a good resume builder.

I'm not a P.A. but sister started this way to become a dental assistant.

Good luck!

John recommends the following next steps:

  • Check out certificate programs at your local community college
  • Inquire at a local hospital or medical clinic about volunteer opportunities.