For a Physician's Assistant would having a biology degree allow you to have the best chance of getting into PA school and get you prepared for that career or would a degree in something more healthcare centered be more ideal?
I am a senior in high school and I will be going to college next year on a basketball scholarship. I have been guided towards the biology route because counselors have told me that would help me get into PA school. I am just nervous about deciding I don't want to go to graduate school and having a biology degree and not knowing what I can do with that. #biology #healthcare #graduate-school #physician #physicians-assistant
Danni Gomes, RDH
Biology works! It's the right fit! Especially if you decide you may want to be a physician later on. Good luck!
Also leave plenty of time in your schedule to spend as much time shadowing a PA as possible.
I suggest holding off on declaring a major your first year, focus on adjusting to college, and doing well in the general studies classes you'll have. Explore the requirements for PA school and add 1 or 2 courses to your schedule that would help you "get in" (e.g., anatomy, biology). See if you like the classes and the material. If not, that's ok, you can find other areas that interest you more.
Hope this helps. Good luck!
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