Hope you are doing well. PA School's have very competitive programs. From my experience, students attend college to receive a Bachelor's degree. In the meantime, I have seen students complete CNA / EKG Technician certifications to gain Patient-Care Hours as some schools may require about 1000 hours during their undergraduate career. Depending on the program of interest, schools may require you to take the GRE which is a graduate school entrance exam and/or take some specific electives like Microbiology. Overall, I say complete tasks that will ultimately make you a more competitive candidate. Good luck with all of your endeavors.
Ashley recommends the following next steps:
- Make a list of programs you will be interested in and compare their requirements & recommendations.