Where should I look to volunteer to gain good experience for my resume to apply to a Physician Assistant graduate program?
Most graduate schools require the potential student to have observation hours. What is the easiest way to gain those? What are other volunteer jobs that would look good on a resume? How should I contact a potential working PA to ask if I can job shadow them? Is job shadowing enough? So, in the end: where should I be looking, and how do I go about doing so? #doctor #nurse #graduate-school #physicians-assistant #job-application
I am not in the medical field, but my mother was a nurse practitioner. You can volunteer at the local first aid squad in your town while you are a teenager. You should also check out the requirements to volunteer with the Red Cross or at your local hospital. No matter what area they allow you to volunteer, if it's at a medical facility it will look amazing on a resume. Also, if you're not already, go get CPR and first aid certified!
I hope this information helps and good luck with your career plans. Becoming a PA is a profitable idea and due to the increasing cost of medical care in this country, there will be more of a demand for PA's and NP's.
Start from your own doctor or any pharmacist. Most people want to help - if you reach out to those who are directly associated to the field in whic you want to drive your career.
Contact the school you are planning to apply to, they should have that kind of information for you. You can also try hospitals, nursing homes, facilities for people with special needs. Good Luck.