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Emma397 views

After you go to your 4-year college and get that done. What does post-graduate schooling look like for a PA?

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Emma379 views

Did you do a residency after going to college? If so what is it like?

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Griffin1013 views

What kind of grades do I need to have in order to get into become a Physician's Assistant?

#Physician-Assistant #PA #Medicine #physician #medical #healthcare #doctor

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Leah430 views

What is a better job to pursue, PA or NP?

#medical #PA #nurse #physicianassistant

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Grace892 views

OB/GYN, certified nurse midwife, or PA

I want to work with labor and delivery. I want to be there for my patients, championing them, while also helping them. I like the idea of being an ob-gyn because I'd love to perform surgical procedures, be part of high risk pregnancies, help women from conception through postpartum, and so forth. I like the idea of a PA for similar reasons. I like the idea of being a CNM because I'd get to be with patients more, while still getting to take part in labor and delivery. I do want to have a family one day and I also have a dog, so I know it can be hard to manage any of those careers with those things. I also do like traveling. I want to help people and I want to be the medical professional that make people smile and feel like everything is going to be okay. What should I do? #medicine #laboranddelivery #doctor #nurse #PA #career #certifiednursemidwife #nursemidwife #obgyn

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How difficult will it be to accumulate hours, without a gap year for PA school?

I am a high school senior planning to be a physician assistant. I have been reading that the majority of PAs take a gap year or two to work enough hours for a competitive to PA school. I have also read that some worked their hours in their four years of undergrad. Initially, I was planning to work my hours in undergrad because I just want to go straight to PA school. Now, I am thinking about the quality of my college experience. I want to be able to enjoy my social life, while participating in a handful of extracurriculars (orchestra, cultural clubs, games, etc...), and still maintaining a high GPA for PA school. I am thinking that this might be very difficult and bad for my mental health if I try to add on about 2,000 hours of PCE/HCE hours in four years. However, if it is possible to do all these activities while getting my hours I want to pursue the challenge. Can anyone speak speak on taking a gap year vs. going straight to PA/grad school and what their undergraduate experience was? #gap-year #physicianassistant #pa #worklifebalance #balance #medicine #medical #workingstudy #schooling #timemanagement

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Should I apply to PA school or medical school?

I'm a senior in college now, and I'm just finishing up my pre-med courses. After I graduate, I am planning on taking a gap year. If I want to go to medical school after the gap year, I should plan on taking the MCAT in the coming months and apply in May. I don't know why, but I'm having such a hard time figuring out if I want to go to PA School or medical school (MD/DO). I'm serious about my education and want to be extremely knowledgeable if I ever have patients/become a physician. That being said, I don't know if four years of medical school on top of a gap year is something that I will regret. Also, I don't have any research experience/shadowing experience right now, so I wouldn't even be able to put that on an application (or could I, if I was planning on doing these things during my gap year?) So should I become a PA? Those who chose the medical path instead of PA, can you explain how you came to that decision? And those who chose PA school rather than going to MD/DO, what led you to that decision? Do you wish you had autonomy/is it a burden to not get the final say in decisions? #medical-school #doctor #physician-assistant #PA #medicine

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What are the major differences between a PA and a doctor?

I am curious about the differences between a physician’s assistant and a typical doctor. What are the differences in training? What are the differences in day-to-day life? What traits are best to have for each job? For those who chose between the two, what helped you to make up your mind? I would be grateful for any advice or information. #career #doctor #PA #medicine #career-counseling #JULY20

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What is it like going to a BS/MS PA program like? Should I chose this route instead of taking a more traditional entry into the PA profession?

I'm thinking about being a PA (physician assistant/associate) which is why I thought about taking a more advanced program straight out of high school. It allows me to enter the work field sooner as well as cut down some costs. The one thing that concerns me is the amount of vigor/what it entails and the question I have about whether or not this counts as a "college degree". If being a PA doesn't work out, will I have to go back to college and earn my degree again because I technically didn't go to college and instead, I went to a BS/MS program? #college #medicine #healthcare #medical #PA #doctor

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Max908 views

Medical Field with a business degree?

I am expected to graduate in May of 2020 with a bachelor's in Integrated Business. I am at a loss for the business world and don't feel challenged at all. I was considering maybe switching up to a career in the medical field. I was looking into Pharmacy or maybe becoming a PA? I know this all seems like a whim decision but I am very driven. The only setbacks I have been concerned about are my age (24) and the lack of prerequisites I took in business school. My questions would be what are some of the steps anyone that was in my position took to make the change that was needed. Any advice would help me. Thank you in advance! #business #healthcare #medical #PA #pharmacy #doctor

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Hailey399 views

What kind of patients do you see?

Patients with mild injuries not to bad. Probably patients with streph, or sprained ankles. #PA #Helpingpeople

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Hailey457 views

Is it ideal to make your own practice?

Making my own business is something i definelty want to do when I become a PA. #PA #helpingothers

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Hailey414 views

What is the environment like?

The environment is a mix of all different people it just depends on where you work. #PA #helpingpeople

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Hailey511 views

What are the classes I should take if I want to become a PA?

There are different classes you can take to meet the requirements so whatever classes you think you will succeed in. #PA #Getitdone

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What is something you wish you knew before you entered the medical field?

I am planning to be premed in college next year, and I don't know any medical professionals closely. I would appreciate any input on what surprised you about medicine, and what one should be prepared for. Thank you! #stem #women-in-stem #medicine #med #doctor #surgeon #premed #nurse #pa #ot #pt #do #rn #aprn #lpn #emt #healthcare

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Shannon843 views

If I am torn between three jobs I want in life, how do I choose one over the others?

PA, psychologist, or FBI agent #torn #hardchoice #whatdoido #medicine #PA #criminal-justice #psychology

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John883 views

How rewarding is being a PA vs a medical doctor?

Under what circumstances or lifestyle preferences would you make a recommendation for one of those tracks over the other? I've been considering both and I want as much information for consideration as possible to aid in my decision-making. #healthcare #medicine #doctor #pa

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Uriah1003 views

Can I Get Some Info About Education Beyond A Bachelor's?

I really want to be a nurse or PA in a specialized field (Hematology), but I can't find a lot of helpful information from Google when I'm looking at education that goes beyond a Bahelor's degree. I need more information, preferably from a Hematologist or Hematology nurse, caseworker, etc. Please help me find more information about the education of the typical Hematologist's PA or nurse. I'd appreciate it, thanks!! #hematology #hematologist #physicians-assistant #PA #nurse #nursing #students-interested-in-career-as-physician-assistants #physicianassistant #physician-assistant #advice #college-advice #college-prep #healthcare

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Is becoming a Physician Assistant a wise career choice?

I would like to know this because I am very interested in become a PA but want a little more information about how to become a PA from current Physicians Assistants. I job shadowed a PA this past summer and enjoy what the job entails, but still want more information. #medicine #PA #PhysicianAssistant #healthcare #hospital-and-health-care

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