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Did you have to pivot and go back to school at a later date? As a Physician Assistant.

Did you shadow another professional in the field? Did you join any school clubs related to your current profession? Was there a particular subject you struggled with during your school years? What skill sets did you learn or gain while pursuing your career?

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What to do after quitting physician assistant school?

Has anyone quit PA school for med school or something different? What are you up to now and why did you quit? #Fall22!

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Alexandra513 views

How can I pick between 3 specialties I really want to do?

I start my first year of Physician Assistant school this fall. I already know I'm interested in pediatrics, behavioral health, and oncology. How can I decide what to do between those 3? #healthcare #medicine #college #medical #pediatrics #psych #oncology #physicianassistant

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How can I stay calm and not get overwhelmed my first year in the pre-PA program?

I am a senior in high school and I was accepted to a 5 year Physician Assistant program. The first 3 years are regular classes, the last 2 are my clinicals. How can I manage having a job and completing all of my school work without getting stressed out? #medicine #physicianassistant #college #prephysicianassistant #physician #healthcare

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Leah430 views

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

#medical #PA #nurse #physicianassistant

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Advice for a first generation looking at PA schools

#college-advice #medical-education #college-selection #medical-school #paschool #physicianassistant

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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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What is the salary and everyday work routine of a neurpsychologist?

#medicaldoctor #doctor #psychology #physicianassistant #neuroscience #medical #medicine #patients

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Should I double major in music and microbiology?

I'm a rising senior and I am thinking about becoming a physician assistant. I have been playing french horn since 6th grade and also have a big interest in medicine. The problem is that I am not sure if I should double major in music and mcb or just microbiology. I want to have enough time during my undergrad years to join clubs, shadow other PAs, potentially conduct research, perform with an ensemble, and have a lively social life. Will this be possible if I double major or should I just stick to one? I feel that as a double major, I will stand out from other applicants applying to PA school. #college-major #music #medicine #physician #healthcare #doublemajor #physicianassistant #july20

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Rashin559 views

How should I look for volunteer opportunities in the medical field?

#medical #medicine #doctor #premed #medical-school #physicianassistant

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Mariam845 views

How do I get the opportunity to shadow someone?

I want to shadow a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, dieticians, and registered nurse (and maybe even a therapist). How do I do that? If anyone is one of the professions in Chicago please let me know if I can shadow you! Also are there any internships in the medical field! Thank you! #healthcare #medical #nurse #doctor #physicianassistant #nursepractitioner #dietician #medicine

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Mariam700 views

How do I choose what career is right for me?

#career-choice #medicalfield #career-counseling #physicianassistant #registerednurse #nursepractitioner

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Is a regular work day for a Physician Assistant as intensive as a Physician(long hours etc.) or does it differ ?

#healthcare #physicianassistant #physician #medicine

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I am a second year Physician Assistant student looking to get involved with anti-human trafficking and/or sexual violence victims. Does anybody have any suggestions on where I could reach out to get started? I have reached out to a local shelter and the Salvation Army's local office. Thank you in advance!

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Nurse practitioner vs Physician assistant

This year is my last year in high school. The pressure is on to decide on my future career and my course of action in perusing that job. #medicine #doctor #healthcare #hospital-and-health-care #hospital-and-health-care I’ve always wanted to become and Ob gyn doctor. Recently i’ve been doing some research and learned about Np’s and Pa’s who can specialize in women’s health and are almost like doctors. However I don’t understand the difference between what their scope of practice are and the schooling required. My plan was to major in chemistry while taking pre med courses for my undergraduate degree then going into a Pa or Np Program. But I don’t know if taking pre med would be the right choice if i wanted to go into either of those careers. #womenshelath #physicianassistant #nursepractitioner

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alejandro599 views

what should i expect in college going in as a freshman?

#biology #physicianAssistant

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Mariah775 views

What is the difference between a Nurse Practitioner and PA?

I've been stuck between these two majors, and wanted to know more information before choosing. #nursepractitioner #Physicianassistant

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What are some helpful classes to be able to get into Physician Assistant school?

What are some extra classes that could help me in the long run? Also, what are your tips for pursuing this career? #physicianassistant

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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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