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Do you experience bias in patient perception of MD vs PA-C?

I am currently in school completing my pre-reqs in order to apply to physician assistant school. Over the last few years, I have heard a number of people say they would rather see a MD than a PA-C as they feel an MD has more experience, expertise and knowledge in the field of medicine. Do you...

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Amy K. Jean, PA-C’s Avatar
Active Apr 22 at 03:26

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Posted by Angela L.’s Avatar Angela L.
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Amy K. Jean, PA-C | Physician Assistant with experience in family practice and ... Hi Angela, this is an excellent question. I have practiced as ...

What does a physician assistant do?

I recently spoke to a physician assistant student and she told me physician assistants are essentially doctors without the title, the salary, and surgery. I want to know more about physician assistants and what they actually do in the workforce. #medicine...

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Laura Colombel’s Avatar
Active Jan 25 at 15:31

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Posted by Thi D.’s Avatar Thi D.
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Laura Colombel | Healthcare Industry Strategist/Healthcare SMEs/Analytics & Research Hi, Thi. Physician assistants are highly trained and skilled medical practitioners. ...

What are requirements I need to meet in order to become a Physician Assistant?

In school a P.A. came in and discussed his job. It really interested me and I want to know more about the job. #physician-assistant...

#students-interested-in-career-as-physician-assistants

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Ken Simmons’s Avatar Norman Kilburn’s Avatar
Active Jun 25 at 10:56

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Posted by Olivia B.’s Avatar Olivia B.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential The first thing that would help would be to take an ...

Where can i start on becoming a Physician Assistant?

My career goal is to become a Physician Assistant but im not sure on where or how to start! #physician-assistant...

#healthcare

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Hwal Lee’s Avatar Kevin Akor’s Avatar
Active Jun 16 at 19:10

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Posted by Ginamarie C.’s Avatar Ginamarie C.
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Hwal Lee | PA-S Ginamarie,It's been a few months since you asked the question, so ...

If you are a PA why wouldnt you just become a doctor?

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Sandhya Prasad PA-C’s Avatar
Active Apr 06 at 15:12

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Posted by Allie M.’s Avatar Allie M.
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Sandhya Prasad PA-C | Physician Assistant Hi Allie! Great question! This was actually one of the questions ...
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Misty Miller | CLG @ AT&T DirecTV While both of these would in fact allow you to work ...

What are some college courses would I have to take to become a physical therapist?

I am a senior at KIPP Renaissance High School who's looking for more information on how to become a Physical Therapist. #physical-therapy #medicine...

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Danielle Busk’s Avatar
Active Nov 13 '17 at 00:02

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Posted by Coreyneisha  B.’s Avatar Coreyneisha B.
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Danielle Busk | Physical Therapist In order to become a Physical Therapist you must complete a ...

If I want to become a physician assistant, should I major in biochemistry or biology?

I would like to attend a graduate school with enough experience so that i can become a PA. #medicine #physician-assistant...

#hospital-and-health-care

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Hwal Lee’s Avatar Nurdan Ozkucur’s Avatar Sandhya Prasad PA-C’s Avatar
Active Aug 07 at 21:13

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Posted by Jasminne V.’s Avatar Jasminne V.
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Hwal Lee | PA-S Jasminne,As Sandhya said, you can major in either, although only if ...

My goal is to be a physician, what's your advice?

i am from govenment high school J B Nagar Bengaluru #professional #physician-assistant #physician-training #physical-therapist #physician...

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Yi Jiang’s Avatar Andrew Tran’s Avatar
Active Oct 13 '17 at 12:13

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Posted by allima S.’s Avatar allima S.
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Yi Jiang | Resident of Internal Medicine at PUMCH First I would like to say, physician as a career is ...

How difficult is it to become a physicians assistant?

I am majoring in physiology next year in hopes of becoming a PA after I graduate #medicine #healthcare...

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Ld Hy’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:19

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Posted by Erica C.’s Avatar Erica C.
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Ld Hy | None Hi Erica! I will start by saying I'm NOT a physician's ...

For the career as a physician's assistant what are the skills that are needed in that profession?

I am always told about this career and I was just curious of what is involved in being a physician's assistant. #medicine #healthcare...

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Romy Lam’s Avatar
Active Aug 30 '17 at 03:26

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Posted by savana F.’s Avatar savana F.
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Romy Lam | Physician Assistant at Las Palmas Emergency First of all, I am so glad that you are interested ...

What are some of the best schools with Physician Assistant programs?

I already have a school in mind for my first four years, but what school is best for the remaining schooling needed? #physician-assistant #physician #healthcare...

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Linda Tambascio Gibbons’s Avatar Linda Tambascio Gibbons’s Avatar
Active Oct 15 '17 at 22:36

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Posted by Cecelia J.’s Avatar Cecelia J.
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Linda Tambascio Gibbons | Physician Assistant Hi, I sent an email to check on this request. It ...

What colleges have good PA programs?

I'm interested in becoming one and am hoping to become one. I don't know where I'd like to go to college so i'm hoping this will help. #physician-assistant #students-interested-in-career-as-physician-assistants #healthcare...

#hospital-and-health-care

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Ken Simmons’s Avatar
Active Jun 17 at 19:36

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Posted by Olivia B.’s Avatar Olivia B.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential The answer is that it does not matter where you go ...

What would be the best curriculum for undergrad to apply for any top P.A. program?

Currently enrolled in college to start all undergrad work towards becoming a P.A. #medicine #pediatrics #physician-assistant...

#oncology

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Mallory Danielson’s Avatar
Active Mar 15 at 01:13

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Posted by Ashley L.’s Avatar Ashley L.
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Mallory Danielson | Physician Assistant, Master of Public Health Each PA school evaluates you on your completion of prereqs, GPA, ...

Is it difficult to "make-it" in rural medicine as a PA-C?

I am interested in becoming a women's health or family practice PA-C in a rural clinic. Was is difficult to find a job and was the community welcoming? #medicine #physician-assistant #ruralmedicine #womens-health...

#family-medicine

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Mallory Danielson’s Avatar
Active Mar 15 at 00:53

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Posted by Angela L.’s Avatar Angela L.
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Mallory Danielson | Physician Assistant, Master of Public Health Depends on the area, but if you help people feel listened ...

What are the steps to become a Physician Assistant?

I am a junior who is discovering various occupations in the med field and one that caught my eye was a PA. How long would it take to be one and what steps should I take to get there, education and extracurricular wise? How hard would it be? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!...

#medicine #physician #physician-assistant #hospital-and-health-care #students-interested-in-career-as-physician-assistants

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William Cox, M.D.’s Avatar
Active Mar 01 at 20:07

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Posted by Arv U.’s Avatar Arv U.
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William Cox, M.D. | Medical Practice Professional I would suggest you first explore why you decided to become ...

How do I choose my future career?

I have four possible career interests and I don't know how to decide. I would love to be a Physician Assistant, Early Childhood Teacher, Pediatric Nurse, or Special Education Teacher. I can't decide because they all seem great. #pediatric-nursing #physician-assistant #early-childhood-education...

#special-education

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Active Apr 04 at 10:26

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Posted by Olivia B.’s Avatar Olivia B.

If my goal is to be a physician assistant what major should i take?

i need a guide to my future path and am confused on what to do. #help! #physician-assistant #college-major...

#career-path

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Active Nov 02 '17 at 15:36

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Posted by joceyn G.’s Avatar joceyn G.
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Mary Kate Larimer | Physician Assistant Student at Nova Southeastern University- Fort ... I'm not a PA yet, just a PA student. But I ...

What is the most recommended undergraduate major to go in to if you wish to go to graduate school to become a physician assistant?

I am undecided on which undergraduate major would be the most beneficial for me in the future. #doctor #nurse #healthcare #physician...

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Andrea Caprio’s Avatar
Active Sep 19 '17 at 21:14

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Posted by Kassandra S.’s Avatar Kassandra S.
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Andrea Caprio | Physician Assistant, Master of Business Administration (MBA) Hello, Typically a BS in the sciences is the most appropriate ...

How hard is Physician's Assistant school?

I am a nursing student going back and forth between becoming a nurse and a physician's assistant. #medicine #nursing #nurse #physician #physician-assistant #assistance...

#nurse-majors

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Monica Alston’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:24

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Posted by Taylor  B.’s Avatar Taylor B.
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Monica Alston | Physician Assistant Student It's harder to get into PA school than it was for ...

What are the best P.A. schools on the west coast?

Looking for 1-2 year programs with College Algebra as highest math requirement. #medical-education #physician-assistant #graduate-school #medicine #healthcare...

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Laura Colombel’s Avatar
Active May 29 at 21:33

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Posted by Ashley L.’s Avatar Ashley L.
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Laura Colombel | Healthcare Industry Strategist/Healthcare SMEs/Analytics & Research https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-health-schools/physician-assistant-rankingsI've enclosed the url from US News 'Best PA Programs" ranking ...

Should I become a Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant?

I'm a nursing student and I'm thinking about pursuing further education after completing my BScN degree. What are the pros and cons of becoming an NP or PA? #nursing #nurse #registered-nurses #nurse-practitioner #nursing-school #physician-assistant...

#registered-nursing

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Andrea Caprio’s Avatar Hwal Lee’s Avatar
Active Sep 13 at 22:42

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Posted by Crystal L.’s Avatar Crystal L.
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Andrea Caprio | Physician Assistant, Master of Business Administration (MBA) Hello, Great question. As a practicing PA who has many PA ...

Why did you choose MD over PA or PA over MD?

I want to work in the medical field but I am stuck between PA and MD. Both PA and MD had benefits and I just want to know how you were able to choose between the two. #medical #medicine #healthcare #doctor #physician-assistant...

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Active Apr 11 at 21:50

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What is the best way to cope with potential deaths of medical patients?

I am going to be a physician's assistant and I plan to work in pediatrics. I want to know coping methods people in the medical profession have to cope with deaths of patients. #medicine #physician-assistant #students-interested-in-career-as-physician-assistants #death #copingmethods #patients...

#pediatrics #working-with-children

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Vickey Manning’s Avatar Daniela Silva’s Avatar
Active May 15 at 16:55

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Posted by Gabriella C.’s Avatar Gabriella C.
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Vickey Manning | MD There is no easy answer for this. I too am a ...

Physician assistant specializing in OB or Nursing-midwife ?

I am having trouble choosing between becoming a PA in OB or a midwife. I originally wanted to go to medical school but decided that i didn't want to go to school for long after undergrad. So my dream is to be able to deliver babies or at least assist in the deliver. so i just want some more...

#medicine #medical-practice #physician-assistant #hospital-and-health-care #healthcare

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Michelle Arp MS, BSN, RN, CNM’s Avatar Mary Kate Larimer’s Avatar Franchesca Estrada’s Avatar
Active Feb 07 at 23:05

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Posted by Deandra L.’s Avatar Deandra L.
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Michelle Arp MS, BSN, RN, CNM | Certified Nurse Midwife and residential rental property owner/manager I am a certified nurse-midwife in Georgia. For a career with ...

Is it worth the time and money to become a Medical Doctor?

I was very set on going to medical school and becoming a doctor this time last year; however, the doctors I have asked have said that they would pursue Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant instead if they were to choose their career over again. What do y'all think? Thanks! #doctor #nurse...

#medical-school #physician-assistant #nurse-practitioner #doctorate-degree #pre-med

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Active Jul 09 at 00:39

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Posted by isabel B.’s Avatar isabel B.

Do you regret becoming a physician's assistant?

I am interested in becoming a physician's assistant. I want to know more information on it to decide if it's the right career for me...

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Andrea Caprio’s Avatar
Active Sep 19 '17 at 21:02

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Posted by Bre'Shana A.’s Avatar Bre'Shana A.
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Andrea Caprio | Physician Assistant, Master of Business Administration (MBA) Hello Bre'Shana, I've been a Physician Assistant for 15 years. I've ...

What is the best way to break the news of the death of a family member to their family?

I am intending on becoming a physicians assistant and I recognize that I may be put in this situation at some point. I would like some tips for this hard topic. #medicine #working-with-children #death #physician-assistant #students-interested-in-career-as-physician-assistants #medical-practice...

#coping #family-medicine #grief-counseling

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Daniela Silva’s Avatar
Active Apr 27 at 18:06

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Posted by Gabriella C.’s Avatar Gabriella C.
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Daniela Silva | Educational Writer- New Heights Educational Group Gabriella,When someone dies and it’s down to you to break the ...

What are the main differences between a Nurse Practitioner and a Physician Assistant?

Hi! I am planning on going to college and becoming a Neonatal nurse, but I am also thinking of furthering my education and becoming either a Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant. What is the difference between the two? Do they both have the same amount of schooling? Do they both do the...

#social-media #nursing #nurse-practitioner #healthcare #physician-assistant #health #financial-planning #medicine #career-details

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Lisa Campana, BSN, RN, CCRN’s Avatar Charles Forbes’s Avatar Monica Alston’s Avatar
Active Aug 15 '17 at 08:51

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Posted by Angelina P.’s Avatar Angelina P.
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Lisa Campana, BSN, RN, CCRN | Critical Care Transport Nurse Angelina, There is a big difference between being a PA and ...

What's the most complicated part of being a physician's assistant?

I am interested in pursuing a career as a physician's assistant and want to know more information, in order to decide if it's the right career for me #physician-assistant #medicine #health #hospital-and-health-care...

#healthcare

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Active Mar 15 at 01:00

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Posted by Bre'Shana A.’s Avatar Bre'Shana A.
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Mallory Danielson | Physician Assistant, Master of Public Health The physician assistant profession (not physician's assistant fyi) is very flexible. ...
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