What is the best college major for Pre-PA students?By
I am not sure there is a best major. There are prerequisites. These usually include having a BS or BA degree from a 4 year college that teaches science majors. Most schools have courses that they require. Anatomy and Physiology separately or combined for two semesters. Several hours of chemistry including general, organic and biochemistry. Statistics and usually another math course. They like their students to have classes in Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology with a lab, embryology and epidemiology. You have to get these courses in, get a cumulative 3.0 and usually better if you want to go to a top 25 school. What major is best?
I you are like me, you need to focus. I needed to only focus on the courses I needed. I am not one who could major in a humanity and take all those courses on the side. I know great students who did just that and got 4.0 averages and are now great PA’s. I personally don’t look good in spandex or a cape. I focused on what I needed so I majored in a program – Applied Biology – that was intended to take you to grad school. All you could do when you graduated was take an entry position in a lab somewhere – probably processing stool specimens for parasites on the night shift. A dream job! But is was a good major if you wanted a PhD or to go to Medical, Dental or professional school in the sciences like PA school or similar medical career.
The video below is one I made earlier in 2012 while driving to work on a holiday. It addresses the issue of “What major is best if you want to be a PA?”
What should you do about it? Well the advice is general and not tailored to you. Consider it. If you really need help in your quest to become a PA
think about using me as your coach. Best wishes to you all on your PA Path.