Archive for Pre-PA HS
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, Read More→
I received a message thru the contact form of The PA Path about how to gain experience to become a viable candidate. This person was interested in the program located in the Anne Arendel CC in Maryland.
Looking at the PDF for the last 3 PA class profiles there, students commonly had these medical backgrounds:
Emergency Medicine Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant,
Athletic Trainer and
The last class had an average of 3681 hours Read More→
After being a PA for 5-10 years, many PA’s wish there was a place to go on further. The natural progression is from PA to MD but there are many barriers in that process. The Doctor of Osteopathy my be the bridge a few PA’s are looking for. One program I saw and will link below, has an accelerated program for PA’s – 3 years.
The school is LECOM. It is located in Florida and Read More→
Hey, one of the MA’s we trained where I work has an interview later this month. The title of this blog post tells you in Latin what you need to be to ace the interview. I abbreviate it, V4AL, in English I have always called it R3P2T (R cubed, P squared T). What is it? I will tell you later. At the end of this maybe or maybe in the audio. HEY! Stay right there Read More→
This survey will pop up for you to take and disappear when you are finished. Any final comments can be left in the comments below. You will receive the video link in an email in 30 days or when the quota has been reached, which ever comes first. If you are a Fan of The PA Path on Facebook, leave a comment so I can reward you. Be sure you leave your name and a Read More→
Physician Assistant School is very competitive. Only 5% of applicants get into top 10 schools and around 9% for all programs. You have to separate yourself from the pack. Over on my Squidoo lens I wrote an article of the same title. Here is a audio version of that article.
If you decide to become a PA, you need more than one reason and economic reasons should be #3 or 4 on your list. But, this photo should make those 3rd or 4th reasons more solid. I am not going to say more but will allow the graph to speak for itself. Nurse Practitioners fared well here too.
I received this follow up comment via email from Squidoo. Unfortunately, I do not see this on my PA lens on Squidoo. I will answer the question here and hopefully the author will see it.
Thank you. I actually withdrew from that institution. Now I plan to study for the GRE by purchasing the book recommended by Elizabeth Murray. I really was thinking about UNC because that is my dream school, however UNC does not Read More→
From Squidoo Sarah writes:
I just got interested in the PA program. I am recently in a community college, with a GPA of 2.77. I was actually in the RN program until recent when i decided to change my major to Physician Assistant. I would like to know if I need any more classes. Also I have been a CNA for 3 years now, and I will be taking the LPN program this Read More→
Via Squidoo, Andrew Lu wrote me:
Hello Mr. Bair,
I am a post BS/PT/Pre-med Degree, with a 3.15GPA (with several 400 level graduate classes such as Clinical Anatomy with Cadaver, and Clinical Physiology with Cadaver.) Currently, I am applying to CUNY City College for a BS-PA. I am a EMT-B and have been since 16… (8 years), and also am a Medical Surgical Tech for a well known hospital. I also was a PT for Read More→