Bruce is a graduate of Duke University PA Program in May 1978. He has been in clinical practice ever since. Here is a short video with some of his experience and opinion.

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May
19

Big Claims – Small results.

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Here is something to beware on the internet. I found this with one of my Google searches.

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Hi everyone. I wanted to let you know that I have changed the company that delivers mail for the PAPath. I will be dropping Aweber and using GoldBarOne exclusively. It offers me more service and I don’t need to pay for two.

Here is what is new. I am setting up a membership for $5 per week to run 5 months.

During the membership you will be able to view the material we are extracting Read More→

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A reader used the contact form on the site to send me a note with these questions:

I graduated in 2005 with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering (GPA was 3.35).  I’ve been working in the engineering-field since graduating.  However, the past few years I have been seeking a more meaningful career in healthcare.

Through research, I came across the Physician’s Assistant occupation, and it would be a great fit for my goals.  I Read More→

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On my Squidoo lens I received this comment from someone calling herself Mountainhealer:

Hello Mr. Bair,
Thank you in advance for your site and your advice.  I am writing because my life’s ambition is to become a PA, but I have been rejected by the one school I applied to (Mt. Union) and I will be applying, once again, to a limited number of schools (Baylor and U-Texas Galveston).  I have a B.S. in Integrative Read More→

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Apr
11

PA Programs – Military

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Name of program: INTERSERVICE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAM

URL http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/ipap/
US News Rank #10
Prerequisites;
Courses
Anatomy - 3 hours no lab
Physiology - 3 hours no lab
Microbiology w/lab
Statistics
Psychology - 3 hours
Other courses: Algebra - 3 hours
Chemistry - 6 hours divided among General, Organic, and Biochemistry

Bachelor Degree - Bachelor of Science preferred
GRE - enlisted Army GTA score 110 or more and pass PT test, all applicants take the SAT  Read More→
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Hi Bruce,

Thank you for taking the time to create this wonderful resource. I recently graduated from UNC-CH with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. My final GPA was a 3.127, though I got mainly A’s and only a few B’s in my degree courses. I was wondering if my overall GPA will hurt my application, or if my science GPA is all that matters to admissions committees. Also, I am trying Read More→

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Hello Bruce-

This is very helpful! Thanks for your time and energy.

I have a question regarding majors. I recently graduated with a B.S. in English Literature from a four year university. While completing my major I have also been completing the science prerequisites for PA school. I have around 50 science credits including micro, o-chem, bio-chem, A&P, genetics, cell bio, (all with labs). My overall gpa is around 3.5 with a science gpa around Read More→

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A 42 year old woman with children writes me:

She has no college but she is up for the challenge. She says her children are old enough for her to begin pursuit of her dreams.

She asks if “at this age” it might be a bit much for me?”

OK, When I attended PA school in 1976, I was the third youngest person in my class at age 27. Everyone else was older or much Read More→

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Mar
23

Answers to Pre-PA Questions #9

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Recently I received the query from someone reading one of my Squidoo PA lenses:

Thank you so much for compiling all of this great information and resources!

I’m currently a Sophomore undergraduate student, currently on my way to getting a B.S. in Classics with a minor in Biochemistry. I am very interested in the PA profession and am on my way to finishing the prerequisites of the top PA schools by the time I graduate. Read More→

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