I am currently working on my undergrad and I am beginning to think about what area I want to work in as a PA. I think emergency medicine would be very interesting. I am also considering taking the EMT-B course to help me decide if emergency medicine would be right for me. Are there any PA's that work in emergency medicine that could tell me what a typical day looks like? Do you have the opportunity to work closely with patients doing hands-on types of procedures? Or is it mostly ordering tests, evaluating patients, and referring them to doctors?
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Emergency Medicine PA, EMT-P
Doctor of Health Science & Global Health Student
26 years working in Emergency Medicine
you might shadow a PA in an emergency department to see first-hand. i didn't think i would be interested in emergency medicine until i shadowed a PA there, and it was great!