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  1. Hi there, I am a current undergraduate Pre-PA who is hopefully attending PA school this fall. My PA advisors had mentioned that it would be possible to become a professor after graduating from PA school. Does becoming a professor require additional schooling, or a certain amount of clinical background beforehand? What does one have to do to become an anatomy or physiology professor? Thanks!
  2. Could someone explain the difference between a Physician Assistant and a Nurse Practitioner? I'm still a bit confused as to what sets these two professions apart. Thanks so much!
  3. Thank you all for your responses! Unfortunately, there is no pathophysiology undergraduate course offered at my school. However, there are Virology and Parasitology courses. What about Cell Biology? This is an extremely rigorous course offered at my school (which I've heard affects many people's GPAs) Is it worth taking that course to potentially negatively affect my GPA?
  4. Hi everyone! I am currently a Junior Pre-Physician Assistant student in a direct entry program beginning in Fall 2014. I have to make my schedule soon and was hoping to get some advice as to what classes are most beneficial. After this semester, I will have taken all the required science courses. I've taken a full year of Inorganic Chemistry and labs, a full year of Introductory Biology and labs, Genetics, Human Physiology, a combined course (specific for Pre-PA students) of Organic Chem/Biochem, and I am currently taking Microbiology and Human Anatomy and Physiology 1. Next semester, I will be taking Human A&P 2, however, I was hoping to add on one more science course to better prepare myself for the rigor of PA school. Do any of you have any recommendations? I was considering Biochemistry, Cell Biology, or Virology, but I am not sure what course is most beneficial. Do any of you know of what courses helped you the most before entering PA school? Thanks so much!!
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