Just signed up on this sight after a few days of lightly browsing.
I am a junior undergrad, I've had a life long fairy tale dream of being a surgeon, but as reality sets in, and with the healthcare field changing, and the desire to have a balanced lifestyle, the PA profession is starting to look nice.
the main reason I am hesitant in the PA field is the idea of being the "bitch" and given scutwork.
As a surgical PA, more specifically in orthopedics, (maybe even more specifically in upper extremities if any of you guys are reading this), is there that feeling of inferiority, or more of a teamwork, partner vibe?
Are PA's limited in surgery to just opening and closing wounds? or can they perform a variety of surgeries. Does anyone see this changing for the better or worse?