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  1. Hello everybody. I am considering becoming a physician assistant, but I'm concerned that I may not be treated well by patients, doctors, nurses, etc. I consider myself a nice person, but I know that even the nicest of people can be treated unfairly. Can anybody tell me how many times they've had problems with people on the job? What was the nature of the problem? How was it resolved? Thanks!
  2. Hello everyone. I am going back to school for another bachelor's because I think that's probably easier than getting into a PA master's program. I'm a little apprehensive about this decision because I've read studies that suggest that some non-black Americans ask for non-black health care providers when they're at the hospital. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2771235/ Are there any black PAs out there that have had this experience? Are there any non-black PAs out there that have witnessed this type of behavior from patients? Thank you. I hope I didn't offend anyone.
  3. Have you considered getting a bachelor's degree in PA Studies? I know there are several institutions in the Northeast that offer that major. I'm thinking about going to Pennsylvania College of Technology, an open enrollment college that offers a major in PA Studies.
  4. Hi everyone. I have a really poor cumulative GPA, but a pretty good science GPA. I know I have no chance in hell of getting into a PA masters program given that my cumulative GPA is below a 2.5/4.0 so I'm thinking about getting another bachelor's degree. There are some pretty good undergraduate Physician Assistant programs in the Northeast. I'm just worried that some hospitals will reject me for jobs because I'll only have a bachelor's degree as opposed to most PAs who have master's degrees. My cousin (who's a PA) told me that some hospitals prefer people with graduate degrees. Do you guys think that's true? Thanks in advance.
  5. Hey everybody. I'm very interested in becoming a PA. I had some medical problems during college and that's part of the reason that I only graduated with a cumulative GPA of 2.2/4.0. My science GPA is about a 3.45/4.00, though. Is there any hope for me? I looked up just about every PA school in the country and it looks like there are 16 that don't have a GPA requirement. Assuming I apply to all of those schools as soon as they start accepting applications, what are my chances? I'll have at least 3 years of EMT experience by the time I apply and I will have shadowed a PA for at least 50 hours. Any advice will be welcome. Thanks.
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