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  1. I have intentions of becoming a physician assistant. The only thing that kind of worries me about this profession is having to perform surgery. I kind of want to stay away from that because I feel like surgery is too risky. So, as a PA do you have to perform surgery?
  2. Hello, I would like to receive your guys' advice on this dilemma I have. I just decided that I wanted to get into the Physician Assistant profession this past year. I am going into my third year of undergrad. I am a Biology major. I understand for PA school you have to obtain an adequate amount of health care hours. As of today, I have not done anything yet to obtain those hours, but I plan on doing something soon. I am thinking about attending a Phlebotomy or CNA program to obtain a certificate and start pursuing that. However, I don't believe I'll be able to obtain an adequate amount of health care hours in just two years. I was thinking about taking a year off next year, attend a program, earn my certificate, find a job and work full time for the rest of the year, and then once I go back to school cut back to part time for the remainder of my studies. Or I was thinking I shouldn't take a year off, just go ahead and finish up undergrad, and then after I graduate work for a few years to obtain some healthcare experience while paying off my undergrad student loans monthly, then applying for PA school. Which one sounds like a better plan?
  3. Hello, I am going into my third year of undergrad. So far I owe $15,840 in loans. I do not plan on applying to PA school right after I finish undergrad. I plan on working as probably a Licensed Practical Nurse or a Phlebotomist for a few years then applying. I plan on paying off these loans monthly. Would this take a long time to pay back?
  4. Well your guys' situation is a little different from mine. I am still in undergrad. I just signed up for a program at my university where I am able to take some courses at a community college in my county, and then have the credits transfer to my university. I am doing this to save money. I thought about taking the rest of my science prerequisites for PA school at the community college, but after doing some research I read that many admission committees do not recommend that you take the prerequisites at a community college. You guys already had your degrees when you took the courses which would make you a more desirable applicant. However, I am trying to complete them while I am still in undergrad. I was just wondering would it still be frowned upon if I just take my gen ed courses at the community college and the prerequisites at my university?
  5. Well your guys' situation is a little different from mine. I am still in undergrad. I just signed up for a program at my university where I am able to take some courses at a community college in my county, and then have the credits transfer to my university. I am doing this to save money. I thought about taking the rest of my science prerequisites for PA school at the community college, but after doing some research I read that many admission committees do not recommend that you take the prerequisites at a community college. You guys already had your degrees when you took the courses which would make you a more desirable applicant. However, I am trying to complete them while I am still in undergrad. I was just wondering would it still be frowned upon if I just take my gen ed courses at the community college and the prerequisites at my university?
  6. Hello, I understand it is generally frowned upon when you take your science prerequisites for PA school at a community college, but is it okay to take your gen ed courses at community college and take your science prerequisites at a four year institution?
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