Hey guys. I am accepted to PA school that starts August 2019 and will graduate December 2021. I did not apply to the cycle that closed in February 2019, that would take effect Fall 2019(I think?). I have considered applying in August 2019 for the next FY that opens in October 2019, but I'm not sure it would be worth it as I would be in school already. I would really appreciate any opinions on this.
Secondly, if anyone has any first or secondhand knowledge about direct commissioning as a civilian PA after graduation that would be extremely helpful as well.