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  1. I appreciate your time to explain your experiences. You answered many of my concerns thank you! Also I agree it’s time to see fresh faces for the PA career! Wish me luck!
  2. Thank you so much for your response! That’s unfortunate about the guy who wanted only black CCHTs but I’m glad things were able to turn around for you. Thank you for the reassurance! Also how is your clinical phase going? And what was your Bachelors degree if you don’t mind me asking?
  3. Thank you so much, This helped me with my nerves a little because I sometimes feel like this field is getting more popularized by the year! hopefully now I can make a discussion on my B.S major too. Thank you!
  4. Hello I'm new to this website and forum but I have a plan to continue my education to become a Physician Assistant specializing in Dermatology. I wanted to hear from PAs or students who are in the minority specially the African/black community. I am a 24yr old Female, Jamaican-american. I plan on applying to a PA program here in Florida in the next 4 years, and was hoping to get some more information and advice please!! I will be attending an accelerated program (5-6months) to be a Medical Assistant (Sept.- Feb. 2020). After I am licensed in MA, I would like to reapply to UCF for my biomedical sciences degree. Where I can get in my hours for healthcare experience as an MA and finish my bachelors before applying to PA school. I have just a few concerns: 1. Is becoming a MA worth it before PA school? or worth the money to go to school for? I'm worried because most companies here are looking for bilingual MAs. I do want to learn another language preferably Spanish, but later on while I get my B.S in Biomed (Also I do not want to be CNA or RN). 2. Is a biomedical science degree more looked at to enter a PA program? Which degree/major is also acceptable if I decide not to go the science route but I make sure I take my required science classes? 3. As a minority do we have an advantage or disadvantage to enter a PA school? 4. Does anyone have experience as a PA student either at NOVA or Barry University? If so, how are the professors and the overall work load? 5. After becoming a PA, do we experience racism throughout the country in our profession? (Regardless if we do or not, no one is going to stop me from doing my job correctly, I will treat every race with respect. I would just like to know because I'm curious since again there is not many of us as PAs.) 6. How was the job search for you as a minority? How long did it take to land a job in your specialization? 7. Are there any forums or websites to find a black PA to shadow? or if anyone can refer me in central to south Florida locations? 8. I am highly interested in this career but want to know if this profession is worth committing to and seeking a job for in the years of 2024-2028? I know that's a stretch time but I like to be prepared lol Thank you for your time!!
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