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BenRRT

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  1. I'm currently getting a B in Gen Chem II as well. I also received an A in Gen Chem I last semester. This class is definitely a different monster! I'm not going to be too worried if I end the semester with a B. My biggest concern is acing A&P II!!!
  2. I'm confident that your HCE as a medic will make the clinical portion of PA school much easier. There's an active member on this forum, a former medic, who will be able to answer these questions in more detail.
  3. Definitely not a troll. As for me having no understanding of the PA profession, you could be right. The majority of what I "know" about the PA profession has come from this forum and other websites. You know what they say about the internet...
  4. I think this would be a great thing for the profession. Hopefully this time comes.
  5. Nailed it right here. Hopefully this hits home for some of these guys.
  6. Do any of you think that the NCCPA will require PAs to have legitimate HCE before being granted certification in the future? I'm sure this idea is far fetched, but it is something that I have been wondering about for a while. Coming from a college sophomore with a GPA > 3.9, I'm not happy about how easy it is for young college graduates with strong academics and no HCE to get into PA school and practice medicine with such little experience. In a way, I feel it is a disservice to future patients and the healthcare system as whole.
  7. PA should not be an entry level medical profession. Unfortunately, thanks to these 0-6 year programs, this field is leaning towards entry level.
  8. 20 year old male here. Both fields are very appealing to me. I love the different options that come with nursing, but I also like that respiratory allows you to be a specialist. I feel like nursing would be a better career to fall back on if my PA school plans don't pan out, but I also feel that respiratory may be a better pre-PA career. Can you gives me some pros and cons of each to help me make my decision.
  9. PAs can also make 6 figures. Maybe the OP really wants to practice medicine.
  10. Emed, Thanks for that info. I was not aware of the different options that came with family medicine.
  11. Emed, Thanks for that info. I was not aware of the different options that came with family medicine.
  12. As a sophomore biology major, I'm having a difficult time deciding what path to take. One of the main reasons why I'm considering the PA route is the option of switching specialties. Is this a good reason for wanting to pursue the PA route? Right now I could finish my biology degree and try to get into med school. However, I hate the fact that once I match into a residency, I will be stuck practicing in the same area of medicine for the rest of my career. Is it common for docs to want to switch specialties? Another option is switching my major to nursing or respiratory therapy, working for a few years, and then apply to PA school.
  13. As a sophomore biology major, I'm having a difficult time deciding what path to take. One of the main reasons why I'm considering the PA route is the option of switching specialties. Is this a good reason for wanting to pursue the PA route? Right now I could finish my biology degree and try to get into med school. However, I hate the fact that once I match into a residency, I will be stuck practicing in the same area of medicine for the rest of my career. Is it common for docs to want to switch specialties? Another option is switching my major to nursing or respiratory therapy, working for a few years, and then apply to PA school.
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