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  1. My name is Talia and I plan to be a PA. Right now I am a sophomore in HS and I have great grades and will be looking for programs next year. I'd like to have my first shaowing experience, so I am open to specialty. I just need a break. I am available all hours over the summer and after school in the fall. Thanks!
  2. I’m graduating high school soon, and I am really interested in the health field. I always like helping people and I’m leaning towards PA over MD,Nurse Practioner, Physical Therapist, or a Optometrist. I would love to get to work with patients fast and be done with schooling fast also. The amount of schooling required to become a doctor doesn’t attract me. I want to start a family early and get a job early also. I also want to spend more time with my family. PA’s make a good amount of money to live a comfortable life. Is it financially secure? Will being a PA fulfill me? Or should I just go the
  3. Before I begin, yes I am still just a senior in high school, and yes I know that my goals can change. However, this is what I want as of now, and because it's extremely important to prepare for what I want my future to be, even though it may change, I need to make plans. So PLEASE don't advise me on going to med school or doing something else, it's not what I'm asking for. Now, I've been doing my own research, but I would also love different personal perspectives. As of now, I plan to stay within five hours (maybe more if necessary) away from southern-ish New York because I don't hav
  4. I'm in my senior year of high school and I will soon be applying to colleges/universities, but I have a lot of questions: I know (or at least I've been told, so correct me if I'm wrong) that if someone is planning to become a physician and go to medical school, that medical schools essentially view their undergrad years in a similar manner as colleges/universities view high school years. Is this the same for those on track to become a PA? To confirm, my question is: Does where I go for undergrad matter to physician assistant master's programs/PA schools as long as I have a good GPA?
  5. Hi, I'm currently a senior in high school and I'm interested in entering the medical field and becoming a future PA. Before I start applying for colleges, I would like to know all of the necessary requirements, classes, prerequisites, etc. that I would need before applying for PA school. What should I major in? Would I be at an advantage if I was an RN for a few years and then go on to PA school? Any advice you guys can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  6. Hi! I am hoping someone can help us! My daughter is trying to figure out what science class to take in her senior year that would be beneficial to her when applying to a PA program. Her options are AP Biology, Molecular Biology or Organic Bio Chem. What are your thoughts? Thank you!
  7. Hi I am currently attending High School as a Senior as this will be my last year. I would like to know where to start with the Physicians Assistant programs. I had three options: 1. I was going to go straight to a four year and get my bachelor and at the same time I was going to get my hours needed through things offered at the local hospital where ever I would end up going. 2. I was just going to go to my local Junior College and I would take the EMT course this summer so that is how I would get my hours done. Then i would apply straight to the PA program after I got my associates. 3. I wa
  8. I am a high school senior who is interested in studying to be a PA in college. I definitely want to pursue this career. I consider myself a good high school student. I have a 95 GPA and I am in the top 5% of my class. I am good at math and science. All these factors considered, I still have self doubt and feel extremely intimidated. Honestly, half of me thinks I will do fine and the other half thinks I will fail in college. I understand nothing worth while is easy in life. But is PA school really the grueling, hell on earth major some people make it out to be. Do you have to be a valedictorian
  9. Hi, Who typically covers the cost of the malpractice insurance for a PT temp-to-hire or contract position for a Physician Assistant? Is it the facility or is it the PA? I have worked with both scenarios, but not sure which is more common. Thanks! Nan
  10. I am a junior in HS. I'm trying to plan out my future and a PA looks like the career i want to pursue. I want the experience of being in the military while doing something i love. Just curious, how can i become a PA in the Army or Navy? What steps did you take? Do you first have to get your education at a college then enlist or are there other options/routes? The only problem, for me, if i were to go to college first, is paying back loans/debt.(Yes i know their are scholarships and financial aid) Any other advice or tips is much appreciated P.S. I know that ROTC will p
  11. Hi, I know these forums are filled with PAs, and college students but I really can't find one for high school students. Sorry if this is the wrong site (i'll be happy if you were to direct me to the proper site) to be using but i have some few questions for an aspiring PA whose still a junior. What steps did you take to become a PA student/PA? Is getting a bachelors then enrolling in a PA program the only option? Do I have to do the pre-reqs at the university level, or can i do them at a community college then transfer? What classes did you enroll in? What was your major
  12. Hi everyone. I am a high school senior who is stressing about where I want to go to school, as well as figure out what I want to do for the rest of my life. The idea that the decisions I make these next few months could be life altering one's scare me. Crazy right? I am currently an intern at a local hospital. When people ask me what I do, I like to say, "I'm a CNA......under supervision." So yes, I clean up poop. My internship is great being that I get to rotate through various departments of the hospital. All throughout high school, my career goals have constantly changed. It's been a roller
  13. Hello everyone, New to the forum. What an asset! I'm reducing clutter and including two unrelated questions into one post. Anyone have experience with counting high school coursework? 1) AP Credit - Where to put it? Count it? My college granted me credit for AP coursework which opted me out of some general requirements. For example I took Accelerated General Chem in one semester because of an AP Chem 5, but many schools require 2 semesters of general chemistry. So I would include this AP course under my undergrad college? The transcript would be from where? I took a Project
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