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  1. I am currently a PA student but I love to travel (current COVID19 situation aside). Are there any countries where American trained PAs can practice that are not US government owned? Is it difficult in general to get a PA job outside the US if you work for the US government? Of course, I want to work in the US for at least a few years to pay off student loans but I am interested in this as a future prospect. If anyone has done anything like this I'd really like to hear about your experience! Thanks!
  2. Hi everyone, Have you ever have doubts choosing the PA path, with the "what if I move to a country that doesn't recognize this profession"? In my case, I've been in the US for 13 years, married, with kids and my home country has never heard of PAs. I don't really have intentions of moving back, but there's always the what if? Not strong enough to change my mind, but kind of lurking there. Anyone with similar thoughts?
  3. I’m a prospective PA students currently attending school interviews. For interviews, I’m trying to come up with a substantive presentation for how I see my career playing out, but I’m a little fuzzy on what is available to PAs in the fields of expedition medicine, travel (international) medicine, and mountain medicine. I’ve read up a bit on various sites including Wilderness Medical Society (read up on their Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine), worldextrememedicine.com, adventuremedic.com, and opportunity-posting sites like medicalmissions.org. The problems I’ve been running into
  4. Can PA's do a residency in another country? And would they be able to practice their certification in that country, should they decide to move to that country??
  5. Hey all -- New to the forum. I'm a post-BA student with a degree in Geography/Economics, where I focused on community development and the more sociological side of things... Years after my graduation, I decided to take the plunge into the medical field instead. I currently am an EMS worker with the goal to be involved with the Global Health field in the future (main interest in water/sanitation/infectious diseases, etc.).. Given the short background, my thought process is directed at doing a P.A. program with the hopes of being able to utilize that both domestically and abroad... S
  6. Hi all :) I'm currently about to attend PA School and the excitement I have is beyond words. However I have a bit of a problem I was hoping someone could help me with as it seems I can't find a concrete answer anywhere online. I live in the US and am a US citizen (have been all my life) however once I finish PA School, I will be moving to Dubai because that is where my Fiancé lives and works. It would be extremely difficult for him to come here and find a job, but over there he is doing very well. I was just wondering if anyone knew about the certified physician assi
  7. Has anyone here ever worked a position that was purely telemedicine (ie. completely remote/practicing from anywhere). I was wondering if any of these U.S. positions are feasible to do from overseas in locations where PAs have not been adopted into the healthcare system locally. Some of the job descriptions sound like they could potentially be done completely remotely. Curious if anyone has had experience with this and what it was like.
  8. Hi, I recently began researching into this but am I able to go to an international PA program and then work as a PA in the United States? Is there a specific test that I would need to take or are there any US accredited international schools that I can go to and then return to the US without taking the test? Please let me know!
  9. Sometime in the next year I will have an elective month in residency. I am very interested in doing an international rotation but only one PA resident in our program has done this so I don't have a lot of great ideas yet. I'm just reaching out to see if anyone has contacts or has had a good experience with a particular international organization. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  10. To any helpful person out there, I am a first year international student at a liberal arts college in the US. Academically, I don't feel I lack anything at this school. The classes are very challenging, and I push myself to the limit to get A's in every single class. On the financial side of things, I got a 55-60% scholarship, and the rest of my tuition gets covered by my dad back home. With every iota of honesty, I have always wanted to work as a medical doctor. I am determined, self-driven, sometimes anxious about my efficiency, but always honest about my abilities and faults. The r
  11. Hi! I am considering moving out of the county temporarily for a few months and doing HCE in either Canada or maybe India. I already have about 1000 paid hours working in the US and plan to apply to PA school this year. The other components of my application are strong, although I am in the younger demographic of applicants. Do you think doing international healthcare work is a good idea before I apply to PA school? Do most schools consider it legitimate experience? Will it help or hurt my applications? My other consideration is working as a health educator in a pregnancy crisis center for mino
  12. Hi guys! This is gonna be my first post here so I hope I'm doing this right. So I am an incoming college junior majoring in biology but I study in the Philippines. My cousin, who is currently undertaking PA school, introduced me to the PA profession and as I looked into it, the more I wanted to become one. The problem is I am not from the US nor do I have any type of permanent residency or citizenship. I really want to push for this dream but I am worried about several things. 1. I am not sure if there exist PA schools that accept foreign college graduates. 2. I don't know if th
  13. Hey everybody, I am a 20 year old male Pre-PA student studying Biology currently. I have wanted to be a PA since I first learned about the profession when I was a freshman in high school. I am now a sophomore in college and am working at the local hospital (300+ beds) as a "float" CNA. I have about 900ish hours so far. I also have my EMT license and was blessed with a position in a rural ER just outside of town (15 beds) as an ER Tech, but have not been able to start that position yet due a rigorous and busy semester for me. I plan to start working there early this summer. My GPA is curre
  14. Hello, I am a Canadian living in the United States on an athletic work visa. This basically means the only job I can have is to play that sport; other than that, I can only volunteer. I have always wanted to work in the medical field, but sports has kept that as a 'plan B'. After a lot of research I decided that I want to work towards getting into PA school while still working for my team. The major problem I am having is that I cannot get proper hands-on healthcare experience because I am not yet a permanent resident. I understand for many schools this hands on experience is m
  15. Hey everybody!! I am currently in my didactic year of PA school (YAY for almost being done with didactic!!). This summer, before I start my clinical rotations, I am going on a medical mission to Guatemala. We will be going to several rural villages and providing medical care, education, training and whatever else is needed!! If anybody is interested in this, just message me and I can give you more details about the Non-Profit I will be going with. If not, donations and/or sharing the link to my fundraising page would be VERY helpful!! Thank you!! www.gofundme.com/helpmeguatemala
  16. I start PA school this fall, and I am extremely excited. Extremely excited! In my program, after 4 semesters of preclinical studies, we will rotate through 7 clerkships, and finish with 2 elective rotations. I expect that during school, my experiences will shape my decisions-but I am unable to resist the urge to plan now. I look at these extra rotations as an opportunity to refine my top-choices for specialty, if I haven't already. Here are the 7: Family Medicine Clerkship Internal Medicine Clerkship General Surgery Clerkship Pediatric Clerkship Geriatric Clerkship
  17. Hey Guys! I am a PA student about to graduate this December. My husband is a Navy Doctor contemplating being stationed in Guam. I have no colleagues that have practiced internationally as a civilian PA and was curious how and who you would contact regarding jobs available in Guam for a PA. I am nervous about practicing overseas, but have no other option if my husband will be stationed there. I would love any information or contacts you may know of that I can get in touch with who have or are curently practicing in Guam or Internationally. Any feedback on experiences would be greatly apprecia
  18. This post includes international resources for physician assistants including job resources, links to international PA programs, links to international PA organizations, and general guidance for a pre-PA, PA student, or current physician assistant seeking international opportunity. http://doseofpa.blogspot.com/2014/04/international-physician-assistants.html If you have any additions or notice anything that should be updated, please let me know. Thank you for reading.
  19. Hi all! I'm so glad I've found this form, gotten tons of info so far I've been researching PA schools, and from what I've seen, and whats been posted here, it seems as though most of them focus on family practice/ primary care, and want a student who wants to go into that field. What are the schools out there with different focuses? So far I've seen Cornell: Surgery UC Denver: Pediatrics I'm primarily interested in emergency medicine, pediatrics, or international medicine, but I figure if we can get a post together with schools specialties, it can help other students with differ
  20. I am constantly looking for ways to broaden by experience and knowledge. I have found my "niche" to work with closed populations - i.e. Dept of Corrections/Mining Camps/Oil Fields & Refineries/Seafood Processing as a solo provider. My ideal job would be: Rotational in nature - 4 weeks on 4 weeks off or less (won't rule out longer - would depend upon the position) Paid travel/housing/meals 10-12 hour shift - prefer nights to days Married status if possible - i.e. I could bring my wife if she wanted to. Areas of International Interest: Australia, New Zealand, Ocea
  21. Hi all, I'm looking for a clincal rotation in Africa that's preferrably rural or based on a traveling clinic system. I've been looking at a few opportunities in South Africa, Uganda, and Tanzania but wanted to explore some more possibilities. My program is very open to me setting this up, but I need to find an individual or group that is a/has PAs and that would be willing to take a student. Thanks in advance!
  22. Hello, I have searched the forum quite a bit and haven't come across any international rotation threads since 2011, and none that were particularly helpful. Have any of you done an international rotation in a Spanish speaking country? I am hoping to organize one for next year (May 2014 - May 2015). Our program allows us to do international rotations, but we are required to submit information for review. I am looking for something 4 weeks in length, located in a Spanish speaking country. I am hoping that someone can provide a name, organization, or website that they are confident re
  23. Hi! A little about myself: I currently have a BA in Psychology with honors blah blah. I am working as a research assistant doing Epi research on cervical cancer in Kenya. I originally thought I was interested in conducting research and pursuing a PhD, but after multiple years working in research, I am beginning to realize that the field lacks some very important qualities that I would desire in a career. I am weighing my options and am considering both PA and MD. I believe the MD would be worth the sacrifice that I am aware it requires, but I want to explore my options to ensure I don’
  24. I was wondering if there are PA jobs in England and Italy. If so, what places? I'm going to PA school and I've always wanted to live somewhere cultural. If I stayed in the U.S., are there places like that?
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