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  1. Please help me make a complete list of Pros and Cons of being a PA vs Physician. Pros___________________________________ Physician Assistant: Shorter School Less expensive Work Life Balance Lateral movement in career Doctor: Greater Pay More Autonomy Cons__________________________________ Physician Assistant: Lower Pay Less Autonomy Doctor: Longer Training (residency) Limited to one medical specialty
  2. Hello! I have had a really hard time finding shadowing opportunities in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, especially because of COVID restrictions. I'd appreciate the opportunity to gain experience by shadowing a PA or MD. Any specialty. Thanks!
  3. Should I go back to Medical school AFTER becoming a PA?Specialties interested in: Internal or Emergency MedicineHere are my personal thoughts:I don't like to disparage my profession, but the way we learned medicine was through memorization of algorithms and buzz words. We were not taught the basics of science from a molecular level working upwards. We basically skipped step 1 and went straight into step 2 clinical knowledge. Doctors can see and understand things we cannot. And make connections that we cannot. I think this is what I am craving for. To be that kind of an “expert.” To understand
  4. I have recently had a interesting discussion with a medical school Dean on the east coast that is interested in developing a bridge program. I would go for a program that had these attributes No MCAT required PA's with at least 5 maybe more experience A duration of no more than 2 years Step 1 to taken at end of 1st year Step 2 at end of 2nd year Ability to gain entry into all available residencies (I would imagine that the prior PA experience would give us a leg up) Isn't excessive in cost What in your opinion should this progra
  5. Good Evening All, I have been contemplating this for some time. LECOM has developed a 3 yr PA-->DO program. The pass rates and scores have been above the national average and the matches look pretty good. I am getting out of the Army soon. Ive been in for 8 yrs (only part as a PA) and will be 29-30 at the time of matriculation. The question: I am eligible for 36 months of Post-911 GI bill that will cover about 80-90% of the cost of school plus living expense (about 1300$ monthly) as well as books. This is a veteran right and requires no additional service. My loans after school would
  6. I recently helped to open a start up wellness clinic. I am the Medical Director of this new location, but not the entire franchise. An online magazine came and did a very brief interview with all of the staff. It was poorly written, and I'm fairly sure I did not say the quote they attributed to me. Besides that, my biggest concern is that they called me Doctor Lucas. I never introduced myself as such and neither did any of my staff. Do I need to reach out to the magazine and have them correct/redact? Any advice is appreciated.
  7. I'm a senior in high school, and I'm really interested in the health field. I'm deciding between a PA or a MD/DO. However, my Indian parents are really pushing/forcing me to go to a 6 year foreign med school to become a doctor in the U.S. As of right now, I would rather be a PA because: Start working faster Paying off your debts faster compared to MD Start a family faster Less schooling However, I am young, and I feel I might regret not becoming a doctor when I'm older. My parents keep discouraging me whenever I tell them that I want to be a PA. They say that
  8. Hi everyone! Your suggestions were really helpful last time, so I decided to post here again! I have been thinking about my plans after undergrad lately and I feel unsure about what I want to do. To be honest, I initially did not want to pursue the medical field because I thought it was not right for me. However, after taking some classes and volunteering at the hospital, I have found that I really enjoy it. I absolutely love the field of neuroscience/neurology and thought I should become a PA to work in that field. However, I have been discussing my plans lately with my classmates and the
  9. I wanted to know what PA's and MD's do exactly. Like what is the difference between the two. I know that MD's do a lot of paper work and note taking on patients well-being. I just wanted to know do PA's do the same thing? I guess, I am just really confused on how they are different. Please let me know. Thank you.
  10. I wanted to know what PA's and MD's do exactly. Like what is the difference between the two. I know that MD's do a lot of paper work and note taking on patients well-being. I just wanted to know do PA's do the same thing? I guess, I am just really confused on how they are different. Please let me know. Thank you.
  11. Physician Assistant Wanted: Post Date 10/23/2014 Title Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant FT/PT Part-Time Location Waldorf City Waldorf State Maryland Description Pain and Wellness Center of Maryland is looking for a part-time Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant. http://www.pwcentermd.com EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (List does not include all duties assigned) Interested and ability to perform successfully in a pain management office Performs complete
  12. Thought I would share this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO6XEQIsCoM) here since I've seen lately an affluent number of students unable to make the choice between PA and MD and expect someone else to tell them what to do. Though we are here to help, to guide, and to clarify ultimately the choice is yours. I'm a PA student and I could not have been much happier with my choice. Having a lot of choices is indeed paralyzing but if you know what you prioritize in life the choice will be easier. What do you guys think?
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