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  1. Hello, I recently made a post yesterday and got some great feedback. You can read more about my background and thoughts there. Feel free to give more insight. I am reading all comments and using it sort of as a guidance in making a serious life decision. You can check it here: However for the professional PA's who are currently working, my main question for you today is: Are you satisfied as being a PA? What are some things that Physicians do that you can't in your specialties? Give me concrete examples! A lot of people say autonomy, wide scope of practice, vertical mobility,
  2. 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
  3. Currently working in a ED where most of the PA’s and NP’s recommend we (scribes aspiring to become PA’s) go to med school instead. This leaves me wondering how many PA’s truly feel like this? Is it maybe due to the stress they feel at the ED we are in or is it a similar trend throughout? Thanks in advance!
  4. So, I've been lurking around watching what happens with Oceania University of Medicine, in American Samoa. They successfully secured accreditation, and are listed under the WHO and the ECFMG, making their students eligible to take Step 1 of the USMLE. They have graduated a handful of US students that have successfully secured residencies and later licensing. One of them is an IM doc, Neeraj Mendiratta, who was a PA for a time before attending OUM and later finishing a US IM residency. The interesting thing is that students finish MS I & II via distance education, allowing you to stay home
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