seeker2787 Posted February 27, 2012 Share Posted February 27, 2012 Hello everyone, I'm a new guy to the site and would appreciate some advice or suggestions. My high school guidance counselor talk was about 5 minutes long about what I wanted to do and what I was good at. I explained I wanted to work with people and make a positive impact. I also said that I enjoyed chemistry and the guidance counselor suggested forensic chemistry. He then gave me a website that made the job sound like puppy dogs and rainbows everyday. To help condense my story, I did two years of forensic chemistry. This also included liberal arts credits for classes like anthropology, religion, English, etc. I woke up one day realizing that I could not see myself doing forensic chemistry for the rest of my life. I transferred back home and did some soul-searching for what I wanted to with my life. After some physician shadowing I felt it was a career path I would enjoy. It clicked fairly well with my personality. I also obtained my CNA certification in order to stay connected to the medical field. I am currently a pre-med/biology major but after shadowing various PA's (a physician at the hospital I work at wanted to show me another aspect of medicine and suggested I shadow the PA he worked with) in multiple settings and specialties, I have found myself far more drawn to becoming a PA and continued to look into the PA route. I have weighed the pros/cons as best as I can with a lot of discussion and research. I guess my question is what would be my best option to accomplish PA school? My university does not have very good/knowledgeable advisors unfortunately. It has been like pulling teeth to get the proper classes for my current major, and I do not feel they are a reliable resource. Should I determine what schools are appropriate for me and take pre-req's for them while switching to a major that will gain me a bachelor's fastest based upon my prior credits/courses? I do not mean to sound like I'm impatient or rushing to the end goal. I was just hoping for some guidance on how best to achieve my goals most efficiently based on my history. I apologize if I left out helpful information or rambled too much. Thank you for any help you all can provide. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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