Hi there, my name is Vanessa and I just graduated with my bachelor's in February. I am looking to pursue into a PA program but not quite sure where to start. I am currently studying for the GRE and have about 250 internship hours done at an ENT clinic with an audiologist. I'm not sure in what I am doing and need any guidance or suggestion in what to do.
My husband is in the Navy and he JUST got orders to Mississippi for March 2020. I also JUST got a new job where we are located at right now. I’m also a new grad PA, so I plan on doing the long distance thing for several months (ugh) so that I can say that I’ve got a year of experience on my resume.
Can anyone tell me what the job market is like in Mississippi (specifically Gulfport/Biloxi)?
Is the job market better in Alabama? Should I focus on getting my license there instead, or Mississippi? It’s an hour drive to Mobile.
What’s the licensing process like for Mississippi? I heard the medical board has to interview you. What is that like?
Hello fellow aspiring PA students,
I was a 2018-2019 Samford PA applicant, and I found that a forum like this was very helpful last year. I thought I would go ahead and get a forum started for this application cycle. This is for anyone wanting to talk/ask questions about Samford's PA program for the 2019-2020 application cycle. I was waitlisted, and haven't heard anything back from them, but I would assume they already have solidified the seats for their very first cohort. Samford is a beautiful campus, and the faculty were a pleasure to be around during my interview, and as far as I am concerned they are my program of choice this application cycle. The application process can be cumbersome, so feel free to discuss and ask questions or give updates.
A discussion within the school's forum history at "Pre-PA--> Physician Assistant Schools--> Alabama--> University of South Alabama" has been created. Please see posts there since I'm unsure how to delete this topic. Thanks!