No Experience Necessary
Question by Rachel: How to become a Physician’s Assistant?
Okay so I copied and pasted another answer from a similar question (for how to become a P.A.):
“1st way) 5-year physician assistant program (univ. of detroit mercy has one such program and you graduate w/ a masters degree. some of the other programs may only award a bachelors. it’s preferable to get a masters)
2nd way) get a bachelors degree then apply to a 2-3 physician assistant program. this way you would (obviously) be getting a masters degree. if you choose this route you should have some sort of “medical” background/experience before applying to a physician’s assistant program. most applicants have been emts or practical nurses. however, some ppl are accepted after only working as a certified nursing assistant (cna) (some of the programs to become a cna are as short as a month).”
So, what, I have to pursue another career in order to become a P.A.? That’s weird…. i have to get a job first… so that i can become a P.A. later?? (therefore having to participate and pay for another program???) it says medical experience, so basically i need to obtain a regular job so i can have medical experience THEN pursue the P.A. program? what else can i do? would voluntary work be sufficient enough?
I am on my way to getting a bachelor’s degree… (univ.) so.. then what? step-by-step answers, please. 🙂
i know.. reallyyyyy long question.
Answer by grneggzham
Take the short route.. enter nursing school.
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