What to Expect in Physician Assistant School [A Detailed Overview]

What to expect in physician assistant school

You may have heard “horror stories” about how difficult or demanding PA school can be. Or maybe you haven’t heard much at all, and you’re just wondering what it will be like. Either way, you’re in the right place. Today I’ll share with you a detailed overview of what you can really expect in physician …

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How Many Hours Does a Physician Assistant Work Per Week?

How many hours does a physician assistant work per week

Physician assistant is often ranked highly among most appealing or attractive professions. Physician assistants get paid pretty well too, which is always nice. But how many hours do physician assistants actually work per week, or per month? Or daily for that matter? Today I’ll share my experience, and what I’ve learned working as a PA …

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How to Shadow a Physician Assistant [And Why You Should]

How to shadow a physician assistant

If you’re thinking about becoming a physician assistant, you should definitely spend some time shadowing before you make a final decision. By shadowing, you get some first-hand experience, and a glimpse of what it’s actually like to be a PA. I’ve done my fair amount of shadowing, and I’ve also been shadowed by students many …

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PA Specialties That are Like Being a Doctor, and Those that Aren’t

physician assistant medical specialties

Let’s talk a little bit about PA specialties. As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, being a physician assistant is similar to being a doctor. In fact, it’s so similar that when I meet people from other countries, it’s much easier to just tell them I’m a doctor than to try and explain the difference between a doctor …

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What Being a PA is All About

Physician assistant with a patient in her clinic

I guess that title’s a little ambiguous, since it could refer to this website, or to the profession. 🙂 Why don’t we talk a little bit about both. What’s the purpose of this website? I created this site to share my experiences becoming a physician assistant, from the decision to apply to PA School to my …

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