How to Become a PA?

by Shenron on August 9, 2009

A physician assistant is supposed to practice medicine under the close supervision of a physician (licensed). Before one becomes a physician, he should have been in a health field for not less than four years. They should however be differentiated from the medical assistants who do clerical and clinical duties. However, not everybody can become a physician assistant and those with the desire must follow the steps listed below:

physician assistant How to Become a PA?

  • One should first acquire an undergraduate degree and major in courses such as biology, anatomy, microbiology, psychology, physics, sociology, zoology, organic chemistry as well as have knowledge in medical terminologies. For one to be admitted into the graduate program he or she should have obtained a GPA of 3.0 and this explains why one need to study very hard.
  • Those that have not previously gotten involved in the medical profession should volunteer or work in a clinical setting as colleges requires that people possess two years of experience.

  • One should research on the program that he or she is interested in especially from the website.
  • One should contact this program directly by informing those concerned, showing them that one is interested. One can request for the information packet from them.

    physician assistant 5 How to Become a PA?

  • One should make sure that he or she contacts a graduate from the program that he or she is applying for so as to get their recommendation.
  • The next step would be to apply for the programs through the necessary bodies such as Central Application Service for Physician Assistants or directly to the colleges.
  • One should look for three people or more who would write him or her recommendations.
  • Next, it would be vital to complete all the paperwork that the program may entail such as writing the personal statement.
  • When invited for the interview, one should make sure that he or she is well prepared with much knowledge of the professional.

{ 1 trackback }

Twitted by everydayguide
August 9, 2009 at 11:05 pm

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: