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Anyone can apply to a medical school and become a doctor. The real question is whether or not being a PA will lead to a shorter time at medical school and the answer to that is, NO!
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What do physician assistants do?

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Is physician assistant and medical assistant the same?

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What education and training do you need to become a physician assistant?

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What is an physicians assistant?

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What should your college major be to become any kind of doctor or physician?

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Majors to become physician assistant?

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How do you become a Physician Assistant?

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What does a physician assistant do?

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Can a physician assistant become a doctor by gaining experience?

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What undergraduate degree is recommended to become a Physicians Assistant?

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I have an associates degree in Medical Assisting. How do I become a doctor?

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