What would you like to do?
Ok actually you only have to go to college for two years then a PA program two years. You can go and get you masters degree but it's not nessecary to obtain a license. Actuall…y, only a few programs remain that don't require a Bachelor's Degree to get in to PA school and require a Master's Degree for graduation. The American Academy of Physician Assistants is working to require that all PAs have a Master's Degree in order to become licensed in all states.
Answer Depends on what area you want to be in as a PA. If ER for instance, be an ER tech part-time. Side benefit- many hospitals offer scholarships and/or …tuition reimbursement
Yes and No They are trained in a similar model of education, but physicians complete a residency. PA's can complete an optional residency for PA's. They perform similar dutie…s in primary care settings. PA's consult with physicians or refer when a patient presents with something they need assistance with. Physicians do this as well, however, they typically refer when they need assistance to the appropriate specialist. Both are very well trained to provide medically based healthcare. These two practitioners represent the most highly trained in healthcare.
No they are not, although it is within the same field basically doing the same type of work, and what I would call a team approach to health care. The physician's assistant wo…rks under the strict supervision of the physician. Below, I have listed two links. One for physician, and one for physician's assistant. You will be able to see exactly what the two fields entail. . For the source and more detailed information concerning this subject, click on the related links section (U.S. Department of Labor) indicated below.
Yes, but you would need to have all pre-req's and good MCAT scores to get into medical school. Im not sure if it is smart to become a physician assistant rather than going a…ll the way and become a doctor. Its something Im debating on too. Not sure what to do either.
What additional education and training is required to become a medical doctor if you are already a physicians assistant?
You are gong to need to get your medical degree from a medical school. You will also have to complete your residency.
You can major in anything and still be accepted to PA school. It is only required that you complete the pre-requisites first. It is easiest to complete the pre-reqs which simu…ltaneously completing a degree if you major in a science such as Biology, Chemistry, Physiology, etc.
yes they can
No, and claiming to be a physician would be a crime. If your degree says physician assistant then that's what you are - unless you go back to school, study some more and …get a physician's degree.
The following is written by and according to the U.S. Department of Labor and particular to the education and training required for physicians assistants. Requirements for a…dmission to training programs vary; most applicants have a college degree and some health-related work experience. All States require physician assistants to complete an accredited, formal education program and pass a national exam to obtain a license. Education and training. Physician assistant educational programs usually take at least 2 years to complete for full-time students. Most programs are at schools of allied health, academic health centers, medical schools, or 4-year colleges; a few are at community colleges, are part of the military, or are at hospitals. Many accredited PA programs have clinical teaching affiliations with medical schools. In 2008, 142 education programs for physician assistants were accredited or provisionally accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant. Eighty percent, or 113, of these programs offered the option of a master's degree, 21 of them offered a bachelor's degree, 3 awarded associate degrees, and 5 awarded a certificate. Most applicants to PA educational programs already have a college degree and some health-related work experience; however, admissions requirements vary from program to program. Many PAs have prior experience as registered nurses, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics. PA education includes classroom and laboratory instruction in subjects like biochemistry, pathology, human anatomy, physiology, clinical pharmacology, clinical medicine, physical diagnosis, and medical ethics. PA programs also include supervised clinical training in several areas, including family medicine, internal medicine, surgery, prenatal care and gynecology, geriatrics, emergency medicine, and pediatrics. Sometimes, PA students serve in one or more of these areas under the supervision of a physician who is seeking to hire a PA. The rotation may lead to permanent employment in one of the areas where the student works. Licensure. All States and the District of Columbia have legislation governing the practice of physician assistants. All jurisdictions require physician assistants to pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination, administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and open only to graduates of accredited PA education programs. Only those who have successfully completed the examination may use the credential "Physician Assistant-Certified." To remain certified, PAs must complete 100 hours of continuing medical education every 2 years. Every 6 years, they must pass a recertification examination or complete an alternative program combining learning experiences and a take-home examination. Other qualifications. Physician assistants must have a desire to serve patients and be self-motivated. PAs also must have a good bedside manner, emotional stability, and the ability to make decisions in emergencies. Physician assistants should have an enthusiasm for lifelong learning, because their eligibility to practice depends on continuing education. Advancement. Some PAs pursue additional education in a specialty. PA postgraduate educational programs are available in areas such as internal medicine, rural primary care, emergency medicine, surgery, pediatrics, neonatology, and occupational medicine. Candidates must be graduates of an accredited program and be certified by the NCCPA. As they attain greater clinical knowledge and experience, PAs can earn new responsibilities and higher wages. However, by the very nature of the profession, clinically practicing PAs always are supervised by physicians. For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (U.S. Department of Labor) indicated directly below this answer section.
A PA can become an anesthesiologist only after completing the correct program of schooling.
No, physician assistants are trained on a different educational path.
anything is possible isn't it?
"To become a physician's assistant in Ontario, one must typically complete two years of post graduate studies. They are also trained in the medical model of training, as the p…erform a number of tasks typically performed by a regular medical doctor."
Usually a 6-7 year program of science and clinical experience. Lots of chemistry and biology courses. Getting into a PA program is tricky and there are not that many schools t…hat offer it.
Sure, a medical assistant can become a physician's assistant if they go back to school and complete a physician's assistant program.