One clear distinction between training as a physician and a PA is the length of time.
<strong>MD/DO you need high GPA and MCAT scores.
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. I would still have to take the MCAT, apply, do interviews, and then start the following year (this could take 2-3 years; here I could work as a full time PA and save money for medical school). .
Physician assistants are professionals who diagnose, treat, and help prevent illnesses. 3. .
Medicine sucks!. I decided that I never wanted to be a doctor and didn’t want to go through 7+ years of training when I know That’s not what I wanted.
Typically, doctors complete four years of medical school, followed by an internship and residency.
May 10, 2023 · However, the lawyers involved in the case are likely to take a portion of the settlement as part of their fees. PA vs MD: Side-by-Side Comparison When you make your choice between medical school and a PA program, it’s best to carefully consider the programs and practices of both.
So I was deciding between PA and MD/DO.
Length of Education. The average cost for NP school is between $35,000 and $70,000. But this compensation is still meager when compared to a doctor's salary. The only PA's making 200K+ are working there tails off, like 75-90 hours a week and usually in things like CT surgery, Ortho, ER (taking tons of extra shifts). You would also learn basic medical foundations such as (anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology) up to complex topics such as (anesthesiology, general surgery, etc). .
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Some people on this forum don’t like to hear it, but it’s the truth - you will never have the same depth of knowledge or the scope of practice as a PA as you would as an MD, especially outside of primary care. May 10, 2023 · However, the lawyers involved in the case are likely to take a portion of the settlement as part of their fees.
The main reasons that I chose PA is the horizontal mobility, less schooling, and work/life balance.
They have the training to treat illnesses under.
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