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Many choices: Once graduated from an accredited pa program and passing certifying exams, many pa's work in primary care situations. They can also take additional specialty training and work as extenders in physician specialists' offices. Salaries depend on the practice and job offer.
NP vs PA: Nps and pas may overlap in many aspects of being physician extenders. Nurse practicianers obtain a bachelors degree in nursing and then additional training to be a np. Physician assistance usually obtain a masters degree.
PA: Of course you can. Look around and see if there is an opportunity you like best.
Sort of like an RN,: But not trained by nurses; instead trained by physicians. Nurse training typically emphasizes current routines of disease treatment/management. Physician training typically emphasizes background issues & theories of body function & diseases. Physician approach typically more flexible. Yet always extremely dependant on the viewpoints/background/interests/biases of the individual (s) involved.
Call around: This is highly variable and the best way to find out is to call around and ask.See 1 more doctor answer
Terrific choice: PAs are in strong demand, get paid well and have a great deal of prestige. It is obviously a much shorter track than becoming a regular doctor so it is quicker and cheaper to become one. Yet you have frequently equivalent responsibilities and a strong likelihood of lifetime employment. Go for it.See 1 more doctor answer
Take Science courses: You take undergraduate courses in science just like Pre Med Courses
PA: Physicians get a very comprehensive education, they need to go through undergrad, then 4 years of medical school then at least 3 years of residency training and they need to take different national boards.Physician assistants get the undergrad degree and do Master's degree and they need to practice under physicians supervision. They are called mid-level practitioners as well.
Recommended to a gastronolgist. Long trip to meet w him. Met with the physician assistant instead cause he was busy. Is that common for first consult?
Yes: It is a useful way to screen patients so the specialist is used to their best advantage. This is why the profession of physician's assistants was created.
Whatever you want: You can do either one. Just have to look at the training requirements.See 1 more doctor answer
PA vs NP: Training and education>pa has less training and education than np who must be a registered nurse before going for the np degree.
No very different.: A physician's assistant actually provides medical care under a doctor's supervision. They have several years of post secondary education. They earn an average of > $81, 000 per year. A medical assistant usually has 6 months to 1 year of training. Not all states require certification. They assist with administrative & clinical duties. They earn $19, 000 to $28, 000 annually.
It is possible that a physician assistant prescribe basic medications for family members or friends?
Not recommended: Not recommended, but they can, but are prohibited from prescribing controlled substance to family members just like physicians are, check your own states rules.
Depends: This depends on state and facility guidelines.
2 yrs after college: Most physicians assistant programs are 2 year degrees after completing a bachelors degree. However, to get into a pa program they will want you to have experience in a medical setting so this can add time to your path.
I went to see my doctor but he wasn't there instead I saw a physician assistant. What exactly is a physician assistant? How could they replace the md?
A PA: Or physician's assistant is a medical provider who works on a medical team with a physician. The pa can evaluate, diagnose, treat ; prescribe. There are many situations which don't require a physician ; for which a pa would be appropriate. Take care.
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Depends on state: Most are supervised by a doctor behind the scenes but it varies by state.
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