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How To Become A Physician Assistant
Training programs: Manymedical centers offer training programs for PAs. You will need a college degree with a good record. It helps if you have had some medical experience or at least a scientific background. PA schools are very competitive. Google PA programs to see which are out there. ...Read more
Pre med courses: You need a year each of organic chemistry, a ear of physics, a year of biology with their respective lab courses, a year of english and a year of calculus or other math courses including statistics.Also required is certain number of non science courses.You usually accompalish that in four years and then you take mcats and if you get into med school 4 years of school and three years of residency. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's a long road!: First you complete medical school, then you do your internship and then complete a basic residency in obstetrics and gynecology. After that you can apply for a specialty residency in pediatric gynecology, which is another 2 years or so. Overall, it takes about 8-10 years to be completely done and practicing on your own as a pediatric gynecologist, depending on how long your programs are. ...Read more
Pediatrics: It takes a college degree, making sure to take the classes necessary to get into medical school. Simply put, get good grades. MCAT is the entrance exam (like SAT, for college). Then you go to medical school, next, for 4 yrs. After that, you begin your residency, in general surgery, 3-4 more years. Then a fellowship, in pediatric surgery, 2more years. It's also verrrrrry expensive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For training, here's the national association website:
For jobs, it helps to connect with the radiation oncology doctors and clinics in your area as well as online. It's not a very big subspecialty in healthcare compared to specialities like internal medicine and is one of those areas where it can really help to network. ...Read more
Should I become a physician assistant or family nurse practitioner (emergency focus) to work in the er?
Doesn't matter: Either one is fine. It really depends on your state's laws and local hospitals' regulations on how independent each can be and the prescribing rules for each. The training is different. An np needs to be an rn (with experience) first. A pa goes to school straight from college. There is a training period after each but that varies based on your specialization (e.g. Emergency). ...Read more
Registered Nurse: Registered nurses working in a hospital share the same basic training and examination process to obtain their license. Nurses who choose to work with psychiatric patients usually have additional training. In addition there are licensed psychiatric technicians or psych techs. They have their own training requirements and their own licensing board. Both occupations are challenging and rewarding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: 1. Graduate from high school. 2. Graduate from college.. 3. Graduate from medical school. 4. Complete a residency in a primary (e.g., internal medicine, neurology, family practice) medical specialty. 5. Complete a fellowship program in sleep medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a doctor and pyschologist still be willing to keep a client who they have referred to a hospital for safety, or would they discharge the client?
That depends on the: Provider. I continue to see my patients after they have returned from a psychiatric admission. A provider might elect not to continue seeing the patient if they didn't believe that the services they provided were adequate to treat the patient safely. ...Read more
What colleges should I look at to become a medical assistant or an occupational therapist assistant?
MA: You can find a pretty exhaustive list on line according to the area you live in ...Read more
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