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Doctor insights on: How To Pay For Physician Assistant School

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Can a doctor who goes through medical school but doesnt do a residency become a physician assistant?

Probably: Probably but they still have to take exams and get licensed. However, why would someone go through all those 4 years and the tremendous expense to be a PA when PA school is shorter and less expensive? ...Read more

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What does a surgical physician assistant do?

What does a surgical physician assistant do?

Helps the surgeon: Surgery is very complicated and the surgeon needs to be assisted in the use of some of the instruments. ...Read more

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Should I become a nurse practitioner or physician assistant?

Should I become a nurse practitioner or physician assistant?

Whatever you want: You can do either one. Just have to look at the training requirements. ...Read more

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How do a nurse practitioner and a physician assistant differ?

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. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is physician assistant and a medical assistant the same?

Hoping you can tell me, is physician assistant and a medical assistant the same?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How many years of school is it to become a physicians assistant?

Physician assistant : I believe the course is around two years but you need some credits and experience before getting into the program. ...Read more

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What is physician assistant vs nurse clinician?

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. ...Read more