Prior experience before applying to PA schools

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AKay10 in Hempstead, New York

26 months ago

Hi all-

I am extremely interested in becoming a PA and was wondering about prior experience.

I am currently completing my internship in order to become a Registered Dietitian. At the completion of this internship, I will have over 900 hours working in Long Term care facility. In addition, I have held a research job for two summers at a large, well known system of medical centers, as well as have volunteered in the nutrition department at a local, community hospital.

I am hoping to shadow a PA this summer or fall to gain further experience. Does anyone know of any facilities in the NY metro region who would accept a student? How many hours of shadowing does the typical applicant have?

Thank you so much!

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Reaaaaly in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

26 months ago

Your internship hours will not count towards HCE at most programs.

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