Infographic: What you need to get into Physician Assistant School

Posted By: Paul   |   Getting Into PA School   |   2 Comments

What does it take to get into PA school?  Wonder no more – Inside PA Training has put together a simple infographic that answers the question.  It’s fairly basic, but that’s the idea: to keep you focused on the big picture.  Study it, learn it — heck, print it and post it over your desk to keep you motivated.  If you have all these ingredients, you’re  probably going to make it into (what we think) is the best career out there – Physician Assistant Medicine.

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infographic what you need to get into pa school


  1. Jaye Primrose November 22, 2014 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Hey… I worked as a Life Enrichment director at an assisted living and as an activity therapist at a state mental health hospital. I am wondering would those hours be considered as clinical experience. They were hands on with the patients and I had to do several assessments, etc. on the clients in which I served.

    • Paul November 30, 2014 at 7:24 pm - Reply

      You will get some credit for working with patients, but if Life Enrichment Director is like an activity coordinator, it won’t be for the all-important Patient Care Experience. You need to be doing some form of assessment and/or treatment. Activity therapist will be better, as, like you said, you did some assessment.

      But step back and see the big picture. Your experience with patients isn’t very medical, and you’re trying to step into a medical profession. Go and get some true medical experience. EMT, ER volunteer, Medical Assistant, or any of the other jobs that are in a true medical environment. Here’s an article that will help you decide what to do (click).

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