Debating about PA vs MD?

Many pre-meds ask themselves, “Should I become a PA, or a physician?”  We have complete respect for both fields, and believe that the PA vs MD question is definitely a personal decision.  Knowing this, I interviewed my classmate Sundance; she had the chance to do both.  She explains her decision-making process, as well as how both paths felt.  The results are enlightening…

PA vs MD Student Interview

Sundance had two notes for me to add here:

  1. She misspoke about the hours she kept as a med (MD) student.  It was 8-5, then study till ~midnight, not the 5-5 she mentions in the video (still pretty brutal).
  2. She would be very willing to answer questions about her PA vs MD experience.  Just post them in the comment section at the end of this post, and I’ll have her reply.  If you’d rather ask privately, you can send us a message through the “Contact Us” link at the top of the page.  We’ll be sure she gets it.

The PA vs MD discussion is complicated – we would love to hear your thoughts about it.