PA vs MD: Sundance 1 Year Later

A year ago I kicked off our PA vs MD section with a video interview of my classmate, Sundance.  Before starting PA school at UC Davis School of medicine,  she was a medical student there, and chose to switch paths.  When she first spoke on camera we were just one quarter into our PA training.  [...]

Is Being a Physician Overrated?

Is being a doctor overrated? It is according to Careercast.com’s evaluation of the “Most Overrated Jobs of 2011.” The article summarized Careercast.com’s evaluation of professions that tend to be highly regarded, but when examined more closely have hidden costs that make them less desirable.  […]

Will Being a PA Satisfy You? Worry Not

If you struggle with the career decision of PA vs MD or PA vs NP or even PA vs Starbucks Barista (a job I’ve long fantasized about) you’ve probably wondered once or twice: “Will Being a Physician Assistant Satisfy Me?” […]

PA vs MD: Meet Sundance – She’s Done Both

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… […]