PAI 10: Choosing a Specialty

What could be more fun than thinking about what specific specialty in medicine you might want to work in?   Not all physician assistants work in primary care.  Which specialty is for you? Thinking about it now can save you time and heartache down the line -- and it's fun!  You don't need to decide until [...]

Is Medicine For Me?

Dear Paul, I am in an interesting situation.  After working in several non-medical areas, I am looking at going back to school to do something different.   My problem is I have never worked or volunteered in the medical field and don’t really have a lot of time while supporting my family to go shadow someone.  In all honesty, I have no desire to work as a CNA or EMT.  I would love to work in family practice simply because I’m good with people and would be EXCEPTIONAL at helping them feel at ease.  I don’t enjoy body fluids or blood and guts — they don’t make me sick, but it’s just not fun for me. […]