Becoming a Physician Assistant by jordan vannucci

What is a Physicians Assistant?
  • A nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional who practices medicine and are involved in the patients health care
  • Licensed to work and do procedures and prescribe medication when seen fit
  • Works under a certified physician
>The Education and Schooling of a Physicians Assistant
  • 4 years of college to get Bachelors degree
  • Requires 2000 hours or more of clinical work
  • 2 years of Master's Physicians Assistant program
  • Have to get a GPA of 3.5 or higher in college to be considered for PA school
>Responsibilities of a Physician Assistant
  • Take physical exams
  • Diagnose and treat illness
  • Order and interpret tests
  • Discuss the right procedures with colleagues
  • Assist in surgery
  • Prescribe medication
  • Suturing, splinting, and casting
Why I want to be a physician assistant
  • Opportunity to help people
  • Great benefits to being a PA
  • Good hours
  • Great pay
  • Work environment
Working across the world
  • Working with kids in 3rd world countries
  • traveling to help them
  • Military Physician Assistant
What am I doing now to prepare
  • CNA student for the Nampa School District
  • Beginning Clinicals in Streamside Assisted living
  • More than 40 hours of Clinical work

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