Preparing to apply to PA School – What You Need to Know
If you’re looking to become a Physician’s Assistant, it’s what you do before you get accepted to a school, that counts. Most students have four years of hands-on clinical experience prior to applying to their PA school of choice.
Strong PA school applicants come to the table with a variety of medical experience. It is important when applying for a highly-revered program/school to maintain your competitive advantage on other applicants. On average, four years of prior experience in one of the following areas is common:
• Registered Nurse (RN)
• Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
• Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Allied Health
• Physical Therapist
• Occupational Therapist
• Registered Radiologic Technologist
• Athletic Trainer
• Phlebotomy Technician
- Emergency Services
• Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
• Emergency Room Technician
• Medical Researcher
• Medical Volunteer
Larock Healthcare Academy offers a variety of healthcare certifications including STNA/CNA and Phlebotomy Technician, that provide graduates the opportunity for hands-on clinical experience prior to furthering their education. This valuable experience is irreplaceable on a resume when applying to a higher education institution.
We have been proud to train many future Physician’s Assistants in the past and we look forward to training many more moving forward.