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:

  • Nursing
    • 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)
    • Paramedic
    • Emergency Room Technician
  •  Miscellaneous
    • 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.

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