Why do you want to be a PA personal statement?
Your essay should make it clear why you are pursuing medicine, and why you have chosen to become a PA specifically. Don’t say why you don’t want to be a different kind of healthcare provider, write about how you want to be a PA! This is a great place to demonstrate your knowledge of the unique profession.
How do you answer why do you want to be a physician assistant?
You need to narrow down your answer so it’s specific to the PA profession! Example: I want to take my career to the next level. I want to be able to diagnose and treat patients. I have considered other options; however, I’ve found that, as a PA, I can begin treating patients in approximately two years.
Why do you want to be a PA and not a doctor?
Becoming a PA is very rewarding While doctors and physician assistants perform many of the same duties, PAs have a greater focus on patient care. They don’t need to worry about budgets and bureaucracy, so a greater percentage of their time is taken up by the work that drew them to medicine in the first place.
How do you know if you want to be a PA?
But, if you need more convincing, here are nine reasons to become a PA:Versatility. Work/life balance. Competitive Salary. Length of school. Ability to give back to the community. Develop relationships with patients. Team-based care. Continuing education.
Do you have to be smart to be a PA?
Basically you have to be good at learning concepts, memorizing info, and taking tests (usually multiple choice). The degree of difficulty is fairly similar to medical school (some would argue med school is harder, but it would also depend on which school you go to).
Is a PA considered a doctor?
PAs are “done with school” and will never “be a doctor”. PAs are not “physician’s assistants” — they are Physician Assistants. Physician Assistants are not “want-to-be” doctors. A PA is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional.