PA schools often require a significant (i.e. 1,500+) number of clinical hours as a pre-requisite. Because the accepted experiences for these hours differ from those accepted at many medical schools, we have provided a list of clinical experiences that are typically accepted by PA schools:
- Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Medical Assistant
- Radiology Tech
- Military Medic/Corpsman/Tech
Some experiences typically NOT accepted by PA schools are:
- Volunteering in a hospital, clinic, etc.
Please keep in mind all health professional schools have different requirements and recommendations. We suggest students research the specific requirements of schools they are interested in and speak with a Pre-Health advisor.