Physician Assistant is a career choice that entails various specialties and flexibilities that attracts many. Those who desires a path to practice medicine as soon as possible, PA 's lateral mobility allows that to happen. Compared to medical school, PA school requires less time and amount less debt. As the population grows and chronic diseases spreads, The future projection of PA is growing faster than the average careers.
Becoming a Medical Assistant believe it or not is an awesome career. Being able to be on the inside and handling emergency hands on is what I will be experiencing. Medical Assistants overall have many job duties and I might add if you are a busy person and you have the urge to help others, then this job is for you. Overall, the objective is to point out the duties, various opportunities and what you will be able to accomplish in the role as a Medical Assistant.
The subject came so naturally to me and I decided to continue my enrollment in sports medicine courses throughout my high school education. As my senior year of high school concluded, I explored the idea of a career in physical therapy by job shadowing at the Idaho Sports Medicine Institute (ISMI). After observing the PTs at ISMI, I was immediately drawn to a career in physical medicine. A few months later, I started my education at Idaho State and felt exactly like I did when I started sports medicine in high school. I was absolutely enthralled with my classes, naturally excelled in all of my coursework, and always had PT school in the back of my mind. I knew I would have to work extremely hard to develop a strong undergraduate transcript and build a competitive application. Throughout my undergraduate career, I have worked relentlessly to maintain academic excellence and currently have a 3.91 GPA. I have also succeeded in making the College of Education’s Dean’s List for five semesters. Unfortunately, I did not receive the honor of making the Dean’s List on one occasion, as I was .02 points below the minimum
One credential that aligns with the type of job I’m seeking would be a certified medical office assistant. As a medical office assistant (MOA), I would be the first point of communication between patient and office, and I will be the one to set the tone for the patient’s experience. In addition to managing patients, MOAs also work behind the sections to organize appointments, lab test examinations, bring charts up to date, handle insurance repayments and other functions that may keep a medical office successively efficiently. A medical office assistant can have great flexibility by a doctor who has high expectations in his honesty and judgment, mainly in smaller office where an MOA must unavoidably
When I was younger, I always imagined having a job helping others in the medical profession. My favorite quote is by Ralph Waldo Emerson, which states," The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." This is perfect to me because I hope to live my life this way. I would always think about what my future would look like, because I always try to plan ahead. High school was the time in my life when I started to process what I really wanted to do as my future career. Many life experiences that I faced helped me make the decision on wanting to become a Physician Assistant.
“One day, I will give more to the world than what I take out of it.” This was my response when my seventh grade teacher asked what I wanted to do when I grew up. Since the beginning of middle school, I dedicated myself to growing academically, musically, and emotionally. I aspired to be the best student, daughter, and friend I could be, hoping I could one day help as many people as possible. I plan to make a difference by becoming a physician’s assistant to help patients on a daily basis. If I was accepted into the university, I would take advantage of the opportunity to double major by majoring in music performance and statistics. Majoring in music gives me the necessary skills to teach students and share my passion. Meanwhile, majoring in
The moment I knew I wanted to change lives in a positive light? That is easy. There have been many moments along my path that have reassured my passion to become a physician assistant however, the moment I knew took place my sophomore year of college at the University of Iowa. I am a nursing assistant at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics working in the ISS division, the intensive specialty services. I was schedule to work my eight-hour shift on the neurology unit, 6JC. When I got there, the charge nurse told me my assignment was to sit one on one with an elderly woman; she told me to prepare myself for a long shift, grab some water, use the restroom, whatever I needed before I went into the room. Immediately, my good mood changed to being a nervous wreck. Why was this patient so difficult I thought to myself? I gathered my things and entered the room to
When deciding which profession, I would obtain after getting my Bachelor’s Degree, I did a lot of research. I took into consideration the years of education it takes to complete the programs, education requirements to enter the program, benefits, salary, skills and abilities. I picked Physician Assistant based on these variables. I believe you should be passionate about your job and what all it entails. Although, each profession has it pros and cons, I took those into great consideration when choosing my path. They included, the hours I would/could work each week, education requirements, skills I needed, abilities I already acquired, knowledge of the profession and last but not least the stress that comes with the job.
I am acting as the secretary for Oak Grove Choir Boosters, take part in and support missionary trips (mainly to the south pacific), and sponsor needy children. Yesterday, I collected and prepared 200 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. A campaign through the nondenominational Christian organization, Samaritan’s Purse to ship Christmas presents to impoverished children.
As a patient of PDCS, I was given the opportunity to see the involvement of physician assistants', physicians and nursing staff come together to provide the best caring response. I had reached out to a staffing member in order to shadow Physician Assistants. The field of Dermatology is much more vast than I had previously thought. Since February 2017, I have had the opportunity to rotate with three different physician assistants, two who specialize in skin cancer and the other who sees patients for general dermatology. In over the 35 hours of clinical exposure, I have observed physicians and the physician assistants during consults and was able to scrub in on surgery procedures.
Also, my Genetics lab this semester is doing research on yeast with my teacher Dr. Duina. The goal of our research is to uncover the mechanisms that regulate the interaction between different proteins. The proteins that we will be looking at are histone chaperones, transcription elongation factor Spt16, and the chromatin that is contained in the RNA Polymerase II. We will be using the Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast. At the end of the semester, I will be writing a research paper on the results of our
High school has been a journey, it has built a foundation for my future. Through the sleepless nights and early mornings, I have had an opportunity to mature and step out of my comfort zone. The demand of going to school, having a job, involving myself in my community and being in a sport has all worked out for my benefit. Now the time has come to step out into the real world.
I come from a neighborhood that sends more people to prison than to institutions of higher education - one of San Jose’s “barrios,” an overlooked and predominantly Spanish-speaking community. In the barrio, violence, drugs, and poverty are facts of life. In the 3rd grade, I became aware of the inequities that surround my community. We got paired in class and asked to share how we spent summer. My partner said he had gone to Napa, CA to visit his grandpa’s vineyard, so I asked what “vineyard” meant. The look on his face questioned how anyone could not know that word, which made me feel dumb. Reflecting back, I realized it was not that I was dumb, but that I simply lacked exposure to such vocabulary. After all, no one in the barrio owned a vineyard.
My name’s Jody, I am a 26 year old Midwestern mother of two kids. I was born in a small town in the northern part of the state called Hayward, Wisconsin. When I was two years old, we eventually moved to what I consider my hometown of Beloit, WI. Beloit is where I eventually went to school and met my partner, Angel, whom I have been with for the last fifteen years, on and off. It was him who would eventually bring me to Hot Springs, Arkansas at the age of 22. I have a daughter, Emilia, who is five and a son, Tony, who is eight. They’re the reason I decided to go back to school to pursue an education. My children are my biggest motivation to do well in life. Originally I started off going to school as a Medical Assistant, though I did not find
Thousands of patients undergo surgeries every year. In St. Cloud, Minnesota, a city of 50,000, there are approximately 16,000 surgeries that occur each year (C. Ritter, personal communication, December 8, 2016). Clearly, the need for physician assistants is growing, and the path to this career is a competitive journey. A physician assistant will need classroom experience, hands-on patient care, and skills that will assist the physicians and specialists.