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Jimmy Tam Huy Pham

PA (physician assistant) is quite a good career. It requires 2 years of training (a few of them may require 3 years) and further training (1 year for any interested specialty) can be obtained. PA generally must work under the supervision of a licensed physician.

MD/DO are licensed physicians and require an additional training of minimum 3 years after 4 years of medical school currently.

I suggest you shadow both fields for at least 1 month each to decide which one you want to pursue (2 years vs 7 years of training)

Answered 7 years ago

Jimmy Tam Huy Pham