How to Become a Physician Assistant
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About this livestream
Becoming a physician assistant is a multi-step process that involves a solid understanding of the role and good preparation. Join Elias Miller as he discusses what it takes to have a successful physician assistant career.
We’ll cover different preparation strategies starting from high school, making sure to tackle higher education and PA programs as well. We’ll also hit on relevant skills you should bring to the table, and what job tasks and salary to expect.
Don’t miss this inside look into the ins and outs of a physician assistant career!
Undergrad College: Harvard University '17
Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.
Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.
My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into CommonApp.org in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.