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Physician Assistant Schools in - Massachusetts MA

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For individuals who know early on they have ambitions for a career in medicine, it’s a good idea to start taking those science classes as soon as you can in high school and college.  Not only will you learn right away whether a career as a PA is right for you, but your path to physician assistant school in Massachusetts will happen more quickly.  If, however, you are a late bloomer in your medical aspirations, there is still plenty of time to get through those pre-requisite science classes after high school or college.  In fact, admissions departments for physician assistant schools in Massachusetts may see the more mature applicant as having a broader worldview and competitive edge that comes from their life experience.

Massachusetts PAs are required to renew their state license very odd year by March 1st.  There is a $150 renewal fee, and PAs must show they have earned 100 hours of continuing education hours.  Physician Assistants must also renew their national certification every six years by re-taking the national exam and showing proof that they have earned 100 continuing medical education hours.

Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Physician Assistants in Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Cambridge and Lowell, Massachusetts may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Massachusetts General Hospital, Winchester Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Marlborough Hospital.
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