Recommended Extracurricular Activities
Note: It is extremely challenging to be a competitive applicant to PA school without paid clinical healthcare experience.
Consider planning out your extra-curricular activities by semester, just like your pre-requisite courses. Starting early helps avoid the stress associated with cramming everything into the last few semesters prior to the application.
Minimum Recommended Extra-curricular Activities
- Volunteer Service: 50 hours during each of your pre-PA years including the year of application
- Leadership: 3 different leadership positions
- Physician Assistant Shadowing: 24 hours
- Medical Experience: 1000 hours to 3 years of paid experience
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