2. Pick an Undergraduate Program that you are interested in and will excel in
Once you hit grade 11 and 12, thats when you will start to pick an area of concentration with coursework – whether you are focusing heavily on maths and sciences, or social sciences for example.
Is there an undergraduate program/degree that leads directly to PA school?
There is no specific “Pre-PA” undergraduate degree that will help you get into PA School, nor do the programs require you to be part of any specific program. In fact, many “Bachelor’s” programs do not lead directly to careers.
What undergrad programs lead directly to jobs?
You have to apply to professional programs after (e.g. Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, PA, etc.). Only degrees like Medical Radiation Sciences, Kinesiology and Nursing lead directly jobs after you complete the 4 years of the program.
What should I focus on in undergrad then?
What counts is a strong GPA, and if applicable, ~3 courses that you can take as electives (Anatomy, Physiology, and Chemistry/Biochemistry depending on the PA school you apply to).
Where do successful PA students complete their undergrad degrees?
Otherwise those who have done courses in Health Sciences, Sciences, Kinesiology, Nursing, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Sciences / Psychology and more get into PA programs. We’re a diverse group!
How do I pick the right undergraduate degree?
What’s key is picking an undergraduate program that is an area of interest to you, AND where you think you’ll achieve high grades.
Make sure to go to events like university tours and open houses. Speak with current students in programs that you are interested in. Also attend events like the Ontario University Fair.