A Day In The Life of A Physician Assistant (PA) Student!

Ever wonder what a day is like for someone in PA school? In this video, James shows us what his day is like as a physician assistant student.
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  • damn he cute!

    lexi xolexi xoHace un mes
  • Does anybody know if there’s such website to search for PAs so we can shadow ? Or do we just pop up at their offices and randomly saying “Hey Im an aspiring PA can I shadow you?” Lol

    sbmommysbmommyHace 3 meses
  • I’m so excited to start my track towards becoming a PA,

    Eliel RiosEliel RiosHace 4 meses
  • Thank you I'm a PA student too . I'm motivated God bless you

    Bernice KyeremaahBernice KyeremaahHace 7 meses
  • What's is monthly salary for PA

    Raj joel smithRaj joel smithHace 7 meses
  • PAs/NPs almost never do IVs.. Nurses do!!

    AllieAllieHace 10 meses
  • PA school looks so fun! Is that a sign?

    ----Hace 11 meses
  • ER Techs do Iv's? Dang. Never seen that.

    Mary EMMary EMHace 11 meses
  • Hey it's James! He's AWESOME! B POSITIVE (like his blood type)!😉 Thanks for interviewing a PA! It's a great profession!😀

    Omar Abdul-Malik DHEd, MPAS, PA-COmar Abdul-Malik DHEd, MPAS, PA-CHace un año
  • Did you need three years of experience doing something else in order to apply for P.A. school ?

    crownedone200crownedone200Hace un año
  • Does your high school grades and attendance really matter?

    Thomas Hates IdiotsThomas Hates IdiotsHace un año
  • Dr and physician assistant is same or not.i will ask this question bcz I have read to diploma in physician assistant.

  • "A friend, I mean a classmate" Lol what

    Felipe DeihleFelipe DeihleHace un año
  • 👍👍👍

    Iron SciencefitnessIron SciencefitnessHace un año
  • How do you supplement income during school?

    Joel JonesJoel JonesHace un año
  • Can a physician assistant become a physician? If yes how and what duration?

    Mbunya LambertMbunya LambertHace un año
  • Lmao he classmate zoned her

    Finley SmithFinley SmithHace un año
  • Me racking up those loans @<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="249">4:09</a>

  • I'm a senior and I want to either be a dermatologist assistant or a physician assistant, are these jobs good and easy to get into?

    Dr. ShiZZDr. ShiZZHace un año
  • Can a biomedical engineer be a PA?

    AlexAlexHace un año
  • Pls tell that what are the advantages of PA... And i am in kerala i have to study here then which is the best collage in here to study PA

    Abdul RasheedAbdul RasheedHace un año
  • PLEASE REPLY!! DO WE HAVE TO GET POKED IN THE PA SCHOOL? If yes, then which all places( just the lower arm?) Please reply. I am scared of needles :(

    Antara RaniAntara RaniHace un año
  • Do you ever get queasy? I literally almost threw up watching you stick your friend! I really want to be a PA but when I watch stuff like this and get sick I don’t think I can! I had an MRI last year and they unexpectedly decided to take blood. He took so long I passed out! Lol

    Marlo ReneeMarlo ReneeHace un año
    • PAs pretty much never do IVs nurses do them! I’ve never seen a PA/NP do an IV

      AllieAllieHace 10 meses
    • The Reformed Homeschooler I’m almost done with my undergrad and want to become a PA but things like that have zero effect on my stomach. I am able to talk about dissections and watch surgeries and still eat. It’s not so much having a strong stomach, but being able to “desensitize” yourself to it. Don’t view it as cutting into someone or sticking someone but look at it as your job that needs to get done. I find that as a helpful bit of advice.

      Jerome WyrobekJerome WyrobekHace un año
  • I’m going to be finish a bachelors in zoology in about a year and half. I don’t have any medical experience, but I was thinking that in the meantime I will volunteer to be a ems and maybe take some classes for prerequisites to be possibly apply to be a physicians assistant one day as a backup if the wildlife jobs are too temporary/ not working out

    The DarknessThe DarknessHace un año
  • Is it bad that I freaked out once I saw u putting the needle in? Cause I wanna be a pa 😂😭😭😭

    Baz 98Baz 98Hace un año
    • Baz 98 same

      KittypearlsKittypearlsHace 4 meses
  • The IV made me cringe 😳😳.

    Joven ThaGreatJoven ThaGreatHace un año
  • Hey thanks for the advice! Do you mind me asking what did you get your undergrad in before going to P.A. school?

    RonnieRonnieHace un año
  • I really want to major in medicines and become a PA-C but I feel like I am not intelligent enough to become a PA and gives me anxiety. That’s the only thing that’s holding me back from taking any med major

    dullcheydullcheyHace un año
    • Girl I believe in you!!! Your turn to believe in you :)

      Yvonne NYvonne NHace un año
    • xoBrianna222xo mind sharing some of your new study habits? :)

      chelsy cxchelsy cxHace un año
    • I felt the same way at first. But i believe anything is possible when you just do it. No hesitating, even when school seems hard and certain subjects you may struggle with, do not give up. I am on the PA path currently and it took me time to figure out what study habbits work best for me when it comes to learning. Once i got that down, my grades improved drastically!

      xoBrianna222xoxoBrianna222xoHace un año
    • blackvelvet I feel the same way yet that’s the same thing that’s driving me...... LETS DO IT BECAUSE WE CAN

      Victory ConyersVictory ConyersHace un año
  • I didn't see in your description what song was played at the end of your vlog. Super awesome piano! what was it?!

    Treyjohn18Treyjohn18Hace un año
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="173">2:53</a> wow that girl got to poke you? Sign me up!

    yuuswhoyuuswhoHace un año
  • Do you need to take the mcats to go to pa school ? I’m always unsure about this. People tell me different things.

    NickibeebsNickibeebsHace un año
  • What music do you use and where do you get it from?

    J TJ THace un año
  • I've been a Rad Tech for one year now and plan to continue the job, basically to become more familiar with the workings of how hospitals operate. My previous career was in fine dining and I'm so much happier with this career move. Do you feel that I'm choosing the right decision before applying to PA school?

    Tim BruseTim BruseHace un año
  • One tip: when you get flashback after inserting an IV catheter, take off the tourniquet. Other than that, good job!

    TheKeKe313TheKeKe313Hace un año
  • Watched tons of vids on EKG's and they still elude me. Also, WHYY doest one needest be stuck wif NEEDLE in CLazz!!! faint.... shiver

    Chris EstabonChris EstabonHace un año
  • OMG i would faint if someone ijects me with anythig i wouldnt be able to insert iv in anyones hand this is crazy and i want to be a doctor idk how will i be a doctor with all this needles and poking

    ArtistrybyDivyaArtistrybyDivyaHace 2 años
  • I'm a PA student in the UK and because it is so new here it's so interesting to see how you guys do it in the states!

    Olivia WongOlivia WongHace 2 años
    • @Winter D So to on to a PA program in the UK you need a Bachelors and then you can choose to do a PA program that is either a Masters or a Post Grad Diploma. I'm just coming up to the end of my training and yes, I can tell you it's HARD but there's also nothing quite as rewarding either so it's worth it.

      Olivia WongOlivia WongHace 8 meses
    • olivia wong I’m from the yin aswel how is it like studying PA are you doing a bachelor degree or masters? Also is it hard?

      Winter DWinter DHace un año
  • Loving this thanks, I'm working my on my Pre-physician assistant, graduating next year, then PA school, I'm not so nervous anymore

    Caroline CastroCaroline CastroHace 2 años
  • That vein was sooo good to stick. Unfortunately in "real hospital life" it's pretty rare to have a patient with a vein like this.

    Bernadett B.Bernadett B.Hace 2 años
    • very true. the guy had great veins they were also using 22G needles, very easy as the catheter is small. I would have thrown in the much larger 18 haha jk low-key torture Me talking as a ER nurse hahaha

      Bucky BarnesBucky BarnesHace un año
  • You have to get poked?! I'm not gonna be a PA anymore.

    GhostYGS urbobaboiGhostYGS urbobaboiHace 2 años
    • 0 1 😂

      Nicole SauriniNicole SauriniHace un año
    • Zektalion Johnzukia I’m pretty sure you don’t if you’re extremely phobic.

      NickibeebsNickibeebsHace un año
  • I can put catheters into dogs and cats all day....but as soon as I saw you poke into your lab partners vein I literally screamed and became slightly ill lol. I think ill stick to vet med 🐶🐵🐺🐷 Great job on your catheter placement!

    Tanai CannonTanai CannonHace 2 años
  • What PA school does he attend?

    Chaff LSChaff LSHace 2 años
  • "I'm gonna grab dinner..... With a friend..... With a classmate." *whew caught myself lml. Nice video, I like how they were just sticking each other lml

  • I want to be a PA. This is a cool video and can’t believe they got to put IVs in each other!

    Clair CrowClair CrowHace 2 años
  • I want to be either a PA or MD but...needles....I’m very squeamish with needles and that kind of discourages me, like, will that stop me 😖

    kathy peraltakathy peraltaHace 2 años
  • he's a cutie 😂

    DR. ANNEDR. ANNEHace 2 años
  • Can you do life of a Nurse Practitioner please?

    velaudankuttyvelaudankuttyHace 2 años
  • You cannot write Healthcare without thc

    M RM RHace 2 años
  • So how much total years will it take to become a physician Assistant?

    Sochy _Sochy _Hace 2 años
    • Sochy _ it depends on where you go but most of them are 27 months:)

      Cay TurnerCay TurnerHace 2 años
  • That vein 😍

    Keziah CadenaKeziah CadenaHace 2 años
  • Whats the difference between pa doc and a nurse? .....

    Halcon del surHalcon del surHace 2 años
  • Awesome! My son is STRONGLY considering the PA path. He starts his undergraduate work next fall. He's a smart, passionate young person who loves to work with kids. So, he's thinking of becoming a Pediatric PA. If that's the path he chooses, I KNOW he will be successful. Thanks again for sharing your Vlogmas with other students. This is so helpful!

    Journal DudeJournal DudeHace 2 años
    • Journal Dude that’s amazing!!

      JAZTVJAZTVHace 6 meses
  • Thank you so much for this!!!!

    Thesofiale1Thesofiale1Hace 2 años
  • Thank you so much for your videos. I’m running for PA too, I’m completely passionate for this profession ❤️ and I find your videos very helpful. Thanks

    yailin002 MakelifeLovelieryailin002 MakelifeLovelierHace 2 años
  • are you practice in human body? 😱

    laden Hudsonladen HudsonHace 2 años
  • sticking needles is exciting and awesome. Medical Technology student here😁😁😁💉

    Faith bruhahahaFaith bruhahahaHace 2 años
  • IAM SO HAPPY FOR THIS! this application term has been a struggle but seeing this has me all excited again! im so excited!

    BeautiFuFuBeautiFuFuHace 2 años
  • I really enjoyed this video, but as someone who is REALLY afraid of and disgusted by needles, I realized again that this is definitely not a job for me 😂

    Elena DElena DHace 2 años
  • These features are amazing. Will you be doing one with a physical therapy student

    Brittany WeeksBrittany WeeksHace 2 años
  • Can you make on of those but for a student that' studying to become a physiotherapist? I'm currently studying to get into med universiry, on the balneo-physio-kinetotherapy and recovery field. And there are not so many videos about kinetotherapy at all. I can't be the only one that's dreaming to become a med in this field.

    Melania DeliaMelania DeliaHace 2 años
  • let's goo!! PAs are on the map!!!

    Karlo Sta. CruzKarlo Sta. CruzHace 2 años
  • Oh my gosh! I'm seriously thinking about going to P.A. School, so this video was super helpful & interesting!

    Natalie ElizabethNatalie ElizabethHace 2 años
  • i would love to see a video on a pharmacy student!

    Tiffany TTiffany THace 2 años
  • Omg yay James!!! This is the best collab ever my heart is so happy ❤️😭

    a smitha smithHace 2 años
    • James Kim I’m so happy for you! Hope you’re having the best time

      a smitha smithHace 2 años
    • Aww thank you! Glad you enjoyed it :)

      James KimJames KimHace 2 años
  • Thank you for these real life interviews and scenarios:)

    Alicia MendseyAlicia MendseyHace 2 años
  • yaassss gonna be me in several years time :) cant wait

    salsapleasesalsapleaseHace 2 años
  • Hey Jamie can you do a video with a NP traditional student not online please

    Stephanie LandaStephanie LandaHace 2 años
  • Best channel on ESproject ♥️

    Gabriel ArnozoGabriel ArnozoHace 2 años
  • I love that you included a video about PA's! I have been watching your videos for a while because I am so inspired by your work as a medical student. I am in my first year of grad school to become a PA, so its always exciting and reassuring to see why other people chose this path instead of becoming a physician.

    AmandaAmandaHace 2 años
  • can you do a video like this but with a health visitor?? :D

    γτρ υτγγτρ υτγHace 2 años
  • What’s the difference between a PA and a doctor? I mean it seems like they learn the same content. Can PAs subspecialize? Is the only difference that they can’t practice independent of a physician? Thanks in advance!

    AhmadAhmadHace 2 años
    • A J yes they can subspecialize and they cannot practice independently from a physician

      Taylor HollandTaylor HollandHace 2 años
  • If you're interested in doing a day in the life of a Pharmacy Student, let me know! I love this mini series within your channel! I love it to see the type of people I'll be working with once I ultimately (hopefully) make it to residency!

    Soon to Be PharmDSoon to Be PharmDHace 2 años
  • Great video! Just subscribed to James' channel- thank you both :)

    Endless EducationEndless EducationHace 2 años
    • Thanks for subscribing :)

      James KimJames KimHace 2 años
  • I always shed a tear everytime I thought of becoming a doctor and entering medicine. Because for me, I am not that smart in everything I do. It’s a lot of hardwork if I pursue medicine, because of my social status also. It is just sad for my part. But I’m happy that you’re sharing these kind of videos. Helping me to stand on my ground and just don’t mind everything that’s bringing me down. I hope that I would become a doctor someday and a great med stud/resident as you are. Thank youuu ❤️ I would definetly, pursue medicine because it is what my heart desires. ❤️❤️❤️

    SummahGeymSummahGeymHace 2 años
    • You've got this.

      Brandon WalkerBrandon WalkerHace 4 meses
    • Medical school is not for those who can't get past slowness by the time they start, or the uncertain, or the soft hearted - it is for the strong minded and the strong hearted, because of how you'll need to adapt yourself. Now, the thing anyone who has the privilege to see the truth and world around you in an educated mindset knows that intelligence is not fixed - when it is, it doesn't matter, it is developed - not doing it well is called lack of intelligence but those that cant do it. Whether it be time, not good enough of an application, work life, not being worth it for you, or not having the desire or persistence - the US is lucky to have the PA profession to assist the doctor's duties. The fact is that in many cases of low social status, it can be overcome by loans(all the time, and with a profession that pays like PA, it can be paid off - eventually) and if you show some promise, which isn't difficult - scholarships/grants.

      Kevin ZhangKevin ZhangHace un año
    • You can do It! I believe in you!

      The QThe QHace un año
    • Dear if you really want it you will get there... I guess your potentials and motivation is way more important than being smart especially in medicine, since only being smart without having a passion for it isn't enough at all and it wouldn't be satisfactory not in a single way... And no one's social status is a reflection of their dreams or who they end up being in the future... Just keep striving and one day you are there practicing this great medical career... Stay strong and persistent as you are dear

      Brave FightBrave FightHace 2 años
  • Im from canada and have never heard of a PA before and seems by the other comments a lot of other people haven’t either. Must only be in the states??

    Sarah LisaSarah LisaHace 2 años
    • Physicians Associates are just called CCPAs in Canada. Theyve been around for at least 20-30 years now lmao

      ConfettifunConfettifunHace un año
    • Sarah Lisa we have PAs here in South Africa, too.

      Aimee SaundersAimee SaundersHace 2 años
    • PA's have actually been apart of the Canadian forces for much longer than they have been present in Canadian civilian society. Also good luck finding them in the Maritimes.

      vancas williamsvancas williamsHace 2 años
    • I'm pretty sure there's a masters program in the university of Manitoba as well!!

      Lilly ChieuLilly ChieuHace 2 años
    • We also have PAs in the Netherlands

      Lala LouLala LouHace 2 años
  • Can you cover a day in the life of a nursing student too?

    Maecy OMaecy OHace 2 años
    • Maecy O YES!

      amohamoudamohamoudHace 2 años
  • Why are med students are lit?! Why tho

    Aisulu ZhaksylykAisulu ZhaksylykHace 2 años
    • Kapparino she’s asking why are med students are lit? Why tho

      AhmadAhmadHace 2 años
    • Aisulu Zhaksylyk huh?

      Noel HigginsNoel HigginsHace 2 años
  • Hey Jamie, can you do a video explaining what a PA is and how/ if you work with them?

    Zoe HaskinsZoe HaskinsHace 2 años
  • All these videos have been so helpful as I start my new journey in pursing medicine. I'm thankful for ESprojectrs like you and James for sharing your lives and advice with us :)

    Amanda PearsonAmanda PearsonHace 2 años
  • 😻😘♥️

    Livelifeto Thefullest*Livelifeto Thefullest*Hace 2 años