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What is the best way to find a Physician Assistant to shadow in the bay area?

I want to become a Physician Assistant, but some colleges I'm looking into require shadowing hours with either a Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner or Doctor. How do I go about doing this? Would it best in a hospital setting or private doctor office? Does anyone know off hand someone I can shadow? I live in the Bay Area, about 45 minutes from San Francisco and would be willing to travel. I am currently a nursing assistant, but do not have a job. Thanks for any advice!

Asked By: Kat Kat - 9/24/2008
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Just contact the director of whatever area you want to shadow in. I am shadowing in respiratory therapy. All I had to do is ask the head of the department. Its not as intimidating as you might think at first.
Answered By: jenjen - 9/24/2008
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I knew a friend who shadowed a PA in a ER room at a hospital. What works is knowing of a doc in your area...or maybe your family doctor might know of someone. Its all about networking. Where you do it doesn't matter as much as it just being your preference. If your a CNA then you should be able to ask someone in your... More
Answered By: beauty4ashez - 9/24/2008
 
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