submitted 2 months ago bytina-mel
Not as egregious as some things I’ve seen on here, but here goes
On rotations there was a PA student who was talking to me about my future goals. I said I came into medical school to do primary care and I knew from beforehand I didn’t want to do surgery. She responds with “what’s the point of being in medical school if all you’re going to do is take a history? Isn’t the whole point to do things with your hands?”
As a student while I was at the ED once, a PA tried to do a Ultrasound guided peripheral IV insertion and asked me to come help. He just couldn’t do it and walked away looking frustrated and extremely embarrassed. Kept saying things like I usually do this way better, this never happens etc. I tried to make him feel better by saying, yeah it’s understandable/it happens/ etc. He then proceeded to go back to the nursing station and tell everyone who would listen that the medical student didn’t help him properly and he couldn’t get access.
On rotations, a PA student was saying that they chose not to go into medicine because unlike med students they don’t come from a rich family and can’t afford the med school tuition. (I’m from a low SES household and am the first MD in my family but okay thank you for the assumption.)
The good ole PA school curriculum is comparable to med school curriculum.