PA Career Timeline

Events

USF Undergrad

August 21, 2013 - Approx. 3/8/19

Join American Academy of PA's (AAPA) pre-PA student membership ($75, one time fee)

4/28/17

E-mail/ cold call PA-C's in area (hospitals/VA/Military base/Dr. Office) for shadowing opportunities

Approx. 4/28/17 - Approx. 8/3/18

Register for/take CNA licensing renewal course over summer

5/1/17 - 8/15/17

Attend CPR/BLS Certification Class St. Joseph's Hospital 6PM-10PM Auditorium Rm 1

5/9/17

Set up monthly/biweekly hands-on volunteering at hospitals, nursing homes, etc. for remainder of college career

5/30/17 - Approx. 8/1/19

Attend Florida Academy of Physician Assistant's 2017 Summer Symposium (8/2-8/6)

8/2/17 - 8/6/17

Register for and begin GRE test prep at USF (enrole.com/usf)(ets.org/gre)

11/1/17 - Approx. 12/25/17

Register for GRE (ETS.org/gre)

4/1/18

GRE test day

5/31/18

Prepare to retake GRE if necessary

June 30, 2018 - Approx. October 29, 2018

Graduate from USF with Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences; Minor in Creative Writing

3/8/2019

Complete CASPA Application portal-Submit Application to USF, Nova Southeast University

4/25/19 - 5/3/19

USF Applications reviewed/Interviews sent

Approx. June 2019 - Approx. December 2019

USF PA application interviews conducted

Approx. September 2019 - Approx. December 1 2019

USF offers PA program admission on rolling basis

September 1 2019 - December 1, 2019

NOVA SouthEast University PA program deadline to submit verified CASPA application

1/15/2020

Begin 1st year of PA School (see list of credit hour breakdown)

January 20, 2020 - Approx. January 2021

175 Hours Behavioral science
75 hours pharmacology
580 hours clinical medicine
400 hours basic science

Begin 2nd Year of PA school: 2,000 Hrs clinical rotations

Approx. 1/1/2021 - Approx. 1/1/2022

Eligible to Submit PA National Certifying Exam Application

Approx. November 1, 2021 - Approx. April 29, 2022

Graduate from PA School with Masters Degree

Approx. 2/1/2022

Eligible to take PANCE exam 7 days after graduation (4 hour exam)

2/8/2022

Apply for PA-C License approx 2 weeks after PANCE results received

Approx. 3/1/2022 - Approx. 3/14/2022

flboardofmedicine.gov/apps/physician-assistant-initial-app.pdf

Begin job search while waiting for licensure application approval

3/14/2022 - March 27, 2022

Apply for jobs/send resumes

Approx. 4/27/2022 - April 26, 2023

100 hours Continuing education due bi-yearly for license renewal

Approx. March 2024

Enroll in board recertification exam refresher course

Approx. 3/1/2032

Take 10 year recertification board exam (every 10 years)

4/1/2032