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Prepare to Apply

Hours in the field:

 There is no magic number of PA hours, some programs have a minimum of 50, but aim for more, maybe 100? Having a PA that you shadow periodically, whenever you go home is a wonderful, great idea.If you can garner PATIENT CONTACT, actually physically touching patients, it looks really good on your application and one program in Texas requires 200 hours of patient contact (UTSW).Out of states schools have been known to require 1000 to 2000 hours.