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12-19-2004, 06:52 PM
What is the difference?

12-19-2004, 07:25 PM
It depends on the state in which the PA works. While some states require a masters degree to become a PA, I think that only a BS degree is required in many states. While PAs are allowed to do much of what an MD does, the big difference is that PAs must work under the direct supervision of MDs.