"Physician assistant (PA) education is very similar to medical student education. Physician assistants usually come in with more clinical experience than medical students do. Physician assistants learn the same kind of curriculum that medical students do—often right next to them. And I've found, in the research I've done, that the physician assistant students have done just as well as the medical students—in some cases better than our resident physicians—and their background, and their quality of work has been really impressive."
Dr. Patrick McLeskey, Maj, MD, FAAD