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Shadowing a PA in Massachusetts
Pre-PA students are frequently encouraged and required by many PA schools to explore the role of the physician assistant. Finding a PA to shadow can be quite challenging. MAPA does not maintain an active list of facilities or individuals that will accept shadowers, as local policies frequently change and it is up to each practicing PA if they are able to accept a student for shadowing.
However, there remains a number of options and opportunities in the state to set up shadowing experiences. The following suggestions are not meant to be all-inclusive but rather provide some guidance on how to gain this experience.