Becoming a PA through ROTC


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Jan 15, 2020
I'm currently a sophomore in high school interested in becoming a PA. I'm thinking about doing ROTC to pay for schooling and for job opportunities, but I'm not sure how the timeline works out. I plan on doing Running Start, so would I immediately start ROTC in my junior year of high school? Then, when I graduate and finish with my bachelor's, how do I apply for PA school? The school I'd like to go to (UW MEDEX) requires at least two years of medical experience. Can I gain this by working as an EMT or something else through the Air Force with my ROTC commitment? Then will I go back to PA school and serve more to pay for it, or does the Air Force have some other sort of training for PAs? I'm really confused, guidance would be much appreciated.

Also, quite frankly, I'm physically okay but definitely not the strongest. How hard is the physical aspect of AFROTC?
No worries.

One of the USAFA forum moderators will most likely move the thread to the ROTC forum.
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