I'm about 17 months behind you, good luck!I do respect and have several P.A.-C friends, I do understand their education as more towards the medical model. Twenty-five years ago, you betta! A lot of former medics pursued as well as PA schools searched for those. I now see many electing either medical school or PA school. Most without any prior medical experience and even the clinical education changing to linked to a specialist making rounds all day.
I again, respect and enjoy working with them. I am pursuing the my DNP for the NP (Dual Role) at this time. It just met my criteria for speciality (Critical Care/ER and with the family as a general background). Each profession has its advantages and disadvantages. Some states do allow NP to practice within their own license, specialty.