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Difference in training and education

Physicians have more education and training than nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Even a medical student will have more clinical hours of experience by the time they graduate, however, they are not legally permitted to practice medicine without supervision in ANY state without going on to attend a residency program. These graphs show the difference in hours between the professions.

Difference in hours of training between physician, medical student, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant
Difference in length of education NP vs PA vs MD
Difference in required clinical hours NP vs PA vs MD
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