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    • What should you do? A: Drop the profanity.  It's always best to maintain some semblance of professionalism because you never know who will figure out who you are and how that may impact you at any point in the future. B:  Many of your questions have been asked and answered countless times on other threads on this forum.  Spend some time browsing here and even googling your questions or general information about applying to PA school.  You'll find numerous valuable resources.  Put in the leg work; your questions aren't new around here and information is plentiful.
    • I'd say you're on the right track but I would advise a few adjustments!  First, yes shadowing is important. If you have never shadowed a PA then the schools will question if you fully understand what a day in the life of a PA is like, and if its right for you!  Next, each school is different, but many require a PA to write one of your LORs. CASPA allows 3-5 LORS and from what Ive seen its common for schools to want a mixture of science professors, PAs/NPs/MDs, supervisors, etc. Just BE SURE they will be GREAT letters! This is such an easy way for you to stand out to schools!  From my experience (again varies by school) programs would rather see your time spent getting patient contact hours over research. But it would never hurt!  Finally, direct patient care. As an adcom once told me when I called with questions, "Remember what your end goal is". You aren't trying to get into PT or Pharmacy school. Try to do something in a hospital, long term care, emergency med, etc. If you don't like CNA look into EMT! However, depending on where you work you can do much more as a CNA (pre/ post op, clinic CNAs, ect) But pharm techs dont have as much patient interaction as a cna, emt, or PT tech would. If you're adamant on pharm tech do more research into programs you are interested in and see if they accept it as patient care hours first!!    Best of luck to you! 
    • I had this happen with UNT and UTSW. My interviews were at 8:00 and the other at 1:00. I couldn’t make both so I let UNT know I wanted a later date, they said fine as long as the class didn’t fill up before then. After I interviewed at UTSW and was rejected. Then I got an email later from UNT that said interviews were done for the year and thanks for applying. Choose wisely.  I couldn’t have predicted that but what luck. 
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