I am finally having a revelation that I would prefer to pursue PA over an MD. Much of that has to do with the fact that I would like to gain more clinical experience earlier and I appreciate the primary care aspect of PA as well. I have quite a few questions that would be great to get some opinions on.
In terms of prereqs, I have yet to take A&P and Microbio. Additionally, I plan on taking medical terminology and additional bio classes to supplement my knowledge. I am currently in the 2nd quarter of organic chem series and am debating whether or not I should continue on with the next lab and last class of the series? I have definitely struggled with this class and I do not need more classes affecting my gpa. I currently hold an overall of a 3.0 and I am borderline for many of the GPA reqs for lots of PA schools. My science GPA currently falls around a 2.6. I am completely aware that PA schools look for a strong science background and I fear that I fall too weak for many schools. Should I consider doing a Postbac program after I finish my undergrad at UW?
Additionally, I am in the middle of taking the general bio series. I did not pass the 2nd quarter of the series and have to retake it this summer and am aiming to earn a 3.0 in that class the second time around. Would you recommend that I finish the series and continue to take a few upper-level biology courses? I plan on taking the A&P, microbio, and any other cellular bio classes at a CC.
It would be great to get some advice as to where I am headed. Thank you!