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  1. I'm sorry but it's not all that good. The sentence structure does not flow well, nor does the overall story. Do you have any healthcare experience that you can tie into the story? As of now, your reasons for wanting to be a PA are not very PA specific. Also, what happened to your mother? You leave the reader hanging.. Sent from my VS980 4G using Tapatalk
  2. There's nothing on there to indicate that they should be viewed as F's, so I don't see why CASPA would calculate them that way. I looked it up and E is the same as F (how weird) and Y is Satisfactory but in either case the grade was officially changed so it shouldn't matter.
  3. I agree with the above. Many of your sentences are verbose without actually conveying any real information. The second paragraph is complete rubbish, partly because it is just full of statements with no backing, and secondly because it conveys that you rely on outside sources of motivation to make you excel. A lot of your word count is used up specifying the names of individuals and places for no apparent reason. I like the information in the fourth paragraph, just not the way that you presented it. Many of the things that you describe in the last paragraph are vague and could apply to several different health professions. Try to be more specific to PA.
  4. http://www.cvc.edu/students/courses/ Sent from my VS980 4G using Tapatalk
  5. It really depends on where you will be living and what the job market is like there. You can try some temp agencies to see if they have a placement for you, that way you aren't going through all the trouble of applying and interviewing for positions just to up and quit a few months later.
  6. I see that most people mention UC and UNE for genetics options. Here are a few more options for online genetics: North Dakota State University U Maryland University College Central Michigan University Oklahoma State University (open entry and affordable but through the animal science department, not that it matters) Kansas State University University of Florida Northwestern State Northern Virginia Community College (includes virtual lab) University of Washington
  7. It can be hard to find a PA to shadow. I didn't believe it, but networking works best. Ask around to see if any family friends are PAs or MDs or can get you in the door with one. I got lucky and when I switched PCPs and called for an appointment, they set me up with the PA. I asked about shadowing there, she asked the DO, and I was in the door. I constantly got the door slammed in my face at the local hospitals and bigger organizations - primarily because of HIPAA and insurance reasons, I think - so private practices might be your best bet. I would also look into volunteering in the ER, or better yet getting a job as an ER tech (if they actually get to do some patient care other than transport).
  8. If i had the time and money, I would probably do something "fun" like a wilderness medicine course. Then again, I'm one of those dorks that finds educational experiences to be fun! Another option is a foreign language course or club at your local community college or library. Rural provider course also sounds great.
  9. Ditto on getting a LOR from a PA as well as another type of HCE. Are there any outpatient or ER tech jobs where you live?
  10. To second Simplify, declaring your desire to work internationally might work against you since its really not possible as a PA. While the knowledge and experience you get as a PA are great, you can't really use them overseas unless you are a PA in the military (and serving your military population). Your numbers are good and your desire to help under-served populations is great. There are a lot of communities here in the US, such as at the US Mx border, that could use someone like you.
  11. A professor and a PA you shadowed. Sent from my VS980 4G using Tapatalk
  12. Are your schools okay with a &p as separate courses? Also, do the physiology courses meet any time limit requirements? What was your grad gpa and science gpa? Are you sure all of your LORs are great? Sent from my VS980 4G using Tapatalk
  13. I would definitely recommend it. Like egolong said, its a great foundation course for helping you to understand studies, scientific papers, etc. It is commonly offered online, although I recommend that you take it in person if you are not great with math, just because it will be easier to ask for help and clarification if needed.
  14. Hi, everyone! I thought I would start a thread for those of us who will be applying this cycle. Good luck! Sent from my VS980 4G using Tapatalk
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