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  1. last year they got to #5, or at least the week before classes started that's where they were at
  2. Well, all the reasons why aside, your issue is that the large majority of schools require a 3.0 GPA overall. What you need to figure out is how many credit hours of all A's could take your 2.9 to over a 3.0. I don't know your past coursework so I can't do that for you, but to check the feasibility of your plan that's what I would do first, but since a 2.9 is so close I'm sure with effort you'll be able to get that 3.0 if you try, although it might take awhile. If you are missing some science courses that are recommended but not required for schools those might be a good place to start, simply taking them as extra undergraduate courses, and retaking sciences with sub par grades would help as well. You can do that simply through a community college or through a 4 year school as a part time student. If you have the ability, taking a 1 year post-bacc degree program can be helpful as well, but possibly quite expensive. Also, if your science GPA is over a 3.0 (you didn't mention what that was) you could technically take other courses to fill in the gap, such as going back for a sociology or psychology minor/major. Obviously taking science courses more related to the pa field would look better, but if as you said you did have good grades later on, and what you're really looking for is to simply move your application from automatically rejected to possible candidate, then you can really choose what you'd rather take. Obviously if your science GPA is below a 3.0 then you have to take science courses to bring that up. Good luck!
  3. i was curious to see how far baylor got on the waitlist this year, since class starts in a few weeks I knew it'd be set, and they only reached number 5! which is where they were when I first asked way back in March. hope everyone got in somewhere else, and if not good luck on the apps this year!
  4. i'm a scribe, and it's not direct patient care experience obviously, you aren't supposed to interact with patients, but it was considered health care experience, and the programs i got interviews at really liked it, and somewhat more obviously the programs that accepted me stated that they really liked the scribe thing. not all programs will, direct patient care is definitely better, but scribe is generally still HCE. of course maybe it depends what kind of scribe you are, i'm a medical scribe in the ED, so I follow the doctors/pa's around while they see patient's and write their charts for them while observing everything, ie hpi/exams/mdm/discharge, etc. You're description of a scribe sounds more like a medical transcriptionist which is different from a scribe to my knowledge, as in it sounds like you would sit at a computer and write things up completely separated from the patients and physicians
  5. I'm a medical scribe and I counted it as both, but then again my job basically WAS shadowing. Anyway, I honestly just picked a number and divided my hours between HCE and shadowing from my total hours working, although I only used a small number for shadowing and a much larger one for HCE since that seems to be more important. I simply wrote in my shadowing summary that the job also required shadowing, and explained that aspect of the job separately. If the committee disagrees they will simply not count it as shadowing and consider the hours as HCE, shouldn't cause any issues. I know some jobs that people put as healthcare experience/direct patient care admission committees don't actually count, or count differently. It won't cause anything bad if they disagree with how you've separated things, they might just count your hours differently based on your summary of the job/shadowing
  6. just got the email for waitlist as well....hoping that more than their usual 13ish choose to go elsewhere:) and do they waitlist everyone all the way to #140? just curious. My last name starts with E, but I also emailed Professor Fasser Saturday so that could've been why I found out sooner than some others
  7. edwards6717 created the facebook group so if you search for it you should be able to find it everyone:) it's Harding PA class of 2017 https://www.facebook.com/groups/815180068554435/
  8. they just call those who are accepted today, not anyone else, and congrats kwilker!
  9. Just got an interview email! and a past thread said 3 one on one, but it's been a few years so it'll be a surprise I guess Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Good luck to those interviewing tomorrow! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Congrats! Can I ask if you knew where you were on the wait list? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. actually just got the II SE for Christmas so that's all settled:)
  13. FYI rejection emails went out today, (I interviewed) so maybe some of the last acceptances did too check emails. anyway congrats to everyone who got in!
  14. I'm planning on buying a Littman, but there's like a million choices! I already have one that's their most basic level, but I was wondering which one is good for better quality, but won't break the bank? I don't have the best ears:)
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