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  1. Not sure what else you want here.
  2. There's a sub forum specifically for that.
  3. ((A1xB1)+(A2xB2)+(A3xB3))÷(B1+B2+B3)= GPA where A equals grade points, and B equals semester credit hours. For example, 3 2 credit Bs and a 3 credit A would be: ((3×2)+(3×2)+(4×3))÷(2+2+3)= 3.43 However, I'm not doing your work for you. You're the one trying to get into grad school. Good luck.
  4. https://portal.caspaonline.org/caspaHelpPages/frequently-asked-questions/processing-your-application/grade-point-average-gpa-calculations/ Here's the page on caspa with the gpa values they assign. You can do the math yourself. If not, there are several online gpa calculators.
  5. I did the first one two years ago. I was told after I got in by one of the folks on the adcom that I was remembered and they were looking for my app. It's free and, anecdotaly, I highly recommend it.
  6. So, I'm a rock. I consider the witty banter in Spiderman comics to be literary excellence. I spent over 6 months on my essay and started from scratch, keeping only one or two sentences twice. I wrote, rewrote, revised and reviewed that damnable thing more than I can count. When I was happy, I gave to the editor of the university's journal, my faculty advisor and a professor in business writing I respected. They all chopped it and then I rewrote it again. Never gave it to family, close friends or anyone I shared a bed with. Never paid for services. Had a low GPA and am convinved my
  7. I'm thinking peripheral pulmonary artery stenosis as a kid that is rearing it's head again. But, tests aren't quite equaling it. Pulmonary angio? I am siding with jmj11 for the echo.
  8. From the CASPA website: "Essay Topic In the space provided write a brief statement expressing your motivation or desire to become a physician assistant." While you have the makings of a compelling essay, I'm not sure that, as is, it addresses the above topic sufficiently.
  9. Those would be providers, yes. But, when in doubt, ask the school. They're not trying to trick you or fool you.
  10. It's more about what's happening on a macroscopic/organ level scale at baseline and when abnormal. I have done no calculations at all outside of labs and pharm.
  11. Our school provides laptops with MS office, so I use Onenote since it's there and free. I print my ppt slides to it and can then highlight, write on screen, what have you. I'm a visual learner, and one thing I like is popping out on to the internet and copying a picture to import right next to the description of something (like eczema, for example). I can also rearrange the presentations how I like. I keep presentations together by unit, but will also organize courses together. So, I'll have a master notebook of every lecture in a unit, then I'll have duplicates of all, say pharm, together
  12. cop to pa

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  13. My wife is an RN who works 3p-3a 3x/wk. When she works, I go get my son from the babysitter by 3-3:30. If class is dine early that day, I stay and study. Regardless, after I get my kid, I don't study until after he goes to bed. When I'm home, I'm home. Days my other isn't working? I often stay at school till almost bed time. I go home, see my son for 30 or so minutes and put him to bed. I'm then done for the night, usually. Weekends my wife works: little study time. Weekends she doesn't work: we carve out time for family. Maybe half a day. Then I'm at school for a good chunk of
  14. Not sure what you're looking for here. I'm a first year. Didn't apply to Duke, so I can't help with a comparison. Wake accepted me and it's one of the best experiences of my life. But, I moved down here from Maryland with a wife and kid. The guy who teaches cadaver/a&p at wake is awesome. But, you'll only see him for your first month. To me, IBL is the sh*t and the very idea in sitting in lecture all week would now give me hives. Any specific questions, I'll answer what I can.
  15. I joined ODK my senior year as an app bump. It was a lifetime membership fee. Never came up in interviews, has offered no advantages or connections. Consider it a "want to" and not a "have to" or "should" for your app.
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