I'm new as a registrant but have been reading this forum for a long time. I have read a bunch of success stories about low gpa, etc. I have read about some people with low gpa's and almost no hce that were applying but many do not come back to share. Here's my situation: I have all my pre-reqs done at Richard Stockton College of NJ. I had to retake Chem 1, but got an A (previous grade D). I have two C's---Organic Chem II and Inorganic Chem II (along with Physics II--but It's not a prereq). I have shadowed a NP back in 2008 but only for 1 month for very little time (52 hours). I work fulltime as a water treatment operator for the drinking water utility company as a local government employee. Unfortunately that was the best I could find in my area that needed a Bachelor in Biology. I graduated back in 2010 with a 3.2 gpa overall.
I also volunteer for a non-profit called AHEART since 2011 and work as the executive assistant, it's more like social work than patient care although I interact with people. I have about 6000 hours with AHEART. I want to apply soon through CASPA to Howard, University of Sciences, and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
I feel like my application is weak. Do anyone have any suggestions as to what I could do fairly quickly to have a shot at making it? Thanks for helping.