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About CristinaC

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  1. Got my acceptance email yesterday! Lots of screaming and crying, clapping, and head holding... Surreal feeling.
  2. Just like many in this forum, I'm a little nervous about how to approach my education and experience in the most productive and fulfilling way... so here's my info... Cons: I have a BA (Art History, as a single mother) with a low GPA (2.7) from 10 years ago... it feels like a lifetime ago. Pros: I went back to school and have a 4.0 GPA on all my pre-reqs: Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Eng1A, Intermediate Algebra, Stats, General Chem, Organic Chem, Psychology, Nutrition, Sociology. Also, I'm currently 1. a volunteer at hospital (was awarded a scholarship which includes this "vip" access volunteering experience). 2. finishing my Medical Assistant program (4.0 GPA as well) Future plans: 1. volunteer in community clinic (focus on hispanic, low income) 2. volunteer in clinic at Santiago, in the Dominican Republic (my father was dominican) 3. work as M.A. for at least 1.5 yrs before PA school Demographics: I'm a bilingual (spanish/english) woman from Puerto Rico, 35 y.o., living in Northern California. Member of various clubs and associations (academic and professional) What else can I do to become a PA with my low BA GPA? Recommendations are more than welcome (Including more fitting schools). Thank you.

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