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  1. I enjoyed your introduction paragraph. It helped me learn more about you, your experience with your mission trip, and gave me a little bit of insight about why you chose PA. In the second paragraph, at the end you should talk about what you learned while interviewing PAs and what you learned about PA as a career when you took that course. What stuck out about the career versus all of the others. Third paragraph put patient care technician (PCT) as you abbreviated as such in the rest of your personal statement. Seems like you learned a lot during your experience with Amy but I also think you can make this paragraph more concise and flow a little better. Maybe tie this experience with how becoming a PA would satisfy your values and commitment to help others. Overall, its a decent personal statement but it could use a little work. Your intro was strong but I felt like my eyes started to wander towards the end.
  2. Hello all! I am slowly but surely working my way through CASPA and I am kind of confused about what the memberships (under supporting information) is suppose to include. I understand that you're supposed to list and describe your professional memberships but what does this include? For example, I was a member of Eta Sigma Gamma (held a leadership role) in college which is a honor society for health education and promotion students. Also I am a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc which to me is more of a social organization since its a sorority but there are definitely some "professional" ties as well. Would I include that? Good luck to everyone applying this cycle! Thanks!
  3. Hey! I have been wondering the same thing and have read blogs and watched podcast about how one should classify their experience on CASPA. I am a medical assistant as well and my role ranges from assisting a provider with outpatient procedures, recording vital signs and medical history, to answering phones, checking messages, refilling prescriptions, etc. Anything that has to deal directly with assisting a provider in the health care of a patient is considered patient care experience. In my example above, assisting in procedures, recording vitals, obtaining vitals and medical history would be considered patient care experience. The later would be considered health care experience. You should separate the two in CASPA and make sure your hours match up accordingly. Its such a grey area topic and schools classify this differently so use your best judgement when classifying your roles. Be specific with what your roles are/were and that might help you figure out how to classify them. Hope his helps! I am working on the experience section now and it is taking me a while to figure out how to classify my experiences. Again, use your best judgement and if you have any specific questions regarding experience, you should contact CASPA or the schools you are applying to.
  4. Hailey is super helpful when providing feedback for your personal statement. She is also very quick at returning the edits. Highly recommend her service. Hailey, thanks for your help!
  5. Thank you so much for the feedback! I will take your advice into consideration when editing. Thanks again!
  6. Thank you for you advice! I will definitely take your recommendations into consideration. Check your email. I have responded to your PS and offered a couple of pointers/suggestions.
  7. Hey All! I will be applying to PA school this application cycle and I am looking for people to read and offer advice/revision for my personal statement. I am trying to get as many eyes to read my personal statement as possible so I can create the best version. Also -- anyone else in my shoes wanting opinions/advice on their personal statements for PA school, feel free to email me or post your personal statement in this thread and I'd be glad to return the favor. I will not be offended by any criticism give. I would prefer honest feedback as my personal statement will hopefully increase my chances with getting into PA school. My stats are not the greatest so I am using my personal statement and patient care experience as leverage to increase the quality of my application. I am looking for feedback on the content, grammar, punctuation, etc of my personal statement. My email is cydni.martin@gmail.com for anyone wanting me to read their statement and give some advice. My personal statement is attached to this post. Thank you all in advance! Keep going! Youre almost there!.docx
  8. I am interested. I have sent you an email. Thanks!
  9. Thank you for the advice! I will definitely try this out.
  10. Hey tsharpe7, I am also looking to shadow PA's in the Cobb County area. I will definitely be on the look and let you know who I find. Also, if you find anyone to shadow, please let me know. Thanks!
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