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  1. There is no question of the two MA is the better option. The only thing a scribe will get you is being able to write a good note. Which is important but you will become proficient in PA school.
  2. I think the big thing here is your undergrad GPA. Most schools specifically state cumulative GPA for both science and overall. My thoughts would be go back and retake any class you got a C or lower in. You really need to get an A in all those retakes in order to average the GPA for each class at a B. Then I would focus on apply in schools that have a GPA minimum of 2.8, but I would try to aim at getting your GPA's for science and overall up over 3.0. It is a long road but it will be worth it. Good luck!
  3. Also took almost everything online while working a full tome and part time EMT job. Got multiple interviews and multiple acceptances.
  4. Typically interviews don’t happen until September. So nobody has Bennet accepted yet.
  5. My thought here is not so much the “flagging” as I’m fairly certain CASPA not programs have time to run your essay through a plagiarism checker, but more how it looks. If you are reapplying keep in mind that most programs will have access or may have a record of your application from last year, especially if you interviewed. If you then turn around and submit the exact same essay this year that looks pretty darn lazy in my opinion. In theory that also means that nothing at all changed over the past year, or you learnt nothing from the process last time around. I guess what I mean to say in short is even the most polished PS should have some room for tweaking for resubmission.
  6. In my honest opinion it sounds like you need to advocate for yourself. Are you a CNA or EMT, if not having those certifications might help you with going to HR for more money. I have been in your situation and I pushed hard to get what I should be paid for my EMT jobs prior to school. The other alternative is do something else outside of healthcare that is flexible. Drive for Uber or Lyft, or something along those lines.
  7. Agree with above. The schools you choose to apply to matter just as much as the number. However if you do the math 12 is the number that gives you the greatest probability of getting in. If there are more than 12 that really truly interest you then great apply to more but know that your chance of admission does not increase beyond 12 schools.
  8. 3,000 - 4,000 is a pretty big range. What is your HCE and PCE as?
  9. As i'm sure you know from reading the website the CU curriculum recently changed (class of 2021 onwards) and is now a body system block approach. You basically focus on one or sometimes two body systems for a month or so and cover all topics in that time (anatomy, clinical med, physiology, pathophysiology, pharm etc.). You then revisit those same blocks during 2nd year with more information and different clinical presentations. In addition to the blocks we have thread content that is related to the blocks but runs the length of the semester, threads include: stages of life, clinical skills, professional practice and clinical experience. The CHA stands for Child Health Associate which is the root of the CU program from 1971. You graduate with an MPAS degree, the CHA was pediatric focused and while we still get a little more pediatric content than other programs you are still very much prepared as a generalist provider. We do have cadaver lab, this is prosection as apposed to full disection. The labs are very nice and you still have full 24hr access to the labs for the entire 2 year didactic phase. There is opportunity for international rotations, everyone in the program has the option to apply for a rotation in Guatemala during the summer of 2nd year. If you are in the global health track there is the opportunity to do additional rotations in Africa, nepal or Guatemala again in 3rd year. Personally I know a lot of people that are turned off by the 3 year curriculum but I would not go anywhere else given the choice. The content is at a steady pace, you can maintain other aspects of your life while in school. II also feel that we go deeper on many topics than you would get at most other programs. Additionally you have access to all of the school of medicine student interest groups like Emergency Medicine, Wilderness medicine, Ultrasound etc. This really lets you get involved in what ever you want. The faculty are all amazing and are so supportive of your education, mental health and wellbeing. The only other perk I will add is hit is likely cheaper than a lot of other programs even if you are out of state as you can apply for in state tuition after your first year.
  10. I would agree with above. You need a very flexible job and school should come first. I also pick up ED tech shifts at my old shop while in school. Generally those are on breaks or the occasional weekend shift. My program also knows that I do that, as long as it doesn't interfere with my school work they are fine with it.
  11. Honestly there is not a great deal you can do in the next month that will make a significant difference. Having said that I think your application looks good. However, don't stop there, you should have a plan in place to continue to grow your application during the cycle. This should be things outside of working in the field as an ED tech or EMT. Things that stick out to me would be the 3.4 prerequisite gpa, if there is something you can do to fix that then start there. Otherwise take some upper division science classes. I would recommend genetic if you don't already have it, immunology is another good one and pharmacology is super helpful.
  12. 1. You typically need to meet the gpa minimum and the letter grade minimum. If stats is a prereq and you need a B then don’t apply to those schools or retake it. 2. This is school dependent but generally if you physically touched and care for the patient then it is PCE. If you didn’t touch the patient, scribing for example then this typically falls under HCE. if there is any doubt reach out to the schools and make sure it counts and what they would consider it.
  13. My suggestion is likely similar to others, retake science classes to break that 3.0 mark. However I would say that often times the biggest way you can adjust this is retaking any classes where you got a C. The idea here is you get A's and then the GPA for that class will average out at a B, thereby affecting change in you GPA. The other thought here is some programs have a minimum of a C for prerequisite classes, but some will say you must have a B. So not a bad idea to look at that aspect for the specific schools you are looking at. Alternatively you can also take upper division classes in the science category like virology, genetics or immunology, these will help a lot once you are admitted too. If you want another opinion on you personal statement feel free to message me, i'm only to happy to help with that sort of thing.
  14. Agree with above CC classes are fine and cost far less. Often times the class size is smaller as well.
  15. I would say that MA, EMT or Paramedic are the superior routes for hours. They pay a bit better than others and the experience is so valuable once you start school. like others have said don’t waste your time with graduate school unless you are going to use it. My suggestion is to retake any class with a grade lower than a C+ and take upper division science classes while gaming PCE.
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