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  1. Another question... does anyone (current students or applicants) know how heavily preferred the PA-CAT is? Is it almost a deal breaker if I don't take it? For reference I have 7 years military, 8 years healthcare as an EMT in the ER, 3.0 cGPA (not great), multiple medical mission trips internationally and stateside. Really don't want to take it if I don't have to.
  2. Hey guys, Figured I'd start one of these for this next cycle so we can all chat. Has anyone applied already? When are you thinking of submitting? I'm aiming for early/mid June. Good luck to everyone!
  3. Applied 10/1 (I know, really late) and still waiting as well. Hoping they continue interviews well into January!
  4. Thanks for your input. I think I will do more shadowing before I make the huge switch. But that's what I am thinking too. Thanks for that! Sorry, a little new to this. :)
  5. *Reposting from a different forum hoping to gain more advice from those PA's practicing in the ED. However, please give any advice regardless of position or experience!* Hey guys! So bear with me, this may be a bit long... but I really would like some honest, thoughtful advice from several different viewpoints. I am 22 (often confusing it with being about 45), and began college at 17 after graduating high school early. I completed four years at a community college, and just finished a year at a university to complete my undergrad. I am tracking about another year, year and a half to com
  6. Hey! I actually just moved from the suburbs of Chicago last year. In the state I moved to, they require IV cert with EMT so I recently go that. I'll keep that in mind! Thanks!
  7. Thank you so much! That was very helpful. I am already retaking the class that I got a D in and I currently have an A. :) Also, I have gone to a few information sessions for some schools I would like to attend and was able to meet the admissions board, which was great! Thanks again for your insight! Hopefully I'll be able to do just that!
  8. Hey, thanks for the response. I am still on the fence about the reclass issue anyways, as I just transferred to another state and my MOS isn't available. So to be sloted in a unit I may have to reclass regardless. I was thinking the same thing as you, with no real time in the MOS that wouldn't help much, so I was just looking to do something quick maybe like admin.
  9. Thanks so much! That helps. Like I said, it would only be an 8 week program. So I'll see if I can fit it in somewhere. What would you consider significant HCE? Once I apply I'll have about 3 years full time experience. Is that considered not a lot?
  10. Thank you all so much for the feedback! I just did a calculation that is similar to how CASPA calculates your GPA, and it's a little different than my original post. If I finish my bachelors with A's from here on out I could have a 3.4 cumulative and a 3.56 science. Accounting for a few B's here and there it may be slightly lower. I know it's not a strong GPA, but I am more worried about blemishes on my transcripts. If they see how far I've come, I'm hoping it is something they can look passed. By the time I apply to PA school I will have over 3 years health care experience plus about 5
  11. Thanks for the feedback! I have very in depth considered medical school, but overall, PA will be the best fit for me. I have considered medic school, but time wise, I would rather finish my bachelors so I can apply. Unfortunately I'm not in a medical MOS. I'm chemical (joy..) haha. I am considering reenlisting next year if I can get e6 in my contract. Not sure if I want to reclass. Even with my EMT background AIT would still be 8 weeks and that's just time I don't really have. Do you feel it would be beneficial to my application to do so?
  12. Hey guys, I'm new to this forum so hopefully I'm posting in the right place...I had a few questions that I would really like some insight on. I'm currently working on my undergrad and will be 22 years old this year. I spent 4 years at a community college and didn't do that well for multiple reasons: joined the Army Reserves and left multiple times for trainings, wasn't entirely focused.. etc. Consequently, my first few semesters consisted of a lot of D's and F's. About halfway through my time there I took an EMT class. I became an EMT shortly after that and absolutely loved it (and still
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