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About futureVAPA

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  1. futureVAPA

    High GPA/Low HCE

    I just finished my first semester of PA school and applied with a 3.9 GPA and about 650 hours. I got 8 interviews, went to 4 of them, and was accepted to 3! The key is to really focus on schools with lower healthcare requirements that will really value your academic achievements. Keep doing your thing! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Commute in PA School

    I just started PA school two months ago and can tell you that you definitely have a realistic and accurate assessment! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    iPad vs android tablet?

    Thanks for the advice everyone! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I'm starting PA school next month and was wondering if I should get an iPad or android tablet! Any suggestions on which is better for note taking, medical apps, drawing, etc.? Also any android tablet recommendations? Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Hey guys! I'm starting PA school next month and heard a tablet can be pretty helpful, but I can't decide whether to get an iPad 4 or a Samsung galaxy tablet. Does anyone have any recommendations on other android tablets or which is better for medical apps, note taking, etc.? Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. futureVAPA

    Prerequisite Match on CASPA

    Pretty sure you're obligated to submit all transcripts from all schools, meaning you actually need to submit both. CASPA with average the two grades together Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. futureVAPA

    Clinical rotation shoes!?

    Okay thanks for the suggestions I'll check both of those out! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Clinical rotation shoes!?

    Thanks so much for the suggestion! My main question though is what shoes to wear NOT with scrubs. When I'm in business casual or business attire I want somewhat cute/stylish shoes that I can wear with cute business casual outfits, like comfy flats! If you have any other insight on that I would love to hear it! Thank you again :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. This may seem like a silly question, but I have a bad back and am wondering if any of you ladies out there could recommend some comfy/supportive but stylish shoes to wear during rotations/on the job in general! After being on my feet all day I'm sure the wrong shoes can have a negative impact. Any input would be appreciated :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Just got in off the wait list! So excited to meet everyone!
  11. Does anyone know if a class of 2019 Facebook page has been created or if there is any other way to find a roommate? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I was in a situation quite similar to yours, although I had about 600 hours at the time of application. There was very little information about getting in with a high GPA and low HCE, so I didn't think my high GPA would compensate for my inadequate healthcare experience. However, of the 9 schools I applied to, I received 6 interviews (attended 5), 3 acceptances, and 2 wait list spots. My biggest advice is to apply strategically when selecting schools. Best of luck to anyone else in this situation! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. futureVAPA

    Pre-PA and prerequisites

    I personally probably wouldn't risk lowering your GPA or getting a bad grade in a science course at this point. Just take biochem instead, it is a more manageable course that will still look good on your application! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. futureVAPA

    TJU vs PCOM

    I interviewed on 9/12 I believe!! Some of my main reasons for choosing TJU were the location, the connections/resources available in the area, and its close proximity/connection to the hospital! Also doesn't hurt that it's a very well known school. Its successful medical school makes me confident that the PA program will be just as successful!:) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    TJU vs PCOM

    I'll be starting in May! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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