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  1. I received a phone call on Wednesday with an offer of acceptance! I was originally placed on the active list as well. Just paid my deposit and I cannot wait to meet you all! Good luck everyone!
  2. I don't think a major is what is going to make you stand out for PA school. Medical schools focus more on that, PA schools focus a lot on experiences and academic ability in prerequisites. You could always major in one and minor in the other.
  3. I am in a similar situation with being waitlisted after interviews. I did an accelerated (3.5 week) EMT course at UCLA center for pre hospital care. I highly recommend it, look it up! I am from Maryland and relocated out there for a little over a month (using airbnb) and it was the experience of a lifetime. I wanted to transition between jobs at that point so it was feasible. I was a medical assistant but I wanted to do something more, so I am now working as an ER tech. I understand your search results of 2 years for EMT. Maryland requires you to join a volunteer firehouse if you want to
  4. Has anyone taken Introduction to Biochemistry online through UC San Diego Extension? I am contemplating taking this course but there is no access to the syllabus before enrollment, so I have no idea what the course entails. I also need to submit documentation of the course to my job prior to enrollment for partial tuition reimbursement. I really do appreciate it if anyone can help! http://extension.ucsd.edu/studyarea/index.cfm?vAction=singleCourse&vCourse=BIOL-40145&vsacategoryid=356&vStudyAreaID=115 Does anyone recommend a different online Biochemistry course? I have ta
  5. I'm interested in applying to this school, but I am wondering if it is way too late to submit an application. I originally submitted my CASPA 6/1/16, so I know the importance of applying early. After going back and reading this thread, I have only seen two interview dates so far. Any suggestions? Is anyone else considering the same?
  6. I completely understand that I can improve in all areas, but if these programs truly didn't like me during my interviews, I would have been denied...not waitlisted all four times. I'm not trying to completely dismiss everyones feedback, it really is good to hear, but I'm still mostly convinced my GPA is what's really dragging my application down. If they didn't like me or didn't see me as a fit, I wouldn't even been given that opportunity to be on a waitlist. I see so many posts on here from people with GPAs near 3.8 and higher, I know I'm not nearly as competitive as they are in that aspect.
  7. Yes! I have actually scheduled a phone call for tomorrow. They already told me that they usually don't offer feedback like that to applicants but he's happy to answer questions that I may have. I was just hoping to get an idea of all of my options ahead of time. Or to see if anyone else has had similar situations to mine and what they did to improve.
  8. I hate to sound overly confident here...but I know it's not my interviewing skills. I thought that maybe my interview didn't go so well the first year, but they went absolutely perfectly this year. I walked out of them knowing they went very well and had very high hopes. I'm a very outgoing person and I honestly know it has noting to do with that. I've had bad interviews in the past so I know it's not that and I know the difference between them. I know how well I connected with all of my interviewers. I had even known one previously. My take on all of this is that they do like me as a can
  9. GPA is a 3.3 and patient care I have about 2,000 as a medical assistant and scribe, I am a CNA and EMT, and I have been working in the ER as a tech since this summer. I also have a lot of shadowing hours (PA, NP, and MDs). So I have a wide variety of experience and I hope to continue working. So total hours, if I could guess, would be about 3,000 as of right now. My GRE scores were pretty average as well... 150 verbal, 152 quant, and 4.0 analytical..I'm hoping to not have to retake it...Ive taken it 3 times with minimal increase.
  10. I'm considering applying for Master's programs before reapplying to PA school next year. I have applied to PA schools twice, the first year with only 1 interview and then waitlisted, the second year 3 interviews all of which I was waitlisted. It is starting to become clear to me that my gpa is what is lacking while my healthcare experience is my strong point. Ideally I would love to continue working while enrolled in a Master's program, but the only realistic way of doing that is completing one online. Does anyone have any suggestions for online programs? One's that have ultimately lead to mor
  11. It's an "active list" which means they are actively accepting off of it the same time they are giving out acceptances. I know someone who was put on the list last year and was accepted just a few days later. They also pulled from the active list up until a week before classes. As for a number of people on the active list I am not sure. I would imagine it's probably the same size as their class, maybe even a little more. Don't lose hope, it will all work out for the best!
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