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    Does shadowing or volunteering look better?

    I just did emt school and that’s what my second job is gonna be. I don’t work 80 hours a week but after I get this second job I’ll probably be close to that. I need a steady income right now to pay all my bills and whatnot. And I’m really focusing on my gpa because it really sucks and it’s low, so I guess volunteering would look better?
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    Does shadowing or volunteering look better?

    I have no shadowing hours, and I have volunteering hours however it was from like 3 years ago and isn’t a lot. I’ve heard that on my application, I can take some hours from my Scribe job and use them as shadowing since I’m working directly with physicians. I applied last year but didn’t try that so currently I have 0 shadowing hours and a couple of volunteering hours
  3. Hi guys, I’m applying my second round this year and am doing a lot to vamp up my application, including getting better experience raising my gpa, going to open houses, and shadowing or volunteering. Problem is, I’m about to have two full time jobs and am retaking a class and doing an extracurricular activity so I can only choose between shadowing or volunteering to add onto my busy schedule. I work as a Scribe and asked doctors about it, and they said volunteering since I’m doing hands on stuff. I just want to hear other answers. Thank you!
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    Need advice after being waitlisted

    Theres no community colleges that can offer the classes?
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    What should I do?

    I agree ^. I am a super shy person once you initially meet me, and I can like stumble over my own words and mumble when talking to people. However, I have been an ED scribe over the past 2 years, and the one thing that doctors/PAs/NPs have all taught me is that you NEED to be confident in what you say. How else are you gonna talk to your coworkers? And in a healthcare setting, you are bound to disagree with someone, and you cant just go along with them and need to voice your opinion. My college has a career services building, where they have mock interviews for grad school, and they tape you so you can see how you appear. They also have counselors that can practice with you, and Ive been seeing one for the pas tyear, who has given me a cheat sheet of what questions grad schools will ask you and how to answer it. Research your area, a local college should offer something like that
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    Medical Scribe count for PA School?

    Another scribe here, people who have not had the experience are not aware of the knowledge it can provide you with. Now, I am NOT saying that this should be your only experience when applying to PA school, which is what I think other people are trying to say. This is a great experience to learn physiology and how it applies to medicine in a real setting, but EMT and other hands on care would be great to have as well
  7. Hi all! looking to shadow a PA in Orlando, preferably an orthopedic PA. And one that doesn’t make you pay money to shadow them. thanks!
  8. oh my goodness I'm so happy for you! Can I send you a message?
  9. Patricia5827

    2017-2018 application cycle

    I haven't heard anything either
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    2017-2018 application cycle

    Has anyone heard a rejection yet
  11. Patricia5827

    2017-2018 application cycle

    Still sitting here waiting ..
  12. Patricia5827

    2017-2018 application cycle

    when did you submit your caspa?

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