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  1. Definitely apply for the appeal. Show your track record since returning and succinctly state the challenges you faced the morning of the exam as well as by how slim a margin you didn't pass. I'd also evaluate why you were cutting it so close to get to the exam on time (as they will), meaning, could you have driven in the night before? Consider what precluded you from making that a less stressful and more successful outcome so you can apply that going forward. Bear in mind that your school WANTS you to succeed. It affects their performance percentages and attractiveness to prospective students. Use your relationships with faculty and forge new ones to ensure they go to bat for you. Good Luck!
  2. EVMS has a fantastic simulation lab called the "SCSIL" with standardized patients/actors that make the experience very real. The video record your sessions and you can play them back for your reference/development. https://www.evms.edu/education/why_evms/standardized_patients/
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  4. I think you can take it through Berkeley online Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I would imagine a heavier chemistry prerequisite load for AA’s then? At least compared to what I had to take to get into PA school. I need to do research to comment more as AA’s aren’t something that are popular in VA yet (to my knowledge). I’d be interested to understand the difference between the education reqs & job responsibilities between a CRNA & AA though. The kind of $$ EMEDPA mentions for an AA role makes it sound like there’s a lot of risk & responsibility associated w/ the job. While over time some of the tasks may become mundane, the ramp up period is likely to be intense. Perhaps more intense than you anticipate. Talk to some AAs firsthand if you can. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I’m sure I’m not the only person who may have had that question. I’ve never seen these two career options compared, but maybe someone else on here has. I’ll just say there are a couple Surgical Assistants (Masters level graduates) that went back to school to get a PA degree because they wanted more clinical medicine & more continuity of care with patients. Good luck!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Please define AA. There are many acronyms in healthcare and that’s not one I’m familiar with. At least not something I’ve heard about here in VIrginia. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Do whatever your heart desires...you already have your golden ticket! I had a non-healthcare job for a year before starting school (for financial & other reasons). Best of luck! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. It was good & it was hard. I did put in a lot of hours, however, I can’t really quantify that as it’s been a few years ago now & I was taking other prerequisites at the same time. I’m full time in PA school now so I guess it worked out ok. In all honesty- I had a Prof w/ a little bit of a language barrier (all of our communication was written), which was where most of my challenge was. Check www.ratemyprofessor.com before taking the final plunge. Good luck! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I took a biochemistry class through UC Berkeley Extension program online. They have genetics: https://extension.berkeley.edu/areas-of-study/sciences-mathematics-and-biotechnology.jsp#availableCoursesPSPS0050 Good luck!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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