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About LadyNichiavelli

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  1. From what I'm reading, I'd definitely go for school B.
  2. LadyNichiavelli

    New forum idea?

    Yikes, I think having a subforum dedicated solely to trash-talking NPs would look bad on our end.
  3. LadyNichiavelli

    Introduction post/advice!

    I recommend also going on the Pre-PA subreddit. There's TONS of helpful information about everything you're asking in their FAQ.
  4. LadyNichiavelli

    What major did you pick for pre-PA?

    I majored in English and minored in Spanish.
  5. LadyNichiavelli

    Deleted patient care hours

    Relax, I think you'll be fine. It's great that you updated your CASPA app. Maybe also try reaching out to schools individually. Forgetting a description, I think, is better than completely neglecting to put hours that you completed.
  6. Congrats! I hope you rock that interview!
  7. LadyNichiavelli

    Accepted into PA school with GPA 3.3

    I got 3 interview invites and accepted into Rutgers and UT Southwestern with a 3.3 cGPA, 3.1 sGPA, and <1900 PCE hours.
  8. LadyNichiavelli

    Admissions for Minorities

    In addition to those already mentioned, try CCNY. UTSW also emphasizes on the recruitment of disadvantaged minorities.
  9. LadyNichiavelli

    Rutgers 2018-2019 Application Cycle

    Don't worry. Not taking stats into account, your likelihood of getting an interview is just as good as those who live in Jersey and/or went to Rutgers.
  10. LadyNichiavelli

    Rutgers 2018-2019 Application Cycle

    Where are you getting this information from? That's not true. They do not prioritize in-state, nor surrounding state applicants. They also do not prioritize alumni. Check out the program's faq. It's super informative. "In order to meet the needs of our diverse patient population, there is special emphasis on the recruitment of: traditionally underrepresented minorities in medicine and health professions those who speak a foreign language (especially Spanish) applicants who come from economically and/or environmentally disadvantaged backgrounds veterans of the US Military" "The program is not required to accept a specific number of in-state students. While many of the applicants are New Jersey residents, we seek the most competitive applicants from throughout the United States."
  11. LadyNichiavelli

    Do I have any chance?

    Just take the pre-reqs at a community college and get those PCE hours. Don't try to get another bachelor's. That's a waste of time and money.
  12. Undergrad Ed School: Austin College (undergrad), Richland College (post-bacc cc) Major: English (minor in Spanish) Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.2 Science Undergrad. GPA: 2.6 Post-Bacc GPA: 3.8 (35 credit hours) Post-Bacc Science GPA: 3.8 (32 credit hours) Overall GPA: 3.3 Overall Science GPA: 3.1 Age at application time: 23 GRE: 155V 153Q 4.0A Direct Patient Care: 1860 hours as a Physical Therapy Aide Health Care experience: - Working with children and young adults with special needs for 9 weeks in Ecuador (270 hours) - Volunteering for a week in Honduras in a transient clinic for an underserved community (42 hours) - Volunteering for a month at a local, low-income Texas clinic (48 hours) Total: 360 hours Leadership: - President of the Campus Activites Board - Service Chair for Amnesty International - Chair Member of yearly huge "big name musician" concert on campus committee - Major Events and Weekends Chair for the Campus Activities Board - Freshmen Reprentative for Student Assembly Volunteer: - Local Special Olympics - Green Light New Orleans - Elementary school tutor - Prairie Restoration - Animal Shelter - Safer Alternative Trick-or-Treating event for the children of the local elementary schools Total: 146 hours Awards: - Founder's Scholarship - Global Outreach Fellowship - Medical Experience in Mexico Internship - Spring 2016 Dean's List - Fall 2016 President's Honor Roll (post-bacc) - Spring 2016 Vice-President's Honor Roll (post-bacc) Teaching Experience: TA for freshman Cognitive Science/College Mentoring class Shadowing: 153 hours (23 hours with PA in Pediatric Pre-Anesthesia, 90 hours with General Physician in underserved part of Mexico, 40 hours with Orthopedic Pediatricians) Organizations: The only relevant one I listed on CASPA was Global Medical Brigades. Letters of Rec: 3; A&P/Micro Post-Bacc Professor, Genetics Post-Bacc Professor, Pediatric PA Schools Applied: 14 - Rutgers, UT Southwestern, Salus, PCOM: PA, Franklin Pierce, Touro Cali, Arcadia (Dual PA/MPH), UTMB, Yale, USC, UNE, DeSales, Albany Medical College, Le Moyne Application Submitted Date: 5/30/2017 Application Verified: 5/31/17 Interview Invites: 3 (Rutgers, UTSW, Salus) Denied w/o interview: 11 (PCOM: PA, Franklin Pierce University, Touro Cali, Arcadia <but accepted into their MPH program>, UTMB, Yale, USC, UNE, DeSales, Albany Medical College, Le Moyne) Rejected after interview: 1 (Salus) Withdrew Application: 0 Waitlisted: 0 Accepted: 2 (Rutgers, UTSW) Attending: RUTGERS! ? My top choice! Attempt: 1st I hope that this serves as encouragement for other low-GPA applicants that you still can get into AMAZING programs as long as you put in the work. My biggest piece of advice is to cushion the weakest part of your application (GPA for me) with your strongest attributes. I worked on my PS for 6 months, had a great post-bacc GPA, amazing LORs, and great extracurricular/volunteering/leadership experiences! Please don't sell yourself short. I got into 2 out of my 3 reach schools and got rejected from schools that I thought I was a shoe-in at. Also APPLY EARLY and BE YOURSELF at your interviews. ?
  13. LadyNichiavelli

    Interview Attire (women)

    No problem at all! ?Shopping for interview attire was a stressful/fun time for me. Lol. Good luck with everything!
  14. LadyNichiavelli

    Interview Attire (women)

    Found it: https://www.amazon.com/Calvin-Klein-Womens-Button-Jacket/dp/B00ESXEFM4/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1529807896&amp;sr=1-3&amp;refinements=p_lbr_brands_browse-bin%3ACalvin%2BKlein&amp;pi=SL180_SX138_CR0%2C0%2C138%2C180_QL70&amp;th=1&amp;psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00ESXEM0E/ref=pd_aw_fbt_193_img_2?ie=UTF8&amp;pd_rd_i=B00ESXEM0E&amp;pd_rd_r=d69ccb61-7757-11e8-b7c4-af38c36f552b&amp;pd_rd_w=7FV1q&amp;pd_rd_wg=Rq22j&amp;pf_rd_i=mobile-dp-sims&amp;pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_p=1594280294257115709&amp;pf_rd_r=3TF2RWY98S0BX1CXNHND&amp;pf_rd_s=mobile-dp-sims&amp;pf_rd_t=40701&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=3TF2RWY98S0BX1CXNHND

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