I am 26 years old, interested in applying to PA school next April. I would like advice from current PAs, other PA school applicants, and current PA school students regarding my chances in getting accepted.
MPH in Epidemiology (cumulative GPA 3.77)
BS in Biology (cumulative GPA 3.64)
Certified in Public Health (CPH)
Current Research Coordinator in Oncology/Genetics field (full-time, 2+ years)
Research Assistant in Oncology/Genetics field (full-time for 6 months)
Scribe in Primary Care office (1.8 years, ~2600 hours)
Scribe in Emergency Dept. & Ophthalmology clinic (1.25 years, ~2500 hours)
Two medical/dental mission trips to Honduras (2 weeks, ~100 hours)
Hospital volunteer in Emergency Dept. & Pediatric unit (1 year, ~500 hours)
1 peer-reviewed publication, second author
1 oral presentation, first author
I plan to take A&P I/II over the next year at a community college (since I did not take this in undergrad) and will be retaking my GRE (old scores were 152 verbal, 153 quantitative, & 3.5 writing). I am considering becoming certified as a Phlebotomist or CNA and work part-time (along with my research coordinator job) to up my HCE experience - would this improve my chances?
Thanks in advance!!