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  1. Congrats @emily14 and @lalatrap -- would you guys mind posting when you submitted your application?
  2. This is one of the few schools that does not let out interview invites until very late in the game. I'm thinking (based on past threads) that the first rounds begin in September sometime.
  3. Ah to be honest I had not looked at dates, it was just one of the top threads in the forum (lol considering it is indeed a few weeks old).
  4. I am going to tend to agree with everyone else's advice to just keep your head down and grind through it since you've come so far. I'd also venture to suggest that you take matters into your own hands and work much harder yourself to pick up where the school is slacking, it seems that you blame a lot of your academic status on others' mistakes (no review sessions, tutor unavailability, vague tests, etc.). As a student in a professional graduate program, you would think you would know how to get on with your education without these otherwise academic luxuries. Someone mentioned that the school is not responsible for your education, and this is partially true when it comes to you actually getting yourself to learn something. If there aren't tutors, find other students to work with and learn from. If there aren't review sessions, make sure you know as much of the material as possible. When you're working with a patient with an unknown illness and easy-to-miss symptoms, no one's going to be sitting on a bar stool off in the background with a powerpoint going over signs and symptoms of some unlikely-to-be disease you forgot to think of. Real world is knowing your stuff and being self-sufficient to get yourself there. And quite frankly, the above evaluation of you as a student is even apparent in this thread. You could always research schools yourself that might accept transfers, or even call them to explain your situation instead of asking us. But I tend to be a little more harsh than others sometimes. Best.
  5. You know you could also, like, call the schools to figure out all of these specific questions as well. Seems you have a list of certain schools, so I would check with them.
  6. https://www.thepalife.com/who-gets-in/ Quick glance- you're an average applicant with a disadvantage in low hours of quality PCE, average and a tad bit more advantaged with GPA, and should take the GRE with a score above ~310. 50/50 on getting interviews, depending on LORs and PS. Best of luck to you.
  7. Visit the PA school forum part of this site. Every school under CASPA (for the most part) is listed and there's usually a thread of your current applicant year with multiple posters updating their statuses.
  8. This sounds like a venture for google.
  9. The whole business of "minimums" is a money-grab. They already know that they're more than likely to only accept or extend an interview out to 3.5+'s and that they'll get an overwhelming amount of applicants far beyond this (considering NW's reputation). The minimum is just to give some little sense of hope to people who barely meet it to increase their pool and revenue in turn. Sucks, and a waste of everyone's time, but I could probably venture out to say that application season is a long-awaited payday for most schools.
  10. If you spend a little time looking around this forum, you'll see other threads exactly like this where people explain in depth the different kinds of PCE you can get (EMT/CNA/ER tech/MA/etc.)
  11. You'll be just fine. You're at the high end of GPA and PCE. That's all you typically need for an interview invite.
  12. @GoldenYoshi Those are fine and dandy reasons for choosing PA over MD, however you still have yet to mention what it is about actually being a PA that seems more attractive vs the MD/DO route you are currently already on aside from logistical benefits. It peeves me when people change their careers based on superficial misleadings, yes. It is a common frustration for anyone in the PA profession and pre-PA alike, having to deal with the filtration of these people. That being said, the bottom line (as you have already confirmed for yourself) is that you really need to understand if PA is right for you. Med school being too long or too much money, etc. are valid reasons for a prospective student into either of the fields, but you are currently a medical student at the moment, so obviously those parameters were not all that deterring if you went through the entire process of applying, accepting, and then beginning medical school. Best of luck to you, you are indeed in a uniquely more difficult situation.
  13. As other people have mentioned, you're going to have to find a way to invest in yourself and for a certification. Unless you land one of those miracle MA jobs that don't require a cert, most other jobs in the US that allow for patient contact require some sort of certification. You could even volunteer for a local EMS agency and they sometimes will pay for you to take the class as long as you commit x amount of years. In the meantime however, once you get your cert, you'll be way more eligible for a wide variety of jobs that take BLS as a credential.
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