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  1. That sounds like an awesome job to have. I'm glad that you asked because I've been seeing a lot of mental health/psychiatry jobs that I'm interested in but I have heard that some programs don't accept that sort of experience.
  2. Hello! We're incredibly similar. I graduated in 2015 but I also took most of my prereqs earlier in undergrad and I was in undergrad for 5 years. I don't plan on applying until 2019 so some of my prereqs will also have to be retaken. I'll be biting the bullet and taking some at a local community college. From what I understand they will have to be retaken to be considered. I could be wrong. Could the 4 credit microbiology course be a 3 credit class and a 1 credit lab? Also, what schools have you looked into in NY? I'm here in NY as well and I began making a list of schools and I know that Hofstra requires that prereqs be within 5 years. I could have missed some.
  3. @mmchick & @oolivia1 I am leaning heavily towards CNA and I've even found a 6 week weekend program under $1K near me. I did a job search for EMTs in my area and there aren't many openings sadly. I will likely revisit EMT in another year or so because I'm very interested. I did have an upward trend in my gpa actually! I started off very rough due to being away from home and working through some childhood issues. I'd love to hear your opinion on whether MS or post-bacc would be better in this instance. Thanks for your encouragement and advice! I appreciate it so much!
  4. @NikkiO I cannot express to you how helpful all of this information is to me. I've searched for PT Aide positions near me and there seems to be a lot that don't require certification so I will definitely be pursuing those! Your advice totally put me at ease and broke down what I should be doing and aiming for step by step. Thank you so much! I'll be looking into everything that you said. @Wellness Thank you so much for your advice! I am thinking of getting a CNA cert to ease my job search and hopefully I can get a position at a hospital near me. Looking up upper level science courses to take are on my to do list :) @Diggy Thank you so much for your advice! I mentally tossed EMT-B out of my mind because there are barely any jobs around here for it but I didn't know that it could help with other positions like the ones that you listed so I will definitely look into that! I also thought about volunteer EMT positions. I'm also weighing the cost factor or a formal MS. Most of the programs that I've researched near me are around $25K and I'm not sure if that will be a great idea. You have all given me more encouragement than you know. Thanks again <3
  5. Hello everyone! So I have a BS in Biology (2015) and since then I've been working as a server at a nursing home because I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my life. I was stuck between becoming a physician or a PA. For a long time I was set on MD/DO but as time went on I realized that it was mostly about the money for me. I grew up poor and that largely impacted my decision. After lots of soul searching and tuning out my family's wishes, I've decided for sure that becoming a PA is what is right for me. Now I have to figure out where to begin and go from here and I need help. So here's a rundown of my current stats: cGPA: 2.97 sGPA: 3.09 (I used the Berkley gpa calculator that supposedly calculates the same way that caspa does, hopefully these are correct) GRE: Haven't taken yet Research: None Volunteering: 62 hours in cancer center and patient transport at a hospital (ongoing), 50 hours as a tutor at a community center, 20 hours at a day care center, and I will be volunteering at a free clinic soon enough. I enjoy serving others and I have a big interest in underserved communities. Direct Patient Care (paid): None. Considering LPN (length of time is a concern), CNA, MA. Shadowing: None with a PA, 8hrs with ER doctor I know I have lots of improving to do. My grades are my number one priority right now. Are post baccs/smps a common thing with pre-pa? If my gpa calculations are correct, around 44 credits of 4.0 work would push me to a 3.1 (cgpa) and around 3.2 (sgpa). Should I look into formal programs? Is LPN worth the time commitment? I am an African American woman and I am not picky with the schools I'll apply to as long as their PANCE pass rate is good to go. SO HALP MEH! Please.
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