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  1. It's never the "perfect time" to go to PA school when you have children. It's a SACRIFICIAL INVESTMENT FOR A SEASON. The most important thing is having a strong support system, whether it's a spouse, parents, friends, classmates, church, etc that can encourage you and help you achieve your goal. Don't try to do this "solo."
  2. You are in high school and are mature beyond your years! Seeking wisdom and being teachable is a missing ingredient with many people your age. I have no doubt you will be on the right track. When I was your age I was more concerned about beating all my challengers on the Street Fighter 2 arcade game.
  3. To answer your question, I would just take the prerequisites needed for whatever school you are applying to and make sure you fulfill their minimum GPA. Some are 3.0 and others 3.2. Work your hardest to get A's in the classes you have left. Keep in mind GPA is only ONE piece of the pie of the application process. Most schools are very HOLISTIC in their review. Even though your GPA might not blow someone away you can become a well rounded competitive applicant by having an excellent essay, letters of recommendation, volunteering, GRE, shadowing, quality patient care hours, etc. Since it is so holistic, someone could have a 4.0 and not get an interview while someone with a 3.2 gets invited if they are strong in other areas. Good luck!
  4. I think I remember seeing somewhere that the current PA-S1's create the facebook page for us and personally invite the 40. Feel free to direct message me and we can at least get to know each other until then!
  5. I worked as a 1099 employee for over 5 years. Make sure you set up a SEP pension plan if your employer is not setting up anything for you.
  6. IN GENERAL arriving is easier than staying... Arriving to marriage is easy...staying married is hard. Arriving to the mission field is easy...staying committed as a missionary long term is hard. Arriving to the point of having children is easy...staying as a faithful and committed parent in raising them is hard. Arriving to a PA job is easier..compared to staying employed and fulfilled. The original question was for a PA not a pre PA.
  7. 1) What led you to become a PA? Why not MD/NP/DO? (This will bring clarity to you on the differences if you don't know already) 2) Why have you chosen to STAY working as a PA? (Arriving is easy. Staying is another thing.) 3) What are the most rewarding/challenging aspects of your job? (see if the profession aligns with your strengths/weaknesses) 4) If you could do it over, would you do anything different? (financial decisions, career decisions, personal, etc.) 5) What does success look like to you in the PA career? (success is determined by what you value. Money? Respect? Autonomy? Helping others? Etc.) Just some ideas...You could also browse this forum for a long time and get a TON of info on the profession. As well as Youtube channels, etc. Good luck!
  8. "If it was easy, everyone would be doing it."
  9. Bible & Theology
  10. I've heard of people rejecting their waitlist position but not acceptance. I think there will be a better sense of how things stand after February 5th, which is the deadline to say "yay/nay" on acceptances.
  11. You are an excellent candidate on PAPER, which is why you got the interviews. Now you need to work on soft skills/interview skills and prove you are an excellent candidate in PERSON. You are close! I'm confident you will be accepted in the near future! Good luck!
  12. Just accepted elsewhere. Hopefully this opens the door for someone else to take my spot!
  13. I got the call!!!! Received the call at 11:50am cst. I was in group B and last name starts with L. Coming in here 1.5 hours later because I had a lot of calls to make before posting! YAY!!!!!
  14. Ironically the Spanish translation for PA is "asociado medico", literally physician associate, which does more justice to what PA's do than the English word.
  15. Possibly. PA students and PA-C's come into the pre pa forums though all the time to give advice etc though.