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  1. May I ask why u withdrew app from South...that is, if it was related to any issues w the school itself, or the atmosphere there? thx in advance!
  2. Congrats on your hopeful progress towards clinicals! I am curious if you could please let me know your undergrad major at unc chapel hill? Thanks in advance!
  3. Hi there! May I ask what your major was at unc chapel hill?
  4. I had a couple kind patients who asked me what my goals were and they said I would be a great PA. One even offered to write me a letter after only a mere 10 min conversation! He didnt know me from Adam, but was so impressed and moved to offer such a kind and selfless gesture. My manager and coworkers also tell me the same. It is so great to hear such reassurances from others who have known you for both short and long periods, similarly to acute and chronic patients as a family clinician. Here are a few quotes that have helped me: You cant calm the storm, you can only calm yourself while the storm passes. When God wants you to grow he makes u uncomfortable. There are some things you can only learn in a storm. We face difficulties bc were doing something right. God gives the hardest battles to his strongest soldiers. The bad things that happen may put us directly in the path of greatness for the best things that will happen to us. Just when the caterpillar was enclosed in darkness and thought the world was ending, he transformed into a butterfly.
  5. Hi there, I am interested if you want to PM. Thx
  6. I have a similar question ^^^ ans1224...does anyone know if there will be anymore interviews this year? I applied Sept/Oct and curious to know if they will have any interviews Nov/Dec. I would be very grateful if anyone can please share their knowledge so that I can avoid worrying and pestering admissions! Thanks in advance!
  8. Chg barrier to barriers...sorry not time to help more Watch for exaggerations...indispensable sounds like a lot, maybe a strong addition instead
  9. Reflex change to reflect... Watch ur tenses. If sentence is past tense, keep it that way
  10. There is a very different atmosphere in volunteering v. paid. That is a reality that he was likely emphasizing, just as the schools you apply to will be, even though they may not tell you. Differing pressures, expectations, duties, requirements, etc. from patients, coworkers, staff, providers, managers, other departments, other offices, etc. It's multifaceted and complicated. I enjoy volunteering much more than dealing with the pressures of my paid position. PA Schools will be just as blunt in their opinions, as well. Will they be considerate (or will it be perceived as so) when they have to turn down hundreds of sensitive, compassionate and experienced applicants? Grit is what it takes. Strong will and thick skin to better ourselves with reality and constructive criticism being thrown from all angles. I am grateful to people who 'tell me like it is' because I can then strengthen myself, and likely my app, accordingly. We are all trying to better our lives; that's why were on this forum to become PAs, and that's why most of us will be applying. Check with your programs. Some may not count transport, e.g. see below for ECU. Hope this helps. Good luck! Report an Accessibility BarrierThe Department for Disability Support Services Apply Give Jobs Maps Directory Skip to main content Admissions APPLICATION REQUIREMENT FOR THE 2017-2018 APPLICATION CYCLE: You will have to apply to the ECU Graduate School as well as CASPA in order to have your application processed through the PA Department. Apply for Graduate School at www.ecu.edu/gradschool/. Admission into East Carolina University's PA Program is very competitive. We select up to 36 applicants to become students in each class. Our process of submission, review and interview ensures a fair selection of students to join our program. ECU's PA program has several requirements necessary for applicants to meet, as listed below. In addition to our requirements, applicants must also meet the standards of the Graduate School. Accepted applicants for the Fall of 2017 averaged the following scores: Cumulative GPA: 3.70 Science GPA: 3.66 Prerequisite GPA: 3.76 GRE Score (New Scores): 308 GRE Analytical Writing: 4.4 Admission Requirements Residency Status Applicants must be residents of one of the following states; with preference given to residents of North Carolina: North Carolina South Carolina Virginia Tennessee Georgia You must be a resident and have a permanent address in one of these states at the time of application and admission to the program. If you or your spouse is active military and stationed in NC during application and admission, then you can request a waiver from paadmissions@ecu.edu. Education Applicants must currently have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The undergraduate degree must be completed by June 1st of the year of enrollment. Example: Applicants who submit application materials by September 1, 2017 must complete the undergraduate degree by June 1st of 2018 in order to enroll in the fall of 2018. Prerequisites Courses Prerequisite courses must be completed by September 1 in order to be considered for an early interview. However, applications may have one pending prerequisite course as long as it is completed and reported to CASPA and the program by December 31. We prefer that all prerequisite courses are taken within the last 5 years; however, this is not a requirement. If your courses are older than that, know that we recommend refreshing them. Applicants are required to have completed the prerequisite classes in the table below. We encourage students to have taken anatomy and physiology within 2 years of the program application date; however, this is not a requirement. We do not accept online lab courses. We do not accept Comparative, Animal or Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology courses Courses can be taken at any regionally accredited institution, including community colleges. We prefer that all prerequisite courses be taken at a 4-year institution. Students taking prerequisite courses at community colleges may be at a significant disadvantage during the didactic year. All courses must be assigned letter grade. Advanced Placement (AP) credit is accepted for Psychology and Statistics courses. If AP credit was granted, no letter grade is necessary. Statistics in social sciences are now accepted. Waivers will only be given if you have been a course instructor for the course requesting a waiver. For this waiver, e-mail paadmissions@ecu.edu Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA in their prerequisite coursework to be considered for the program. A grade of B or higher in each course is recommended. We do not accept more than 2 Cs in prerequisite courses. Prerequisite Course Minimum Semester Credit Hours Human Anatomy and Physiology - Lecture 6 Human Anatomy and Physiology - Lab 2 Genetics 3 General Chemistry or higher - Lecture 6 General Chemistry or higher - Lab 2 Microbiology 3 Introductory Psychology or higher 3 Statistics 3 Taking Courses at a North Carolina Community College? Colleges within the North Carolina community college system use the same course name and number designations regardless of which location you choose to attend. Use the chart below to plan and register for your prerequisite course of study. North Carolina Community College Equivalent Courses Course ECU Course Name & Number NC Community College Course Name & Number Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab BIOL 2140, 2141 AND BIOL 2150/2151 BIO 168 AND BIO 169 Genetics BIOL 2300 BIO 250 General or Introduction to Chemistry with Lab CHEM 1150, 1151 AND CHEM 1160/1161 CHM 151 AND CHM 152 Microbiology BIOL 2110 or BIOL 3220 BIO 275 Introductory Psychology or Higher PSYC 1000 PSY 150 Statistics BIOS 1500, MATH 2228 or 2283 or PSYC 2101 MAT 150 or 152 Patient Contact Hours We require that applicants have at least 1000 documented healthcare exposure hours. All hours must be completed by September 1 in order to be considered for an early interview. However, if some hours are pending, they may be submitted by December 31. These hours can be obtained through paid, volunteer or shadowing experiences. Applications will not be reviewed unless the applicant has completed at least 750 hours at the time of application (Sept. 1, 2017). We recommend that you keep your own records. The program may require verification of your clinical hours. Acceptable forms of clinical experience include: Shadowing of PA, NP, MD/DO Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic Military Medic/Clinical Specialist Corpsman Surgical Technician Radiological Technician Laboratory Technician with phlebotomy experience Phlebotomist Athletic Trainer Scribe Nursing (CNA, LPN, RN, CMA) Respiratory Therapist Certified Physical/Occupational Therapist PT/OT Assistant Home health with verification of job duties Dietician Ophthalmic Technician with verification of job duties Unacceptable forms of clinical experience include: Veterinarian Assistant Secretary for Physician's Office Massage Therapist Chiropractic Acupuncture Aesthetician Pharmacy Technician Dental Hygienist/Assisting Patient Transport
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