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  1. Southpaw45

    Phlebotomy tech or scribe?

    I'm certified in Phleb and have enough hours to gain attention, however I was given feedback that its it 'low quality", in other words doing the same thing over and over. I talked to a lot of medical scribes and although they don't physically touch patients however get a lot of back ground information, technical terms and coordination with other health care individuals (doctors, nurses, etc). As it has been said, both are on the low end of the scale. I've been told to get back and get more direct patient care - where your actions are involved in care. Remember PA's started from corpsmen in the service. Its hard to get PCE if your path is non traditional. Wish I could give you a straight answer on the best way to proceed, however I can say what I've experienced. Good luck with whatever you choose and don't give up the hope or desire!
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    2018-2019 cycle

    All who got interviews - Congrats! River and Ls - when did you submit? I see Law submitted in June and hoping these are for those that submitted early. I submitted end of July. Verified Aug 2nd.
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    2018-2019 cycle

    Forum had been quiet for almost a month. Has anyone heard anything?
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    2018-2019 Cycle

    All of you are ahead of me. Received this week - "Your application is now complete and will now enter the review process". Good Luck all! Please keep everyone informed. FYI - Submitted Late July.
  5. Received email today stating application package is complete. I submitted CASPA and was verified at the end of July. I did take Sarah's advice last week and contacted the school asking if everything was complete. Please keep us posted on status. Good luck everyone!
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    January 2019 Start

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    Will this be their first class (for the Nashville site)? What's everyone's thoughts on attending a program still under development?
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    Am I someone who would even qualify?

    Another suggestion: What about going back and getting a Masters in a science / medical related field and taking your pre reqs? I know a gal who's undergrad was not much above yours. She got a Masters in a science related field and her masters GPA was 3.7. Her school she applied to focused on that Masters, not the undergrad along with the Pre Reqs. She got into a good school she never thought she would. Take steps toward your dream and don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something. Prove them wrong.
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    Summer Classes and CASPA

    Agree with Dreamy... I have talked to CASPA and since I submitted my applications (and verified), CASPA stated that they will NOT recalculate my GPA. I also had a summer class that only applied to a couple programs and they (the schools) only wanted an unofficial transcript to be sent to show I completed the requirement. So if you have submitted - verify with CASPA, however they will not recalculate. If you have not submitted - by all means update. Good Luck
  10. MyPath (and others) I received an email from Jeannine B. and she stated that you do not need to provide any documents to SIU, they use the information in CASPA. Good News! MyPath - how long ago did you apply? Appreciate your input on your grad application. I just checked that and it still shows incomplete. Bad news Hopefully they just have not processed the application yet. All - good luck!
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    2018-2019 Cycle

    Thanks Fawkes!
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    2018-2019 Cycle

    Question on GRE scores SLU states GRE not required, however I have competed the GRE and scores are submitted in CASPA (application shows the unofficial score and until you request official scores when they show both on your application). With being not required - should I send CASPA a GRE score for SLU or? Scores 151 / 155 / 4.0 Thanks NOTE: Application was submitted Last day of July.
  13. So I have a question. I submitted the CASPA application and the Supplemental Application for Grad School. I checked my application for Grad school and it states incomplete due to missing GRE, Transcripts, Letters, etc. However I clearly remember on the CASPA page - it stated if applying for PA school, you do not need to submit as CASPA will provide these. Did anyone else notice the same on their grad school application? Thanks.
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    2018-2019 cycle

    I applied as well. Submitted 2 weeks ago, CASPA verified and Application fee paid. Good Luck to all!
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    University of Iowa 2018-2019 Applicants

    How long did it take from CASPA verified to any email acknowledgement from the school? So far I only saw 2 days (one person).... Thanks and best of luck for those with interviews already!

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