I am a senior college student aiming to obtain my bachelor of science in Biology this coming spring (May 2018). I've recently decided to pursue the PA profession and would like an idea of how I would look upon application, though I don't plan on applying until April 2019. I would like to build my application more before I apply. Any suggestions/advice on what I should do and how I'd look upon applying would be great.
Planned graduating cGPA: 3.58-3.61
Current cGPA: 3.53
Planned sGPA: 3.59-3.64
Current sGPA: 3.59
Planned HCE upon application: 2,200
Current HCE: 1,500 (Not accurate for all school because this includes volunteering and non-direct patient care healthcare experiences. Plan on getting EMT-B upon graduation and work fulltime for a year before applying.
Planned Shadowing hours upon graduation: 200+
Current Shadowing hours: ~50-100
Planned GRE: 310 ( Quant: 155 Verb: 155) Will take this coming summer after graduation.
I know these stats are not accurate but I am pretty confident about these predicted stats. Are these good goals? Or do I need more for a particular area?
Also, should I retake these classes, that I've received not so great grades in?:
General Chem I : 2.5
Medical Terminology: 2.5
College Algebra: 2.0
(I did algebra in highschool and the other two my freshman year. I wasn't very focused then but I show an upward trend.
Thanks for any advice!