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  1. If you don't mind me asking, what do you specialize in?
  2. In the section on CASPA that asks you to include awards, honors and other things, should I put being on the deans list? Or is that not really cared about?
  3. Hey everyone, I am planning on applying to FIU for the 2019-20202 cycle. Do those of you who received interviews have any guidance? Is the entrance exam mostly over A&P? or are there other subjects involved? How was the interview setting? Was it MMI? Thanks for any feedback.
  4. I am just curious as to if the majority of those working as PA's find their job enjoyable. Obviously it is different for everyone, just trying to get a general consensus.
  5. In comparison to the majority of students being accepted to PA school, your GPA's are on the lower side. But there are people on here who get accepted with those stats. However, they usually have other parts of their application that help compensate for the lower GPA (i.e. great GRE scores, high level PCE, outstanding LOR's). So you can either take more classes to increase your GPA and retake the GRE (or apply to schools that don't require it), or you can continue working to increase your HCE/PCE hours. In my own personal opinion it sounds like you could be in a great position to apply starting in 2020, but this year could be a stretch. But you can always apply and see what happens if you are willing to spend the $$$$.
  6. checkout Pacific University https://www.pacificu.edu/academics/colleges/college-health-professions/school-physician-assistant-studies/physician-assistant-studies-ms
  7. The deadlines are different for all the schools. The majority of them have applications ending between September-December, so there is no consistency in that regard. Some of them have rolling admissions and some do not. Some allow prereqs to be outstanding and all of them require a bachelors to be completed prior to Dec 31. I am leaning towards finishing my degree and taking Orgo1 in the summer term while I begin filling out applications.
  8. I created a thread that is pinned at the top of the prepa forum. It has the majority of them, including ones that have lower GPA requirements.
  9. I am applying this cycle and am at somewhat of a crossroads. I have completed the majority of prereqs for the schools I will be applying to, however, I still need to take Orgo1,Biochem and Genetics for a couple schools. With that being said I also have 3 classes to complete my Bachelors which I planned to complete this summer along with Orgo1. Not all of the schools that I am applying to require the orgo1, biochem, and genetics, but I wanted to show that I can take and pass these higher level sciences. So, should I hold off on my classes for completing my degree and take the prereq courses so that they can be included in my CASPA app or leave them as in progress/planned courses? My degree is in business so I don't have a ton of science classes included in my degree.
  10. I would say you have a decent shot. Pending a good GRE score and completing the remaining prereqs successfully. You could also look into programs that would evaluate you based off your last 40-60 credit hours or based off of your masters.
  11. Why are you retaking the GRE. That's well above average
  12. I'm in a similar situation but the reverse. I work full time at the Fire Dept and teach part time. I made 100k last year, but I hustled for it. I was working 70 hours a week and to be honest I don't really love the Fire side of it. My final decision maker for trying to go PA was all of the different specialties. I figure I can find some form of Medicine that I truly enjoy. Anyways, just my two cents...
  13. https://help.liaisonedu.com/CASPA_Applicant_Help_Center/Filling_Out_Your_CASPA_Application/2._CASPA_Academic_History/4CASPA_Course_Subjects This shows all courses that are factored into science GPA. However, you should probably take courses that are pre-reqs or recommended courses.
  14. If you were to take the GRE twice, do schools take your best scores from each section from each attempt? Or do they only take the score as a whole? Thanks
  15. I work in public service and have for the last 7 years. I'm trying to get out and hoping PA school will be my way out. If I could go back and go straight into PA I would. If I were you I would go with PA school, just my 2 cents.
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