Undergrad Ed School: Public school in NJ
sGPA: 3.14 (undergrad science GPA was a 2.80...YIKES)
Master's GPA: 3.92 (all science credits), completed at Tulane University
Age at application time: 25
Direct Patient/Health Care Experience: combination of medical assistant in women's health, medical scribe in an ED, and research coordinator in neuro-oncology
Total: 3000-ish hours
Numerous volunteer experiences in education, health, and music festivals!
Teaching Experience: TA in epidemiology during MS program
Shadowing: obtained from scribing, in addition to shadowing an ortho PA
Letters of Rec: 3 - 1 PA from work, 1 manager, and 1 grad school professor
Schools Applied: 9 - South (Tampa), South (Richmond), Barry (Miami), Southern California University of the Health Sciences, Emory, University of Florida, Case Western, Rosalind Franklin University, Campbell University
Application Submitted Date: 5/15/18
Application Verified: a couple days after
Interview Invites: 3 (University of Florida, Case Western, Campbell-declined interview)
Denied w/o interview: 2 (South Richmond and Emory)
Rejected after interview: none
Accepted: 2 - UF and Case Western
Attending: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA!!!!!!
I NEVER THOUGHT I'D MAKE IT!!!! I failed classes in undergrad and graduated with a terrible GPA. I couldn't even apply to PA schools because my GPA was too low, so I took a BUNCH of post bacc classes and completed a master's to push my GPA above a 3.0. It took A LOT OF HARD WORK. I CANT BELIEVE MY DREAMS CAME TRUE. I used this thread a lot to help figure out which schools to apply to, so thank you everyone!!!!!