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  1. Hey all. Maybe I'm on here because I'm in search of support through this specific community, but I am also genuinely curious. I do have other "mom friends" but they are not on the same path as me. I gave birth to my little guy January 2020 right before sh*t hit the fan. Since then, besides the common postpartum effects that vary with everyone, I have been trying to keep my head afloat with my pre-reqs, personal statement, application, and overall motivation. For this semester, I am BURNT OUT. Though applying is on the horizon, I am lacking motivation and willpower to finish strong. I want
  2. Hey everyone and anyone, So i'm looking to apply the next cycle and have calculated my overall GPA various ways - through calculators found on this forum, through calculators given to me from mentors, and through CASPA.I also calculated it in regards to my last 60 units. Anyways, I just recently paid of a service to get an assessment done to see if I'm a qualified candidate and they calculated my overall GPA and I guess I initially didn't account for grades for classes I retook (due to bad grades) and it dropped my overall GPA from what I thought was a 3.2 to a 2.97!!!!!! I am beyond disc
  3. Hi everyone, Been working on preparing my application for the past 6 months now but I've been feeling average lately with my scores and experience. I would appreciate any input or advice you all might have for me. Here are my stats: cGPA: 3.3 // Last 60 units: 3.5 sGPA: 3.5 GRE: 146v 147q 4.0aw PCE/HCE: Medical Assistant at an infectious disease clinic - specializing in HIV/AIDS for 9.5 years - not quite sure how to calculate this as the last 2 years have been part time and the last year has been with the research team No shadowing hours, although I have previou
  4. thank you guys! so needless to say, HCE is incorporated with PCE most of the time when the school reviews it?
  5. Hi everyone! I just needed help on how to differentiate between PCE and HCE due to my personal experience. I went on CASPA's help page and found this: PCE: Experiences in which you are directly responsible for a patient's care. For example, prescribing medication, performing procedures, directing a course of treatment, designing a treatment regimen, actively working on patients as a nurse, paramedic, EMT, CNA, phlebotomist, physical therapist, dental hygienist, etc. HCE: Both paid and unpaid work in a health or health-related field where you are not directly responsible for a patient
  6. Thank you! Woud you say any and all appropriate science courses would be calculated? (everything you mentioned + neuroscience, pharmacology, pathophysiology, anatomy of speech mechanisms, etc.?)
  7. Hi everyone, is there such thing as a pre-pre PA? lol jk I'm just curious how everyone is calculating their overall science GPA (sGPA). The reason I am asking is because the variety of program requirements that I have looked at all require different science pre-reqs, so when I am seeing people write their stats in, I'm just curious how its all amounting up when every program is different. Thank you in advance for any and all input!
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