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About Janie55

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  1. Having a change of heart is not a failure in my book. Yeah you spent a lot of time and money on a path you are no longer enthusiastic for, but in the end, it’s just that-time and money. If you can find a career that you love for the rest of your working life, I think it is worth it. I would strongly recommend you spend a lot of time shadowing several PAs to make absolute certain you are making a move towards a career that you will love and that you can see yourself doing for many years to come. All careers go through phases of highs and lows, you just have to love what you’re doing enough to stick with it. Best wishes.
  2. You could state that point simply, in a few sentences (2-3), rather than a paragraph. That will give you a lot of space to specify why the PA field is for you.
  3. Hello. Your PS flows fairly well, but it seems more like a research paper on what a PA is combined with your personal resume. I’m not sure how well it answered the prompt.
  4. Even though you may not have a strong preference for a school, I would imagine there has to be something professional and/or personal why a program is appealing to you. Try to answer truthfully so it doesn’t come across like an automated response.
  5. You can call program A and see if they can give you any insight as to your status or when they expect to notify applicants. That should help you make a better decision. Congrats!
  6. Send it to CASPA and check with your specific school if they want it sent to them or not. Also, go back into CASPA and enter your new grade for the class if you haven’t done that already.
  7. My best friend went to PT school right after her son turned 3. The school was 3-4 hours away. She moved and her husband stayed at home with the toddler. She drove home every weekend to spend time with her family. I know it was very hard, but it worked for them.
  8. Hello, Your first sentence starts out good, but then the rest is just way too philosophical. I’d work on it some more.
  9. CASPA will verify your grades one time only. So if you submit now, your Biochem grade will not be factored into your gpa’s in the CASPA application. So, only you can decide if you need this grade to boost your gpa or not. If you don’t need this gpa right now for anything in particular for CASPA, submit your transcripts and application with Biochem “in progress “ and then when you are done with the class and have your grade, go back into CASPA and update the grade and change the “in progress” to completed. And, resend the new transcript to CASPA. This grade will then be available for programs to look at, but the grade will not be factored into your verified grades.
  10. Hello. I’ve read your PS 2x. Your first PP is good. The next 2 PP seem like you could combine them. There are a lot of details that are not needed. Your last PP is a little weak. I would try to highlight yourself better. Your general writing style is fairly casual. I would try to rework some sentences and choose different words for a more sophisticated and polished flavor of writing.
  11. I think your PS is well written and easy to read. It gives me a nice snapshot of who you are. Your grammar is good, but I saw 1-2 typos and 1-2 poor use of the “;”. Good luck.
  12. Your PS is well written and reads very easy, but it doesn’t highlight you in anyway. I don’t know anything about your strengths/why you would be a great PA/what your experiences have taught you that make you stand out. Your last PP talks a bit about your strengths, but they aren’t supported in the body of the paper. You are a good writer, just highlight yourself better.
  13. You will have to look up what each school will allow for hours. All of the ones I applied to will not allow a projection of hours, just what I had at the time of submission. CASPA may have rules on this also, I don’t remember specifically. That being said, I know of a few people who did not meet programs requirements, but were admitted anyways.
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