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  1. (Update: apps opened April 1st and can now be submitted) Anyone else applying?
  2. Hello, For one of my LORs, I will be using one of the nurses from my hospital unit. I know many of the nurses quite well, and there are several who would write one for me. However, I am unsure who might have the best perspective. My nurse manager: I have met with him several times and he is always very complementary. He has commented before that the staff gives great feedback about my work, but he has never actually worked closely with me and we don't have a personal relationship. My main charge nurse: She has seen me at work, and we have a good relationship. She's been a nurse on this unit for 20+ years and has already offered to write me a letter. Again, I've never worked on the floor with her because she only runs charge. One of the floor nurses (some of whom are also charge nurses): I'm closest with these nurses and they see me work directly. There are several I could ask. Most of them have less experience than the previous two individuals, however. Since we have 5 slots, I could have two of the above write one since I already will have my Biochem prof/adviser, my research internship PI, and a PA. Feedback is appreciated, thanks!
  3. I'm already stressing myself out. I'm planning on applying to ~16 schools.
  4. I have a high GPA (3.99 CASPA) and GRE (161q, 165v), but low PCE, so I'm focusing on schools that value academics. I have a number on my list but thought I would appreciate crowdsourcing in case you know of any!
  5. https://college.mayo.edu/academics/health-sciences-education/physician-assistant-program-minnesota/
  6. Hi all, back with another question: I have a strong academic background and will have excellent LORs from a professor and a clinical research PI. I will also have a good LOR from an RN who is my clinical supervisor. However, I am stuck on where to get my provider LOR. As an NA on a inpatient hospital floor, I hardly ever interact with doctors/PAs/MDs, although I get awesome PCE. However, this has made it difficult to track down a good LOR for next cycle. I have family and friends who are MDs/PAs, but I know most programs don't allow that. My best option right now seems to be asking PAs who I have shadowed. I have shadowed quite a bit, but I feel like I don't know the providers well-enough, esp. compared to my other references. This makes me nervous, because I know how important the clinical references are. Have other people had success with references from providers who they did not know very well? What is the best way to approach this? Thanks!
  7. Thank you all for the feedback! The reassurance is definitely helpful
  8. Hi! I will be applying during the 2019-2020 CASPA cycle, and I'm wondering if the end of June is too late to submit my applications? The only reason is to gain more patient care - submitting at the end of June puts me at ~ 1200. Otherwise, my stats are roughly: GPA: 3.99 GRE: 319 Research hours: 1500 Volunteer hours: 200 Shadowing hours: 50
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