I am seeking some advice as to whether I should apply for this upcoming '19-20 cycle or if I would greatly benefit in waiting another year. For the most part my doubt arises from my LOR and from what some may consider "limited" medical experience as an ATC. Here is some background information..
B.S. in Athletic Training (cGPA 3.8) (sGPA 3.69) ~2000 clinical experience hours
Currently working towards a M.S. in Sport Management (cGPA 4.0)
Currently a graduate assistant ATC at a D1 college with ~1000 hours PCE as a licensed provider.
Shadowing experience: Ortho Surgery MD/PA - 120 hours .. IR PA - 6 hours .. CT Surgery PA - 6 hours .. Orthopedic PA - 8 hours .. Undergrad Gen Med rotation w/ PA, MD, NP - 30 hours
If I were to apply this cycle my LOR would be from: Undergrad professor, undergrad professor/preceptor, and current supervisor/boss (All are ATC's).
Would my lack of inpatient medical experience be glaring enough to warrant taking another year to gain experience? I know from an academic standpoint my stats are average/above-average but would an admissions committee view my PCE as an ATC different and less than that of an EMT or CNA because of the "outpatient" nature of the care provided?