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  1. Can anyone who was offered an interview give their stats? Just curious as this is my first cycle ever applying.
  2. That's great advice! Thank you.
  3. Thanks! I've worked as a PT Aide and am about to start my new job as an ER Tech. I was told not to list experiences or include them since they're in my resume, so that's why they aren't in there. I wasn't sure how to explain my motivation for becoming a PA without them, so that's why it sounded dull and awkward. Thanks for the help!
  4. I could use a little help with my personal statement- I'm struggling with how to talk about my experiences without sounding resume-like.... any tips? I'll attach my draft as well if anyone wants to read and tell me what needs to be improved! Thanks. Admissions Essay.docx
  5. I am going to be applying to three programs this cycle, all with different deadlines (September, Jan., and March). Will I be able to apply to each program at a different time? For example, could I apply to x program in July, y program in November, and z program in December? Or do they have to all be submitted at the same time?
  6. Has anyone been accepted with <500 HCE at time of application? I will have ~2000 by time of matriculation if accepted but only 300 at time of application.
  7. Hey all. I've decided on a whim to go ahead and apply to 2-3 programs this cycle that require minimal patient contact before applying. I have 200 hrs. as a PT Aide currently, but am starting a job as an ER Tech and MA this summer using my EMT-B license, and will be working 40-50 hrs. a week until I am accepted to PA school (even if thats two years from now). So, while I don't have many hours now, I will have over the minimum of 500 each program requires by their deadline and easily have 1800+ by time of matriculation if I'm accepted. My question is this- should I mention somewhere in CASPA that I will be working on accruing more PCE hours and update them at a later time? Is this allowed and if so, where? It's pretty daunting to navigate CASPA for the first time and I want to do it right. Thanks!
  8. I'm interested in applying to Lynchburg this cycle, can anyone give me more information?
  9. Totally understand! Thanks for the input.
  10. Thank you very much for all your input! Harsh is good, it means you care! A little note though: I am not being derogatory at all, as I have been on the boat my entire life and working with my family in our commercial fishing business since I was 10 years old. I can promise you I won’t be offending any of my co-workers, as they could care less and would say “f*#k you” before they’d shake your hand, just because they can lol. Anyway, I appreciate your comments!
  11. After speaking to a couple of PA's that I know, I decided to completely take a different approach to my personal statement in my second draft, instead of making it resume-like. I am trying to get more personal, and let them really see who I am. I will attach that version as well if anyone can let me know what they think about it! @PAhopeful85 @Patricia5827 Personal Statement .docx
  12. I just finished this as a first draft, solely to get my thoughts down on paper and get a start at the least. I know it will probably be 100% re-written..... this is my first time writing one and I want it torn apart, so let me know whatever needs to be fixed! Personal Statement Draft 1 (Autosaved).docx
  13. Hi there everyone! I am thinking about getting a dog at some point this summer from a rescue. I have had dogs my entire life and recently lost my last one, and really miss having one around. My only reservation to getting one is PA school- people say its impossible to have a dog during and act like you have absolutely no time for anything but studying constantly. Is this true? Can anyone who has had a dog or contemplated having a dog in PA school and decided against it give me any advice? I have already thought about the whole apartment-living-vs.-exercise debate and think I could make it work. Opinions? Also, if it helps at all, I am not looking to get a super high-energy breed like an aussie/border collie/GSP/etc, and won't be starting PA school until 2021 at the earliest.
  14. Hi there everyone! I am thinking about getting a dog at some point this summer from a rescue. I have had dogs my entire life and recently lost my last one, and really miss having one around. My only reservation to getting one is PA school- people say its impossible to have a dog during and act like you have absolutely no time for anything but studying constantly. Is this true? Can anyone who has had a dog or contemplated having a dog in PA school and decided against it give me any advice? I have already thought about the whole apartment-living-vs.-exercise debate and think I could make it work. Opinions? Also, if it helps at all, I am not looking to get a super high-energy breed like an aussie/border collie/GSP/etc, and won't be starting PA school until 2021 at the earliest.
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