My husband and I are both interested in PA school. We recently decided it's what we really wanted to do. We are new to the whole application process. Both of our GPAs are on the lower end. He hasn't taken anatomy and phys or micro. I took both courses back in 2013 (I understand some schools have a 5 year expiration date). We both do not have a lot of PCE. We have experience as a medical scribe, pharmacy tech, medical admin assistant, optician and other non-healthcare jobs (husband received engineering degree so he worked in that field). We have a ton of volunteer hours in the community, medical and non-medical related. We have shadowing experiencing with MD/PT/OT/PA. We are both EMT certified. We are now looking for EMT/ER tech type jobs. We need all the help we can get...Here are a few questions we have:
Anyone else on here apply with their spouse? Did you end up at the same school?
How many schools do you suggest we apply to? What schools do you suggest we apply to?
How much PA shadowing do you recommend (if any at all)?
Should we apply in July this year or wait until we get more PCE hours and apply next year?
Does CAPSA save your letters in case you need to reapply next year?
Since my 5 years is up, do you suggest I retake anatomy, phys & bio?
Any online universities you recommend?
Are there schools that will accept you even if you are not done with pre-req yet? (say class is complete dec 2019)
Can you put future hours in experiences?
When is interview season?
When is the best time to apply (months)?
Sorry for all the questions! We don't know where to start with the whole applying to PA school process. Thank you so much in advance!