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  1. Hey can anyone read my ps final draft please I’m gonna submit soon but want one or two fresh sets of eyes! Lmk!
  2. Hey everyone I was just hoping to get some input on my situation here. I am going to apply this round and ideally get in next year. I have a cGPA of 3.22 and sGPA of a 2.93. I realize these are low and I am retaking A&P 1/2 this summer because mine are about 6 years old now. I have calculated that I will have a sGPA of 3.05 considering I get A's this summer. and my cGPA will go up to a 3.25. Is this reasonable? I have written my PS and I think it's pretty BA. I have ~7000+ hours PCE as an ophthalmic technician (prepping patients for surgeries, taking vitals, running diagnostic tests before seeing doctor, assisting in major and minor surgeries). I am also a certified ophthalmic assistant (you have to work in ophthalmology for a year and then take a test) and I can run the lasik laser which is another certification. My LOR will be from a PA I shadowed and went to undergrad with, 2 from MD's I work with (one is also the owner of the clinic/my boss), and my lead at work who helped get my certification (I figured this is more appropriate than a professor since I graduated in 2015). I have tons of volunteer hours with kids in church settings/internships >2000. I am planning on taking the GRE this summer. (this has been hard to figure out because of the state the country is in) Everything I have read says to apply early. My class will end July 24th. Should I wait till then to submit or should I submit as soon as I can. Do I have reasonable chances since my GPA is on the low side? I feel like that is my one low spot. I need a pep talk y'all.
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    Hey I am going to be applying this round and need someone to read my PS and give me some feedback! Thanks!!
  4. I'm not trying to argue but my job is very direct with the patients. I prep patient's for surgeries, assist in minor/major procedures, run the Lasik laser, I will scribe for doctors while they are with patients, I will refract patients and the doctors use what I get for their glasses RX. Basically I am a medical assistant but only for eyes.
  5. Hey so I have a B.S. in Biology. I graduated in 2015 with a GPA of 3.22 and science GPA around a 3.0. I thought I wanted to go a different route with my life and decided to take a couple easier classes to finish my degree. Since then, I got a job working in an eye clinic and have come to really love medicine and have been really wanting to go back to school, particularly something that will challenge me and interest me, tbh undergrad bored me. I have been working as an Opthalmic technician for two and a half years ( I do a range of duties, basic eye tests, getting patients ready for surgery, cross trained and will help in the OR). I want to be a PA and I know I can do the course work, I know I am smart enough and can work hared enough. I need to take one more class to meet the basic requirements of most PA programs (A&P II) I am not particularly worried about this, I much enjoyed A&P I and I know I can get an A. Do you think I have chance of getting into a PA program? I really would love to hear stories of people in a similar situation that has gone through this like me. Should I give this dream a shot? I don't know why but I feel like I need to hear that there are other people like me that have gotten into the program somewhere.
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