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  1. Thanks for the reply but is it okay to only have one form of experience or do schools favor those who have a diverse resume?
  2. Hello. As of today I have only applied to one PA school program (Rutgers) but unfortunately I got denied. I decided not to apply to any other schools this cycle as I have not started my senior year yet and am missing some of the prerequisite courses for many programs. I am currently working as a Medical Scribe and have been doing this for about one year now with about 750 hours. I also volunteered at a food pantry but only completed about 50 hours doing so. My science GPA is 3.32 and my cumulative GPA of 3.62. I am planning to complete my senior year and continue working to build up more hours and reapply next cycle with a stronger application but I am worried that my experience as a scribe may not be enough. Do you think I should search for something else to do other than scribing to expand my resume? I won’t have much time to do so during the school year as I will be busy with school work and working about twice a week so I might have to quit my current job if I do so. I am scribing a PA in family medicine and am scared to leave as I feel this is a very good experience and what I want to do in the future.
  3. Thanks for the advice. I am highly considering taking a gap year to gain experience and shadow. Do you believe with this I will have a good chance to get into a pa program if I apply to many programs with the gpa and scribing time I have? Thank you again for your help.
  4. Hello. I am currently a junior undergraduate biology major and am planning to apply to schools for PA within the next year and have a few questions. I have a cumulative gpa of 3.68 and a science gpa of 3.26 as of now which I know is not very competitive but I was wondering what I could do to improve my chances of getting in. Currently I am working as a medical scribe for a rheumatologist and have previously done so for a PCP and have about 500 hours of experience all together doing so. I am also planning to shadow a PA during the summer or throughout my senior year. I was wondering if there is anything else I should do as scribing seems to be a considered direct patient care experience for some schools while others consider it simply to be health related experience but it seems that I may need both so I don’t know what else I should seek to do in order to cover both sections of experience. Is there anything else you believe I should do prior to applying to schools? Also should I consider taking a gap year to gain more experience? Any advise is greatly appreciated
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