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  1. I'm a 2005 PCAP graduate and we had a wide array of clinical experiences and age distribution with class average of 37 y/o. There were 2 of us who were 24 (youngest in our cohort and the other person was a CNA and she did just as well didactically and clinically as those who were RN's, medics, etc). Stats on getting in: one guy in my cohort got in on his 6th attempt (great people skills and intelligent too--well rounded). He never gave up and we were so proud if him and envied him.
  2. I used the UMDNJ online review for my PANRE and I really liked it with the exception of endocrine section.
  3. I recommend you apply to as many programs as possible. Even if you don't get in on your first attempt, it will give you an idea of what the schools are really looking for. A lot of schools do give feedbacks if you approach them and show interest their program even if they say they don't on their website. Good luck with job hunting in the mean time.
  4. Hi,


    Honestly, I never wanted to be a physician. I was always determined to be a PA because of the life style and the latitude in being able to change specialties. It was only after 3.5 years as a PA that I realized, I wanted to be a physician....mainly because I wanted to do anesthesia. As a PA, that is one of the specialties that it's tough to crack. I didn't want to be a nurse anesthetist or AA. I am a proud PA trust me...I still work as a PA and will keep up my license. If you want to go in a particular speciality that PA's can't go into, then go the MD route. So what you are a woman...so many women go through med school and do well and balance family and work.

  5. hi, i ran into a post you made about switching from PA to MD. I just graduated from a university finishing my undergrad and was considering MD only but being a woman there are a lot of reasons why the PA profession attracts me. I also like the option of switching specialties. Do you have any advice that you wished someone would have told you before you became a PA that would have deterred you to go MD instead, or any advice at all about making "THE" decision, I would really appreciate it!

  6. Undergrad Ed School: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.50 Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.30 Graduate Ed School: CONCURRENTLY ENROLLED AT SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY MPH Program Cumulative Graduate GPA: NO GRADES YET Science Graduate GPA: N/A Age at application time : 23 (I WAS A REAPPLICANT--FIRST AGE 22) 1st GRE: N/A 2nd GRE: N/A Direct Patient Care : X-RAY TECH, MED. ASSIST., LAB TECH, ORTHO TECH, PHLEBOTOMY, ETC (COMBINED OF 4 YEARS) Extracurricular/Research Activities: RESEARCH: RISKY BEHAVIORS AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS. VOLUNTEER: HIV/AIDS INSTRUCTOR, MED. ASSISTANT 2 YRS., MENTOR TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS 2 YRS. Schools Applied: STANFORD/FOOTHILL & UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS Application Submitted Date: OCT. 2003 Schools Received Application Date: OCT. 2004 Interview Invites: 2 Denied: 0 Withdrew Application: 0 Waitlisted: 0 Accepted: 2
  7. LOL, I feel no need to answer your questions, for I don't think you are worth the effort. Good luck in your endeavors and I hope I never have to work with you as a PA.
  8. JustaPAS, How did you know that I had a Kidney stone...that's impressive...hehe. I just put that up for the hell of it. Later,
  9. Conway, Stanford does not have a set GPA...they look at everything...your committment, drive, extracurricular activities, PREVIOUS MEDICAL EXPERIENCE (which is a huge component) and various other things. My advice to you is if you really want it, then apply. Don't let anyone tell you other wise. If you really want to know my GPA, then please email me at stanfordpa2005@yahoo.com. I would be happy to talk to you about my application. Good luck and hope this helps.
  10. LOL, if you are going to talk bad about Stanford's program or any program for that matter, please make your profile more visible with your name and whether or not you are a PA student/PA or just a bum! I feel that you have the right to your views, however, it is imperative for me to mention that I applied to the program because it fit my needs and it will allow me to take the same boards as you, if you are even a PA student. Please keep your negative vibes to yourself!!!!
  11. Did anyone else get their acceptance letter from Stanford yet. I received mine on Thursday.
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