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  1. Your stats are fine (schools will usually take the 1500 hr figure, but you might be on the low side there, depending on the program) and your Ochem grade will count as science, whether or not it is required by a particular program. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. CASPA doesn’t replace grades; it averages them. Your 5 credit C+ will be averaged with a 4 credit hopefully A. Your school that requires A&P should see both grades. Many schools don’t care at which accredited school you took a course. Individual schools might care about the course’s content and level. That you should check on with your programs of interest. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Personally, I would take the test. As I recall, you can decide whether or not to have the grades sent to any schools after you see how you do. PA school — and your boards — involve taking lots of tests. Getting over test anxiety as soon as possible would be a good thing and limiting your options as to schools to apply to seems like a weak move. Good luck! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. If you need to have an academic record and this guy you've known for 6 weeks is really the best you have, then go for it. In the end, you want people who can say things about you that you couldn't say without being labelled a narcissist.
  5. Guess I’m living proof that it isn’t always. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. My concern here is that overshooting the dose has consequences, like paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. I'd rather walk in on the correct dose. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  7. The patient is still producing some thyroid hormone. I would start low and go slow. Maybe 25 or 50 and retest in 6 weeks. I had a radioactive ablation for Graves (which doesn’t necessarily wipe out all thyroid function; didn’t in my case) and that’s more or less what my endocrinologist did. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Take a breath and apply. Assuming your LORs and personal statement are good, you should get a serious look from many programs. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. I’m here until Wed AM. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. You wrote from the heart, I can tell. And you obviously got to where you are, so it worked for you. I submit that one should not give up their dignity. Yes, we often need to pay our dues but, inside, we need to avoid beating ourselves up. It’s not healthy or necessary. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. The TCI talk room is filling up nicely. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  12. Saturday’s introductory ultrasound workshop was cool. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Your GPA is cut a number of ways, including the total from all of your education. Apply and try not to obsess about all the ways you might not be chosen. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. I would ask if there are other PAs there and, near the end of the interview, talk with one of them. The patient waiting times are a chronic problem in many places and may be why they want to hire another PA. On line reviews aren’t scientific. The interview process is a two-way street, but be diplomatic asking your questions. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. If you didn’t get paid and did not receive additional academic credit for an activity, you volunteered. That includes shadowing, though CASPA has a place in the app for shadowing, as I recall. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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