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  1. Thanks. Your post doesn’t sound indecisive to me. What’s your question? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. The OP is a first timer with one of the strangest posts I’ve seen. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Many schools let you take classes up to your PA program's start date. In Ohio, I know that Marietta and Ohio Dominican do and, when I interviewed about 16 years ago, all of the schools I applied to did without me having to filter out the ones who didn't. That said, they are making a decision about you with not all of your classes complete. I doubt that very many schools would consider you if you have a ton of classes still to be taken. And your admission would be contingent on successfully completing the classes.
  4. You should be competitive in most programs. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. The interviewer has a few basic objectives: - Ask some open-ended questions to see "who" you are, beyond the dry facts in the application. Other interests you have, do you have a sense of humor, a sense of balance, etc - See what motivated you to apply and what your plans for the future might be -See how well you work with others (it is a people job you'd be training for, after all) -See if the applicant is going to be a "problem child" if he/she gets admitted. From my interviewing experience, I see really good students come across as very stiff and inflexible. When an applicant is asked what is the worst thing they've overcome, it better not be the A- they got in an organic quiz! In a clinical setting, you've got a minute at most to establish communications with a stranger and, if you can't do that with the interviewer, it often doesn't look good. Someone with a 3.9/3.9 set of grades doesn't have to prove that they are smart, but they likely will have to prove that they are personable and multidimensional team players.
  6. An undergrad pathophysiology class is as close to PA school as you probably can get. The big question isn't if you can get in but if you can be successful. Nothing wrong with some Bs but you sound like you have problems taking tests. That is something that you can do something about. You might want to go to you "student success center" or whatever your school calls it.
  7. I suspect it’s your interviewing skills that need work, just as you suspected. As to what specifically, someone who knows you can help. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Sorry, I live in Ohio and even here we know what UCLA stands for! I have enough problems with other specialty's acronyms to learn abbreviations for hospitals in other cities. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. You mean, “What the blank is CHOP?” Not me! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. The college I teach at has a PA in student health. Used to have an NP. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. If in doubt, definitely contact the school. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  12. Work on your science GPA. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. I would do B. Smaller classes with better PANCE pass rate. Starting in a new place can be a good thing. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. And your science GPA? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. Everyone has concepts they have trouble learning. Don’t doubt yourself nor project the chances of future problems. Just work the problem in front of you now, nothing more and nothing less. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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