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  1. Others will have to tell you about RFU. As far as your age, not a problem (I was much older and I now have students your age.) If you have small children, you will need a good support system. Best wishes! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. If you work for CEP America, they should pay the application fee. They have marked up your labor to make a profit. Presumably, they are also giving you benefits too, like health insurance, though you are probably paying some of the costs as well Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. HCE

    Personally, I would take the closer job. It may have drawbacks for some schools, but not at many others. You don’t have to crawl over broken glass to get into a program. Do your best but keep your life under control. Point of information: I’ve never been a scribe. I’ve taught a number of them in PA school. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. From what I’ve seen, if you work for a practice, they seem to pay your fees. If you are a self-employed contract worker, you generally get no benefits and pay all fees. You are your own small business and your costs are subtracted from your earnings at tax time. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. I think what some people don't realize is that, the older you get, the longer ago were your earlier grades in college. At 38 (I'm guessing) you are not the same person you were when you were 28, let alone 18. There will be some that wonder about your ability to succeed in a tough, masters-level program, and so it is important to have great grades in your most recent courses. Your maturity and experience should come out during an interview, so a key probably is to write a great cover letter and essay so you don't get filtered out by someone only looking at grades. I'd sure vote to interview you, based on the facts you shared. Don't lose hope and best of luck!
  6. From your aside about the bio class you also retook, I think you already have more repeats/withdrawals than that chemistry class. Assuming all those Ws show up on your transcript, it is not going to paint the picture you would like. Assuming you have more chemistry courses to take, it’s time to buckle down, get your priorities straight, and do well the first time in Chem 2 or whatever comes next. You get each class once in PA school. Now is when you have to demonstrate that. Showing the program that you took one chemistry class four times isn’t the way to do that. If it was me, I’d finish your semester the best you can and turn over a new leaf next semester. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Thank them and ask if they could send you something that describes your benefits. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. I personally wouldn't repeat organic to raise a C to a B. Your grades overall are good. If anything -- assuming you have the time and money -- consider taking something new to demonstrate your academic skill. Could be biochem (which may already be a requirement), or pathophysiology, or genetics. One ding on a new car doesn't make it a clunker. And they all get one, sooner or later.
  9. Take your classes wherever it works out best for you. Most schools don't care if it was at community college. Consider pathophysiology or genetics. Patho is the backbone of PA school. Do well and it may send a message. Good luck!
  10. Turn the page on this. If it’s a vanilla letter, it won’t make a difference either way. If it’s a very personal letter with great insight into who you are, the “physician” language will likely be overlooked. Breathe, smile, and wait to see what happens next. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. From what I’ve seen, you want to apply early enough for all of your supporting materials (recommendations, transcripts, test scores, etc) to be there well before the closing date for the program. Processing applications is a time-consuming process and faculty may get a bunch to review at one time. I can’t imagine being told “Here’s another one for you to review.” But if your supporting documents aren’t there, you could easily miss being considered in the first batch to be reviewed. You can always send in updates after your submission to update HCE, eyc. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. I had to smile when I read that a 2010 graduate says "I've always had the mindset that it is never too late to go back to school and further your education." In my case, I finished my prerequisites 36 years after getting my BS. Along the way, I had to repeat chemistry (still with reduction and oxidation reactions), statistics (no new math), and introductory psych (Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs were indeed alive and well). The newer classes (I was an engineering undergrad without biology, etc) took some effort, but the three I had to repeat were relatively easy and -- like most of my classes -- were taken at a local community college. Programs have their own requirements (especially as to "out-of-date" science courses); find ones that best match your background. On the other hand, to break into any new field, you are going to have to pay a price. Be ready for that and don't waste energy cursing the darkness. No: it's never to late to go back to school and further your education. Good luck.
  13. No one can take away your self-respect without your permission. And no one is ultimately in charge; everyone has a boss. Now, finish what you started and then see where you are. Changing your mind in the middle isn't a good idea.
  14. You should know what your GRE percentiles are, not the raw score. That will help decide on what to do. Take your classes wherever it works best for you. It is not generally a cause for concern. Good luck.
  15. I’d vote for the latter; classes and grades. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk