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  1. I'm going to the University of Kentucky and they have a huge emphasis on doing rotations abroad. I think in the past students have gone to Africa, South America, Europe, basically all over.
  2. Undergrad Ed School: University of Michigan, BS Cellular & Molecular Biology Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.59 Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.35 Post Bachelor GPA: 4.00 Age at application time : 23 1st GRE: 1430 (660 verbal, 770 quant) Direct Patient Care : (type & hours) Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit, Clinical Tech (10 months, ~1400 hours) Extracurricular/Research Activities: Research Assistant, University of Michigan (2 years) Volunteer for Child Life Dept (~1 year) Schools Applied: University of Kentucky, Seton Hill University Application Submitted Date: CASPA submitted May 5 Interview Invites: 2 Denied: none Waitlisted: none Accepted: 2 Attempts: first
  3. It's easy to take comments out of context, especially when they are all grouped together like that. It sounds like this advisor doesn't have all of his facts straight for one (PAs were originally utilized for seeing kids with colds? News to me!), but in an attempt to give him the benefit of the doubt, I would say that perhaps he is just trying to get you to consider exactly what it is you want out of your career. It's true that as a PA you will never be your own boss in the sense that an SP will always be necessary, and it's also true that there are people out there who share your advisor's opinion about only wanting to see a PA for minor maladies. However, there are many who have no problem seeing a PA insead of an MD (I know some who prefer it!). My advice would be not to be discouraged, but instead to do the research, shadowing, or whatever else it takes to convince yourself that you are headed down the right path. PAs and MDs do many of the same things, but their job descriptions are not identical. It's all about what is the best fit for you. Keep in mind that just because you have the ability to do well on the MCAT, go to med school, and become an MD doesn't mean that it's necessarily right for you. Good luck!
  4. I accidently posted this info on the PA applicants stats sticky (oops!), but here it is again, in the right place. :-) GPA: 3.59 overall, 3.35 science Clinical experience: 9 months (~1000 hours) working as a Clinical Tech in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology GRE: 1430 (660 Verbal, 770 Quant.), writing 5.0 Schools: Kentucky, Marietta, Seton Hill, Duke, George Washington
  5. Undergrad Ed School: University of Michigan, BS Cellular & Molecular Biology Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.59 Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.35 Post Bachelor GPA: 4.00 Age at application time : 23 1st GRE: 1430 (660 verbal, 770 quant) Direct Patient Care : (type & hours) Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit, Clinical Tech (7 months, ~1000 hours) Extracurricular/Research Activities: Research Assistant, University of Michigan (2 years) Volunteer for Child Life Dept (~1 year) Schools Applied: University of Kentucky, Seton Hill University (finished applying). Applications still in progress at George Washington University, Duke, Marietta College Application Submitted Date: CASPA submitted May 5, still working on secondaries for some schools (see above) Schools Received Application Date: (approximate date) CASPA is not yet mailing applications Interview Invites: still waiting, will update Denied: will update Withdrew Application: will update Waitlisted: will update Accepted: will update Attempts: first
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