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  1. Thanks so much for your input! I have had some experiences with patients who are uninsured or on Medicaid that have really tugged at my heart, would one of these be appropriate? Perhaps then going into my experience/thoughts on health insurance in general or would that be straying too far from the topic?
  2. Hello everyone, I am in the process of filling out my supplementals, some of the schools have prompts such as "Tell us your experiences/how you prepared for working with medically underserved/rural populations" or "tell us how you prepared for a research focused program". I am very much open to these aspects of the programs, but they did not necessarily factor into my desire to become a PA. How should one approach these sort of question?
  3. Hello, paadmissions I had actually recently made a thread concerning this, but I just realized that you would probably be more qualified than most other here to help with this question. With application season nearly upon us, I am looking to get all my ducks in a row in order to figure out where I should be applying to. The Microbiology course I took as a pre-req a couple years ago was a 3 credit upper-level course, without a lab as it isn't offered, at Stony Brook University, a program with a great reputation in sciences as well as a highly respected PA program, in which I recieved an A. Now that I am looking to apply to PA programs, I am seeing that many of the PA programs require a lab component for the course as part of their pre-req. Going forward with applications, is my only available course of action to retake an entire Microbiology course again before I apply, only this time with a lab? Or are there any places that I could take just a lab, or are there programs that have been known to work with circumstances such as these? If taking the full course again, would it be frowned upon or hurt my application to put that I intend to take the course over the summer or fall semester? Also, since its advised that applications be submitted early, and I wanted to have enough time to study for the GRE and for my references to write me LORs, what would you say would be the soft "deadline" for applying early as to have an advantage in admissions? I appreciate you taking your time to help.
  4. With application season nearly upon us, I am looking to get all my ducks in a row in order to figure out where I should be applying to. The Microbiology course I took as a pre-req a couple years ago was a 3 credit upper-level course without a lab at Stony Brook University, a program with a great reputation in sciences as well as a highly respected PA program, in which I recieved an A. Now that I am looking to apply to PA programs, I am seeing that many of the PA programs require a lab component for the course as part of their pre-req. Going forward with applications, is my only available course of action to retake an entire Microbiology course again before I apply, only this time with a lab? Or are there any places that I could take just a lab, or are there programs that have been known to work with circumstances such as these? Thanks for the help!
  5. All of the schools I contacted wanted pre-med level classes, not ones designated for nursing
  6. I went to SUNY Stony Brook for undergrad, so im familiar with the program. You won't get an interview there without A&P unless there are some extraordinary circumstances. But either way, my suggestion would be to go to a 4 year state school (here in NY, like stony brook for example) tuition is about the same as a CC. All in all the correct answer to this question, as always, is to ask the programs you are interested in.
  7. I went to SUNY Stony Brook for undergrad, so im familiar with the program. You won't get an interview there without A&P unless there are some extraordinary circumstances. But either way, my suggestion would be to go to a 4 year state school (here in NY, like stony brook for example) tuition is about the same as a CC. All in all the correct answer to this question, as always, is to ask the programs you are interested in.
  8. Have you contacted the many schools on this issue, do you know this? My guess is you probably haven't. I was only pulling up an example of a school outright stating that CC is not viewed as favorably as a standard four year university. You really don't think adcoms take into account the difficulty of the schools they attend? I would say yes, taking a class at a CC has the potential to hurt you, and especially if you are retaking a class that you did poorly in at the four year univeristy
  9. Have you contacted the many schools on this issue, do you know this? My guess is you probably haven't. I was only pulling up an example of a school outright stating that CC is not viewed as favorably as a standard four year university. You really don't think adcoms take into account the difficulty of the schools they attend? I would say yes, taking a class at a CC has the potential to hurt you, and especially if you are retaking a class that you did poorly in at the four year univeristy
  10. From the Stony Brook PA program website "The program stipulates that course work in the natural sciences be designated for science/pre-med majors. We prefer that science pre-requisites be taken at a four year science intensive University. "
  11. From the Stony Brook PA program website "The program stipulates that course work in the natural sciences be designated for science/pre-med majors. We prefer that science pre-requisites be taken at a four year science intensive University. "
  12. You would want to look into the rotations of the school you are attending and make sure they have a cardiology rotation. Depending on the specialty and the job you are looking for, some places might require a "residency" but I am not the person to ask if this is the norm or not.
  13. You would want to look into the rotations of the school you are attending and make sure they have a cardiology rotation. Depending on the specialty and the job you are looking for, some places might require a "residency" but I am not the person to ask if this is the norm or not.
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