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  1. I did the same exact thing. I took Chemistry 1 from a university and some general education requirements from a local community college while I was in the 12th grade. I had no problems with them counting toward my pre-reqs.
  2. Dr. Najeeb is awesome!! I watch his videos for free on youtube and he definitely got me through neuro and the cardiac cycle. The videos are long but worth the time.
  3. Congrats to everyone who has been accepted!! I am in the class of 2014 and am so glad you all are choosing to attend Methodist. When you are assigned a PA buddy make sure you utilize them and ask any questions you might have. Also, if you have any additional questions you can feel free to email me at lelovette@student.methodist.edu. Well, guess i'll get back to studying for exams but again congrats and PLEASE enjoy your free time while you have it lol.
  4. Hi! I am a current student at Methodist and received the grant you are talking about. I just wanted to let you know that if you get the grant you are not required to actually work 5 years in primary care, but they would like you to. It benefits recertification of the grant if the recipients work in primary care for 5 years upon graduation, but you will not have to pay back the grant if you decide to work in another area. You may also want to look into the NHSC scholarship. It is for people who want to work in primary care and will pay for ALL of your expenses.
  5. I was given about a month to decide, but my deposit was $1000.
  6. There are a few opportunities for physician assistant students and current providers to receive scholarships or loan repayment. I am currently a PA student receiving the national health service corps scholarship. I receive a monthy stipend and all of my educational costs are taken care of. All that I have to do is work at an approved site in an underserved area for the number of years that I receive assistance (will be about 3 years because they round up). So, there are options other than loans out there if you want to minimize the amount of debt that you leave school with.
  7. @fdamico1985: We are talking about the National Health Service Corps Scholarship. You can find out more info on it at their website. @live4tomorrow:I received a finalist email around August 3. I'm not sure if they are still sending out awards because we have an introduction to NHSC webinar this saturday (September 29)
  8. I got my award email today!! I wasn't expecting to hear anything until next month, but I guess they must have known that the anticipation was killing me lol. I hope everyone else is receiving good news too :-)
  9. I received an email on 8-3-12 stating that I was a finalist and I had 5 days to email back various forms. It also states that I will be notified by September 30 if I am awarded a scholarship and they will notify people who did not receive the scholarship by October 12. Good Luck everyone who applied!
  10. I also applied and cannot believe it is taking so much more time than the original award date. But good luck and post if you hear anything!! :-)
  11. As far as i know, CASPA doesn't do anything to verify your application. The schools you apply to might ask for verification of HCE hours, but I did not run into this problem. I think most of them will just go on your word.
  12. As far as i know, CASPA doesn't do anything to verify your application. The schools you apply to might ask for verification of HCE hours, but I did not run into this problem. I think most of them will just go on your word.
  13. So you're saying that master's level PA's are not up to par with NP's??
  14. So you're saying that master's level PA's are not up to par with NP's??
  15. So you're saying that master's level PA's are not up to par with NP's??
  16. It seems that you and I started on the same path. I had been focused on becoming a pharmacist since the beginning of high school, but when I started shadowing at various pharmacies during my freshman year of college I realized it was definitely not the career choice for me. I turned auto pilot off and realized I was much more interested in the diagnostic and clinical side of medicine than the pharmacy side. At that point I immediately signed up for an EMT course at a local community college so that I would be able to get enough HCE by the time I wanted to apply to PA school. I also started shadowing a local PA just to make sure I was making the right choice. And, like you, I was a biology major so most of the pre-reqs were already apart of my cirriculum. I will be starting my PA program in August and I do not regret my decision to change career paths one bit. You just have to pick a career that makes you actually look forward to going to work everyday. Even though I still have about 2 1/2 years before I will start working, I see myself being very happy as a PA-C. In which career do you see yourself being the most satisfied and happy long-term? That's the question...
  17. I applied to four schools. One was my top choice and the other three were just back up schools that were located in my state. I was accepted around the end of September so I didn't really have to deal with the anxiety of not knowing whether I would get in or not. But, if by the time December came and I had not been accepted anywhere, I would have definitely instructed CASPA to send my application to a few more schools even though that is kind of late in the cycle. If I had gotten rejected from every school I applied to I would have asked the admissions personnel from each school what I could do to improve my application, take their suggestions into consideration, and do my best to get accepted the next cycle.
  18. You can definitely do it. I received a bs in biology in a three year time period and also took a night class to become certified as an emt during that time. If being a PA is what you really want, you can make it as long as you work hard. Also, if you go ahead and get certified as an emt early in your academic career (my class was a six month class two nights a week) you can start working on your hce hours and get paid at the same time. Good Luck!!
  19. You can definitely do it. I received a bs in biology in a three year time period and also took a night class to become certified as an emt during that time. If being a PA is what you really want, you can make it as long as you work hard. Also, if you go ahead and get certified as an emt early in your academic career (my class was a six month class two nights a week) you can start working on your hce hours and get paid at the same time. Good Luck!!
  20. Undergrad Ed School: University of North Carolina at Pembroke-BS in Biology Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.5 Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.44 Age at application time : 21 GRE: 1170 Healthcare Experience: Emergency Medical Technician- 800 hours Shadowing- 240 hours Extracurricular activities / Community service: Soccer coach, volunteer tutor, Member of National Society of Leadership and Sucess, President of Sigma Omicron Epsilon Sorority Inc. Gamma Chapter, President National Biological Honor Society (Tri-Beta) Schools Applied: Methodist University, Campbell University, Wingate University, East Carolina University Application Submitted Date: e-submitted to CASPA 7-19-11 Interview Invites: Methodist University, Wingate University, Campbell University, East Carolina University Denied:n/a Waitlisted: n/a Accepted: Methodist University (My Top Choice!!) Attempts: First
  21. Undergrad Ed School: University of North Carolina at Pembroke-BS in Biology Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.5 Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.44 Age at application time : 21 GRE: 1170 Healthcare Experience: Emergency Medical Technician- 800 hours Shadowing- 240 hours Extracurricular activities / Community service: Soccer coach, volunteer tutor, Member of National Society of Leadership and Sucess, President of Sigma Omicron Epsilon Sorority Inc. Gamma Chapter, President National Biological Honor Society (Tri-Beta) Schools Applied: Methodist University, Campbell University, Wingate University, East Carolina University Application Submitted Date: e-submitted to CASPA 7-19-11 Interview Invites: Methodist University, Wingate University, Campbell University, East Carolina University Denied:n/a Waitlisted: n/a Accepted: Methodist University (My Top Choice!!) Attempts: First
  22. I also received an email for an interview, but i've already been accepted to the school I really wanted to go to so I guess i'll have to turn it down.
  23. I was arrested for a DWI two years ago but when I went to court the case was dismissed, so I was never convicted of it or anything. But, I did recently get accepted into a PA program so there's hope for you. But one question: If you were put on probation does that mean you were convicted? When my case was dismissed I wasn't given probation or anything.
  24. Undergrad Ed School: University of North Carolina at Pembroke-BS in Biology Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.5 Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.44 Age at application time : 21 GRE: 1170 Healthcare Experience: Emergency Medical Technician- 800 hours Shadowing- 240 hours Extracurricular activities / Community service: Soccer coach, volunteer tutor, Member of National Society of Leadership and Sucess, President of Sigma Omicron Epsilon Sorority Inc. Gamma Chapter, President National Biological Honor Society (Tri-Beta) Schools Applied: Methodist University, Campbell University, Wingate University, East Carolina University Application Submitted Date: e-submitted to CASPA 7-19-11 Interview Invites: Methodist University, Wingate University Denied:n/a Waitlisted: n/a Accepted: Methodist University (My Top Choice!!) Attempts: First
  25. I haven't heard anything about an interview yet.
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