@hlane Thank you sincerly for the post! I am a UTSA graduate (Local universty in San Antonio Texas) **I took extra courses to continue meeitng the requirements as some of the schools admission requirements have changed --- I have volunteered for a local ER at UH in San Antonio, so I thought of perhaps diversity and volunteerig in a different service meanwhile adding the enrichment opportunity to my youger siblings. You are right, now many have experience and I am one of those applicants who lacks medical experience. I do have a good volume of shadowing, however I lack in volunteering. I will turn that around for this application process. I cannot take honors courses as I have already graduated. UTMB is a program I would LOVE TO attend. I thank you personally for the guidance and I will take your word for taking immuno or patho vs organic chem. Thank you again! BTW you rock! Congrats on getting in! I hope to maybe see you at UTMB if I am competative engough and fortunate to gain admissions! Cheers!!!!! :;-):
Here is my story [condensed]: applied 2 years ago, made the alternate list in san Antonio (was not accepted) Had a beautiful baby, did not apply this past year I am in the process of applying this year with a goal of submitting my application by May 2012 I am taking an EMT-B class this month, ends in June I have shadowed a new PA, and shadow a former PA Volunteering numbers a low, I am gathering my resources to volunteer at the food bank as I cannot find a better fit for my sisters and I (I am very pro-college! My younger sisters need to invest their time now, so that they can list this as volunteerism, reflection, etc when they apply to school) I took comparative anatomy and I am looking into taking A&P this summer (So this will be in -progress) I have a C in organic chemistry, I don’t know if I should re-take this course. What do you all think?