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    Laptop/Tablet Questions

    During most lectures, I have between 2 and 4 screens open. And we're either in class or studying 12+ hours a day. I just upgraded from a cheepie netbook to a 2-in-1 because I was so frustrated with that damn thing. Depends on how you study, your laptop / ipad needs to be able to handle A LOT.
  2. Yes and no. Depends on where you apply. Search for schools that have a minimum 2.75 sGPA and look at your application as a whole - they do exist. You need to have a stellar application otherwise. Give the committee a reason to overlook your low sGPA.
  3. @ hbanana91 - looking forward to meeting you guys, too! Enjoy your time and prepare for a hard, but very rewarding couple of years ahead!
  4. @heisman1979 - expect a LOT of work. We're usually in class in the morning and at night. I, personally, use any breaks to get schoolwork done. A lot of the students do live on Mare Island and like it a lot. Forgot something at home? Just run and get it. However, there is almost nothing on the island besides houses. Some students live in Benicia, some in Vallejo, and come commute. I live in Vallejo, and I really like being able to feel like I leave school every night. However, you really have to be careful where you live in Vallejo - some areas are pretty scary. We chose to live in a gated community to feel a bit safer. Let me know if you have any other questions.
  5. Congratulations to all accepted so far! I'm a current first year student, and we will be creating a Touro PA 2019 Facebook group for you guys sometime in the next few months, but let me know if you have any questions in the meantime. For those still in the process, best of luck to you!
  6. mash

    please critique- RN to PA

    Honestly, I would cut the majority of the first four and a half paragraphs - it is way too long for CASPA, and way too long to keep any committee's interest. I did really like your last paragraph, though. Keep revising, you'll get there.
  7. @aanch11 - I got in this year with a sGPA lower than yours and mostly all my HCE stemmed from a clinical research coordinator position that was heavy on direct patient care. Make sure your personal statement and your letters of recommendation are excellent - I truly believe, in some cases, those placed me above my peers with higher GPAs. You're going to have to shine much brighter with lower numbers, but it's definitely not impossible!
  8. I'm looking for a new planner and wanted to ask the forum if you had any favorite planners / suggestions.
  9. One piece of advice I can give you is to give a stronger argument for PA vs. NP. I encountered that question at every interview.
  10. Hi all! I'm starting a program in the fall and was wondering what school supplies did you: find useful, couldn't live without, or never used? What other items did you find useful during your didactic year (for example: tape recorder, rolling backpack, etc.)?
  11. Hey guys and gals, I was wondering if anyone knows when orientation will be held / classes are starting? I also wanted to see where you were planning on living? I'm moving up to the area with my husband and a little French Bulldog, and we were hoping to find a roommate or two to share an apartment or a house.
  12. Just got my acceptance letter! Best of luck to everyone!
  13. Congrats lb76! Where are you from? I'm in San Diego and interviewed in the 3/10 group, as well, but haven't heard back yet. Best of luck to everyone!
  14. I think jjbowers interviewed on the last day, so, unfortunately, I don't think it's happening for us :(
  15. @nunojossue - February 19th. Because I didn't receive a phone call, I really just want to get closure. When did you interview?
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