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CuriousGeorge88

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  1. Really? I'm kind of shocked. I didn't think the pace of the program would allow for that being that research and class presentations are so time consuming. Interesting..
  2. Are PA students encouraged to do research or required to make presentations? By "presentation", I don't mean presenting a patient during clinicals. I mean standing in front of a class and presenting some disease or research topic. I heard this is often required in medical school, so now I'm wondering about PA school. Thanks
  3. All 3 are extremely competitive in my state. I have family members who tried all 3 of those programs with 3.3+ gpas and they had no luck.
  4. Well, I know I'll never get into an advanced allied health program in my state with my gpa. And even if this miracle occurred, I know I'll never be able to find a job considering I live in a high unemployment state. I would move if I could, but it's not feasible at this point. It sounds like it would be almost impossible for me to get into PA school, which is weird considering I've had several DO adcoms tell me that I could get into DO school with my current ECs, a 27+ MCAT score, and only 60 credits of A's in retakes and upper-level biology courses. It seems like getting into medical school is easier than getting into PA school, but I would rather be a PA. It sucks that it took me so long to figure out who I am and what profession would suit me only to still end up with second best (for my personality, of course). I can't believe I screwed myself over so badly. :'( Anywhoo... rant over. Thanks for all your help. I'm gonna go sit in the corner and cry now.
  5. I'm confused. Did you not see my response to wutchris or are you saying that my HCE experience is not enough? I completed an allied health program 3-4 years ago and I work full-time in an academic hospital making a living wage. Also, what do you mean by "syncs strongly with PA programs"? Is my CNA and scribe experience not something they would value? Thanks again.
  6. I feel like my ECs are the only decent part of my app. I've worked as an inpatient clerk, a scribe for both a PA and a FM Physician, and as a cna for a nursing home, small community hospital, and major academic hospital. I have public health research experience where I've had to work at clinics and visit homes to teach underserved youth about sexual health. I've held leadership positions in student government and I was the president of a couple of clubs. I've also done a lot of volunteer work. Is this enough? Thanks for all your help.
  7. 2 Years of averaging 12-15cr would be 72-90 units. Assuming I earned 4.0s, would that length of time and average credit amount be enough to convince adcoms I can handle PA school?
  8. Is there any hope for someone who has attended and dropped out of multiple colleges over the past 8 years due to lack of direction and motivation? How much worse would it be if his/her overall gpa is 2.5 and science gpa is 2.0? Long story short, I had no idea what to do with my life and my grades fluctuated dramatically due to lack of motivation at times. I took a year off to figure out what I want in life, improve my study skills, and explore the medical field. Now I know, without doubt, that I want to be a PA, but I'm afraid I've already done too much damage with the constant dropping out and low gpa. Is there any hope? Thanks for your help.
  9. Thanks for all your help, you guys! I got the job!! :=D:
  10. Hi everyone, I have a job interview for a medical scribe position in a few days and I was wondering if anyone had any interview tips that they would like to share. I've been waiting a long time for this type of HCE and I'm really nervous that I may blow it. :sweat: I am HORRIBLE at interviews and need all the help I can get. Questions: 1. What kind of questions do they typically ask? 2. Are the interviews intense (in your opinion)? 3. What type of person are they looking for? Thanks for your help. :smile:
  11. Thanks for your help everyone. You've given me a lot to think about.
  12. I don't know. It's possible. I've always been the quiet kid though. I don't know why but I just never seem to have anything to say.
  13. Thanks for the insight. I guess I should shadow a few PAs to gain better insight into the profession and the people. Thanks for your help. Oh and btw, I'm 24. :)
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