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  1. My hospital is hiring PRN admissionists, and the advertised rate is $80/hour for day shift and $100/hour for nights.
  2. Undergrad Ed School: Connecticut College (New London, CT) Cumulative Undergraduate GPA: 3.54 Science Undergraduate GPA: 3.5 (1 science course) Post-Bac Prerequisites GPA: 3.89, completed @ Johnson County Community College (Kansas) and Metropolitan Community College (Missouri) Graduate GPA: 3.98 (MS, Health Systems Management, George Mason University, Fairfax VA) Age at application time: 27 1st GRE: 155 V (66%), 155 Q (64%), 5.5 Writing (97%) Direct Patient Care: (type & hours): 1034 (and counting) Patient Care Assistant, Telemetry: 264 hours (still accumulating, 24 hours/week) Patient Care Tech, Float Pool: 178 hours (still accumulating, working PRN) CNA Labor & Delivery/Postpartum: 232 hours CNA Orthopedics/Med-Surg: 284 hours CNA Home Health Agency: 76 hours * Duke and Emory count Peace Corps Volunteer as direct-patient care experience, so for these schools, I'm considered to have ~5000 hours Health Care Shadowing: PA-C, Cardiothoracic Surgery: 16 hours PA-C, ENT Clinic: 20 hours PA-C, Liver-Transplant Clinic/Hospital: 8 hours PA-C, OB-GYN Clinic: 220 hours Other Health Care Experience: Community Health & HIV/AIDS Educator, United States Peace Corps (served in Ethiopia): 4000 hours EMR/Health IT Consultant: 1080 hours Health Policy Paralegal, United States Federal Trade Commission: 3000 hours Extracurricular/Research Activities: Peace Corps Masters International Student (HIV/AIDS practicum research/thesis): 500 hours Captain, College Cross-Country and Track & Field Teams Schools Applied: Duke, George Washington, Baylor, Quinnipiac, Cornell, Wichita State, University of Florida, Emory (8) Application Submitted Date: CASPA submitted July 29th Interview Invites: George Washington University, Emory University, Duke, Cornell (declined invitation), Wichita State (declined invitation), Baylor (declined invitation) Denied: Quinnipiac and University of Florida Withdrew Application: N/A Waitlisted: N/A Accepted: Emory, George Washington University, Duke Attending: Duke Attempt: 1st ** Except for Statistics, every single one of my prerequisite courses was completed at a Community College. If you read individual program requirements carefully and choose which schools to apply to accordingly, there is no reason to do prereqs at a pricey 4-year University.
  3. Undergrad Ed School: Connecticut College (New London, CT) Cumulative Undergraduate GPA: 3.54 Science Undergraduate GPA: 3.5 (1 science course) Post-Bac Prerequisites GPA: 3.89, completed @ Johnson County Community College (Kansas) and Metropolitan Community College (Missouri) Graduate GPA: 3.98 (MS, Health Systems Management, George Mason University, Fairfax VA) Age at application time: 27 1st GRE: 155 V (66%), 155 Q (64%), 5.5 Writing (97%) Direct Patient Care: (type & hours): 1034 (and counting) Patient Care Assistant, Telemetry: 264 hours (still accumulating, 24 hours/week) Patient Care Tech, Float Pool: 178 hours (still accumulating, working PRN) CNA Labor & Delivery/Postpartum: 232 hours CNA Orthopedics/Med-Surg: 284 hours CNA Home Health Agency: 76 hours * Duke and Emory count Peace Corps Volunteer as direct-patient care experience, so for these schools, I'm considered to have ~5000 hours Health Care Shadowing: PA-C, Cardiothoracic Surgery: 16 hours PA-C, ENT Clinic: 20 hours PA-C, Liver-Transplant Clinic/Hospital: 8 hours PA-C, OB-GYN Clinic: 220 hours Other Health Care Experience: Community Health & HIV/AIDS Educator, United States Peace Corps (served in Ethiopia): 4000 hours EMR/Health IT Consultant: 1080 hours Health Policy Paralegal, United States Federal Trade Commission: 3000 hours Extracurricular/Research Activities: Peace Corps Masters International Student (HIV/AIDS practicum research/thesis): 500 hours Captain, College Cross-Country and Track & Field Teams Schools Applied: Duke, George Washington, Baylor, Quinnipiac, Cornell, Wichita State, University of Florida, Emory (8) Application Submitted Date: CASPA submitted July 29th Interview Invites: So far, George Washington University, Emory University, Cornell (declined) Denied: Quinnipiac Withdrew Application: N/A Waitlisted: will update Accepted: Emory!!! Attempt: 1st
  4. Undergrad Ed School: Connecticut College (New London, CT) Cumulative Undergraduate GPA: 3.54 Science Undergraduate GPA: 3.5 (1 science course) Post-Bac Prerequisites GPA: 3.89, completed @ Johnson County Community College (Kansas) and Metropolitan Community College (Missouri) Graduate GPA: 3.98 (MS, Health Systems Management, George Mason University, Fairfax VA) Age at application time: 27 1st GRE: 155 V (66%), 155 Q (64%), 5.5 Writing (97%) Direct Patient Care: (type & hours): 1034 (and counting) Patient Care Assistant, Telemetry: 264 hours (still accumulating, 24 hours/week) Patient Care Tech, Float Pool: 178 hours (still accumulating, working PRN) CNA Labor & Delivery/Postpartum: 232 hours CNA Orthopedics/Med-Surg: 284 hours CNA Home Health Agency: 76 hours * Duke and Emory count Peace Corps Volunteer as direct-patient care experience, so for these schools, I'm considered to have ~5000 hours Health Care Shadowing: PA-C, Cardiothoracic Surgery: 16 hours PA-C, ENT Clinic: 20 hours PA-C, Liver-Transplant Clinic/Hospital: 8 hours PA-C, OB-GYN Clinic: 220 hours Other Health Care Experience: Community Health & HIV/AIDS Educator, United States Peace Corps (served in Ethiopia): 4000 hours EMR/Health IT Consultant: 1080 hours Health Policy Paralegal, United States Federal Trade Commission: 3000 hours Extracurricular/Research Activities: Peace Corps Masters International Student (HIV/AIDS practicum research/thesis): 500 hours Captain, College Cross-Country and Track & Field Teams Schools Applied: Duke, George Washington, Baylor, Quinnipiac, Cornell, Wichita State, University of Florida, Emory (8) Application Submitted Date: CASPA submitted July 29th Interview Invites: So far, George Washington University, Emory University, Cornell (declined invitation), Wichita State, Baylor Denied: Quinnipiac Withdrew Application: N/A Waitlisted: will update Accepted: Emory, Geoge Washington University Attempt: 1st
  5. Hello! I'd love for you to help gage my competitiveness. The only prerequisite that I have completed is Statistics (both at the undergraduate and graduate level). I am starting prerequisites at a local Community College and will probably end up taking 95% of them at the CC for financial reasons. I am confident in my ability to succeed in them, so let's imagine that my science GPA is 3.8. I will be taking: Bio I, Chem I & Chem II, Biochemistry, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Pathophysiology, Genetics, Medical Terminology, and Psychology (Human Growth & Development). I have a MS degree in Health Systems Management with a 3.97 GPA from George Mason University. I have a BA degree in Economics with a 3.54 GPA from a small liberal arts college. I have not yet taken the GRE, and may not end up taking it. As for experience, I do not have much direct-patient care experience but I have worked in a wide variety of health-related roles for a few years. 2 years in Health Policy / healthcare anti-trust legislation @ the US Federal Trade Commission 2+ years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia (my title was Community HIV/AIDS Advisor, I did mostly health education work and engaged in preventative activities like couseling and testing & vaccination campagins) ~1 year in Health IT (5 months as an intern w/ a boutique health IT firm, 6 months with a large Health IT firm as a consultant) 50 hours as a CNA for a home health agency ~700 hours as a CNA for a community hospital in the orthopedics unit (I start a part-time position there next week) 20 hours shadowing a PA If I come out of the next 3 semesters with a 3.8 GPA (all from a CC) and hit the 1000 hours of HCE mark, would I be a competitive applicant? I have mapped out the next Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters and should be ready to apply by August 2013.
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