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  1. I'm not applying this cycle, so I have plenty of time to retake, I just really, really don't want to.
  2. I finally got my GRE scores. ETS was nice enough not to notify me when my score was complete. Anyway, my scores were as follows: Quantitative 146 ~560 ~27th percentile Verbal 155 ~530 ~65th percentile Analytical 4.5 I'm pretty upset about quantitative. How crucial is it that I suffer through the examination once more? (My top choice is DeSales)
  3. Thanks a lot. I have an eyebrow piercing as well which is conveniently removable. It's actually growing out anyways, so I don't expect to have it for much longer.
  4. Planning on getting a tattoo on my upper arm/triceps area. Nothing vulgar or particularly offensive. Is this a bad idea?
  5. I was a volunteer at the local hospital during high school. I checked their website to see if there are more "advanced" volunteer positions now that I'm an adult. There aren't :-_-:
  6. I know that HCE is supposed to mean being "directly responsible for patient care", but I've discharged and transported patients, brought them food and water, etc. I don't intend to use this as my primary HCE, but I am hoping that this counts since it'll add to my total number of hours. I now understand why HCE is viewed as important to the admissions department, and that it isn't meant to demonstrate that you are committed to the profession.
  7. It's possible to get EMT cert through a volunteer org for free. Other ideas are getting a job as a patient care associate, emergency department volunteer, pharmacy technician, orderly, medical office assistant, or all kinds of volunteer work. Good luck.
  8. Long Island University has a list on their site. This should give some examples. Good luck. http://www.liu.edu/Brooklyn/Academic...S/ProgReq.aspx — Medical assistant — Surgical technologist — Licensed practical or registered nurse — Dental assistant — Dental hygienist — Certified nursing assistant — Home health aide — Residential aide — Emergency medical technician — Paramedic — Physical therapist — Occupational therapist — Physical therapy assistant — Physical therapy aide — Occupational therapy assistant — Occupational therapy aide — Respiratory therapist — Perfusio
  9. That was about money. I was 19 years old. Someone was offering me tens of thousands of dollars toward my education. My thought at the time was "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I'd be stupid to pass this up." I kept an open mind. I don't regret my decision. I learned a lot from it, and I'm better for it.
  10. Hey. I'm no expert whatsoever, but, friend to friend I'd say if money is an issue, go to your Mom's school of course. Otherwise, if you're into philosophy do that. I can feel your passion through your words. If you do what you love, you won't regret it. You'll find a way to make it work! And kudos for having the courage to follow your dreams!
  11. That doesn't jive with my logic. It isn't a realistic option for me. I won't spend time thinking about it. There is a philosophy that urges one to focus upon utilizing one's strengths, rather than spending tens of thousands of hours trying to build up weaknesses. I live by that.
  12. Thanks Gator. I'm aware that it's late in the game. I'd be stupid not to continue looking into the field, do some more shadowing, etc. I was just looking to find out if there is a school for me, despite my limited experience with hands on HCE. I feel that the exploration that I have done has shown me what I DON'T want to do as a profession. I view this as a strength. I'm still very young and though it upsets me that I haven't known exactly what I wanted to do with my life, I believe that it is to be expected. A lot of my friends are having kids and getting married young, but I am fortunate eno
  13. I'm not. I simply stated that optometry school isn't right for me.
  14. The optometrists I've shadowed told me that optometry school is harder than med school. But that's besides the point. I never said that PA school is more or less challenging than optometry school. Optometry school is not a challenge that I'm up for, that's it.
  15. I'd never get in. Even if I did, it'd be lengthy and during that time I'd have to deal with being in the competitive environment that is med school. It was never a realistic consideration or goal for me.
  16. @crystaltide RE: Northeastern http://www.northeastern.edu/bouve/pa/prerequisites.html evidence of significant direct hands-on patient care experience is required in order for applicants to have a basic understanding of and comfort with patient care as well as a minimum level of clinical maturity. Strongest preference will be given to applicants who have approximately 2,000 hours of hands-on patient care experience prior to applying to the program. Applicants with less than 2,000 hours may also be given consideration depending upon the strength of their entire application.
  17. @crystaltide RE: Rosalind Franklin http://www.rosalindfranklin.edu/Degreeprograms/PhysicianAssistant/appNeeds.aspx Prior direct patient-care related medical experience and/or shadowing PAs in clinical practice is strongly recommended. Coming into the program, successful applicants typically have at least 1,200 hours of direct patient contact and PA shadowing experience.
  18. Okay, this should be the last of what I've found for schools that require little or no patient care experience. I hope this will help someone else. University of Alabama at Birmingham University of South Alabama Arizona School of Health Sciences Midwestern University Glendale Harding University Samuel Merritt University Touro University California University of Southern California Western University of Health Sciences University of Colorado Yale University School of Medicine Barry University Keiser University Miami Dade College Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale No
  19. I finished up New York as well. [TABLE] [TR] [TD]Daemen College [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Physician Assistant Program 4380 Main Street Amherst, NY 14226-3592 (716) 839-8563 Email: physician_assistant@daemen.edu Website: http://www.daemen.edu/physicianassistant/ Credentials Awarded: M CASPA Participating Program [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] 120 hours of direct patient contact experience [TABLE] [TR] [TD]Hofstra University [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Physician Assistant Studies Program 113 Monroe Lecture Center 127 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY 11549-1270 (516
  20. Long Island University also has a list: http://www.liu.edu/Brooklyn/Academics/Schools/SHP/Dept/Physician-Assistant/Graduate-Programs/MS-PAS/ProgReq.aspx — Medical assistant — Surgical technologist — Licensed practical or registered nurse — Dental assistant — Dental hygienist — Certified nursing assistant — Home health aide — Residential aide — Emergency medical technician — Paramedic — Physical therapist — Occupational therapist — Physical therapy assistant — Physical therapy aide — Occupational therapy assistant — Occupational therapy aide — Respiratory therapist — P
  21. I just noticed that physician is on the list. I'd be interested in meeting a physician who is applying to PA school
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