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  1. Think it will be frowned upon to not to retake courses at my previous college (Rutgers)? Just want to take them somewhere where I could possibly save a few $$
  2. But would they prefer me doing so by retaking courses or in a graduate program? Since the cost between the two is significant and they may or may not prefer one or the other I figured I'd ask that much. Still no point in asking or do you think a specific question like that would be worth asking?
  3. I want to become a PA more than anything else and am willing to do all it takes until it becomes a reality. I have applied for my first time this year and unfortunately did not get accepted nor interviewed. I was optimistic when I submitted my application as everyone should be however, I was no necessarily surprised when I was not accepted. I am aware my application is in need of improvements before reapplying however I want to be sure this is what the schools I'm applying to want from me before I go ahead and do what i think they'd want from me. This is the draft of the email I plan to se
  4. I also didn't get accepted this year for the first time around applying. I was thinking of writing an email to each individual school I wanted to re-apply to and ask what they personally would expect of me in the next year. I was contemplating an accelerated 1 yr program like mentioned or retaking courses I received a C in to boost GPA. I personally would just rather have a MS on my belt than retake courses, but in the end whatever it takes I'm willing to do. Do you think the email will be too over the top? I figured that way not only will i have a more concrete idea as to what to do in th
  5. FINAL STATEMENT SUBMITTED, relief. thoughts and comments?? My decision to become a physician assistant did not come in a moment of blinding revelation, but as a result of a variety of experiences I encountered in my life. With my father passing when I was only four, my mother was left unexpectedly to take on the role of a single parent and unbeknownst to her, my inspiration and role model. My mother instilled in me values, such as compassion and respect for others, and stressed the importance of giving back to the community. She always taught me to aim high, and follow your dreams. She pav
  6. For the sake of limited characters I have made abbreviations here and there, and interchangeably alternated between PA & physician assistant in my essay. Is this abbreviation a no no? Are abbreviations for specific well known hospitals such as RWJ (robert wood johnson) or specific diseases such as MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome) looked down upon?
  7. Oh, I see :) Thanks, can never be too sure about these things
  8. Now I now this is getting technical, but I think thats what they're trying to do when they ask this question; "What was the most influential factor in bringing you to the PA profession/PA education?" Now in my essay I have said it was a variety of experiences in my life, but personally feel shadowing & "health-related work experience" has been the most influential factor. Problem is, in my essay I've mentioned my mom as my inspiration & extracurricular activities as two of the important factors and not the shadowing. Is this conflicting enough to pose question to those reading
  9. HERES MY CURRENT EDITED/CLOSE TO FINAL DRAFT My decision to become a physician’s assistant did not come in a moment of blinding revelation, but as a result of a variety of experiences I encountered in my life. With my father passing when I was only four, my mother was left unexpectedly to take on the role of a single parent and unbeknownst to her, my inspiration and role model. My mother instilled in me values, such as compassion and respect for others, and stressed the importance of giving back to the community. She always taught me to aim high, and follow your dreams. She paved the way f
  10. question: for the sake of character limits & also assuming the readers of my essay know what MDS is (especially with it being publicized now with Wendy Williams) and that RWJ and CHOP are two well known hospitals, is it necessary for me to write out their full names? I don't want to come off ignorant but yet I also think that the readers are knowledgable people and would know what I'm talking about.
  11. thanks hdomingo! The grammar corrections and tips are greatly appreciated. I was worried the beginning paragraph might come off as a sob story which is definitely not what I'm trying to go for so thanks for the feedback about that. Like i previously mentioned in my other reply, I just think it's something about me that makes me unique and might be useful to mention at some point in my essay. I'll definitely try fixing up my final paragraph as you and others have said and I like the way you rearranged my essay which I'm also going to try out. :)
  12. Appreciate the input Steve! I'm going to try and make my last paragraph stand out and somehow possibly incorporate what was mentioned in my first paragraph. I just figured being adopted is something unique about myself that will allow me to stand out from the rest since I'm sure many other people have lost loved ones to a disease or currently have a loved one suffering etc.
  13. I changed my final paragraph as well as editing changes but am still 24 characters over. This is my current final paragraph. Happiness is a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled. I know, that when granted the acceptance into your program I will do everything and anything I can to ultimately become the best P.A. I can be. Becoming a P.A. will not only make me feel fulfilled but it will allow to me fulfill and help the lives of others.
  14. Adopted from Bucaramanga, a little city in Colombia, at two months old into a loving family that anxiously awaited my arrival, made me very appreciative early on of the opportunity in life I was given. I was my parents only child, their pride and joy, and wanted nothing more than to make them happy and proud of fulfilling what would eventually be my dreams to become a physician’s assistant. My decision to become a physician’s assistant did not arise from childhood aspirations, but as a result of a variety of experiences I encountered in my life. With my father passing at the age of four, m
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