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  1. Hello, Anyone know any Summer 2 session online Anatomy and physiology classes!? THANKSSS
  2. I am a non-degree seeking post-bacc pre-PA student. In May, I completed the last prerequisites for my wish list of PA programs. Their prereq's were not extensive, their lists ended with Organic Chemistry I. I scored an A in O-chem I, I'm particularly proud of that grade. Should I continue to take more science courses, such as Organic Chemistry II? What do PA programs look for specifically on transcripts of post-bacc students? I contacted the admissions departments of the programs. They both verbally stated in general terms any courses additional to the prereq's are not needed and don
  3. Hi, all! I am glad to stumble upon this website. I will start by giving a little background about myself, and then ask the typical questions. I completed my bachelor's and master's degrees in Psychology (specifically Research-based) from the Univeristy of Oregon in 2006 and 2010. I graduated undergraduate with a 3.56 GPA and a 3.71 GPA in graduate school. To no avail, I couldn't find employment for this area and contemplated going back to school. After several years working as a Caregiver and Mental Health Therapist, I decided to start taking the prerequisites to go back to school for
  4. Hi everyone, I am a prospective PA Student who is planning on applying for the 2016 cycle. I am a non-traditional student due to the fact that when I began my undergrad at age 17, I was extremely immature and unmotivated. I was a straight A student in high school without needing to put forth much of an effort. I was unprepared for the college (academic) experience. This lead to an extremely lousy GPA over the course of 5 semesters, and eventually academic dismissal. I took over a year and one half off to re-asses my life goals, grow up, etc. I basically started from the beginning when I re
  5. Hello everyone, I'm new to the PA forum. Haven't seen a thread yet for the upcoming application cycle, so I thought I'd go ahead and start one. I'm sure I can't be the only one in the process of narrowing down my list of schools for next year! Just curious to see where everyone else is applying and what your backgrounds are. I'm going to do my best to stay active in these forums, because I think I can learn a lot from everybody here. This is my first time applying, and I'm sure there are people here who are re-applicants and can offer advice to those of us who are new to the process.
  6. Hello, my name is Ana and I have a BA from The New School in NYC. After many years in the arts (I am 36 and a mother of 1) I have decided I would like to be a PA or an NP. In the past year I have lost 3 very close family members and took care of all of them at home: 2 with cancer one with Alzheimer's who spent her final days in a nursing home, with me visiting every day and changing the dressings on her unstageable wounds. (long story, nursing home abuse) I am a huge fan of science and medicine. I thought about being a dermatologist in my early 20's but art is what I had been doing since I ca
  7. Have you or someone you know taken their PA school pre-requisites at LaGuardia CC or BMCC? I'll be applying for all the NYC area PA programs, and it's taking these schools a while to get back to me about this question. Hoping someone on here can provide some insights/answers, as I would need to register starting this week. Thanks!
  8. I wanted to know what PA's and MD's do exactly. Like what is the difference between the two. I know that MD's do a lot of paper work and note taking on patients well-being. I just wanted to know do PA's do the same thing? I guess, I am just really confused on how they are different. Please let me know. Thank you.
  9. Hello everyone, I am Daniel. I am a community college student who really wants to be a PA. I have applied to transfer next fall under a kinesiology major. I have two questions: 1. Can one apply to PA school under a kinesiology major? I chose kinesiology because to me it is more practical. 2. I know prerequisites expire for some schools. I am just concerned that my prerequisites will expire by the time I graduate. I have sent 4 years at community college, and I'm applying to transfer. I guess my question is if there any schools that don't have prerequisite expiration dates? Or that has an
  10. -1st year 85k w/ guaranteed bump 2nd year to 100k + productivity (Quarterly bonus) -$1500 CME and 5 days CME time off -2 weeks PTO; all holidays off -All licenses and fees paid -Malpractice insurance covered; no tail coverage -401k match up to 6% -HSA paid into by physicians, dental, vision benefits. Details of job. 1st 2 years I will be working primarily outpatient. Seeing 12 patients per day. Required to do 1 weekend call per month. 3rd year I will transition to primarily consult service covering 3 hospitals in the area (5-6miles apart). GI practice has 5 doctors and one P
  11. I am currently a senior Psychology student who would like to get HCE at a local hospital and see if I would like to go the medical/PA route. I was wondering if anyone knew of any post-bacc programs (post-graduation) that can help people with insufficient classes to prepare for a PA school application? I graduate in 1 year and don't have enough time to complete the prerequisites. Thank you!
  12. Hi everyone! I'm relatively new to the site - first time posting. This situation might have already come up in an earlier post but here goes... I'm applying to PA schools this cycle and satisfy many school's prerequisites. However, there are many schools that still require more. I was in Nursing School for two years before I dropped out (to study History and eventually pursue the PA profession) so many of my classes are from the Nursing curriculum. The one class that is making EVERYTHING complicated is a combined Microbiology and Biochemistry class. Some schools are requiring me to take Mi
  13. Hi, all. So, I'm interested in applying to Quinnipiac for the September deadline this year. On the admissions website, it says "The most competitive applicants should possess at a minimum: ... A minimum of one year (2,000 hours) direct patient care experience in the U.S. health care system" I probably won't have 2,000 hours by the application deadline-- I'll probably have 1500-1700, working as a volunteer EMT, plus a GPA of 3.8. I took the admissions website to mean that a lower number of hours was a ding on the application, but would still be considered, but heard from a fellow EMT th
  14. Hi everyone! Check out this new tool for Pre-PA students! You can search by entering a combination of Classes, Credit Hours, CASPA, GRE, GPA. Enter in all the criteria you plant to fulfill or have fulfilled, and a list will populate of schools you are eligible to apply to! Very easy to use and will save you hundreds of hours trying to find what schools you should apply to. Please click the link to try it out! http://physicianassistantrequirementspa.com/pa-programs-search/
  15. I am starting PA school in June, and am currently taking general biology 1 (ending in May) and working part time. (This course isn't a prereq I'm required to complete). However, if I dropped it, I would get a "W". I have heard different opinions on what to do before school starts (i.e. relax, family, friends, vacation, leisure reading, brush up on your A&P, etc.) It has been 5+ years since I've taken anatomy, physiology, and micro. I'm concerned whether or not I should spend the rest of my time before school reviewing that material since I'm kind of rusty...and DROP my biology course?
  16. Does anyone know if there are drawbacks to applying to a PA program if I still have one prerequisite to complete? All the programs say it is okay to apply with one or two left to finish. For me, I'll either have genetics or organic chemistry left to take after I apply and I’m wondering if that will have a negative impact on my chances for an interview. Of course I would still have enough time to complete the necessary prereqs before each school’s actual deadline.
  17. All: I am admitted to PA school pending a passing grade in biochemistry, which I start in the fall. I work full-time, and there were no classroom-based, upper-level biochemistry classes available at any of the universities/colleges in my city that would fit into my ridiculously strict work schedule. Thus, I have to take the biochemistry course online! Ugh. I'm a little stressed out with the thought of basically teaching myself biochemistry, since chemistry itself is not my strong suit. Has anyone on here taken biochemistry online? If so, please let me know your study strategies, help
  18. I am currently filling out the BCM supplemental application and I am unsure about the instructions. There is a box corresponding to the "Course Title"; I was informed to fill out the classes I have taken for each subject in this box; however, the box does not allow for that many characters. Can someone please tell me what I am supposed to enter into this box? Thank you. Brittany
  19. I took the PANRE today. This is the second time I have taken the PANRE, and this time was much worse than six years ago. For preparation, I used the Comprehensive Review book, the Lange question and answer book, and the Emory CD. I have been studying almost every day since February; MUCH more than I prepared the last time I took the exam. When I left the testing center, I felt.... well, "deflated" might be a good word. I am sure I failed. I kept count of how many questions I flagged, that I wasn't "sure" about, and I am embarrassed to even share that number. Any suggestions
  20. Hello, Does anybody know of any PA programs that don't look at your entire cumulative GPA? I heard that some programs will only look at your last 45 to 60 hours from your degree to consider you. My freshman and sophomore I had mostly B/C's and my junior/senior year of college was all A's/B's. My undergrad GPA was 2.8 and I have retaken a lot of my science and prerequisite courses over again from nearly 10 years ago and have achieved all A's. What bothers me is that my 2.8 will always be set in stone and I can't do anything about that. Any info would be appreciated Thanks,
  21. as the title states...I was wondering what was anyone's/everyone's experience with UMDNJ, EMory, HippoPA or anything else that is comparable. Trying to figure out which one to get. Thanks!
  22. I was part of the Class of 2013 PA program at Chatham. I did not finish the program due to personal reasons. I have all the books and medical equipment. Everything is almost new and I want to sell it. I spent almost $3,000!!!!
  23. Hi all, I just wanted to check on this, because it seems fishy to me. My employer gave me a packet for medicare enrollment application (reassignment of medicare benefits). They just told me to sign it and give it back. However, I put in my resignation weeks ago and my last day is in 2 weeks. I've worked here for about 8 months. They checked the box "You are enrolling or are currently enrolled in Medicare and will be reassigning your benefits to this supplier for the first time." I get the reason for this, but shouldn't it have been when I first started here? Almost all my patient
  24. I am currently a second-semester freshman with a science major. I am planning on applying to PA school but I have a lot of questions. MY GPA isn't up to standards at all currently and I am struggling with science courses but I am determined to make up for this first year. With that being said, I'm wondering if anyone has tips to help me get on the right track for applying for PA school even if I don't have a 4.0 at the end of college. I've looked into a few schools and took note of their prerequisites so I'm not missing out on something important but I'm stressing already. Pretty much I'm look
  25. Hi everyone. I am a high school senior who is stressing about where I want to go to school, as well as figure out what I want to do for the rest of my life. The idea that the decisions I make these next few months could be life altering one's scare me. Crazy right? I am currently an intern at a local hospital. When people ask me what I do, I like to say, "I'm a CNA......under supervision." So yes, I clean up poop. My internship is great being that I get to rotate through various departments of the hospital. All throughout high school, my career goals have constantly changed. It's been a roller
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