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  1. Hey guys my name is Geena and I'm a PA at a primary care in Philadelphia. We are currently hiring scribes and medical assistants (no experience required- we will train). This is a great opportunity for pre-PA's who need experience hours! Message me for details
  2. Hey! I am applying to PA school this cycle, but I have not had much luck with finding PAs to shadow in Montgomery county/the Philadelphia region. If anyone can help me out, please let me know! I've tried contacting multiple practices, but have not heard back.
  3. Good Afternoon Everyone, I am looking forward to a great application cycle. My CASPA is verified and I am awaiting supp. app. Let's keep each other posted! Good Luck!
  4. Is anyone applying to Temple this cycle? Just thought I would start a thread in case anyone on the forum is interested.
  5. DREXEL UNIVERSITY vs. A.T. STILL UNIVERSITY I received my offers only a few days apart, ATSU before Drexel. Before any of my interviews, Drexel was my number one choice. Looking back, I had little basis for this, other than its reputation and I’ve got a friend who is a first student there who rants and raves about it. My first interview was at Drexel, so I was naturally very nervous. I had no clue what to expect, it was an all day experience and I felt brain fried and overwhelmed by the end. I thought I performed horribly during the individual interview (guess not, since I’ve been accepted
  6. Hey guys is pharm tech a direct patient contact job? I'm debating whether I want to get a certification for it or not
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    This forum is outstandingly helpful in many ways; so many involved health discussions, contact with experienced providers, and the abundant pre-pa resources make it invaluable. The shadowing of PAs is one of the most essential steps leading a person such as myself to PA. However, for those of us trying to get first-hand experience, this particular thread is akin to the craigslist "looking for" section. People will rarely if ever answer that there is a shadowing opportunity they know of in a hospital or other setting, and it is certainly difficult to find one in a specific location. I propose t
  8. Hi Everyone, I'm new as a registrant but have been reading this forum for a long time. I have read a bunch of success stories about low gpa, etc. I have read about some people with low gpa's and almost no hce that were applying but many do not come back to share. Here's my situation: I have all my pre-reqs done at Richard Stockton College of NJ. I had to retake Chem 1, but got an A (previous grade D). I have two C's---Organic Chem II and Inorganic Chem II (along with Physics II--but It's not a prereq). I have shadowed a NP back in 2008 but only for 1 month for very little time (52 hou
  9. I have seen a handful of people write Physician Assistant (PA) in their Narratives. It probably helps save character count by writing "PA" instead of the full two words, but wondering if this is maybe frowed upon? Of course, everyone on the ad-com would know what the abbrevation means, I am curious if this looks bad?
  10. Hi There, I am a pre-PA student and am interesting in finding someone to shadow in the Philadelphia area. Currently I am working as a pharmacy technician at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. I graduated from Temple University a few years ago and want to return to school to become a Physician's Assistant. I am interested in any specialty. If anyone has the time and is willing to let me follow them around for a bit I would greatly appreciate it. If that is the case please email me back at my personal email pctran410@gmail.com. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this
  11. My name is Tom and I would like to shadow a PA to gain a better understanding of the profession as well as meet the shadowing experience/hours to apply for a program. Ideally I would prefer to shadow a PA who works in emergency medicine, GI, infectious disease, or internal medicine, but I would appreciate any opportunity that is available. I've completed most prerequisite classes, with a 4.0, and only have to complete Chemistry II and Organic Chemistry. I'm currently working as a CNA in New Jersey and have previously volunteered for a year in the emergency department at Georgetown Univers
  12. I'm a recent graduate with a B.S. in Athletic Training and I am currently a Post Bacc Pre Med student in the Philadelphia area. After some research it seems that I have a low to okay (3.3-3.4) GPA and i feel that it is not the strongest part of my application. I feel that if interviewed I would be able to present myself much better than my GPA would reflect. I was informed from a professor that some schools tend to determine their application based mostly on you paper application and will write you off after looking at the numbers. Where others will base their decisons on interviews and other
  13. I'm a 1st year PA student and looking to set up a few rotations in the greater Philadelphia area. I was wondering if there was anyone out there that would know a good way to go about doing this or if they have any locations that were already set up that would be a good place to try. Thanks for the input!
  14. Hi all. Thanks in advance. I am moving to Philadelphia in a month and am looking toward applying to PA schools in the future. I have a bachelors degree in psychology but will need to make up a number of the science pre-requisites. Does anyone have experience or information on acquiring such credits in the Philadelphia area, or how to go about acquiring such info? Thanks so much
  15. Hello~ Congratulations to those who have been accepted! I just wanted to start to help some of us meet eachother, figure out where to live, and anything else. I will be starting at the main campus in May (conditionally - I have to complete a class). I am coming from the Philadelphia area. I'm very excited to start this next "chapter" in my life. Does anyone know if there is a facebook page that has been started? I would like to start one if not. Good luck to those of you who are still waiting to hear or on the waitlist! Sarah
  16. I am deliberating on weather or not to go to Drexel. What are some Pros & Cons about the program? Thanks for sharing and your honesty :;-D:
  17. So here's my story: I'm 23 finishing up my MBA with a Healthcare focus. I have a BS in Health Sciences but did not have the best science grades. I also work full time as a consultant in the pharma industry. Dilemma: I want to go to PA school and will apply next year as that will give me time to re-take some of my chem classes. I took the GRE, GMAT and LSAT when deciding what to do after my BS- I've done well on all three. I also do not have volunteer experience in a hospital except from back in the day (high school and freshmen year of college) I can't, for the life of me, find
  18. I am looking to shadow a PA in the Philadelphia/Bucks County area and am willing to travel. I will take this opportunity very seriously and am willing to shadow in any shift. Please reply to the thread or privately. Thank you in advance for you willingness to help:=D:
  19. Hello! I'm a second year PA student in the Philadelphia area and I'm currently on my 4th rotation. Unfortunately, the practice I'm working at only allows me to work 15 hours a week, plus I have an entire week off next week. I really want to gain more hospital experience since only 2 rotations I have are hospital based and that's where I eventually want to work. I know this is an unusual request, but I would love to shadow anyone in the Philadelphia area even if only one day a week to just simply gain more hospital based experience. Thank you very much.
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