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  1. Hello! I was wondering if anyone has ever been in a situation where you were put in academic probation during PA school. Did you feel like it affected your hiring process? Did any employers ever ask about it? Thank you!
  2. Hey everybody, I'm in a bad spot and I honestly don't know what to do. I am a PA student attending a 24-month program in the Northeast. I am at the end of my first semester of my didactic year and I know I'm already going on academic probation (GPA <3.0). It's not for lack of effort, when I started the program last year I had a family member come close to death and took an LOA instead of failing/probation/retaking courses. I don't regret that decision but while on my LOA I developed some severe health problems and 3 week before school started I had a major surgery that led to several complications. As a result of constantly being sick and trying to resolve the issues, my grades have suffered terribly. As it stands I will probably be passing all of my classes except Anatomy (this is a dissection lab and the PA students have their own cadavers as we are not attached to a medical school). I have struggled in this class and If i don't pass it (get a C-) I will be allowed to retake the course next fall (we don't have any other way/time to make up the classes as we use cohort training,and it will extend my time yet another 5 months. I honestly don't know if it's even worth it. I'll be spending 5 months, thousands of dollars in extra tuition, creating a terrible situation with my lease, and it just seems to add so many variables. I served as an Army medic, that's how I came to love the idea of becoming a PA after working with some of the best in the world (From every branch of service!). Please, anybody just chime in. As much as I'd be disappointed to leave the program I know there are opportunities in accelerated BSN/NP programs or even doing a cheap RN at my local community college. I'm 28 and thank goodness I don't have a family to support but I just don't know what to do.
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