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  1. Hi everyone! I am a recent graduate from Rutgers University with a Public Health degree and a Psychology minor. I ended up with a 2.88 overall GPA (IK, it's terrible) with many PCE and Public Health experiences, and I am taking classes this fall semester to start off my DIY-post-bacc journey. I found out that my school is going all in-person in the spring, and I am considering taking classes that are a little closer to where I live since I live very far from the school. Rutgers University is also too expensive for me and I would really like to take the least expensive path for my DIY post-bacc. Would going to a smaller and cheaper 4-year public university like Kean University or Montclair State University look bad on my transcript as I already have a not-so-great GPA? Would it show that I am not capable of dealing with PA school classes? Any advice would be great as I need to get started applying to other colleges in time for the spring semester to be able to register for classes. PS. I already know the comments I will get with this post, to change career paths, but this is something I really want to do. I am really passionate about medicine, both the clinical and social aspects, and hopefully would like to work in both of those areas one day. I had a terrible experience in undergrad and I want to move on from that and I am willing to do whatever it takes to show schools I do have the potential to be a PA.
  2. Hello all, Long time reader, first time posting. I recently secured a job at a vascular surgery practice working with 2 different surgeons. The job includes working in all clinical settings (OR, inpatient, ICU, and clinic), but I am especially excited to be in the OR. My start date is at the end of August so I will have some down time before my first day. I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations as to how I can prepare so I can put my best foot forward when I start. Books, online material, videos etc. (I am open to anything really). I do understand that the first year, as a new graduate, can be tough especially starting off in a surgical specialty. Any and all advice is greatly appreciated!
  3. Hi everyone! I was hoping for some insight on this bc I'm kinda in a rut but I have somewhat of an idea of what I should do. I recently got accepted to a program that hasn’t officially posted their accreditation (claimed they received good news so far) and will be having their first inaugural class but was rumored to have started this program under different faculty before, had accepted a full cohort, failed their accreditation, and those students had to find a new program (probably for the cycle after). I have two more interviews to do, while had five in total and this program starts real soon. I was thinking of continuing to interview until official word of accreditation and just join this cohort if it'll be my only acceptance. What would you do?
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