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  1. I’m currently attending a quarterly-based credit college and get 3 credits in some of my crucial prerequisite classes. All the pre-pa programs I’ve looked at say something along the lines of “Organic Chemistry - 3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours” but my college only gives 3 quarter hours for a class like this. I have no idea what I’m supposed to do. If my college gives 3 hours when I need 4, how do I get that additional hour? So confused!
  2. So I started applying to schools and I honestly applied being hopeful, wishful, and a little naive. I've heard mixed reviews about retaking some courses (General chemistry and biology) and people say it's a good idea but then others say take other sciences courses to increase my science GPA. I got C's in them (rough freshman year start) My other backup plan was to get a masters in public health to maybe increase my chances of getting in seriously need some advice! Thanks in advance!
  3. I am wondering if it's smart to apply again to a school you interviewed with but were rejected? Would they just remember my bad interview and not try again?
  4. I have one concern about one class that I withdrew from. During sophomore year, I withdrew from Physics 101 due to other intense courses and I was trying to get my GPA from Freshman year mistakes. Withdrawing was the best decision since I recovered and I now have a strong GPA. In my last semester, I am currently taking Physics 101, but I am concerned about the grade I will get. One of the mentors I have, posted something regarding withdrawn classes and stated that you'll need to prepare to discuss the reason for the resign (not a problem) and receive an A in the course. My concern here is with my intense classes for my major, I will be unable to receive that A. This is a huge problem for me and I bet many of you because I do not know what I'll do if I do not get into PA school. It is basically All or none. So any incite on this? Thank you.
  5. So i'm trying to manually enter my classes on CASPAs transcript entry and I was wondering if anyone else was a bit confused what to list as the "subject" for their classes they took. For instance, I took a freshman seminar class and a senior seminar class. What would I list those two classes as? There are no subjects titled "seminar" on the drop down menu.
  6. Hello everyone, I have recently decided to portray a degree in ESS that is designed to get (help) me into PA school. However, before I made this choice, I was pursuing a BS in Computer Science. To make a long story short, I failed my second CS course and my Calc 2 course because of personal and educational issues. These two courses are not required for PA school, but I'm worried if my grade in them will reflect on my acceptance into a PA school. I'm wondering if anyone has experience this? What do I need to do? How can proceed to becoming a PA?
  7. Hello, I hope this finds everyone well. I am now 38 and decided on a career change and thus have been taking prerequisites at a pretty decent community college in NYC, which I am almost done with. I have several issue at the moment: 1. Every time I look at the program of my choice website, a new prerequisite appears; last year they were different than this year so there are always classes I am missing and can not apply 2. I want to work with patients already and a phlebotomy program is opening up and thinking of registering but it is not cheap and do I really need it? 3. I have about 65 hrs of shadowing and the doctor trained me as a medical assistant: cleaning the room, taking temp, BP, simple eye chart exam, this is pediatrics 4. Feeling inert and stuck, just want to move forward already, still taking 2 chem classes 5. my gpa is 3.909 for about 60 creds (mostly pre-reqs, science + others ) but my bachelors in art gpa is only 3.3 Should I proceed and register for the phlebotomy course? I need something to happen. Getting a little depressed waiting for 3 years already with the fall semester still to go. Any advice? I feel that although my gp is high, the schools are so competitive and need to have some extra skills. So tired of waiting, getting old here:(
  8. I have to take either survey of orgo or orgo 1 and 2 for my major. Would just taking survey of orgo be okay for my PA school app? or should I take orgo 1 and 2?
  9. Hey everyone! So I was wondering if it looks bad to take a pre-req for the 3rd time? In my situation, I took orgo 1, a&p2, and psych100 during my 1st or 2nd year. I got C's in all 3 so I took them over again my junior or senior year and got all B's (very close to A's, but I'm coping.. haha). Now that I have graduated from my university I am taking the pre-reqs that I didn't take at my university at a community college. Now I know that A's look better than B's so I would like to take that class again for the 3rd time... and for sure I will push myself to the A I want. However... I feel like taking a class for a 3rd time and getting an A in will not be impressive when applying to PA school. ALSO, I was was thinking about taking orgo 2 (for the first time) and I would like a refresher of orgo 1 before taking that class again after 2 years since I took that class. Thoughts? Thank you for your help!
  10. Hello all, I have a question regarding the EMT-B course. So a community college near me offers a summer EMT course, starts in late may-early august meeting twice a week (14 hours). My dilemma is that I am traveling out of the country for a week during the course so I would miss 2 days. I have emailed the instructor and he said that I would still be able to complete it as long as I kept up on my reading/quizzes. My question is this: how much is covered in 2 days worth of class? (8am-3pm) has anyone completed the course while missing a few days or should I just wait to take the course in the fall? If it matters: I have science related courses under my belt like anatomy, physiology, biology, pharmacology, pathophysiology etc and have some HCE as well (CNA~2000 hours)
  11. Hey guys, I have a question for any current or former PA students. The program that I got accepted to does not require me to take any additional classes, but I would like to spend some of my time waiting taking one class that would benefit or help me the most. My options are a generals biology course (ironic because I have already taken biology 2 and microbiology as well as ap1 and 2) intro to organic and biochemistry (I have taken basic and general chem as well as an applied chem which touched on organic) human heredity and development (a genetic scours online) any advice would be very helpful! I need to decide in about a week because I am currently registered for all three as the other program that I am waiting on a response for required these. Thanks! Angela
  12. There are two year long anatomy courses that are taught at my college. I was wondering which one was sufficient for the application for most PA schools. The first one is Anatomy and Physiology 141 and 142. Although it's only a 100 level course it's probably three times as hard as my general biology course and it covered all of the organ systems. I was wondering if that's acceptable for PA schools because I can't imagine that PA schools would require the upper level course because of the difficulty. At least at my school, the only people who take the advanced anatomy and physiology class are Kinesiology majors because it's a requirement and a few pre-med students. I know at USC, they require the upper level anatomy and physiology course but I was curious about other colleges? I think I'm going to be a microbiology major and it'd be really tough to fit the upper level anatomy course into my schedule and still be able to graduate in 4 years.
  13. Some PA programs conduct their curricula in quarters as opposed to semesters. Can someone please explain the difference between the two systems; are there any advantages or disadvantages. Has anyone had any experience with the quarter system?
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