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Hi everyone, Looking to get a jump start on the 2019-2020 cycle conversation. Specifically folks who will be applying to North Carolina PA schools next cycle. Any advice from members that are accepted or are currently in school at Wake Forest, Duke, Chapel Hill or ECU. I will be applying to these four schools in the upcoming cycle. Any advice or areas for improvement? I am a post-bac student Critical care nurse and have been nursing for 4 1/2 years. I have only done ER and Critical care nursing at WakeMed ER, Mount Sinai (NYC) ER, and Wake Forest Baptist Medical ICU in Winston-Salem. I was an Emergency Tech (NA) for two years during nursing school. I am an ACLS instructor BLS/ACLS/TNCC certifications. GRE 309 (verbal 156, quant 153, 4.0 writing). ~7000 hours patient contact 4.0 post-bac which is all of the pre-requisites except microbiology. (I think this will come out to a 3.9 in CASPA...I have an A- in a class..but..) Took some upper level biochem, medical anthropology... 3.6 previous sGPA and overall GPA 3.5-3.6. Volunteer at a community clinic for underserved/uninsured population Volunteer at a boxing facility for Parkinson's patients Shadowing PAs in ICU and Surgery Look forward to talking with all of you! Thanks for any advice! Hope I'm not the only nervous body around! Lauren
Recent applicant accepted to multiple NC schools. Wondering if it is worthwhile to attend some of the private, high-ranked schools or if it makes more sense to favor in-state tuition, especially with sights set on primary care? Schools I applied to: Duke, Wake, Campbell, UNC, ECU Would appreciate insight into any of the above programs, and whether the private schools really do give you a leg up! Thank you!