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  1. Hi there, I was recently dismissed from my PA program due to failing a course. I know that it is hard, but not impossible to get into another PA program. I just wanted to know if there is anyone on this forum who was personally dismissed from a PA program, reapplied, and successfully got into another program. If so, what did you do to make yourself a stronger applicant, and did you specifically mention the dismissal in your personal statement, or just in CASPA? Oh, Please don't mention trying another career in medicine. I know it's a big red flag once dismissed, but I am aware that acceptance into another PA school does indeed happen. Thank you in advance.
  2. I had to retake one class my freshman year, and I really do not want to waste a few sentences in my personal statement to speak about it. Although, I also understand it is best to address it somewhere. Is there another place on CASPA to discuss shortcomings on your application? I do not see a place, but I want to make sure I am not missing something.
  3. So I just finished my second semester of my second year and it has been the hardest thing I have ever had to face. All throughout highschool and my first two years I have always gotten A's and B's in all my classes. However this semester, I got an F in BIO 100(which at my school is a course equivalent to a 300 level class at other schools so it was hard on its own) and a NC in chem(I'm retaking it this summer because my professor offered it to me and I know for a fact I can get an A in that class) and a C in calculus. Let's just say that this semester, life decided to bury me with everything that would ensure I could not focus on my studies. My parents were fighting DAILY and used me as their buffer/middle man and decided divorce was the answer (and a nasty one at that). Because my parents were too busy fighting, they forgot that they had 3 kids to look after but we're so caught up in what they were doing I ended up doing all the cooking/cleaning/shopping for the house. I had to take up a second job as well because I had to pay for things for my siblings and the house that I couldn't afford on just the one job. I had class three days a week from 7am-10pm which meant I wasn't home from 5am-midnight because I have a horrible commute. And I worked the other 4 days. (2 jobs) so I would get all my studying in during my little breaks at school and let's just say I didn't really sleep this semester. I obviously want to go into PA but I don't think I can now with how horrible my grades were this semester. My GPA is still above a 3 but it is no longer competitive. I'm really scared for my future because I cannot retake BIO 100 because I also pay for my own tuition and I can't afford to retake the class. I can only afford to move forward. I start orgo and lab in the fall and I'm excited bc I love orgo and I'm actually good at it. And a few other classes that go towards my human bio major that I'm not worried about. Despite what my grades show, sciences and maths have always been my strong suit and honestly, I'm not changing my career path. I know I'm a smart cookie, and that I can get an A in the rest of my classes as long as I think of myself for a bit. And Ik that's selfish but it's true.I had no choice but to be there for my family this semester and my grades suffered greatly for it. I know that is no excuse and it won't be for PA School but I don't know what to do now. I'm at a loss and I'm genuinely slipping into depression from all thats happened. I feel like I just ruined my future... Is there a shot at me still getting into PA School? I GENUINELY cannot see myself doing anything else. Maybe in the future I can retake BIO but for now I have to think of my possibilities for without retaking it. Any insight would be IMMENSELY appreciated. Thank you in advance All the best, Mariam
  4. I FAILED THE PANCE Having failed the PANCE twice, I would like to tell you about my experience that had a happy ending. I took the PANCE right after graduating from PA school. I thought the test was somewhat difficult but I expected to pass and get on with my life as a PAc. But when I found out I failed by 22 points, I blamed my school because I am an intelligent person, but my school often had me memorize facts and not understand them. I felt down and panicky because of what I had been through with studying and paying all the tuition and fees. I took the test again after studying like crazy and came close to passing, but failed again by 8 points. I asked my friends who passed and one of them told me to get a tutor like she did before she took the Pance. She liked the PrecipioLearning.com online tutoring course and referred it to me. It covered just the blueprint as well as multiple choice test techniques. She said it is more of a tutoring course than lectures and I could log in anytime I wanted to and study anytime around my work hours. Plus, if I wanted to, I could also have a one-on-one online tutor from them. The tutor is a good retired doctor who teaches PA students. I wound up using both their online tutoring course plus the one-on-one private tutoring with Dr Athas. I learned how to take multiple choice tests plus I learned the material. I raised my score by 60 points and passed, Phew! My school is fairly new and my teachers were really smart but truthfully not that effective for PAs. They talked too fast and didn’t seem to like to answer questions and totally rushed everything. Precipio taught me in a plain and simple way with very few mnemonics. Apart from all of this, I feel like I’ve aged 10 years, but I’m happy and Yay I’m certified! I feel like “The World Is At My Doorstep”. Now my last hurdle is finding a job, but it shouldn’t be too hard (I hope). Best Wishes!
  5. Cannot wait to share my story with you all soon!! But for now, I am selling the PANCE essentials that, without a doubt, helped me pass. Did not utilize these the first time around. Second time, sailed through and with these materials, you'll be gold with 2-4 weeks of focused studying. Private message me for details... 2 Qbanks: Kaplan and PAEasy. PAeasy, expiring soon, and was GREAT regardless of all the BS I read about it on this forum. Perhaps, it's improved since some of these people used it. USMLE and NCCPA Comprehensive Review Books PLENTY of materials from TWO separate live conferences... old packrats and amazing PDF file with every disease process needed to know. First come, first serve :D
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