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  1. Hello everyone, My journey is quite interesting but long, so if anyone is will to give advice I would greatly appreciate it! So upon graduating high school I started my freshman year at Ohio State where I was extremely unhappy, thus not doing well in my introductory courses. I received a 2.69 GPA but this was in random introductory courses that were not science related. I then transferred to Whitter College in California. Here I was double majoring in Music vocal performance and Biology. I received a 3.6 GPA here from my second semester of freshman year to the end of my junior year. This is where things get a little crappy for me. Due to covid, I decided to move back to Ohio. I transferred again to Cleveland State University so that I could finish my senior year out and apply to PA schools. In the summer before my senior year, I had an extremely bad accident occur that left me the most depressed I have ever been in my entire life. I still attempted to finish out my senior year when I should have taken a break. I ended up getting a 1.8 GPA due to a couple Ds in classes. I was determined to raise this in my last semester but two weeks into it, I went on a trip to Chicago where I was hit my a drunk driver and had to take a leave of absence due to missed classes and having to go to court for the lawsuits that came from the accident, leaving me with 6 W's on my transcript. During this time, I got stuck in a hole and lost passion for everything, including medicine. This summer I decided that if I was not going to be fully committed to medicine then I should not go into it at all. I then switched to Finance because I find stocks and mergers interesting and I didn't want to just live my life working at a nightclub forever. While in these courses, I came to the realization that I am an idiot for ever giving up on medicine. I have wanted to go into medicine since I was seven, so I don't know why I thought it was not for me anymore. I was just so depressed and stuck in a situation I should have never allowed to consume me, but now I want to go back into my passion but Im scared I won't get in due to the many discrepancies. I now have switched back to just go another full year of biology to finish my degree, but do I still have a chance? I have 2,500 hours of patient care experience, I did well on my GRE and I have many hours(not sure of the exact amount) of volunteer hours. I also have done well in every pre-req its just random classes that I should have done well in that I didn't because I didn't care enough about at the time. Not that I shared my issues with everyone and I am very embarrassed about it, I just want to get some opinions on how to move forward and improve my chances of getting into school when Im scared I don't have a chance anymore. I look forward to hearing from you all! Best, Cade
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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