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  1. Hi, Looking for anyone with knowledge on occupational therapy and that field of work! I am currently struggling pick a focus for how to pursue my master's degree. I originally planned on becoming a PA, but have been very discouraged as to amount of PCE hours and gap year(s) I'd have to take in order to do so. I am considering switching my global public health major to OT, and begin an accelerated program to get my masters at my current university. This is a big commitment and I can't change my mind as the process would begin this fall. Is OT a dying field? I've heard it's becoming similar to PT in the sense jobs are hard to come by, and sometimes the pay isn't worth the debt. It at the moment seems much better than PA to me, but I don't want to get stuck on a pathway I can't get out of. Any advice helps, Thanks.
  2. Hello, To summarize, I'm a hopeful Pre-PA student who has unfortunately messed up quite a lot during my Undergraduate years and ended with a cGPA of 3.02 (my school offers grade-forgiveness), and a scGPA that I didn't even bother trying to calculate given that it would obviously be under a 3.0. This was due to personal arrogance in thinking I could handle such a rigorous courseload while also working and thus not taking it as seriously as I should. Thankfully, I was accepted into a Masters of Biomedical Sciences program and am enrolled currently in hopes of taking more advanced upper-level science courses to curb a low Undergrad GPA. As of now, my Graduate GPA is a 3.33 (and the pandemic has unfortunately made everyone's personal life very difficult in trying to focus on these heavy courses remotely and am expecting my GPA to take a dip). At this point, I am strongly de-motivated and feel that I may be wasting tuition on a degree that may not even benefit me in achieving my goal in becoming a PA. I have approximately 2,648 hours worth of medical scribing experience (2,124 working as an ED scribe in a level 1 trauma center and currently 524 as a Hospitalist Medicine Scribe) and about 831 hours of volunteer work at my local hospital's Emergency Department. I'm writing this in hopes of gaining some advice moving forward and truly appreciate any input anyone can give. -Thanks.
  3. Hey Everyone, I'm sure this topic has been beaten to death, but I'm looking for some advice. My current stats are: cGPA - 2.96 sGPA - 3.16 Last 50 Credits - 3.84 PCE - 4000+ Hrs My AnP 1 and 2 grades are both B- from undergrad, when I didn't know what I was doing with my life. I'm wondering if I should point my energy towards retaking these two courses for A's or should I pursue a Master's program? Thanks for all your help, really appreciate it.
  4. I’m a recent December graduate with a bachelors in biology and 22. My GPA is 3.38 and my science is about 3.2. I know I want to do something in medicine, but i’m exploring all my options as my recent attempt at MD/DO programs was unsuccessful. My mcat was 495 which I know is not quite competitive. I recently discovered PA and am wondering if this could be a better fit and if I have a better chance in getting into a PA program? I’m also accepted into a masters program in biomedical sciences so I could improvemy gpa for md/do schools, but am wondering if I would need it going the pa route? Finally, i’m consideringtaking a year or more off to gain healthcare experience, such as amedical scribe job i’m applying for and wondering if this would be good for the PA route and what programs acceptmedical scribe jobs as experience.Thank you for any help and advice as i’m a struggling graduate trying to explore all my options.
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