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  1. Hello all, I am applying to PA school this cycle and I'm trying to decide how to best optimize my application. I have around 1800 hrs of clinical experience currently (medical scribe) and around 100 hrs of medical related volunteering (hospice). I was originally planning on sending in my application this month after finishing my last pre-req courses. I've already written all my short answer questions for the school specific supplemental apps and they are all written based on the experience I currently have. However, now I'm faced with a dilemma. I'm going to be starting a new position soon as a medical scribe/MA with another physician in a different specialty. This position will be more hands on and the patient care will be more involved. My question is this: Should I go ahead with submitting my application this month, and add the new experience later (they let you add additional experiences after submitting). Or should I wait to submit until September and include the new experience as a part of the original application. If I choose the second option, I will probably need to re-write all of my carefully constructed free response answers to incorporate this experience. Does this matter at all? Is one option better than the other? Let me know what you think. Thanks!
  2. Hello, I have an MA in Psychology and 3 years experience working directly with PTs in a hospital setting--assessing, diagnosing, discussing treatment plan,BUT all with psychiatric PTs exclusively. So, I'm pretty concerned about my lack of MEDICAL HCE. If I quit my job and get EMT-B certified and then work full-time as an EMT-B, I will: 1. Get VALUABLE medical HCE, and 2. Reduce my income by about 55%. I am pretty broke as is, but willing to do so if it'll get me into PA school--my goal. Questions for y'all: Is psych HCE enough on its own? Is EMT-B a good idea, at this point--for me?
  3. Hello Everyone! I am a junior in college. I am going to start my 2nd semester of my Junior year soon. I recently decided to pursue PA path and I am extremely confused. I don't want to take a break between my undergraduate and graduate schooling - do you think that will still be possible even though I decided too late? I do have 125 hours of health care hours - 25 hours of shadowing and 100 hours of volunteer so far. My goal is to work as a Medical Scribe this coming summer as well to gather some patient hours. Will it be ok if I mostly have just volunteer and shadowing hours? What should be my goal for my hours? Also, when should I start working on my application for PA school? I heard mixed things - some people have said that it is like medical school and need to start a year early while others have said I can do it in spring if I want to start college in fall. Which one is true? Thank you for all your help!
  4. So I submitted my CASPA and cant access the supplemental application until September 1st but thought Id start this so we can all talk and chit chat about future interviews and supplemental applications!
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