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  1. Hello everyone - I'm posting on here for the first time in hopes of getting advice from anyone about my pre-PA situation. I'll try to be brief: I was your traditional pre-med in undergrad, bio major, always jumping back and forth between going for PA or applying to med school. My first 2 years of undergrad were, irresponsible, and I paid for it with my gpa. Senior year I decided on going the MD/DO route and a mentor encouraged me to apply for a special master's program (aka postbac) to boost up my chances of admission. Didn't take the MCAT (wasn't needed) and got into a postbac. During 1st year of postbac, we were thrown into the fire taking the EXACT SAME courses as the first year med students. I was in over my head and did not do well due to some anxiety issues. The school allowed to take the spring semester off to return the following year to re-do and hopefully finish the program. 2nd year, didn't do so hot either but was able to pass 7 out of 9 med school classes. If you don't pass 2 or more classes you get dismissed from the program - I decided to withdraw before finding out if that would be my fate. After a few years of therapy from the depression of thinking my dreams were over and taking up a job in an entirely new field, I now find myself re-energized and wanting to make this happen. The more I've research the PA route, the more I realize how in line it is with what I now value. I truly miss being in healthcare and PA would allow me to also have a life outside of that. I'm almost 30 now and have taken A&P 1 and 2 at a local CC just to get my feet wet but wondering what my chances are of getting into PA school? A few details: 3.36 non-science cumulative gpa (undergrad) 3.33 science gpa (undergrad) 2.49 cumulative/science gpa (graduate postbac) HCE - 6 months FT work as PT aide, and numerous public health experiences that may or may not count towards hours as well. GRE - 152 verbal, 148 math, 4.0; willing to retake this as I studied very little to get into postbac. To give you some background on me, first in my family to graduate college so I've faced many hurdles to get where I am today. Not expecting any free passes from this, just thought it was worth mentioning as I'm a pretty resilient person. HIT ME with your thoughts, looking for cold hard truths here. Also should mention that I briefly entertained going the accelerated BSN and later NP route, currently have an acceptance to an accelerated BSN which I could start this spring but in truth, not interested in the nursing model.
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