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  1. I feel like it is not a wise thing to do. However, the city I am moving two only has about two main hospitals so all of the job openings on indeed come from the same place. I am open to different specialties, and I would like to apply to multiple fields. Is it wrong to apply to different specialties in the same hospital? And one more question: is it wrong to apply to jobs that say "no new grads"? Probably unlikely to actually get the job but I don't know if this hurts or not. Thank you!
  2. I am now a proud member of Northern Arizona University's PA Class of 2019. I have approximately 8 months before school starts. For those people who are just getting accepted or those already in school or through it, what do I do between now and august? I have been told to relax and not do any studying. Others have told me to start brushing up on my anatomy? What is the best way to spend my time? I don't want to get to school and kick myself for not spending the time I have the best way possible. Any advice would be great. Fyi I work full time. This is specifically what to do in my free tim
  3. Hi everyone, This is my first time in the forums. I would really like to gain a feeling if I am on the right track towards applying for my top choice PA programs. I am currently a senior and I plan on taking a gap year to hopefully gain more HCE and shadowing opportunities. I will have 1000 hrs working as a CNA by the time I graduate, but I still want to take a gap year to mature myself in the healthcare field. I plan on taking the GRE most likely after graduating. I want to give myself a lot of time to prepare for it and to hopefully take it once with a stellar score. Below are some inform
  4. Hi folks, I am new to this forum. I am in my first year of college and I recently started a job as a CNA at a hospital on the orthopedic floor. I have been shadowing a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and his colleague, a PA, regularly since I started school. Anybody have any suggestions on what else to do this early on to "fluff" my application? Anything will help! Thanks!
  5. Hi there! I am planning to reapply to PA schools for the third time now for the 2014-2015 cycle. First time I applied, I got one interview and unfortunately didn't get in. Second time I applied very late in the application cycle and didn't get any interviews. I have a B.S. in Biology from a CUNY, Science GPA of 2.98 (which sucks because many schools want 3.0 and higher), overall GPA 3.25 (after CASPA calculations). I have taken all of the pre requisites for the program. Planning to take a GRE since that increases the number of schools I can apply to. I do have an "F" on my transcript
  6. Hello there, I just graduated last week with a BS in biology. Through the last couple years, I had no idea what I really wanted to do, and all though now that I've come to realize being a PA is my calling, my gpa is no where where it needs to be. My cumulative gpa is a 2.58. I have a majority of C's and B's on my transcript with a handful of D's. My initial plan was to retake courses at a community college to boost my GPA but then I saw through this forum that maybe a post-bac is a better option? I really have no idea on what my next move should be. Any advice? I know it will take a f
  7. Hi there, I graduated with a degree in Biology, but really didn't know what i wanted to do with it while i was in school, and as a result, i did not receive the best grades. I got a cumulative 2.56, but I have a 3.2 in my prerequisite classes, and a better cumulative over my last 4 semesters, but still not great, 2 C's and mostly B's. That being said, PA school is my dream. It's something i really want to do. I recently obtained my EMT-b and want to start working, I have some HCE but not a lot, yet. I was just hoping to get some input on how to address my low GPA. What types of classe
  8. Hi all, I am just looking for some suggestions for ways that I can strengthen my application for reapplying next cycle. I applied to three schools this cycle (all pretty local) and received zero interviews. I know I need to apply more broadly and earlier next cycle. I also think I need to add some more volunteer hours, as many of mine were from when I was an undergrad (about two years ago). Any suggestions for where to volunteer? Any other ideas or tips on how I can strengthen other areas would be greatly appreciated! GPA: 3.59 (B.S. in Biology) Science GPA: 3.54 GRE: 159 verbal, 15
  9. Hello PA's and aspiring PA's, I have been working on my personal narrative off and on for the past month and would like to get some advice from anyone who has already submitted their application to CASPA. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let me know. Here is what I have so far: After having struggled with seasonal allergies for years, it seemed as though they were only getting worse every year. I was fortunate enough to find a primary care physician who also specialized in allergies and immunology. My physician suggested that I undergo allergen immunotherapy once a
  10. Hi, everyone I am not sure where to place this question in discussion. I am considering to apply to a surgical technologist program to gain some HCE and was wondering what should I expect as a student and went I get certified? (FYI the program is accredited). Can you stay busy? Can you make decent money? Would you suggest working with a recruiter or perhaps directly with a surgeon or a hospital/clinic? What are the classes like? I will be taking this program at a local CC. Should I keep a procedure notebook? (I have read some should do this to remember what exactly the surgeon likes or does no
  11. Who has heard back/confirmed? I was very impressed by the program, and will be starting next July!
  12. Post deleted at the request of the author MrBob (Bet you all are surprised to see me) LOL
  13. TO THE ADMINISTRATION AND FACULTY AT CHATHAM PA PROGRAM. I want to say in clearly stated terms that i don't wish BAD for Chatham University as i have graduated from there but i wish a spade was called a spade. I want to be proud of my School but unfortunately i have no reason to be, even though i have no relationship to it (Thankfully) The administration and faculty should feel the gravity of the situation and shock themselves out of denial that its gonna be fine. Firstly stop saying its a great PA school which it is not. Second take the feedback from the students anonymously, espec
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