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  1. Hello everyone, I graduate in May with my BS in Health Sciences. My cGPA is a 3.70 My sGPA is a 3.65 I have about 1,050 PCE hours. About 700 are as a physical therapy aide, and about 350 as a dermatology medical assistant. I have 250 HCE hours as a dietary aide in a hospital 150 volunteer hours as a nutrition aide, 30 volunteer hours as a patient transporter I take the GRE at the end of May LORs: Dermatologist I work for, Chem 2 professor, Ochem professor Shadowing: 19 hours- Vascular surgery PA (6) Family Medicine (13)
  2. Do I have a chance? I’m struggling to decide if I should apply for this cycle or not due to my gpa and PCE. I graduated last august with a bachelors in biology. I’m 23 btw. Cumulative Gpa before post bacc credits-2.98 Sci GPA-2.65 Cumulative gpa after post bacc-3.17 (32 credits) Sci gpa after-3.10 Post bacc cgpa- 3.98 sgpa- 4.00 PCE hours as a CNA~1500 Medical assistant~ 400 HCE as a Pathology Tech~ 1360 LOR- one from MD that I worked with, one from a PA I shadowed, and one from a former boss Shadowing~150 hours Leadership Hours~80 hours Volunteer~150 hours Taking the GRE this month My GPA was low in my undergrad bc of going through personal circumstances and recently learning that I have ADHD. After finding out my diagnosis I completely changed how I studied and I had an upward trend my senior year and during this post bacc.
  3. Here are my stats Gpas when I graduated with a degree in Biology Cgpa-2.93 sgpa 2.73 Took 45 credit hours post-bacc on my own Those gpas were cgpa-3.93 and sgpa 4.0 It changed my original gpas to a cgpa of 3.13 and sgpa of 3.12 PCE hours as a CNA ~1900 by the time I apply HCE hours as a Pathology Tech 1200 Volunteer ~200 which includes a medical mission trip to Panama for a week, starting a HOSA club at my community college, did many leadership activities, and habitat for humanity projects Shadowing~100 half in person other was virtual LOR’s- 2 PA’s, 1 MD, 1 from current boss Only thing I need to take is GRE I know my gpas are low and it was from my sophomore and junior year struggling with personal situations and also recently learning I have ADHD which caused me to change completely how I study. I am 22 btw if that helps with anything.
  4. What are my chances of at least getting an interview Applied mid july-because i was waiting for my grades sgpa-3.2 cgpa-3.17 last 30/60/90 credit- almost 4.0 PCE hours Mother/baby= patient care associate -3200 general medicine-patient care associate- 1000 direct service provider-1000 total other floating around hospital- patient care associate : 200 leadership/volunteer transfer student mentor--1 year cofounded nonprofit organization for homeless youth soup kitchen -100 hours tutor- 1 year for 8 hours a week HCE-300 Shadowing urgent care- 16 hours neurosurgery -50 hours Applied to schools around NYC
  5. Hello,I am an honors student at Arizona State University majoring in biological sciences. I currently have a 3.52 GPA. I know this isn't great and some of my friends have said that I probably don't have a chance of getting into PA school. I am considering adding a second major in Neuroscience. I would graduate a semester later but I was hoping the second degree/extra education would make me a stronger candidate. Would it? Or should I just graduate in Spring 2018 as planned? I am already planning on taking a gap year after graduation to get medical experience but its just a matter of whether I graduate in Spring 2018 or Fall 2018. Also, please be honest with me. Do I have a chance of getting in? I did a medical internship in Nicaragua summer of 2017 which was great experience. I also recently started working in a psychology research lab. I know I need a lot more experience but some people say that if you don't have a 3.7 GPA or above then you don't have a chance at all or have really low chances.
  6. Hi there! Looking for advice on if I have a chance at PA school, also recommended schools to apply. Biggest problem is low GPA. Here is a summary of my background. New to this forum, thanks in advance for your feedback: BS Biology-3.2 GPA with two Fs and a D (ouch!! had some tragic life circumstances and made poor choices not to withdraw), graduated 2010 GRE: verbal-156 (73rd percentile) / quant-155 (59th percentile) / analytical writing-4.0 (60th percentile) Returned Peace Corps Volunteer with 4,000 volunteer hours of health and education service HCE hours: 1200 as a clinical tech, direct patient care MPH from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University (top-tier school), graduate in May of this year, current GPA is 3.8 (big change from undergrad!) Plan is to take A&P 1 and 2 this Fall and next Spring and start applying next Spring (2019). Over the next year, after I graduate, I also hope to get over 100 hours of PA shadowing. Additional info: research experience with the CDC, UNICEF, and The Carter Center (all public health related , but not clinical). Switching to PA because I have learned in grad school that I prefer to have direct contact with patients, public health is too behind the scenes, too much desk work, I need an active job helping people where I can see the impact on the patients I help, instead of seeing it in the epi trend lines. :)
  7. Hello PA Forum, I wanted to know if anyone had any recommendations for specific PA schools considering my following goals and statistics. I would like to apply this summer for 2019 matriculation. Goals: Ideally I would like to work as a PA in a hospital setting. While I don't quite know my exact area of interest, I prefer primary care, emergency, and internal medicine over surgery. Additionally, I have a strong interest in contributing to research. Statistics/Background: 3.5 cumulative GPA, 3.45 science GPA at a private academic university 159 Verbal (82%tile), 158 Quant (70%tile), 4.5 Writing (82%tile) 9100 hours in paid and volunteering positions in the medical field (almost all clinical research) of which ~2000hrs were direct patient contact. Multiple presentations, with a publication in progress. Lots of shadowing with multiple medical professionals, but getting more with PAs I meet all prerequisites for most schools, but note I took physio without the lab (although I took anatomy with lab), and I never took a medical terminology course Pretty diverse extra-circulars with leadership roles and teaching experiences Thank you for your insight! Best, -pleaseandthankyou
  8. I've posted a lot but I don't think I've ever given my stats. I haven't graduated yet, but I'm anticipating the following stats, and I'm curious of what people think of my chances. I'm being as realistic as possible, from taking practice GREs, calculating my highest GPA possible and dropping it some, as well as LOR/LOEs Schools applying to are Duke, UNC, ECU, Wake, Wingate, MUSC, Campbell, Lenoir Rhyne, Gardner Webb, Elon, Presbyterian College, Charleston Southern, North Greenville University Bio undergrad, white male, 30 at application time cGPA: 3.4 sGPA: 3.5 GRE 300 HCE: EMT paid 2500 hours shadowing: 30 hours PA 3 LORs from 2 PAs and a professor Give me your thoughts, please and thank you.
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