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  1. 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.
  2. 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. :)
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. Undergrad Ed School: University of California Irvine, B.S Public Health Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.84 Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.75 Age at application time : 24 1st GRE: Will take 06/20 Direct Patient Care : (type & hours) Medical Assistant: Gastroenterology 500 hrs Surgical Back Office Assistant: Colon- Rectal Surgery 200 hrs Volunteer Medical Scribe: Family medicine 50 hrs Healthcare Experience Pharmacy Technician : 2000 hrs part time over the course of 2 years Work Experience Lead Tutor at Volunteers of America : 1200 hrs over the course of 2.5 years Shadowing Experience FM physician: 112 Urgent Care PA: 50 hrs Ortho PA: 4 hrs Dentist: 4 hrs Honors & Awards Summa Cum Laude Dean's Honor list- every quarter and semester Good Standing Extracurricular/Research Activities: Volunteer at Non profit Clinic: 20 hrs Volunteer for Library that offers tutoring to the underserved community: 100hrs Scout leader for local church group : 408 hrs over course of 2 years Schools Applied: Cornell, Pace,Rutgers, University of North Texas Ft Worth, ATSU, Chatham, Hofstra, Middwestern IL & Glendale, Thomas Jefferson, Franklin Pierce, Lock Haven , Touro CA, Western, PCOM Application Submitted Date:Will submit by end of june Schools Received Application Date: (approximate date) CASPA is not yet mailing applications Interview Invites: still waiting, will update Denied: will update Withdrew Application: will update Waitlisted: will update Accepted: will update Attempts: first I know my direct patient care hours is on the low side but I was wondering if I had a solid chance of getting into a program this year? Thanks in advance for any advice.
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