bjl12 Posted March 11, 2014 Share Posted March 11, 2014 After reviewing the prerequisite coursework for some local PA programs, it's come to my attention that I could probably apply this upcoming cycle. However, I would likely be applying without the things in red and the things in blue would likely be incomplete by the time of application (meaning I'd finish them after I applied to CASPA). Progress thus far: BS (psychology in May) ~3.5 sGPA with only one class less than an A- (Che 2 = B- Health Care Experience consisting largely of Behavioral Health: 700+ hours as a Mental Health Technician at a Behavioral Hospital 200+ hours as a Therapeutic Staff Support (working with autism primarily) 150+ hours as a Home Health Aide (pediatrics/autism) 20 hours as a Therapist Aide (volunteer) Things left to do: Statistics, Nutrition, and Organic Chemistry 1 (I also want to take Orgo 2 to demonstrate that my poor academic start - 2 consecutive years of withdrew/fails - was due to immaturity which is no longer reminiscient of the adult I am today) GRE's Shadow a PA EMT - strongly considering an accelerated EMT course during the summer so I can have some kind of relevant medical patient experience Acquire Letters of Recommendation Write Personal Essay All of the things left to do can be done before June, but I would still likely take the EMT course in the summer and take Orgo 1 in the Fall (leaving Orgo 2 out of the picture completely). My GRE scores might not be the best also since I haven't taken math in some time, so that's another area of some concern. However, if I were to wait until next cycle I would have a considerable amount more of experience (including hopefully ER Tech experience) as well as a better score on my GRE's and hopefully better suited LOR and essay. Any suggestions for those that have been through this process? Are my stats good enough as they stand to apply or should I wait to improve? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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