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Undergrad School: EXSS at UNCC 

Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.36
Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.1


Age at application time : 24
GRE: 158 Q, 151 V, 4.5 W

Direct Patient Care : (type & hours) 
2000 hours as CNA

Healthcare Experience:
30 hours hospital volunteer

Research:
None

Volunteering:
70 hours volunteering with low income children after school

Leadership Experience: 
70 hours undergraduate Teaching Assistant for psych 

Shadowing: 
80 hours primary care PA

Non-Health Care Employment: 
300 as office assistant

Extra: 
Dean's List x 3

LORs:  
Professor, PA I shadowed, work supervisor 

Schools Applied: South (GA, FL, and VA), Wingate, Campbell, University Charleston, Lock Haven, South Alabama, Texas Tech, Arcadia, North Greenville, Methodist, EVMS, Oklahoma City

Application Submitted Date: submitted 6/1, verified 6/7
 

Interview Invites: University of Charleston, Wingate, NGU, Lock haven
Denied: South (all campuses), Arcadia, Oklahoma City
Withdraw Application:  
Waitlisted: NGU
Accepted: 

Attempts: first

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Undergrad Ed School: Texas A&M University Cumulative Undergrad GPA: 3.39 Science Undergrad GPA: 3.51   prerequisites still in progress: none Age at application time: 25   GR

Applicant stats--not yet accepted Undergrad Ed School: UNC-CH, BS in Clinical Laboratory Sciences Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.11 (with post bacc: 3.16) Science Undergrad. GPA: 2.78 (with post bac

Undergrad Ed School: University of Michigan - Ann Arbor B.S. Neuroscience '12 Age at application time: 25/26 Cumulative GPA: 3.26 (3.049 undergrad)
 Science GPA: 3.34 (2.96 undergrad) Post-bac GPA: 4

Undergrad Ed School: Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (B.S. Nutrition: Dietetics, minor in biology)

Age at application time: 22

Cumulative GPA: 3.60
Science GPA: 3.68


GRE: V 153(60%) Q 159(73%) A 4.5 (82%)

Shadow Hours: ~40 hours in primary care

LOR: 1 PA, 1 supervisor, 1 professor

 

I also had a committee LOR from my school which included the dean of students, head of my department, my academic advisor, my premed adviser, my research adviser, and my biochemistry professor.

 

Direct Patient Care: None

 

Other Heath Care: Starting work as a full-time autism support member.

Volunteer: 150 hours at various locations which included a cross-country trip to help disadvantaged children. 

 

Leadership: 1.5 years as President of Community Service Club, 0.5 years as VP of Community Service Club, and 1.5 years as a resident assistant.

 

Research: ~30 hours of antimicrobial resistance research

 

Schools Applied To:  Mary Baldwin


Interviews: Mary Baldwin (6/23)


Denied: -


Waitlisted: -


Accepted: Mary Baldwin!!!


Application Submitted Date: 5/31/17

 

Verification Date: 6/01/17

 

Attempt: First

 

I was accepted into Mary Baldwin before I got a chance to apply to my other schools!

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Undergrad Ed School: University of Florida, BA Psychology

 

Age at application time: 27

 

Cumulative GPA: 3.69
Science GPA: 3.82

GRE: V/154 Q/147 A/3.0

Shadow Hours: ER PA - 26 hrs, ARNP - 6 hrs, MD - 2 hrs


LOR: PA, Orthopedic Surgeon, Practice Manager 

 

Direct Patient Care: Rad Tech in hospital - 2080 hrs, Lead Rad Tech in orthopedic office & surgery - 3680 hrs

 

Other Heath Care: clinical rotations during rad tech program

Volunteer: medical mission, phlebotomy tutor

 

Schools Applied (5 total):  University of Florida, Florida State University, University of South Florida, Nova - Jacksonville, Nova - Orlando, South University - Tampa
 

Application Submitted Date: May 12th
 

Interviews: South University - Tampa
Denied: University of Florida
Waitlisted:
Accepted:
 


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Undergraduate​: Florida Southwestern State College

Major: B.A.S in Cardiopulmonary Science

 

Age at application time: 24

 

Cumulative GPA: 3.58

Science GPA: 3.61

 

GRE: V/151 Q/148 W/4.5

 

LOR: Critical Care PA, 2 night shift Respiratory Therapy Supervisors & Respiratory Therapy Program Director at FSW.

 

Credentials: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Adult Critical Care Specialty (RRT-ACCS), Neonatal & Pediatric Specialty (RRT-NPS), ACLS, PALS, NRP, BLS, and STABLE.

 

Direct Patient Care:

Registered Respiratory Therapist at a Regional Trauma Center

Registered Respiratory Therapist at a Local Community Hospital

Both include working in ER, PACU, medical ICU, cardiac ICU, Cath Lab, NICU, L&D, Peds, rapid response and code blue team (~6000 hrs, 2.5 years and going)

 

Clinical rotations as a student Respiratory Therapist (~800 hrs, ~1.5 year)

 

Other Work: Subway Restaurant Team Leader and sandwich artist (~6000 hrs, 4 years)

 

Schools Applied (7 total): University of Florida, Adventist University, Nova - All Campuses, Barry University

 

Application Submitted Date: May 27th

 

Interviews:

Denied:

Waitlisted:

Accepted:

 

All fingers crossed.

 

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Undergrad School: Brigham Young University, B.S. Physiology & Developmental Biology

 

Grad School: Brigham Young University, M.S. Physiology & Developmental Biology

            Thesis – Insulin and Ketones: Their Roles in Brain Mitochondrial Function

 

Age at application time: 23

 

Cumulative Undergrad GPA: 3.39
Undergrad Science GPA: 3.21

 

Cumulative Graduate GPA: 3.96

Science Graduate GPA: 4.0

GRE: V/155 Q/155 A/4.5

Shadow Hours: 

            60 – Pediatric MD

            5 - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery APRN

            10 – Gastroenterology PA-C

            30 – Primary Care PA-C

            8 – Orthopedic PA-C

            12 – Physical Medicine PA-C

            4 – Dermatology NP

 

LOR: 2 Professors/Research Mentors, 1 PA (my CNA supervisor was going through chemo so I decided not to ask her)

 

Direct Patient Care: 3,000 hours as a CNA in memory care; 300 hours as a CNA/personal assistant for a women suffering from quadriplegia  

 

Volunteer: Anatomy Academy (service-learning in elementary schools), Church Leadership, President of Marketing & Organization for BYU Diabetes Club, volunteered at local diabetes events.

 

Schools Applied (2 total):  UT Southwestern and UNT (I am a TX Resident)
 

Application Submitted Date: May 22nd
 

Interviews:
Denied:
Waitlisted:
Accepted:

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Undergrad Ed School: Florida State University - Exercise Physiology (graduating August 2017)

Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.75

Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.58 (BCP 3.61)

 

Age at application time: 21

 

1st GRE: V- 149 (42%) Q-152 (47%) W- 4.0 (59%)

2nd GRE: Plan on taking it again in August

 

Direct Patient Care: CNA at Family Care Unit 6 months ~ 350 hrs at time of app currently 550 and shadowing primary care PA for 16 hours and shadowing emergency medicine PA 60 hours

Extracurricular/Research Activities: Competed in collegiate cross country/ track and field for first two years, member of Women In Leadership Development club.

 

LOR: Assistant Nurse Manager on my floor, Biochemistry Professor, PA that I shadowed

 

Schools Applied: South University- Savannah and Tampa, Philadelphia University, High Point University, Elon University, Texas Tech, Nova- Ft. Lauderdale, South College, Nova Southeastern- Jacksonville and Ft. Lauderdale

 

Application Submitted Date: Submitted on 5/30 and verified the same day for the first round of schools.

 

Schools Received Application Date: 5/30-6/2

 

Interview Invites: South University- Savannah, Nova Southeastern- Ft. Lauderdale

 

Denied: Philadelphia University

 

Withdrew Application: will update

 

Waitlisted: Butler

 

Accepted: South University- Savannah, Nova Southeastern- Jax

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Hello All! I mistakenly posted to the PA applicant stat page..

 

This will be my first time applying this cycle. I have worked very hard to get here please let me know what you think or if anyone has any pointers for me. I had a to retake a few classes which I know will hurt my cumulative GPA in caspa but I am staying hopeful.

 

Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management February 2018 current GPA 3.74

 

Anatomy-B

Physiology-B

Microbiology-A

Nutrition-A

Pharmacology-A

Intro to Chem-C

Gen Chem-C

Statistics-B

Intro Psychology-B

Developmental Psy-A

ENG I-B

ENG II critical thinking-A

 

GRE-retaking

 

HCE

-4 years as a medication technician and resident assistant at an assisted living facility

-6 years as a lead laboratory technician

 

Extracurricular activities-

-Crisis Crew

-Assembling homeless kits with younger relatives/family

 

 

Volunteer-

- Crisis text line (counselor)

-Employment Enrichment program for clients with mental health conditions

 

LOR

-NP from current place of employment

-Clinical Lab Scientist from my lab department who supervises me

-RN from assisted living who was my direct report

 

 

My passion is to work in an underserved area preferably the San Joaquin Valley and motivate kids from small towns and be able to offer top of the line care to people who cannot commute to larger cities for healthcare.

 

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Undergrad Ed School: Grand Valley State University

Cumulative Undergrad: 3:47

Science Undergrad: 3:45

Post Bachelor GPA: 3.74 over 32 credits

 

Age at application time: 24

GRE: 307 with a 4.0 writing

 

Direct Patient care:

Athletic trainer with ouptatient physical therapy- 1450 hours

Athletic trainer at a local high school- 900 hours

Athletic trainer covering local events in Metro Detroit- 40 hours

Student athletic trainer in undergrad- 1500 hours

 

Volunteering:

Volunteer at a local free health clinic with role as MA- 42 hours

 

Observation:

100 hours with orthopedic PA in orthopedic clinic and operating room

13 hours with surigical trauma PA at local hospital

8 hours with Rapid Response Team PA at local hospital

 

Memberships:

AAPA

 

Extra:

Deans list 3 times during undergrad

 

LORs:

Orthopedic PA

PA from free health clinic

PT who is my supervisor

 

Schools applied to and going to apply to:

Wayne State, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, University of Detroit Mercy, University of Toledo, Penn State, Rush, Rosalind Franklin, Marquetten Northwestern University

 

Applicaiton submitted date:  6/2

 

Applicaiton verified: 6/5

 

Interview invites: Will update

 

Denied: Will update

 

Waitlisted: Will update

 

Accepted: WIll update

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I appreciate the input and PM'd you. 

I mostly agree.  Broadening your pool and getting accepted somewhere/anywhere will allow you to enter the profession earlier.  With that comes another year of added income, and one less year of the grind/stress that comes from applying.

 

But I also wanted to add that you shouldn't be entirely discouraged by your old GPA.  If your goal is to go to a particular program (something arguably better/older/bigger), you can absolutely keep grinding to achieve that.  Just have the understanding that it might take several attempts.  I know folks with similar/worse GPAs that were able to earn acceptance at great schools.  Granted this was combined with a very large number of clinical hours, great GRE scores, etc.

 

To each their own.  Keep at it!

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Undergrad School: Brooklyn College, B.S. Biology

 

Age at application time: 22

 

Attempt: 2nd

 

Cumulative Undergrad GPA: 3.29 (CASPA: 3.7, due to taking some classes as a non-degree student in high school with a GPA of 4.0)

Undergrad Science GPA: 3.05 

 

GRE: Will be taking in a month 

Shadow Hours: 

            20 – Primary Care PA-C

            4 – ED PA-C

            4 – Hematologist MD

            4 – Endocrinologist MD 

 

LOR: 2 Professors, 1 PA 

 

Direct Patient Care: 300+ hours (assisting nurses, nurse practitioners, and residents)

 

Health Care: 250+ hours, hopefully I can accumulate more as I am planning on looking to become a medical scribe 

 

Volunteer: 900 hours at Islamic Community Center 

 

Schools Applied: Planning on applying to 12+ schools across NY 

 

Application Submitted Date: Planning on submitting mid july - end of july 

 

Interviews:

Denied:

Waitlisted:

Accepted:

 

*** I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY ADVICE OR COMMENTS! OR EVEN SOME HOPE... ***
 
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Undergrad Ed School: University of Miami, BS Exercise Physiology May 2016
Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.91
Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.88
Age at application time: 23 (now 24)

1st GRE: V- 160 (85%) Q-155 (59%) W- 4.0 (59%)

Healthcare experience: ED scribe ~1000 hours, just became a scribe trainer as well

Shadowing: 20 hours shadowing an orthopedic surgeon and his PA in office and in the OR

Extracurricular/Research Activities: 

Leadership positions: 2 positions on e-board of my sorority, orientation fellow for new students

Internship: exercise physiology internship (120 hours, may count as HCE based on my duties)

Job: Assistant manager at frozen yogurt shop

Volunteer: 250 hours through my sorority, ~50 hours volunteering at hospital (continuing)

Awards: Deans List every semester at UM + 1 post bacc at FIU, Provost's honor roll for 7 semesters at UM , President's honor roll 1 semester at UM

LOR: a PA that I work with, surgeon I shadowed, and professor in the exercise physiology department

Schools Applied: South University- Savannah and Tampa, Philadelphia University, Barry - Miami, Nova- Ft. Lauderdale, Arcadia - Glenside, Arizona School of Health Sciences, Cornell University, Duke University, Long Island University, Midwestern University - Glendale, Pacific University, Thomas Jefferson University, Western University of Health Science, University of South Florida, Temple, Rutgers, PCOM, FIU

Application Submitted Date: 6/12/17

Application Verified: 6/21/17

Interview Invites: Midwestern University, Arcadia University, PCOM, Jefferson, USF, Temple, Pacific University, Barry University, South University Savannah, Rutgers University

Denied: Arizona School of Health Science

did not complete application: Cornell (did not submit supplemental app), Western U (prereq issues)
Withdrew Application: USF, Temple, Pacific, South U, Rutgers
Waitlisted: Midwestern University, Jefferson

Accepted: Arcadia

Attempt: first

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Undergrad Ed School: University of Miami, BS Exercise Physiology May 2016

Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.91

Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.88

 

prerequisites still in progress: Biochemistry and Lab, Microbiology and Lab (both require Organic Chem 2 which I'm currently taking), and I'm repeating anatomy with lab in the fall because I feel the Ex Phys department's anatomy classes were not comprehensive enough to prepare me for PA school.

 

Age at application time: 23

 

1st GRE: V- 160 (85%) Q-155 (59%) W- 4.0 (59%)

 

Healthcare experience: ED scribe ~1000 hours, just became a scribe trainer as well

 

Shadowing: 20 hours shadowing an orthopedic surgeon and his PA in office and in the OR

 

Extracurricular/Research Activities: 

Leadership positions: 2 positions on e-board of my sorority, orientation fellow for new students

Internship: exercise physiology internship (120 hours, may count as HCE based on my duties)

Job: Assistant manager at frozen yogurt shop

Volunteer: 250 hours through my sorority, ~50 hours volunteering at hospital (continuing)

 

Awards: Deans List every semester at UM + 1 post bacc at FIU, Provost's honor roll for 7 semesters at UM , President's honor roll 1 semester

LOR: a PA that I work with, surgeon I shadowed, and professor in the exercise physiology department

 

Schools Applied: South University- Savannah and Tampa, Philadelphia University, Barry - Miami, Nova- Ft. Lauderdale, Arcadia - Glenside, Arizona School of Health Sciences, Cornell University, Duke University, Long Island University, Midwestern University - Glendale, Pacific University, Thomas Jefferson University, Western University of Health Science, University of South Florida

 

In the process of submitting: Temple, Rutgers, PCOM, FIU

Application Submitted Date: 6/12/17

Application Verified: 6/21/17

 

Interview Invites: will update

 

Denied: will update

 

Withdrew Application: will update

 

Waitlisted: will update

 

Accepted: will update

 

I am very fortunate to be able to cast a wide net because you never know what will happen. I checked to make sure and I'm pretty sure all of these schools accept scribe hours. I'm working on finishing my pre-requisites through December and accumulating volunteer/experience until I'm accepted, even if thats not this cycle.

 

Will your pre reqs be completed in the summer? I think South says they have to be done before December... 

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Undergrad Ed School: University of Pittsburgh, December 2017 
Cumulative Undergrad GPA: 3.54
Science Undergrad GPA: 3.47

 

prerequisites still in progress: None that are needed for PA school, just finishing 15 credits for my degree


Age at application time: 21
 

GRE: V- 152 (55%) Q-160 (76%) W- 4.0 (59%)

Healthcare experience: EMT~ 980 hours for a private company 

 

Shadowing: 15 hours shadowing an ER PA 

 

Awards: Deans List x3

 

LOR: The PA I shadowed, a professor, and my boss who is a paramedic 


Schools Applied: South University- Savannah, Tampa, Richmond, Philadelphia University, Nova- All four, Arcadia - Glenside, Midwestern University-Downers Grove, Lock Haven University, University of St. Francis-Albuquerque, Marietta College 

 

Application Submitted Date: 5/23/17

Application Verified: 5/23/17

Interview Invites: Lock Haven University, University of St. Francis, Arcadia University-Glenside, Nova Southeastern: Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, and Jacksonville


Denied: South Richmond, South Savannah, Philadelphia U, University of St. Francis, Nova Ft. Lauderdale

Withdrew Application: will update

Waitlisted: Arcadia University, Nova Ft. Myers 

Accepted: will update

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Will your pre reqs be completed in the summer? I think South says they have to be done before December... 

According to the website 2 outstanding prerequisites are allowed. Anatomy and Microbiology are my only outstanding pre-requisites for South and they will be completed in the fall.

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According to the website 2 outstanding prerequisites are allowed. Anatomy and Microbiology are my only outstanding pre-requisites for South and they will be completed in the fall.

 

In the current South 2018 thread, people are saying pre reqs should be done before August.

 

http://www.physicianassistantforum.com/index.php?/topic/43041-applying-for-january-2018-start-date/page-2

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Undergrad Ed School: University of Pittsburgh, December 2017

Cumulative Undergrad GPA: 3.54

Science Undergrad GPA: 3.47

prerequisites still in progress: None that are needed for PA school, just finishing 15 credits for my degree

 

Age at application time: 21

GRE: V- 152 (55%) Q-160 (76%) W- 4.0 (59%)

 

Healthcare experience: EMT~ 980 hours for a private company

Shadowing: 15 hours shadowing an ER PA

Awards: Deans List x3

LOR: The PA I shadowed, a professor, and my boss who is a paramedic

 

Schools Applied: South University- Savannah, Tampa, Richmond, Philadelphia University, Nova- All four, Arcadia - Glenside, Midwestern University-Downers Grove, Lock Haven University, University of St. Francis-Albuquerque, Marietta College

Application Submitted Date: 5/23/17

Application Verified: 5/23/17

 

Interview Invites: Lock Haven University, University of St. Francis

 

Denied: South Richmond, South Savannah

 

Withdrew Application: will update

 

Waitlisted: will update

 

Accepted: will update

Glad to see you have two interviews, good luck!
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Undergrad Ed School: Montana State University, Class of 2014 
Cumulative Undergrad GPA: 3.97
Science Undergrad GPA: 3.99

 

prerequisites still in progress: none


Age at application time: 25
 

GRE: V- 167 (98%) Q-167 (93%) W- 5.0 (93%)

Healthcare experience: Medical assistant, ~6000 hours in family medicine

 

Shadowing: 8 hours shadowing PA, about 30 hours shadowing MDs

 

Awards: MSU Presidential Scholar, National Merit Scholar, President's Honor Roll (5 semesters), Dean's Honor Roll (3 semesters)

 

LOR: PA I have worked with, 3 docs I have worked with, academic advisor

 

Schools Applied: UAB, Red Rocks CC, University of Utah, Midwestern University (both AZ and IL campuses), Rush University, Pacific U, OHSU, PCOM, Arcadia U, Stanford, Northeastern U, GWU, Emory, University of Iowa 

 

Application Submitted Date: 6/18/17

 

Application Verified: 6/20/17

Interview Invites: Midwestern (Downer's Grove and Glendale campuses), Emory, Arcadia, Iowa, PCOM, Rush, GWU, OHSU, Pacific


Denied: Utah, Northeastern

Withdrew Application: PCOM, GWU, Arcadia, Pacific, Stanford

Waitlisted: will update

Accepted: Midwestern AZ, Midwestern IL, Emory, Iowa, UAB, Red Rocks, OHSU, Rush

 
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Undergrad Ed School: Texas A&M University
Cumulative Undergrad GPA: 3.39
Science Undergrad GPA: 3.51

 

prerequisites still in progress: none


Age at application time: 25
 

GRE: 1st attempt (2014): V- 149 (41%) Q- 148 (32%) W- 3.0 (15%)

 

         2nd attempt (2017) V- 154 (64%) Q-152 (47%) W- 4.0 (59%)

Healthcare experience: Medical scribe ~3400 hours in Internal Medicine; ICU Health Unit Coordinator ~400 hours; Family Medicine Clinic volunteer ~40 hours; Physical Therapy Clinic volunteer ~800hours

 

Shadowing: 400 hours shadowing neurosurgeon PA; 5 hours shadowing ENT PA

 

Awards: Dean's List (1 semester), Distinguished Student (2 semesters)

 

LOR: 2 MDs, one from my manager, and 1 from occupational health manager from clinic that I worked at since I worked closely with her since I was the QAS for the scribe program. 

 

Schools Applied: South University (Savannah and Tampa), Oklahoma City University, Baylor, Gardner Webb, UTMB, UT Southwestern, Wake Forest, Texas Tech, Wichita State, UNTHSC, Barry University (Miami), Hardin Simmons, Wingate-Hendersonville, South College

 

Application Submitted Date: 6/1/17

 

Application Verified: 6/1/17

Interview Invites: Wingate-Hendersonville, Hardin Simmons


Denied: Gardner Webb

Withdrew Application: will update

Waitlisted: will update

Accepted: will update

 

 

 

This is my 4th time applying. I only applied to 1 school for the first cycle and received an interview but was rejected. 2nd cycle only applied to 2 schools with no interview invites. The 3rd  cycle I applied to 14 schools and retook A&P 2. I received 2 interview invites and was rejected to 1 program and waitlisted at the other. This time around I retook my GRE and significantly improved my score. I also took a whole different direction with my PS. I am hoping and praying that I finally get accepted this cycle. I have already received an interview invite 3 days after I submitted my application. 

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Undergrad Ed School: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.84

Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.87

Post Bachelor GPA: 4.00

Age at application time: 23

1st GRE: V/152 (55%), Q/160 (76%), AWA/4.5 (82%)

2nd GRE: V/152 (55%), Q/162 (82%), AWA/4.5 (82%)

 

Direct Patient Care:

Medical Laboratory Scientist in the Stem Cell Laboratory at Duke University Hospital (1 year at time of application, 2100+ hours)

Phlebotomist at a free clinic (1 month at time of application ~10 hours/month)

Volunteer/Research Activities:

ASD Climber Foundation (1 month ~4 hours/week)

Shadowing:

Family Medicine, PA-C (12 hours)

Blood and Marrow Transplant, MD (12 hours)

Blood and Marrow Transplant, PA-C (6 hours)

Pediatric Urology, DNP, CPNP (9 hours)

Urgent Care, PA-C (8 hours)

Pulmonary Transplant, PA-C (6 hours)

Spinal Neurosurgery, PA-C (6 hours)

Gynecologic Oncology, PA-C (10 hours)

Neurosurgery, PA-C (18 hours)

Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology, PA-C (6 hours) 

Cardiology, PA-C (6 hours)

Cardiothoracic ICU, PA-C (30 hours)

Awards:

Dean's List 8/8 semesters

Graduated with Highest Distinction

Letters of Recommendation:

1 PA I shadowed, 1 MD I shadowed who is also a the Medical Directors of the lab I work in, 1 Employer, 1 Professor, 1 Clinical Coordinator

 

Schools Applied: Duke, Wake Forest, Methodist, Elon, Wingate (Hendersonville), Yale, Cornell, Barry (St. Croix), University of Charleston

CASPA Application Submitted: 06/08/2017

CASPA Application Verified: 06/12/2017

 

Interview Invites: Cornell (08/17), University of Charleston (09/13-09/14), Wake Forest (09/20), Methodist (09/28), Duke (10/11), Yale (10/19), Wingate (Hendersonville, 10/20), Elon (11/13)

Withdrew Application: Wingate (10/03), Elon (10/23)

Denied: Wake Forest (10/12), Cornell (10/21)

Waitlisted: University of Charleston (09/20), Yale (11/16)

Accepted: Methodist (10/02), Duke (10/23), University of Charleston (accepted off waitlist 10/30)

 

Attempts: first

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Undergrad Ed School: University of Hawaii at Manoa

Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.14

Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.36

Post Bachelor GPA: 3.38

Age at application time: 30

1st GRE: V/157 (75%), Q/154 (55%), AWA/3.0 (17%)

 

Direct Patient Care:

Approximately 8500+ hours as a USAF Pararescueman both active and as a reservist with multiple deployments and overseas training and advising trips with partner nations.  

Volunteer/Research Activities:

Search and Rescue Volunteering 

Volunteering as a lifeguard and Paramedic at youth summer camp in Montana for 3 years running

Oregon Disaster Management Team Exercise Volunteer

Total hours: 496 hrs

Shadowing:

Family Medicine, PA-C 

Emergency Medicine PA-C

Urgent Care PA-C

Trauma Surgery PA-C

Total Hours: 320 hrs

 

Awards:

Dean's list 1 quarter

President's list 2 quarters

Top graduate of Paramedic Class

Letters of Recommendation:

1 Trauma Surgeon ( Medical Director) 1 Urgent Care PA-C/ Pararescueman 1 Family Practice PA-C/ Pararescueman 1 Pararescueman (supervisor) 1 A&P Professor

Schools Applied: Duke, MEDEX Northwest, NGU, UNC, Utah, OHSU, Univ of Charleston, Franklin Pierce, Johnson and Wales, Southern California Univ of Health Sciences, Pacific, Heritage, South, Stanford, UC Davis, Florida, UNM, Univ of Tennessee, Witchita State

Application Submitted: 06/27/2017

Application Verified: 06/29/2017

 

Interview Invites: North Greenville University, University of Tennessee, University of Charleston WV, Heritage 

Denied: Pacific, OHSU, Franklin Pierce

Withdrew Application: will update

Waitlisted: will update

Accepted: will update

 

Attempts: first

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Not sure what my chances are at this point in my journey.  I could probably benefit from better quality and more PCE since my GPA is less than stellar.  Will be interviewing for a position as a tech at a hospital this week and continuing to take more higher level science courses to increase my knowledge. But I wanted to take a shot at applying this cycle since I'm older than the average applicant and don't want my pre reqs to expire.  If you never try you never know ;)

Undergraduate major- biological psychology 

GPA- 3.41 overall

SGPA-3.29

Post Bacc prerequisites - 3.74

upward trend with GPA since junior year of college 

GRE- V-156 Q-152 W-5.0

PCE- 1800 CNA in a county nursing home and rehab facility

Non patient care experience- 5000 hours as a microbiology lab technician 

volunteer hours-

30 head start program

50 Ambulatory Surgical Unit volunteer

30 street medicine volunteer 

shadowing hours- 20 urgent care 

LORS- charge nurse, CNA program instructor, chemistry professor

schools applied- Desales, Phila U, Chatham, Thomas jefferson, Rutgers, Penn State, Duke, UC Davis, Drexel

CASPA verified June 21

I welcome anyone's advice for being a better applicant.  Good luck to you all :)

Meghann

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Hello! I am new to this so I am hoping someone can offer some advice. Is it better to just take upper level classes or get a Masters in something if you need to improve your gpa? I am thinking I need to take some upper level science classes to boost my GPA and my BCP. My undergrad was Pre-Professional Biology BS so I have taken a LOT of basic science courses and all Prerecs already. I had some health issues that caused me to take a hit during college and those are the ones I retook for the most part but it left me with a lower gpa. I have tried to improve it but I need suggestions of what upper level classes I can take and where.. Preferably online!!! - I am in Wa state

 

Side note: I have STRONG LOR, HCE ect.. I am applying this year to get the experience and see what happens but I am planning for the worst and want to get started improving my stats again. I just need pointed in the direction of what classes to take that are upper level online and would be accepted by schools.

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I would love any feedback you have (good or bad) and any opinions on my chances!!

 

Undergrad Ed School: University of Utah (Go Utes!)

Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.78

Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.71

 

Age at application time : 23

 

GRE: 156 V (78%), 155 Q (59%), 4.0 W (59%)

 

Direct Patient Care : (type & hours) 

PCE: I work in the ER of a level one trauma center as a CNA (~3600 hours), volunteer at a free clinic for underserved and low income families as a CNA (~70 hours)

HCE: volunteered at my PCP office doing random patient care stuff, labs, filing, etc (~175 hours) 

Current BLS and CNA certification 

Extracurricular/Research Activities:

Have about 3.5 years of leadership experience from being employed in a management position

I did research for the college of social and behavioral science (~100 hours)

I also volunteered at a local daycare (~650 hours)

 

LOR: one from a PA (emergency medicine), one from a MD (emergency medicine and director of surgery and emergency medicine residency programs), and one from a previous professor (UD research methods class and conducted the research I worked on)

 

Schools Applied: 

Arcadia, Barry, Baylor, Campbell, Midwestern, Pacific, OHSU, Quinnipac, Texas Tech, UNT, UC Davis, U of Utah, UT Southwestern 

 

Application Submitted Date: Mid to late June for all of them!

 

Interview Invites:will update

Denied: will update

Withdrew Application: will update (but 0 plans to)

Waitlisted: will update

Accepted: Will update

 

Attempt: first

 
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