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I'm so ecstatic to be posting here ;_;

 

Undergrad: Emory University
Major: Biology    Minor: Global Health
Originally From: Atlanta, GA
Age at Application Time: 23
 
CASPA cGPA: 3.57       
CASPA sGPA: 3.3
Postbacc GPA: 3.9
 
GRE: 162 verbal, 159 quantitative, 4.0 writing 
 
Patient Care Experience:
- CNA at Emory University Oncology/Hematology floor, 7a-7p (7 months)
- CNA at Emory University Cardiovascular Med Surg floor, 7p-7a (one year)
- Live-in CNA at nursing home (two months) 
-Assistant preschool instructor/clinical research at Emory Autism Center (1.5 years)

Total hours: ~2500

 

Other Work Experience:

- Research assistant in Neuroscience/Genetics lab working with drosophila (PA schools didn't care, no one asked me about this part of my resume thank goodness lol)
 
Shadowing:
- Internal Medicine, PA in private clinic, 24 hours
- Internal Medicine, PA in hospital/nursing home/private clinic, 16 hours
- Reproductive Endocrinologist, MD, 8 hours
- Pediatrician MD, 24 hours
- Pediatrician MD, 24 hours
 
Certifications: 
- CNA

- BLS

 

LOR:

- Unit director from Cardiovascular floor 

- Internal Medicine PA I shadowed

- Comparative Vertebrae Anatomy professor from college

* Additional two LOR from my current Oncology unit director and my supervisor from the Autism Center for my application to Emory's School of Public Health
 

Schools Applied: Emory University, University of Florida, Baylor, PCOM, Quinnipiac, Rush, Rosalind Franklin, Northwestern

 

Application Submitted Date: 6/8/16

 

Interview Invites:  Rosalind Franklin (attended in September), Rush (attended in October), Emory (attended in October), Northwestern (declined interview for October), Quinnipiac (declined interview for November), Baylor (declined interview for January)

 

Accepted: Rush, Emory
 
Attending: Emory University dual degree PA/MPH program!!  

 

Withdrew:  Northwestern, Quinnipiac, Baylor

 

Rejected: Rosalind Franklin (interviewed), UF (no interview), PCOM (no interview)

 

Attempt: 1st

My essay and healthcare experience landed me the interviews, but my interviews definitely got me into the programs. I am incredibly shy and terrible at interviews, which showed through in my first one at Rosalind Franklin. It was MMI format, and I was very weak at thinking on the spot as well as processing my thoughts to articulate. I made sure to practice ALL my answers and possible scenarios for my second MMI at Rush, not to the point of being rehearsed but more so like I was giving a powerpoint presentation- I knew which points I wanted to elaborate, but I didn't memorize each answer in order for it to sound more natural. I walked away feeling confident after the interview and sure enough, I got in. 

Funnily enough, I thought I did TERRIBLE at my Emory interview. I was the only one who didn't make the admissions committee laugh during our round-table introductions, and my teeth and body were chattering/shaking the entire time so that I barely could get any words out in between the quakes. Thankfully my passions and answers really matched well with their school mission. I also prepared some "unique" selling point/answers for those questions, "why should we accept you?/what would you bring to this school?/what makes you unique?" I thought really long and hard about it and was pretty satisfied with my answers and I think they helped at the Rush and Emory interviews. Also I think the question "what do you think would be the most difficult part of PA school/being a PA?" is a chance to really showcase your maturity and wisdom- did you research the profession enough to be able to give a thoughtful answer, or are you going with a common response like, balancing schoolwork and life? One person in my group actually said he didn't think there would be any difficulties because being a PA rocks! 

Also, like everyone says, acceptances really are like a toss-up. I got interview invites to places that I thought were a reach, and rejections from places I thought I was a strong candidate for. The important thing is to pick schools that would match well with your goals, and schools that fit you (and you being a good fit for them). Also be sure you think you'll be happy there! 

TLDR; ESSAY, HEALTHCARE EXPERIENCE, INTERVIEW (PRACTICE!!) Feel free to PM me with any questions, I'll be happy to answer them. I used this forum a lot when I was applying, so I hope I can give back to anyone who needs help!

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^ I think you maybe have a slight chance, but I would be prepared for reapplying.

 

PCE isn't that great even though it's accepted.  I would continue taking more post bacc classes and look at schools that specifically look at past 60 credits.

Yeah im already bracing for it. If i dont get in, im gonna take more classes and maybe find another hce

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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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I am so thrilled to write on this board. 

 

I did not get that great of a GRE score- so hopefully this gives people hope!!!! (and the program i got accepted to required the GRE) 

 

 

Undergrad Ed School: Augsburg College, Minnesota 

Degree: Bachelors of Science in Biopsychology 
Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.8ish
Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.8ish 


Age at application time : 25

GRE: V/147 M/147 W/4.5 

Direct Patient Care : I was a CNA, EMT in my prior years, but I have been a full time surgical technologist for 4.5 years, so all together I have around 11,000 hours 

Extracurricular/Research Activities: Beta Beta Beta National Honors Society in Biology, Psy Chi National honors society in Psychology, Cum Laude, was a research associate in an emergency room, i also did student/faculty research in undergrad 

 

Application Submitted Date: July 2016

Interview Invites: 2

Waitlisted for interview : 3

Accepted: 1 (I gave up my other interview spot) - GO CLARKSON UNIVERSITY!!!!! 

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Hello All!

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 underdeserved 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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Hello All!

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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Just got verified! Here's my updated stats:

 

Date of verification: 6/19 (it took CASPA only one business day to verify if anyone was wondering)

 

Undergraduate: Grand Valley State University

 

CASPA cGPA: 3.94

CASPA sCPA: 3.97          (4.0 BCP)

 

GRE: Q160, V145 (r.i.p.), 4.0 Writing

 

Patient Care Hours: 1600 Medical Tech + 1600 Home Health Aide (Only a few accept my HHA hours)

 

Research: 400 Hours Senior Honors Thesis, Student Scholars Day, Presented at ACSM Conference

 

Volunteer/Leadership: 100 Pre-PT Volunteer Coordinator + 200 in PT clinics

 

Applied: Grand Valley, Wayne State, Yale, Duke, MGH, Rush, Augsburg, and Eastern Michigan (Hoping a couple of these schools don't immediately dismiss my application due my Verbal score)

 

-Number one choice is Wayne State but their patient care hours averaged 3300 last year and they only count 1600 of mine. 

 

Schools Interviewed:

 

Schools Accepted: 

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Undergrad: University of Arkansas, Kinesiology

Cumulative GPA: 3.61
Science GPA: 3.5 
Age: 24

GRE:

verbal- 151

quant- 157

analytical- 4.5

PCE: 4,000 as a medical assistant
Volunteer:  300 (hospital and clinic for low income families)
LOR: Two PAs, one MD, one professor, office manager at clinic
Shadowing:  150 hours with GI PAs, 8 hours with an orthopedic PA, 16 with Internal medicine PA

Applying to:

UT Southwestern, UTMB, UNT Fort Worth, Texas Tech, University of Tennessee Memphis, University of Arkansas, Harding University, Missouri State, Wichita State University, OU-OKC, University of St. Francis- Albuquerque, Mississippi college, Hardin-Simmons University, university of Texas- rio grande valley

Interview invites:

University of north texas (invited on 07/22 for 10/6. Rejected)

University of Arkansas (invited on 07/24 for 09/14. Accepted)

St. Francis (invited on 05/30 for 07/13. accepted)

Mississippi college (declined invited invite) 

UTMB (declined interview invite)

UTRGV (declined interview invite)

Hardin-Simmons University (declined interview invite)


Denied: 
University of Tennessee, UNTHSC, Missouri state, OU-OKC


Withdrawn Application: 

Harding, Wichita state

Waitlisted:  

Accepted:  

University of St. Frances 

University of Arkansas (attending!!!! Go hogs!)

Submitted:  5/15/18


Attempt:   

Second- first time i was accepted, but didn’t feel the school was a good fit for me. Retook courses I got c’s in (genetics, organic chemistry), took pharmacology and pathophysiology for the 1st time, and continued to work as an MA.

 

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this should be in the not yet accepted accepted thread 

True. But isnt the thread title misleading? brandonhughey and other are indeed PA applicants. aspiring__PA and other are accepted PA applicants.

 

60 pages of a ill-titled thread might be enough. Would be better to start a new thread.

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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: ~40 hours in autistic behavioral health, but this was not on my application until the day of acceptance. 

 

Other Heath Care: 

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

 

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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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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Undergrad Ed School:   MS&T, BS Chemistry

Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.2

Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.45

Graduate Ed School: NC State, MS Materials Engineering

Cumulative Graduate GPA: 3.6

Age at application time : 30

1st GRE: N/A

Direct Patient Care : Medical scribe, 506 hours

Extracurricular/Research Activities: FT employment 8 years, parent to 2 and 4 year old, corporate sports leagues

Schools Applied: SLU

Application Submitted Date: 6/25/16

Schools Received Application Date: 7/1/16

Interview Invites: 1, Nov 2016

Denied: 0

Withdrew Application: 0

Waitlisted:   SLU (early March 2017)

Accepted: SLU (moved off waitlist mid March)

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Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.9

Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.9

Cumulative Graduate GPA: 4.0
 

Direct Patient Care : 2000+ EMT

Schools Applied: 15+

Application Submitted Date: 5/12/2017

Schools Received Application Date: Varies

Interview Invites: 5+

Denied: 1

Waitlisted:   0

Accepted: 1 (first time applying)

DM if you want specifics on school acceptances/interviews/denials

So grateful to have been accepted this cycle!

 

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Undergrad Ed School: Calvin College, current B.A. Public Health in progress.

CASPA Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.80

CASPA Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.71

Graduate Ed School: (if applicable)

Cumulative Graduate GPA: (if applicable)

Science Graduate GPA: (if applicable)

Age at application time : 21

 

1st GRE: Q: 153 (51%) V: 155 or 156 (80%) W: 5 (93%)

2nd GRE: (if applicable)

 

Direct Patient Care : ~1000 Nursing Technician at local hospital on a congestive heart failure floor

~100 as a medical assistant volunteer at a free clinic started by a PA, and ~80 as a scribe at another free clinic (didn't count for most schools)

 

Extracurricular/Research Activities: Orientation Leader, two projects of research, Multicultural Student Ambassador, leadership on three different clubs, public health related internship, and more!

**this was my main strength — I had a LOT of extracurriculars that showed my passion for working with minorities and underserved populations. 

 

LOR: One biology professor who I did research with and was in class with him, one PA who I shadowed in bariatric surgery who I became pretty close with, and one supervisor from my orientation job that became my mentor and I am very close with, so I knew he would write me a stellar letter.

 

Schools Applied: Total-16.

 

GVSU, IUPUI, Arcadia, AT Still (ATSU), Barry, DeSalesEastern Michigan, Idaho State, Midwestern, Philadelphia U, Rocky Mountain, South College, University of Saint Francis, Salus, Rosalind Franklin, Butler, Concordia

 

Application Submitted Date: Sent Sat 6/10 at like 1am for first 14

Sent August 1 for Butler, Rosalind Franklin, Concordia

 

Schools Received Application Date: (approximate date) Verified Tuesday, June 13 at like 3am for first 14

Verified August 3 for second three.

Interview Invites: 11 total so far! 

I went to 5 total interviews (in order): Salus (mid-July), DeSales (end of Sept), Butler (end of Sept), GVSU (11/10) Rosalind Franklin (11/17)

The rest of the interviews I rejected!

 

Denied: Eastern Michigan, University of Saint Francis, Concordia 

 

Withdrew Application: After Rosalind Franklin’s acceptance on 11/30, I withdrew my application to Midwestern AZ and canceled my interview. 

For the rest of the interview invites I rejected them and I have yet to only hear back from two schools, AT Still and Phil U.

 

Waitlisted: Butler (accepted off waitlist soon after), DeSales, GVSU (accepted off waitlist 1/18/18)

 

Accepted: Salus, Butler, Rosalind Franklin!!!, GVSU

 

Attending: Rosalind Franklin Class of 2020!!!!

 

SO HAPPY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So blessed to have gotten in the first round and as an applicant going straight into it after I graduate. I am so so so happy to especially have gotten into my top choice as well!!!

 

Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!

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Undergrad: Small Private College, Health Science Major w/ Biology Minor

CASPA Cumulative GPA: 3.90
CASPA Science GPA: 3.86
Age: 23
GRE: V157(75%), Q156(63%), W4.5(82%)

PCE- 
480 as PCT in a PACU setting & 240 as volunteer EMT-- Total: 720 hours


Volunteer/Leadership:
- 1500+ hours with AmeriCorps 
- 240 as EMT
- 50+ with other various volunteer events 


LOR: 1 PA, 1 College Professor (PhD), 1 Nurse Manager from PACU

Shadowing: 80 hours in orthopedic outpatient setting

Applying to: Arcadia (Glenside Campus), Chatham, Cornell, Hofstra, Marywood, Pace (Lenox Hill), Penn State, PCOM, Phila U, Thomas Jefferson, U of Pittsburgh, Salus

Interview invites: Arcadia (7/13), Salus (7/19), Pittsburgh (7/25), Phila U, Thomas Jefferson
Denied: Cornell, Pace (Lenox Hill)
Withdrawn Application: 
Waitlisted: 
Accepted: Arcadia (Glenside), Salus, Pittsburgh (accepted off of waitlist)
Submitted: 5/21/17
Verified: 5/22/17
Attempt: First

 

So happy to be posting in this thread!!! I am incredibly excited to have been accepted in the first round!

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Undergrad: Small Private College, Health Science Major w/ Biology Minor

CASPA Cumulative GPA: 3.90
CASPA Science GPA: 3.86
Age: 23
GRE: V157(75%), Q156(63%), W4.5(82%)

PCE- 
480 as PCT in a PACU setting & 240 as volunteer EMT-- Total: 720 hours

Volunteer/Leadership:
- 1500+ hours with AmeriCorps 
- 240 as EMT
- 50+ with other various volunteer events 

LOR: 1 PA, 1 College Professor (PhD), 1 Nurse Manager from PACU

Shadowing: 80 hours in orthopedic outpatient setting

Applying to: Arcadia (Glenside Campus), Chatham, Cornell, Hofstra, Marywood, Pace (Lenox Hill), Penn State, PCOM, Phila U, Thomas Jefferson, U of Pittsburgh, Salus

Interview invites: Arcadia (7/13), Salus (7/19), Pittsburgh (7/25)
Denied: 
Withdrawn Application: 
Waitlisted: 
Accepted: Arcadia (Glenside), Salus
Submitted: 5/21/17
Verified: 5/22/17
Attempt: First

 

So happy to be posting in this thread!!! I am incredibly excited to have been accepted in the first round!

Congratulations! Do you know which program you will be attending?

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16 hours ago, OaklandU Needs PA Program said:

Congratulations! Do you know which program you will be attending?

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Yes, I have sent in my letter of intent/deposit to Arcadia!!! 

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Undergrad Ed School: University of Miami

Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.44

Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.3

Age at application time : 21

 

1st GRE: 153V, 158Q, 4.0A, above 60th percentile in all

2nd GRE: (if applicable)

 

Direct Patient Care : (type & hours) 

-EMT 900 hours

-Hospital Transport Volunteer 350 hours (some schools count it)

-Nicaragua Mission Trip 120 hours

 

Extracurricular/Research Activities:

-GSA Honor Society President

-Tri Delta

-AED Premed Honor Society

-Lab Tech 2 years

-3 research projects

-College beach volleyball

-Fostering dogs at local shelter

 

Schools Applied: Rutgers, LIU Brooklyn, Stony Brook, Northwestern, Baylor, Seton Hall, SUNY Upstate, Drexel, U of FL, 

 

Application Submitted Date: 7/28/17

 

Schools Received Application Date: (approximate date) 8/1

 

Interview Invites: 0 so far

 

Denied: 1 (Rutgers)

 

Withdrew Application: 0 so far

 

Waitlisted: 0 so far

 

Accepted: 0 so far

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Undergrad Institution: Grand Valley State University

Major: Exercise Science 

Age at time of application: 21

Cumulative GPA: 3.94  

Science GPA: 3.97 (4.0 BCP)

GRE: 160Q, 145V, 4W

Direct patient care: 1600 Assisted Living CNA + 1600 Home Health Aide (some schools do not count HHA)

Volunteer: 300 hours in physical therapy department of hospitals and outpatient clinics

Research: 450 hours on clinical research project with human subjects for honors senior thesis project 

Extracurricular: Volunteer Coordinator of Pre-PT club, Eboard member of Exercise Science club, exercise physiology tutor

Schools Applied: Grand Valley State, Eastern Michigan, Wayne State, Ohio Dominican, Toledo, Findlay, Yale, Duke, Augsburg, MGH, Rosalind Franklin, Rush

Denied: Rosalind Franklin, Rush (interview waitlist but basically denied), Wayne (didn't count any of my patient care hours)

Interviews: will update

Acceptance: None so far

I tried to apply to schools that emphasize GPA (GVSU, Eastern, Augsburg, Toledo, Findlay) since my GRE score is low. Rosalind and Rush were rolling admission and I applied late in the cycle. Nine schools left!

 

 

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Undergrad Education: University of Southern California - Neuroscience

Cumulative GPA: 3.43

Science GPA: 3.33

Age at application time : 24

Attempt: Third

GRE: 305

Direct Patient Care : ~3200 (EMT, Medical Assistant, ER Tech)

PA Shadow: 608 (Ortho, Derm, Onco/Hematology, Pulmonology, Pediatrics)

Volunteer: ~800 (Medical Mission to Africa, Skid Row, Spanish Translator, Elementary School Educator..)

LOR: PA, MD, Anatomy Professor and another PA

~~~~~

First Cycle: 4 schools, Second Cycle: 8 schools, Third Cycle: 12 schools

Programs applied: Touro, Loma Linda, USC, WesternU, SCUHS (Whittier), UC Davis, Oregan Health Science, Northern Arizona, Uni of Colorado, Duke, Tufts, and Louisiana State

Interviews:  Touro, Loma Linda, USC, WesternU, SCUHS (Whittier)

Waitlist: Touro and USC

Rejected: Loma Linda and USC

Acceptances: WesternU, SCUHS and Touro

Attending: WesternU

For more information or if you have any questions, find me on Instagram @jazminek_pa ! Would love to answer your questions!

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Please let me know what you guys think!

Appreciate advice and and comments about my chance to get in.

First year applicant, 24yrs old 

GRE 299 and 3.5

Undergrad: CMU biomedical science

Graduate: CMU exercise physiology

-currently a GA teaching human anatomy and working with med students on dissections, as well as teach them.

cGPA 3.25, sGPA 3.15

graduate GPA 3.94, post-bac 4.0

2500 PC as a CNA/PCT

9.5 years Spanish courses, study and volunteer abroad Spain

Volunteering 2000 hours doing a bunch of things: coaching, tutoring, translator, and many more

Shadowing: 40 hrs family practice, 5 hours PEDS

3 research projects, 4 years experience about 750hours, multiple grants and presented at awesome Bio conference in Chicago, as well as 2 other conferences

I know my gpa and GRE are low, but I'm killin' it in grad school and still work and get PC hours. Let me know what you think!

Applied: CMU, GVSU, WesternMI, NAU, ATSU, Northwestern, Idaho State, EasternMI, TouroCA

Nothing back from anyone yet, will update

Caspa Verified 7/20

 

 

 

 

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Undergrad Ed School: Oakland University, B.S. Health Sciences, expected to graduate December 2017

Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.68

Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.59

Last 60 cGPA: 3.85

Last 60 sGPA: 3.83

 

Age at application time : 23

GRE: V: 154 (64%) Q: 158 (70%) AW: 4.0 (59%)

 

Direct Patient Care : (type & hours)

CNA at Skilled Long Term Care Facility: 900 hrs

 

Volunteer/Community Service: ASB Trip to Fort Lauderdale, FL: 24 hrs ASB Trip to New Orleans: 26 hrs OUCARES (working with children and adults with ASD) : 48 hrs Total: 98 hrs  

HCE: Advanced Mobility Volunteer at local hospital: 20 hrs OR volunteer at hospital: 13 hrs Research Assistant in ED of Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit: 80 hrs Total: 113 hrs  

Shadowing: Internal medicine and peds PA: 32 hrs Family medicine PA: 16 hrs Cardiovascular Surgery PA: 8 hrs Total: 56 hrs  

LOR: 1 from PA I shadowed, 1 from Professor, 1 from work supervisor (DON)

 

Schools Applied(10): Eastern Mich, GVSU, Wayne St., Arcadia, Yale, Midwestern (downers grove), Univ of Charleston, Alderson-B Univ, Ohio Dominican, Butler (IN)

 

CASPA submitted: May 19

 

CASPA Verified: May 22

 

Interview Invites: University of Charleston, Arcadia, AB University, Midwestern University (IL), Butler University, Ohio Dominican, Wayne St

 

Denied: Eastern Michigan

 

Withdrew Application: Ohio Dominican, Yale, GVSU

 

Waitlisted (was accepted off waitlist to all of these programs): Arcadia, U of Charleston, Midwestern (IL)

 

Accepted: AB University, Butler, Wayne State

 

Attempts: first

 

Attending: Wayne State University!!! My first choice ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Super excited to get to post here!

Undergrad: Clinical Lab Science: Diagnostic Genetics

Cumulative GPA: 3.9

Science GPA: 3.9

Age: 25

GRE: v: 161 q: 160 aw: 3.5 (not good, but I haven't had time to study/retake the exam)

PCE: 250 phlebotomy, 70+ care assistant (current part-time)

HCE: 1500 CLS internships, 2800+ lab technologist (current full-time)

LOR: HCE supervisors x2, honors program director/professor, professor/biology dep. head

Shadowing: 12 in oncology (I've been trying to get more, but having a hard time with HR processes)

extras

full tuition academic scholarship recipient for undergrad

Dean's list x8 semester

Summa Cum Laude

Applying to: 15 schools (midwestern Illinois and Arizona, augsburg, university of Wisconsin: la crosse and Madison, marquette university, university of Iowa, rush, emory, rosalind Franklin, university of dubuque, eastern Michigan, st Catherine's, duke, northern Arizona)

Submitted CASPA: 5/18/17 verified: 5/19/17

Interview invites: midwestern (Illinois and Arizona), augsburg, marquette university, university of Wisconsin la crosse, university of Iowa, eastern Michigan, university of Nebraska 

Denied: rush, emory, rosalind Franklin, university of dubuque, st Catherine's (most did not count my lab hours as adequate patient care), Augsburg

Withdrawn Application: university of Nebraska, Northern Arizona, University of Iowa, Duke, UW Madison, Midwestern-Illinois and Arizona, Marquette, Eastern Michigan

Waitlisted: midwestern-Arizona

Accepted: midwestern-Illinois, Eastern Michigan, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (Top choice!!)

Attending: UW-La Crosse!!

Attempt: first

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