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Undergrad Ed School: St. Andrews University, NC

Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.9

Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.77

 

Age at application time : 23

 

 GRE: Verbal- 154;  Quant- 155; Writing 4.5

 

Direct Patient Care : 1300 hours as a CNA at a rehabilitation facility 

Health Care Experience: 256 hours  as a student intern at a pediatric clinic in an underserved community 

Shadowing Hours: 24 hours in orthopedics, family med, and surgery 

 

Schools Applied: ECU, UNC Chapel Hill, Duke, Campbell, Elon, Wingate, HPU, and South University in Savannah GA 

 

Application Submitted Date: 06/11/2019

Schools Received Application Date: 06/25/2019

 

Interview Invites: ECU, Wingate, Campbell, South University, HPU 

 

Denied: UNC Chapel Hill 

 

Withdrew Application: Wingate, ECU, Elon

 

Waitlisted: Wingate, HPU, Campbell

 

Accepted: South University

 

Attending: South University

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Sooo excited to finally be able to do one of these!!!! 😍🤗

 

Undergrad School: College of saint Benedict 

Cumulative Undergrad GPA: 3.68

Science Undergrad GPA: 3.44

Age at application time: 23
 

GRE: 310 V - 156 Q - 154  AWA 4.5 

Healthcare experience: 2000 hours as a CNA on a cardiac unit and assisted living facility 

Research: 1500 hours as a Medical Research Technician

Volunteer: 300 hours as a wildlife rehabber. Other various volunteering within the community 

Extracurriculars: choir, a capella, intercultural club 

Shadowing: 55 hours (EM, Primary Care, peds, infectious disease, vascular surgery, general surgery, Ortho)

LOR: 1 from comparative anatomy/biology professor, one from VP of engineering supervisor at medical research lab, one from RN - patient care manager 

Schools Applied: 16

Application Submitted and Verified: 5/20/2019

Interview Invites: 6 invites: Radford, Alderson Broaddus, Rocky Mountain, Midwestern - Glendale, AACC/UMD, Shenandoah 

Interviewed: Radford, Alderson Broaddus, Midwestern  

Accepted: Radford, Alderson Broaddus, Midwestern 

Attempts: 1

Attending: Radford 

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Undergrad Ed School: Florida International University

Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.04

Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.44

Last 60 Credits: GPA: 3.97

 

 Age at application time : 29

 

GRE: N/A

 

Direct Patient Care : (type & hours) 

 PCE: 14k hours as a paramedic

Extracurricular/Research Activities:

Leadership: Paramedic instructor, Lead Lifeguard, Youth Group Leader - 2k hours

Volunteer: 1000 hours

 

LOR: 1 PA, 1 Physician  (my medical director), 1 Chemistry Professor, 1 Captain at the FD (RN and EMT-P)

 Schools Applied: 12

Gannon University (Ruskin), University of Utah, Northeastern, University of Tampa, Augsburg, Loma Linda, Marshall B Ketchum, University of South Dakota, MCPHS (worcester), Marist University, South College Atlanta , Campbell

 

Application Submitted Date: 2nd week of July

 

Interview Invites: Gannon University, University of Tampa

Denied: Campbell, Northeastern, Utah, Marist, Augsburg

Withdrew Application: MCPHS, USD, Loma Linda

Waitlisted: 

Accepted: Gannon University, University of Tampa

Attending: University of Tampa

Attempt: first

 

 
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Undergrad: Florida International University

Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.77

Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.67

Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa

Age at application time : 23

GRE: 309 – V 154, Q 155

Direct Patient Care : 2800 hours as an SICU and CICU CNA (Staff of the year award)

Extracurricular/Research Activities: Global Health Fellowship – India (Research)

Volunteer: 200 hours – Varied

Shadowing: 130 hours – 2 PAs (Surgery and Urology)

LOR: 1 PA, 1 Professor, 1 RN (Manager), 1 Supervising RN

 Schools Applied: 9 –Northeastern, Northwestern, Cornell, USC, Drexel, Rush, Tufts, LIU, Barry

Application Submitted Date: 2nd week of June

Interview Invites: Northeastern, Northwestern, Cornell, Tufts, Barry (did not attend)

Denied: Rush

Accepted: Northwestern, Northeastern, Cornell, Tufts

Attending: Northwestern!!! (1st choice)

Attempt: first

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On 10/14/2019 at 7:43 PM, Rosalia said:

Undergrad: Florida International University

Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.77

Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.67

Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa

Age at application time : 23

GRE: 309 – V 154, Q 155

Direct Patient Care : 2800 hours as an SICU and CICU CNA (Staff of the year award)

Extracurricular/Research Activities: Global Health Fellowship – India (Research)

Volunteer: 200 hours – Varied

Shadowing: 130 hours – 2 PAs (Surgery and Urology)

LOR: 1 PA, 1 Professor, 1 RN (Manager), 1 Supervising RN

 Schools Applied: 9 –Northeastern, Northwestern, Cornell, USC, Drexel, Rush, Tufts, LIU, Barry

Application Submitted Date: 2nd week of June

Interview Invites: Northeastern, Northwestern, Cornell, Tufts, Barry (did not attend)

Denied: Rush

Accepted: Northwestern, Northeastern, Cornell, Tufts

Attending: Northwestern!!! (1st choice)

Attempt: first

Hi congrats on Northwestern! That is amazing! Can I ask when you interviewed and when you were notified of your acceptance? 

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5 hours ago, PAfor2020 said:

Hi congrats on Northwestern! That is amazing! Can I ask when you interviewed and when you were notified of your acceptance? 

Hi! Thank you! I interviewed on August 19th and received an acceptance call on September 30th. 

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Undergrad Ed School:  SUNY Buffalo (bachelor's in music and psychology), SUNY Canton (associate of applied science in veterinary science technology), SUNY Onondaga Community College (pre-reqs!)

Cumulative Undergrad. GPA:  3.99

Science Undergrad. GPA:  3.98

Graduate Ed School: N/A

Age at application time :  32

1st GRE: verbal 156 (73%), quantitative 153 (50%), analytical writing 4.5 (82%)

Direct Patient Care : - paid EMT (1,000 hours), volunteer EMT (384 hours), medical scribe (918 hours), licensed veterinary technician (9,000 hours)

Extracurricular/Research Activities:

Shadowing: 40 hours (PA in primary care)

LOR: 1 MD I scribed for, 1 DVM I worked for as an LVT for 5 years, and 1 professor (who taught my genetics class)

 

Schools Applied:  SUNY Upstate, Le Moyne, Clarkson, Albany Medical College, Yale Online

Application Submitted Date:  6/20/2019

Schools Received Application Date: (approximate date)

Interview Invites:  SUNY Upstate, Yale Online

Denied:  N/A

Withdrew Application: SUNY Upstate, Le Moyne, Clarkson, Albany Medical College

Waitlisted: N/A

Accepted and attending:  Yale Online! (Very thrilled--I am a single mother and have to stay in the area I live so this wonderful program allows me to do just that!)

Attempt: 1st

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Undergrad Ed School: Grand Valley State University

Cumulative Undergrad. GPA:  3.43

Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.28

Graduate Ed School: N/A

 

Age at application time : 23

 

Attempt: 3

 

1st GRE: 290

2nd GRE: 297

 

Direct Patient Care : 500 hours as a CNA at a nursing home

50 hours as a student medical volunteer in Belize

3,000 hours as a CNA in ICU

 

Extracurricular/Research Activities: Pre-PA club, E-board for a Women's health and fitness organization, meditation club, Greek life, and volunteered at the Children's Health Center

 

Schools Applied: GVSU, WSU, CMU, Trine, Marquette, Mount Union, MCPHS- Worcester, University of Utah, Clarkson, Jefferson college and EMU

 

Application Submitted Date: June 4, 2019

 

Interview Invites: Trine and MCPHS- Worcester

 

Denied: GVSU, WSU, CMU, Marquette, Utah, Jefferson College, and EMU

 

Withdrew Application: MCPHS and Mount Union

 

Waitlisted: none

 

Accepted: Trine University!!!!

 

My biggest advice if you are a low GPA person like me is to keep trying and find that one school that works for you! 

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Undergrad Ed School: University of cincinnati

Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.71 (as of right now)

Science Undergrad. GPA:

 

Age at application time : 19

 

1st GRE: 312

 

Direct Patient Care : home health aide 350 hrs

 

Extracurricular/Research Activities:
volunteering at mercy health, cancer research with previous professor, volunteering at elementary schools for tutoring 

 

Schools Applied: (4) Kettering, Ohio Dominican, university of Toledo, south college Knoxville 

 

Application Submitted Date: 10/01/2019

 

Schools Received Application Date: 10/14-10/17 (approximate date)

 

Interview Invites: Toledo 

 

Denied: N/A (silent rejections maybe? Haven’t heard anything yet)

 

Waitlisted: N/A

 

Accepted: Toledo

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Undergrad School: Westminster College- BS Neuroscience and Spanish, Honors Degree

Cumulative Undergrad GPA: 3.48

Science Undergrad GPA: 3.29

Age at application time: 24
 

GRE:  V - 155 Q - 156  AWA 4.0 

Healthcare experience: 3500 hours CNA on Med/Surg, Pre-Op, Post-Op, OR

Research: none

Volunteer: 200 hours, coaching kids soccer/ random events 

Extracurriculars: collegiate soccer, study abroad- Chile, Pilates teacher, nanny

Shadowing: 100- mostly with one surgical PA who also wrote a letter of rec

LOR: 1 from Honors College Director and professor, 1 from Ortho Surgical PA who I shadowed, 1 from NP who was nurse manager 

Schools Applied: 9

Application Submitted and Verified: 7/11/2019

Interview Invites: 2

Interviewed: Touro Nevada, Creighton  

Accepted: Touro

Attempts: 1

Attending: Touro Nevada!

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Undergrad Ed School: Kansas University Medical Center (May 2019)

Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.22

Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.58

Last 60 GPA: 3.75

Graduate Ed School: (if applicable) N/A

Cumulative Graduate GPA: (if applicable)N/A

Science Graduate GPA: (if applicable) N/A

 

Age at application time : 31

1st GRE: N/A avoided like the black plague another potential area for strength but also weakness!  Purchased the books just in case.

Testing: CASPer Test

Direct Patient Care : (type & hours) 22,000hrs+ as a Hospital Corpsman, and Lead Respiratory Care Practitioner.  

LOR: Chief Medical Officer, Neurosurgery PA, Chief Pulmonary Medicine, Chemistry I professor

Extracurricular/Research Activities: 10-year veteran (3 Army, 7 Navy).  3 Board Certifications CRT, RRT, RRT-NPS,  Combat Tour Multinational Medical Unit Kandahar, Afghanistan.  A wide variety of volunteer USO, MWR, Health care volunteering

 

Schools Applied: (8) University of Nevada Reno, University of North Dakota, Loma Linda University, University of Utah, Franklin Pierce University, Heritage University, Sullivan School of Pharmacy, Southern California School of Health Professions

 

Application Submitted Date: 7/19-9/19

 

Schools Received Application Date: (approximate date) same weeks

 

Interview Invites: 3 Univ of Utah, Southern California University (Declined), Univ of Nevada Reno (not selected after interview)

 

Denied: 2 (LLU, Sullivan)

Withdrew Application: 2 (UND, Heritage)

Pending: 0

Waitlisted: 0

Application cycle 1st

 

Accepted: University of Utah #1 Choice!!!!!

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Undergrad education: UNC Charlotte 2017’

Overall GPA: 3.35

Science GPA: 3.67

first GRE: 298 w:3

second GRE: 316 w:3

Experience: internship in cardio rehab ~ 330 hrs(some schools considered this as healthcare/ some considered as patient care experience) lab technician ~1000 hr

volunteer: hospice 100 hr; hospital 75 hr

extracurricular: TA in labs during undergrad. 
 

Applied 5: Wake forest, High Point, Wingate, Gardner Webb, Pfeiffer 

Denied: Wake Forest

Never heard back from high point after initial confirmation of application receipt. 

Interview(3): Gardner Webb(9/30/19), Wingate(10/01/19), Pfeiffer(10/25/19)

Waitlisted(2): Gardner Webb(10/4/19), Wingate(10/5/19). 
Accepted(2): Pfeiffer(11/16/19), Gardner Webb(12/5/19)
Withdrew(2):Wingate(12/15), Gardner Webb(12/7/19)


 

Going to Pfeiffer! Good luck to all applicants!! 

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I can't believe I am finally able to post here!

Undergrad: Cal State Long Beach, B.A. Human Development

CASPA Cumulative GPA: 3.34
(didn't do well freshman year 1.7 GPA, last 60 3.7 GPA)

CASPA Science GPA: 3.41
Age: 24
GRE: V152 (56%), Q151 (42%), W5.0 (92%)

PCE:
Surgical Device Sales Rep - 120 hours
MA in orthopedic office - 450 hours
MA in multi-specialty clinic, rotated between 30+ practitioners - 1400 hours 

Surgical Assistant in plastic surgery office - 1450 hours
Internship for MA certification in cardiologist office - 240 hours

Volunteer/Leadership:
Hospice Volunteer Coordinator - 100 hours
Alumni Mentor - 40 hours
Executive Intern at Non-profit working with at-risk youth - 96 hours
Soup Kitchen Volunteer - 80 hours
Recreational Volunteer at Senior Center - 270 hours

3-week volunteer/study abroad in S. Africa working with students and orphans throughout the underserved townships

Awards:
Departmental Student of the Month 
Departmental Honors (3.5+ GPA in major)
President's List & Dean's List

LOR: 1 PA, 1 Surgeon, 1 Professor

Shadowing: 
Orthopedic PA - 30 hours
Orthopedic Surgeon - 40 hours
Aesthetic PA - 20 hours
Family Practice PA - 20 hours


Applying to: 18 SCHOOLS!!!

Interview invites: SCUHS, Loma Linda, Touro U. CA, MEDEX
Denied: withdrew all interviews except Loma Linda
Withdrawn Application: SCUHS, Touro U. CA, MEDEX
Waitlisted: none
Accepted/Attending: Loma Linda!!!

Attempt: Second

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Hey guys this post gave me hope when I was applying so I’d like to give you guys hope. I also made a YouTube Channel to give advice for others. Camthepas

 

https://youtu.be/uTiLU-CY2f4

 

 

Undergrad Ed School: University of west Florida 

 

Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.2

Science Undergrad. GPA: 2.9

post bach 13 credits pre reqs: 3.3

Science Graduate GPA: 3.0

Age at application time :25

 

1st GRE: 284

 

 

Direct Patient Care : 2000

 

Extracurricular/Research Activities: Haitian student organization, college football, research on plants with antimicrobial properties 

 

Schools Applied: 21

 

 

Application Submitted Date: August 

 

 

Interview Invites: 2 UMES, Franklin pierce

 

Denied:19

 

Withdrew Application: 0

 

Waitlisted:0

 

Accepted: 1 UMES

Haven’t heard back from Franklin pierce yet

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