pabound2016 Posted October 24, 2015 Share Posted October 24, 2015 Hi everyone, This is my first time in the forums. I would really like to gain a feeling if I am on the right track towards applying for my top choice PA programs. I am currently a senior and I plan on taking a gap year to hopefully gain more HCE and shadowing opportunities. I will have 1000 hrs working as a CNA by the time I graduate, but I still want to take a gap year to mature myself in the healthcare field. I plan on taking the GRE most likely after graduating. I want to give myself a lot of time to prepare for it and to hopefully take it once with a stellar score. Below are some information I anticipate including in my applications by time I apply. I'd appreciate any comments or suggestions in how to strengthen myself as an applicant. Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel HillB.S. Biology and Minor in Chemistry cGPA: 3.66 sGPA: 3.56 Most recent 60 credit hours cGPA: 3.97 (anticipated; I had a huge jump in GPA during my last two years of college) Age: 23 (by the time I apply)GRE: Not completed (but hopefully I'll earn a high score with a lot of preparation)Healthcare Experience:~2800 hrs as a CNA (anticipated by the time I apply) Shadowing: I plan to do about 50 hrs (suggestions?) Research Experience: 2.5 yrs of research working with plants and their interactions with various soil microbes (Not sure if this really helps) Volunteer Experience:200 hours Hospital volunteer at high school (not sure to whether I should include this??)200 hours Hospital volunteer during college500 hours volunteering at a soup kitchen (anticipated by the time I apply)various one-time commitment volunteer opportunities that organizations I am affiliated with have done togetherCommon Prerequisite Course Grades:Gen Chem I: AGen CHem II: B- (lab: B+)Orgo 1: B+Orgo 2: B (lab: A)Biochemistry (with lab): AMicrobiology (with lab): A-Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab): A Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab): AStatistics: A General Psychology: AGenetics: C (Taken freshmen year. I've taken a higher level genetics course and got an A on it. I'm not sure how much that would help)Medical Terminology: A (Anticipated) Programs I plan on applying to:Duke Yale Cornell UNCCampbellWake ForestUC DavisBoston UniversityTuftsI know I included a good number of top programs, but I still want to try and work hard to see if I can make it. I will probably add a few more that are closer to my reach. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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