L2014 Posted December 2, 2015 Share Posted December 2, 2015 Hey all, I have applied this cycle and sent out quite a few applications. I've received a few rejections outright, an interview that turned into wait list, and still have not heard back from a handful of schools. Now that it's December I am formulating my plan for the worst case scenario of re-applying next cycle. Here are my stats: Overall GPA: 3.36 Science: 2.84 Experiences: ~1,000 hours working as a scribe in the ER ~1,500 hours working as a Registered Pharmacy Technician ~150 hours volunteering at a clinic (triage, vital signs, assisting provider, etc) ~250 hours shadowing (primary care PA, NP, orthopedic PA) I know that the majority of my patient experiences are not the most hands-on, but most of the schools I applied to count the scribe hours as direct experience. At this point I think my science GPA is holding me back the most. I am planning on taking Organic 2 with Lab in the Spring, but this is at a community college and the selection of classes that I have not taken is very slim. Would it raise a red flag to admissions committees if I were to take a 2000 or even 1000 level science class such as Nutrition or Human/Reproductive Inheritance in order to boost my science GPA over the 3.0 threshold?? Additionally, should I plan to obtain better patient care experience by getting my CNA license. I previously had my license and applied to several positions over the course of a year without success as I did not have any previous experience in the health care field. Any advice is appreciated! Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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