I know this question gets asked plenty of times within these forums, I just would like to know if I a competitive for this upcoming cycle.
23. Hispanic Male.
Science GPA: 3.2
Respiratory Therapy GPA: 4.0
Volunteer hours: 1000
Letters of recommendation: All which are very strong.
-Two from physicians that I currently work closely with
-A letter from my Director from my respiratory therapy program
-A letter from a science course professor.
I currently have around 1,200 hours working as a respiratory therapist along with about 800 hours working as a medical assistant while I was enrolled within the respiratory therapy program. I would like to attend programs that do not require the GRE in which I researched and found about 80 that do not require the exam. But I am not opposed to studying for it if that will make myself a more competitive applicant.
Hello, hello, I am very excited! I've interviewed with 4 programs and been accepted into 3 so far! This is a huge accomplishment, especially because my confidence was pretty low until October. I have not yet heard back from my top choice in NYC, but my back-up program is just as good as my top choice (actually, it's better, but I like the location of my top choice more for clinicals).
All of this being said, I'm really not sure what I need to start purchasing now or soon.
Are there materials that any PA students or PA's feel were helpful when they started PA school? Any absolute necessities or things you couldn't live without?
I Pre-Pa majoring in cell and molecular biology. My school offers an online course in medical terminology over the summer and I'm considering taking it (the course is not required for my degree). In your experience, is this a useful course and is it worth taking?
Thank you for any advice!
Hey everyone, I'm currently a junior finishing up my B.S in Bio & Neuroscience and applying next cycle for Pa schools. When I first started college I had a very tough time transitioning from high school due to a plethora of medical problems and undiagnosed ADHD. My grades weren't the best and I had a few F's and W's. I took off several years and became a certified Pharmacy Tech to save money in paying off some loans. My current overall GPA is 3.5ish, however I'm a bit concerned with my transcripts from my early years in college. I just feel like no matter what I do I'll never be a competitive applicant due to some prior circumstances out of my control.
Does anyone know how much Pa schools (on average) emphasize the upward trend? I have 3000+ hours of PCE with years of HCE & other outside volunteer work in addition to my transcripts.
I'm feeling pretty discouraged so any help would be appreciated, thank you 🙂