pa16 Posted February 13, 2012 Share Posted February 13, 2012 Hey everyone, I needed some advice/input from other people. I graduated in '09 with a BS in Biology. Unfortunately, I did not do well in school. I ended up graduating with a overall gpa of 2.37. After graduating, I decided that I wanted to become a PA. I knew that my gpa would close many doors. I decided to try and dig myself out of the hole that I had created. I decided to take courses. It was not financially possible for me to go back to a university and take courses, so i enrolled into a community college. I took 75 credits of classes (many of them science classes) and got a 3.91 gpa. I know that this doesn't carry the same weight as taking courses at a university, but it is an effort to show people that I grew up. I managed to save up and I'm currently taking a biochem class at a university. I also have some work experience. During my undergrad, I worked in an ER, ICU, and heart station. After moving back home, I got hired as a full time ER tech and have been doing this since March of '10. I have also been volunteering at a local firehouse as a firefighter and EMT-B. I have also been doing this since March of '10. I have not taken the GRE's. I would like to apply for the upcoming cycle. Would I be a viable candidate for PA programs? Any suggestions on how I can improve my chances? Any schools that would give me a chance? So here are my stats: Undergrad: 147 credits // 2.37 GPA Community college: 75 credits // 3.91 GPA ICU Tech- 2 years per diem EKG tech- 1 year per diem Radiology transport- 1 year part time ER tech- 2 years Full time EMT- 2 years Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again and hope you all have a good day. :;-D: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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