I will be applying to schools this cycle and I am beyond excited and nervous.
I just wanted to create this group to share our progress so far and where we're at in terms of application timeline.
Feel free to share your experiences, thoughts and any questions.
Let's help eachother out! Goodluck everyone 🙂
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I am seeking advice for a friend who unfortunately has waited until her last elligible year (year 6) and month (Dec) it seems to take her 1st PANRE. She seems to be under the impression that if she does not pass on this one attempt, she will have to return to PA school...therefore losing current position in an ICU since shell no longer have the -C. ( I don't believe our state of residence allows PAs to work without it). When researching the NCCPA and even this board I don't see any information about what would happen in a situation like this. I don't doubt that shell pass as she was towards the top of the class and typically does well on exams...but I also find it interesting that theres no info on this anywhere. Does anyone know?
I wanted to thank you in advance for any advice that will be given on this topic. I will be applying for the second time in April 2019 and I am kind of caught up as to where I should apply. My first time applying, I went more of a geographic approach (I applied to places I would like to live) while also considering how I compared to the previous classes. Out of 13 schools, I had 1 interview and I was waitlisted at that school.
I have been doing extensive research on school statistics and although I meet all minimum criteria and seem to be average for most schools, I fear that where I apply will be the wrong choices (I was pretty surprised at my lack of interviews). Did any of you have a system to narrow down where you wanted to apply? How do you pick schools that are the most likely to offer you an interview?
Science GPA: 3.44
Direct Patient Care Hours: 2,150 (Phlebotomist, Medical Assistant)
Indirect Patient Care Hours: 6,750 (Emergency Room Medical Scribe, x3 years)
Volunteer Hours: 350 (Free Medical Clinic)
Shadowing Hours: 80; Orthopedics, Trauma, ER, Internal Medicine
GRE: 308; W 4.5
Undergraduate Science Courses: Immunology, Genetics, BioChem, A&P, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Microbiology.
Other application boosters: From a rural area, 1st generation college graduate, both parents deceased when I was 16.