happygal314 Posted August 4, 2017 Share Posted August 4, 2017 Hello everyone, after lots of self analysis and online research I'm coming to the conclusion that PA is the perfect career for me. I graduated from college this Spring with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. My overall GPA was 3.42 and my science around 3.2. I have lots of experience in leadership, volunteering, research and have a pretty good resume. I'm lacking all the patient contact hours, unfortunately. Right now I'm trying to secure a job being a research & grants coordinator at my university's free clinic that is associated with the medical school. I need a job and it seems like an amazing opportunity. I'm willing to dedicate the next 2 years getting my hours and improving my GPA while I work. I'm not in a rush and I really think I'll enjoy this job. My question- can I take community college courses to improve my GPA? I don't have a cent to my name currently and can't afford classes at my university. I later plan to get my CNA certification and see how I can balance that and the job I'm trying to get now. For the PA program at my university, they count research coordinators as 1/2 credit for patient contact hours. Not sure what that means exactly. How bad is my GPA for PA school? I'm in Florida and would not be happy moving to another state so the goal is to get into a school here. Thank you, any advise is appreciated! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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