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Hello!

Finally finished up my pre-reqs and so I am thinking about applying as early as possible for the next cycle! I am little confused about when to apply, although the consensus from other forums seem to be April of 2018?

I am mostly worried about my GRE score and I am debating on if I should retake it for the sake of getting a higher percentile. I am also afraid because I have no PA shadowing although I have worked briefly with one before. I do not know how much this will hurt my application. I also do not know if I need to take more courses. I research all the schools I am interested in, and made sure to meet all the pre-reqs but will doing the bare minimum hurt me?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! I am super anxious lol!

A brief background on my stats:

Pre-reqs:
Nutrition: A
Medical Terminology: A
Statistics: A
Psychology: A
Bio I: A
Genetics: A
Microbiology: A
Chem I: A
Orgo: B
A+P 1: B
A+P 2: B 

GRE:
Verbal: 157 (76th percentile)
Quantitative: 152 (47th percentile)
Analytical Writing: 4.0 (60th percentile)
**Didnt study at all so I think I can get this score up if I did**


HCE:
Medical Assistant at Urgent Care: 2 yrs (full time)
Medical Assistant at Primary Care: 3 months (full time)
Clinical Research Associate: 1 yr (part-time)
**I worked like 7 days a week doing both MA and CRA positions almost every week except the last few months***

Volunteer:
Case Manager and Disaster Relief Responder for the Red Cross: November 2017- May 2017 
 

Certifications:
Basic Life Support, Mental Health First Aid, Opioid Overdose Responder 

LOR:
Commitment obtained from an MD, and two NPs.

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Your pre-req stats look great and your HCE is on par with the average matriculated PA student. What is your cumulative and science GPA?

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I think your stats are looking good! Quantitative GRE is a little low but combined you have >300 which is okay.  Would definitely recommend shadowing a PA to make sure it is the career you want and to round out your application. A letter of recommendation from the PA you shadow can also be beneficial. 

You have plenty of time because CASPA doesn’t open until the end of April. 

Good luck! 

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