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Hello,

Would it be bad to put that I was a member of a "pre-medical" professional fraternity on my memberships in the application? I'm obviously concerned they'll question my motives, since I'm also using an MCAT score. I've just decided that I prefer the PA profession over MD/DO after my experiences shadowing and working in the hospital.

 

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What will make your intentions clear is your personal statement and the answers you give in your interviews. First, be sure your PS shows you want to be a PA and not just any type of medical provider. Next, you will likely be asked why you want to a PA over an MD or NP in an interview. Telling an adcom you have shadowed both and like PA for whatever reasons will assure them of your motives.

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