CASPA is now open and the Bryant University Physician Assistant Program is accepting applications for the class of 2021! Many former and current students frequent this forum and would be happy to answer any questions you have about the program. Follow 'Bryant University PA Program' on Facebook for a peak at upcoming events, fundraisers, community involvement, and the current didactic and clinical class experiences.
Original Bachelor's from a top 10 university in Economics/Theatre -- GPA: 3.4
Then spent several years as an actor & decided I needed to do something more tangible, so age at time of application this round will be 27/28.
Currently finishing second year of science pre-reqs (Bio, Chem, Orgo, Cell Bio, Organic Chem, Biochem, A&P, Microbio, Genetics) -- GPA: 3.97 (A's in everything except a lab or two)
GRE Verbal: 169 (99%) GRE Quant: 162 (82%) AW: 4.5 (82%)
Here comes the problem... HC-related experience: 1800 hours as radiology department admin for a hospital Volunteer: Patient Transport/other - 100 hours Paid, Hands-on Patient care experience: currently 0 hours, but planning to gain FT employment as either a CNA or scribe beginning in June/July. I would estimate that I would accrue ~500 hours by September, the application deadline of many schools. Shadowing: I am having trouble finding a PA to shadow in CNY, but plan to do so ASAP.
Considering the following schools: U. Colorado, Baylor COM, UNTHSC-Fort Worth, UT-Southwestern, Idaho State, University of Florida, Yale (dual MPH!), Midwestern University in AZ, & University of Boston
I'd appreciate any general advice and am specifically interested in knowing about any programs that may prefer high academic achievement and overlook low HCE. Will high GRE help offset this low HCE?
Hey guys, I applied for the 2014-2015 cycle that just opened up. Has anyone else applied? I've been reading on previous threads and looks like we have quite a bit of waiting to do until we hear anything. Maybe we can keep each other company during this long nerve-racking adventure. Goodluck everyone!