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Acceptance to PA school with a less then 3.0 GPA?


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There is a TON of info on this. Use the search function.

 

Short answer: If you have less than a 3.0 it is possible. HOWEVER, you need to have years (decade+) of high-yield HCE (Medic, Critical care RN, etc...) and a solid track record of post-bacc academic excellence while completing pre-reqs or repeating coursework.

 

If you are fresh out of undergrad with so-so grades and wish to be in medicine, better to absolutely house the MCAT and apply to med school (including off-shore options). You have a better shot of getting in going that route.

 

Good stuff in here:

http://www.physicianassistantforum.com/forums/showthread.php/23754-Don-t-give-up!-I-got-into-PA-school-w-bad-stats!

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There is a TON of info on this. Use the search function.

 

Short answer: If you have less than a 3.0 it is possible. HOWEVER, you need to have years (decade+) of high-yield HCE (Medic, Critical care RN, etc...) and a solid track record of post-bacc academic excellence while completing pre-reqs or repeating coursework.

 

If you are fresh out of undergrad with so-so grades and wish to be in medicine, better to absolutely house the MCAT and apply to med school (including off-shore options). You have a better shot of getting in going that route.

 

Good stuff in here:

http://www.physicianassistantforum.com/forums/showthread.php/23754-Don-t-give-up!-I-got-into-PA-school-w-bad-stats!

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You might also ask the program if they use a "wholistic" approach to admissions. There has been a lot of talk over the past two years at PAEA meetings surrounding this method. The programs that do practice this approach would tend to be in line with what MedicMovingOn is talking about.

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You might also ask the program if they use a "wholistic" approach to admissions. There has been a lot of talk over the past two years at PAEA meetings surrounding this method. The programs that do practice this approach would tend to be in line with what MedicMovingOn is talking about.

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