Good afternoon y'all and Happy New Year! My name is Austin and I am 27 years old. I am a firefighter/paramedic in Texas. I have always been interested in healthcare and helping people, so I thought a good start would be to acquire my EMT certification, and immediately became hooked. So I got hired on with a fire department and obtained my paramedic certification. But I want to continue to expand in the medical field and emergency medicine. I have about 3 years in EMS experience. The only real college experience I have is with my EMT, pre-requisite A&P, and Paramedic. So I know I am probably not off to a good start there and might be getting ahead of myself. But I am very eager to begin on the path to accomplish becoming a PA. So my question is, what exactly are the pre-requisites to becoming a PA? This portion of education and schooling, I am not familiar with at all. I don't really know where to begin. So any help would be greatly appreciated and I would love to talk with you about any advice and guidance you can offer! Thank you again and I hope you all have a fantastic 2020!
Good luck to everyone applying this cycle 🙂
Only applied to The University of New Mexico
Registered Vascular Technologist with ARDMS - 5,000 Patient care hours
Bachelor of University Studies, May 2013: University of New Mexico ;
Associate of Science in Vascular Sonography, August 2015: Jackson College
5000 Volunteer Hours - Be The Match Foundation, F.L.A.G Japanese Exchange Host family for a year, Saint Baldrick's Foundation, United Blood Services....
Post Baccalaureate Science 3.4
3 Extra Highly recommended courses
6 Publications relating to Volunteer Work as Mrs. New Mexico
3 Publications relating to professional Movie work
5 International Experience ( South Korea ( currently living), Japan, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam
I was wondering which GPA schools use during the admissions process. Undergrad, my CASPA calculated cumulative is 2.21 (i know, i know...) im currently in a masters in biology for health professions program and after two semesters my GPA is 3.42.
using the CASPA GPA calculator spreadsheet, my cumulative with undergrad and grad is 2.4. which means i have to pick the correct schools in terms of GPA requirements etc. My question is will schools use only the CASPA cGPA to see if you meet the GPA requirement listed for their program? Do they look at sGPA moreso than cGPA? Do they take into account the 3.42 in graduate science courses regardless, or do I have to apply only to schools with the low GPA requirements OR the ones looking at most recent 40/60 credit hours?