I went to a school my freshman year and did terribly, changed my major a couple of times and later transferred.
HCE: 6,000 + hrs (Nurse Assistant)
Shadowing: 0 (in progress)
Several leadership positions
Some volunteering (10 hrs. Still in progress)
I will be moving to Chicago at the end of May. I was wondering if anyone had any connections or knew of any job postings that would count towards HCE hours for school (MA, scribe, etc.). I currently work as a medical scribe, but if anyone knows maybe some MA jobs that don’t require experience and will train.
So I got a degree in Psychology & Behavioral Science with a minor in biology but didn't take a couple of my behavioral science classes seriously after choosing to go into the medical field and earned two Ds. In an attempt to improve my GPA I decided to try and be superman in my last semester and took 21 units while working full time, including the 6 that I was attempting to make up. I realized a little bit too late in the semester that I wasn't going to be able to keep up with those two make up while trying to juggle everything else and ended up missing the withdrawal date. I received F's for these two classes. I want to know if this will completely blow my chances of getting into PA school. I have an overall GPA of 3.35 (not counting the two F's), a science GPA of 3.49, & a pre-req GPA (depending on the program) of 3.65-3.70. Do I still have a chance?
I'm looking for some feedback on the quality of my direct patient-care hours. I work as a phlebotomist/medical screener at a blood donation center. I check-in donors, take their vitals (temp, bp, pulse), do dermal punctures, and set them up at the plasmapheresis machine and monitor their well-being during the donation.
I am worried that this kind of patient care ranks pretty low because I am not in a hospital setting and donors have to be inherently healthy for the procedure.
Do you guys think this is good enough to apply next year or should I look for a different job?
I will have plenty of volunteer hours in hospitals, shadowing, medical mission and a good GPA (3.8).