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Hi all, 

I've looked throughout different sites on Google, but I was unable to find this answer. 

I completed corps school where I received credit for medical terminology through the American Council on Education (I guess this is the same as what is on the JSTs). My question is that my school where I am completing my undergrad recognizes the course as their medical terminology and sees it as a transfer credit i.e. HCM 350. 

Am I able to use either of these as far as course fulfillment on CASPA? Thank you for any advice on this topic as I am unsure of whether I need to take this course or not. 

 I also reached out to a school that I applied to where they told me that as long as the course is on a transcript, I would be  fine. 

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19 hours ago, kpowell said:

Hi all, 

I've looked throughout different sites on Google, but I was unable to find this answer. 

I completed corps school where I received credit for medical terminology through the American Council on Education (I guess this is the same as what is on the JSTs). My question is that my school where I am completing my undergrad recognizes the course as their medical terminology and sees it as a transfer credit i.e. HCM 350. 

Am I able to use either of these as far as course fulfillment on CASPA? Thank you for any advice on this topic as I am unsure of whether I need to take this course or not. 

 I also reached out to a school that I applied to where they told me that as long as the course is on a transcript, I would be  fine. 

Nice!  None of my Corps School or Military credit transferred to my undergrad.  

Is medical terminology  a prereq for a PA school you are applying to?  If it is, I believe as long as your undergrad lists it as transfer credit and your PA program(s) accepts it (whether as a prereq or just extra coursework), you should be fine.  Like I said none of military credit transferred so I can't speak too confidently on this subject.  At the very least, its coursework that you should include in CASPA. 

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As long as it appears on an official transcript then it should be ok, for MedTerm anyway. Most of my prereqs were my undergrad degree but I also used almost 10 year old MedTerm from EMT school. No program I applied to and received an interview at (no program at all, just to make that abundantly clear) asked about MedTerm. I think it is one of the least critiqued prereqs. I was asked for some syllabi for other classes, and told flat out that my EMT A&P would not be accepted (had to take it again postbacc). But no one ever mentioned MedTerm.

I would say go for it, if it becomes an issue, take it in the fall at a CC (I was accepted to a program with A&P still in progress) so it shouldn't be a big deal.

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On 7/16/2018 at 3:24 PM, kpowell said:

Hi all, 

I've looked throughout different sites on Google, but I was unable to find this answer. 

I completed corps school where I received credit for medical terminology through the American Council on Education (I guess this is the same as what is on the JSTs). My question is that my school where I am completing my undergrad recognizes the course as their medical terminology and sees it as a transfer credit i.e. HCM 350. 

Am I able to use either of these as far as course fulfillment on CASPA? Thank you for any advice on this topic as I am unsure of whether I need to take this course or not. 

 I also reached out to a school that I applied to where they told me that as long as the course is on a transcript, I would be  fine. 

Greeting,

Prior HM2(AW), current 4NO (Medic) in the AF Reserves now. I only had one school that had an issue with using my med term credit from Corps School. University of Florida flat out said NO, military credits dont count even though it is accredited. I directly contacted the school and verified that it is acceptable or not and sent the SMART transcript. Most of the school I contacted said it was acceptable. Best thing to do is ask. Good Luck

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CASPA probably won't take it if its just ACE (American Council on Education) credit as those aren't really credits but credit reccomendations, similar to getting a 4 on a AP exam. ACE is saying, "if a college is willing to give you credits for this, we advise they give you 3 credits." If one of your schools actually gave you the credit for that recommendation and its on that school's transcript, CASPA should take it as college credit from that school.

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