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Hi everyone,

Looking to get a jump start on the 2019-2020 cycle conversation.  Specifically folks who will be applying to North Carolina PA schools next cycle.  Any advice from members that are accepted or are currently in school at Wake Forest, Duke, Chapel Hill or ECU.  I will be applying to these four schools in the upcoming cycle.  Any advice or areas for improvement?  

  • I am a post-bac student
  • Critical care nurse and have been nursing for 4 1/2 years.  I have only done ER and Critical care nursing at WakeMed ER, Mount Sinai (NYC) ER, and Wake Forest Baptist Medical ICU in Winston-Salem.  I was an Emergency Tech (NA) for two years during nursing school.
  • I am an ACLS instructor 
  • BLS/ACLS/TNCC certifications.  
  • GRE 309 (verbal 156, quant 153, 4.0 writing). 
  • ~7000 hours patient contact
  • 4.0 post-bac which is all of the pre-requisites except microbiology.  (I think this will come out to a  3.9 in CASPA...I have an A- in a class..but..) Took some upper level biochem, medical anthropology...
  • 3.6 previous sGPA and overall GPA 3.5-3.6. 
  • Volunteer at a community clinic for underserved/uninsured population 
  • Volunteer at a boxing facility for Parkinson's patients
  • Shadowing PAs in ICU and Surgery 

Look forward to talking with all of you!  Thanks for any advice!  Hope I'm not the only nervous body around! 

Lauren

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