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Hello everyone! I didn't see a post for this year's cycle so I'm super excited to start it. I"m very nervous about applying. Last year I only applied to about 3 schools because I didn't take the GRE. 

My undergrad GPA is very low so I'm stepping out on faith here, but my science gpa, postbacc gpa, and graduate gpa are all at least 3.0. 

Here are my hours: (I tried to overcompensate to offset the low GPA)

PCE: 8,000+ hrs as a Clinical research coordinator and PT aide

Research: 1,720 hrs

Extracurricular: 1,327 hrs 

Volunteer: 686 hrs (including Guatemala medical mission trip)

Shadowing: 100 hrs (dermatology, oncology, hematology, orthopedics, emergency medicine, internal medicine, thoracic surgery, and otolaryngology)

Leadership: 41 hrs

Teaching: 6 hrs

Good luck to everyone!!!!!!!! 

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After reading a lot of these comments I think it is not best to include stat sharing. This is a largely holistic school. Everyone's backgrounds are different. I personally have an interview lined up w

Just got an interview invite earlier today! 5/24 - application verified and confirmed. 6/21 - Received email stating my application was being held for further review 6/29 - Received Int

Omg omg omg!!! Just checked my email and received an interview inviiiiiteeeeee !! 🤩

On 4/29/2021 at 10:28 AM, MedIsLifePA said:

Hello everyone! I didn't see a post for this year's cycle so I'm super excited to start it. I"m very nervous about applying. Last year I only applied to about 3 schools because I didn't take the GRE. 

My undergrad GPA is very low so I'm stepping out on faith here, but my science gpa, postbacc gpa, and graduate gpa are all at least 3.0. 

Here are my hours: (I tried to overcompensate to offset the low GPA)

PCE: 8,000+ hrs as a Clinical research coordinator and PT aide

Research: 1,720 hrs

Extracurricular: 1,327 hrs 

Volunteer: 686 hrs (including Guatemala medical mission trip)

Shadowing: 100 hrs (dermatology, oncology, hematology, orthopedics, emergency medicine, internal medicine, thoracic surgery, and otolaryngology)

Leadership: 41 hrs

Teaching: 6 hrs

Good luck to everyone!!!!!!!! 

I just submitted my application to CASPA and nervous as well (first time applicant)! Your stats look very strong! Best of luck 🙂

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On 5/2/2021 at 9:54 PM, mmvancil7 said:

I just submitted my application to CASPA and nervous as well (first time applicant)! Your stats look very strong! Best of luck 🙂

Thanks! It's definitely nerve-wrecking

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Just Applied (5/22/21)

 

Applicant Profile

 

Personal Profile:

Sex: Male

Age: 27

State of Residence: MS (underserved/rural county)

 

Academic:

cGPA: 3.50

sGPA: 3.56

Post-bac cGPA (57 credit hours): 3.66

Post-bac sGPA (46 credit hours): 3.73

***Post-bac performed working full-time, and my wife and I had our baby at the beginning of it all.

 

Supporting Info:

PCE: ~1,500hrs (ER tech)

HCE: ~4,500hrs (patient transport)

Other relevant work experience: 2 years as a personal trainer

LOR’s: 5 total (1 PA, 1 physician mentor, 3 professors)

Shadowing: 60hrs PA (cardiology, psychiatry), 100+hrs physician (family medicine, internal medicine, pediatric, orthopedic, ER)

Volunteer: ~200hrs (online crisis counselor)

Leadership: 200hrs (president of American Medical Student Association, local chapter)

Research: 150hrs (community-based research and outreach)

Teaching Experience: ~50-60hrs (tutor for a semester)

I will keep this updated with any notices of verification, interview, acceptances, etc. 

 

Good luck to everyone!

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Submitted yesterday (5/27), verified this morning(5/28)

I'm a non-traditional, first time applicant for RFU. I've also received the email stating that they have received the app. This program seems amazing!

Good luck all!

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10 minutes ago, sonson said:

Received interview invite may 4th for Aug 20th at 11am via zoom.

I had the choice between Aug 20th and Sept 17th. 

That is amazing!!! Congratulations 🥳 Did they call or email you?

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On 6/6/2021 at 3:51 PM, FuturePA1223 said:

When did you apply?

Verified May 3rd, Initial confirmation email May 20th, submitted payment May 20th, Got email that entire file completed and under review May 26th.

 
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On 6/6/2021 at 11:54 AM, karlag145 said:

Do you mind sharing your stats?

Sure!

GPA: 4.0 across undergrad (B.S. Biology) , post-bacc and master’s degree (M.S. Cell Biology)

MCAT: 512

PCE: 2000+ Dermatology MA

HCE: 600 Clinical research/hospital internships

Shadowing: 46 PA + 160 MD

LOR: 1 PA, 1 MD, 1 Professor, 1 manager of PCE

Volunteer: 300+ crisis counselor, red cross, charity drives

Leadership: 450+ AED/Pre-med club co-founder and president, peer mentoring

Research: 1200+ undergrad and grad lab assistant, with poster presentations at conferences

Teaching Experience: 50 Peer tutoring

Other: 1,000 (STEM student outreach coordinator, clubs, organizations, student boards)

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On 5/28/2021 at 12:17 PM, MDalpias said:

Submitted yesterday (5/27), verified this morning(5/28)

I'm a non-traditional, first time applicant for RFU. I've also received the email stating that they have received the app. This program seems amazing!

Good luck all!

Goodluck! May I ask what your stats are ? 

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