Pwinslow Posted January 9, 2013 Share Posted January 9, 2013 Hello, I recently turned 22 years old, and currently am a senior in college. I am going to be graduating with a bachelors degree in health and wellness, my current GPA is a 3.1. Let me give you a little bit of background on my college history: I came into college not having an idea what I wanted to pursue, so I chose business administration. I was very irresponsible my first semester (poor time management, partied ALOT) and recieved a 1.6, something I was very embarrassed about. Pretty much after that my grades have been solid. Along the way, I began to lose interest in business, to me its extremely bland, unrewarding, and what I was learning was very uninteresting. At the time I also had become a health freak, I was addicted to working out and eating healthy. These two events caused me to switch to a health major. While I have enjoyed learning about exercise science and nutrition, one class has really caught my attention: Anatomy and Physiology. Tough course, but I managed to come out with a B+. It has motivated me to look into being a PA as a career. I'm afraid the careers I could get with my upcoming degree will not satisfy me, and I view being a medical professional as both immensely admirable, respectful, and a lifelong career. A PA walks into work everyday knowing his actions will benefit the wellness of his patients. Now here are some factors that don't help my case: I have no HCE experience. My solution to this is to get certified as an EMT and work ASAP, and to volunteer at a hospital (not HCE but still is valuable). I'm open to other quick ways of gaining HCE. Besides A&P, none of my science pre-reqs are fulfilled. I actually see this as a neutral factor, it means I start with a clean slate, and don't have to retake any courses. So basically my plan is to finish my bachelors, and start taking all the classes I need at my community college. Hopefully by then I'll be an EMT-b, so in a year and a half, I'll have compiled a decent amount of HCE hours, and have satisfied my admission pre-reqs. I know the science classes are difficult, but at home I really don't have much of a social life, so all my time will be committed to school, which is the opposite of my great social life in college, where I usually binge drink Thurs-Sat. If I manage to pull A's in these courses, I believe my GPA will be acceptable. To summarize, this is the first career that I have looked this in-depth to, and that fact does nothing but excite me. Would love to hear your opinions. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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