chunky521 Posted January 24, 2013 Share Posted January 24, 2013 Hello all! First time poster here. Several months ago, I thought about pursuing a career as a PA. Since then, I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. I feel I can be a strong candidate in some areas but lacking in others. Brief Review: - Undergraduate: 2.75 gpa at Rutgers BS in Biology (improvements during my 4th and 5th year) - Graduate: 3.75 gpa at UMDNJ MS in Physiology - GRE 1250 - Soon to be published research paper as a first author in a peer reviewed journal. - A years worth(2x a week) of volunteering at an Environmental Science lab during undergrad. - Very little HCE. Will be more by the time I apply. - About 30 hours worth of PA shadowing in the last month. Will be more by the time I apply. I feel my undergraduate GPA is what's bringing me down the most. I've been desperately looking for any shadowing and volunteering opportunities, and HCE I can fill up in a matter of time. However, my grades will stay the same. I am looking to apply to UMDNJ, Seton Hall, and maybe Touro this May or June. 1) Is my graduate GPA high enough for them to overlook my terrible undergraduate work? 2) I'm trying to become a Clinical Information Manager(Medical scribe) because it does not require any licencing like other HCE positions do. Are there any other HCE positions I should be looking for? 3) How much weight do good recommendation letters have? I can get one from the chair of my department, and a current medical school professor. I won't give up trying to become a PA. Thanks for your time! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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