I recently graduated with my Bachelor's in Biology last December 2017. PA was not always my only focus, so there are 4 pre-reqs for me to complete before applying (A&P being 2 of them). Upon researching programs, I've come across several dual degree programs but was wondering if they actually consider applicants that already have a degree? Anyone have experience with any of these programs or just any knowledge in general? My thought process is that the time/money I would spend taking pre-reqs/boosting my application for a traditional MS program could just be spent in one of these 5 year programs...or maybe that wouldn't be the best idea?
I work as a Physical Therapy Tech, so I've been attaining some PCH. My cum GPA is 3.2, while my sGPA is just over a 3.0, so I know those stats aren't the greatest. I scored a 312 on my GRE but will be trying again to boost my score.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
My name is Michael and I’m from CT. I am pretty passionate about becoming a PA, but I need some advice guys. Currently I have my AS degree in Radiologic Sciences and am a Registered Radiologic Technoglost (RT) I am working full time as a tech and about to be married in 2 months. I have been working full time for over 1 year and by the time I’m ready to apply it’ll be 2.5 years. (Is this good HCE?I do 12 lead EKGs everyday) Due to my living on my own and working, and trying to avoid loans, I decided to start to get my Bachelors Degree online in Radiology from a nationally accredited school (PIMA Medical Institute). GPA (currently 3.8) and just finished my pharmacology class in which I got a 97, so I’m defintely confident in my abilities. Once I am done with this Bachelors, I plan on taking two Bio’s with labs, a Microbio with a lab and two Chem’s wth labs at my local community college. I already took my A & P I and II with labs and got A’s in both). I will also take a genetics and a biochemistry class there as well. I have sent out dozens of emails to admins at various PA schools and some say they don’t care if my BSRS is from a national accreditation rather than regional as long as I have my bachelors. For example the (University of Bridgeport, Mercyhurst, MCPHS, SRU, AACC) However those big science courses of course shall be regional. I am 5 months into getting my bachelors and will be done with it in April of 2019. I attached a picture so you can see what my Bachelors Degree entails. Shall I continue on this road? I am feeling anxious ill be denied because my Bachelors is from a national accreditation rather than regional even though some don’t care. (most PA program admissions websites say bachelors degree from a “regionally accredited” while others say just say “accredited”) Should I start over somewhere else? I want to apply to a bunch of PA schools. My fiancé is willing to move anywhere she says for when that time comes. P.S - I am not sure if this is by any means relevant but I’ve done over 300+ hours volunteering at the local soup kitchen for the homeless. PLEASE any advice would be great! I hope I’m not screwed, it truly is my dream.
I haven't seen this thread covered yet on the site, but I wanted some insight on something if any of you guys could provide that for me. In correlation to the title of the thread, I have a question regarding minorities in the admission process. Quite simply, do they have a better chance of being accepted into PA school based on race, income level, etc. I know the obvious answer is yes, but once I did a little outside research, I have found that PA schools are less likely to accept these students in comparison to their white counterparts with less than steller GPA scores and other credentials , in stark contrast to Med School/Nursing programs etc. Why is this? And does anyone of color, or a minority have any experience with this?
I guess I'll get this started because I have a question!
Has anyone gotten to the section on the supplemental that asks about the other PA programs your applying to? Do you know why this information might be relevant? I haven't been asked this question by other schools!
Hello, fellow pre-PAs.
I have chosen human physiology as my undergrad with a minor in Spanish.
What do you think of this major in regards to applying for PA school?
Is anyone here pursuing the same degree?
My top program choice is the Oregon Health and Science University.
My goal is to become an Orthopedic surgery PA.
Any opinions or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance