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Getting in to PA School

Discussion in 'Clinicians [ RN / NP / PA ]' started by healthcarejunkie, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. healthcarejunkie


    Oct 1, 2014
    Not completely sure how this site works yet so I'm sorry if I'm going about this the wrong way but I just wanted to ask what my chances were of getting into PA school. I am currently a Junior at Michigan State University. I am studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/Pre-Health Professions. I have a 3.72 GPA with a science GPA of somewhere around a 3.68. I am certified as a nurse aide as well as in phlebotomy. I currently work in a Cardiothoracic ICU as a PCT. I also have minimal experience in cath lab. I will have a little over 500 patient contact hours when I plan to apply in the spring, however I will have well over 1,000 at the point of matriculation, were I accepted into a program. I have shadowed two PA's however have failed to keep in great contact with either of them. I also have around 50 hours of documented community service at a local elementary school. I guess my question is what are my chances and also what can/should I do to bolster my resume? Thanks you all for your time.
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  3. d2305

    d2305 SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

    May 10, 2013
    Pensacola FL
    Sounds strong to me except for experience. Apply to a school that doesn't require extensive experience.
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  4. primadonna22274

    primadonna22274 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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