GRE Requirements for Various PA Schools

GRE Requirements for Various PA Schools

Look No Further. Get Started Today. Call: 888-839-9997 e-mail: info@admissionshelpers.com 20 Minutes Free Consultation PA School GRE Requirements There are a number of factors that PA schools use to evaluate applicants. Most if not all schools look at an applicant’s grade point average and clinical experience. In addition, a large proportion of schools examine an applicant’s performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The good news for PA applicants is that the GRE is not required by every school. Applicants who do not have time to take the GRE prior to applying or those who are concerned about not performing well on this exam, have the option of applying to the various schools that do not require the test. We encourage applicants to get an early start on deciding whether they will be applying to programs that require the GRE or not, so they can begin preparing for the exam in a timely fashion. Beyond looking at whether a school requires the GRE or not, it is also advised that applicants review each school’s minimum GRE requirements and the average GRE score of admitted students. This information can help applicants assess how competitive they are for each program and whether they meet the minimum requirements of each program. Interestingly, some PA schools accept the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) instead of the GRE.  In addition, many programs want GRE scores that are no older than 5 years and some even want scores less than 3 years old.  If you are trying to figure out which schools are appropriate for you based on GRE requirements, the list below may be...
Minimum GPA Requirements for PA Schools

Minimum GPA Requirements for PA Schools

Get Started Today Call: 888-839-9997 e-mail: info@admissionshelpers.com 20 Minutes Free Consultation Getting into PA school with a low GPA There are many PA schools across the country and each one has its own requirements. One of the areas where many PA schools have a minimum standard is the GPA. This is a cause for concern among applicants who want to get into PA school with a low GPA. Of course, one of the best ways to overcome a low GPA is to take additional courses and to get good grades in these courses. But if this is not possible, an applicant with a low GPA should not be totally disheartened. There are PA programs with lower or less stringent minimum GPA requirements. Applicants to PA school should take the time to carefully research PA schools and find out each school’s minimum GPA requirements before applying. This way, individuals with low GPAs can ensure that they do not waste their time applying to a program that has strict minimum GPA requirements higher than their GPA. If you plan to apply to PA school but your GPA is low, try to find programs which have minimum GPA requirements lower than your GPA. If you find programs that have higher requirements than your GPA to which you are interested in applying, it may be worthwhile finding out whether these programs are lenient on their minimum GPA requirement. For example, some programs may not have an absolute minimum but a preferred minimum GPA. Other programs may take into account improvements, paying attention to the GPA in more recent academic courses (for example the...
Shadowing and Healthcare Experience Requirements for Various PA Schools

Shadowing and Healthcare Experience Requirements for Various PA Schools

Get Started Today Call: 888-839-9997 e-mail: info@admissionshelpers.com 20 Minutes Free Consultation PA School Shadowing and Direct Patient Care Experience Requirements Patient care experience and PA shadowing are two important components of a PA school application. Many PA schools require and others highly recommend  that applicants gain direct patient care experience and shadow a PA before applying or matriculating into PA school. By working in the healthcare setting in a capacity that involves interacting with patients,  applicants can gain a better understanding of what being a PA involves and make a more informed decision about entering this profession.  PA shadowing is also a great opportunity to learn more about the PA profession and confirm that you are interested in the PA field. The requirements for patient care experience and shadowing can vary greatly from school to school. It is a good idea for applicants to research the programs they are interested in and ensure they fulfill each school’s patient care and shadowing requirements. Some programs may not require any direct patient care experience while others require more than a thousand hours. Similarly, some programs would not consider an application complete if the applicant has not shadowed a PA while others would. When it comes to clinical experiences working with patients, CASPA categorizes these into two broad areas: patient care experience and healthcare experience. According to CASPA, patient care experience is a type of activity where the individual is directly involved in providing care for patients while healthcare experience is an activity in which you are interacting with patients but not responsible for their care. When completing the CASPA application, you...
Dentistry Post-Baccalaureate Programs Record Enhancer

Dentistry Post-Baccalaureate Programs Record Enhancer

Look No Further. Get Started Today. 888-839-9997 20 Minutes Free Consultation Record Enhancer Post-Baccalaureate Programs in Dentistry:  These post-baccalaureate programs are tailored towards applicants who have already taken the pre-requisite courses for dental school as part of their undergraduate education and are looking to take additional courses to improve their academic performance before applying to dental school. Record enhancer post-bacc programs are listed below in this section. To learn more about which post-bacc program is the ideal fit for you, contact us today at 1(888) 839 – 9997 or info@admissionshelpers.com for a free 20 minute consultation! Institution: California State University – Los Angeles Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program for Pre-Health Professionals Minimum GPA Required for Admission: 3.0 Success Rate: 48% are being admitted into medical schools (i.e. Western University, USC, UCLA, and UCIrvine) Standardized Test Required: No test required Application Requirements: – 2 sets of Official Transcript – Personal Statement – 2 letters of recommendation/evaluation (at least one letter must be from a faculty person) – Official copy of standardized test score (MCAT, DAT, OAT, GRE, etc) – if applicable – Letter of rejection – if applicable – Letter of waiting list status – if applicable – Expanding Opportunities for Pre-health Professionals program cover page – if applicable Prerequisite Courses: – General Biology with Lab (1 year) – General Chemistry with Lab (1 year) – Organic Chemistry with Lab (1 year) – General Physics with Lab (1 year) – College Mathematics (1 quarter/semester) – General Genetics with Lab (1 quarter/semester) – Cell Biology with Lab (1 quarter/semester) Admission Deadline: May 15th Email Address: healthcareers@calstatela.edu Phone Number: 323-343-2050 Website: https://goo.gl/FsCHi9 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Institution: California State University, East...
So, Wou Want to Ace Your MCAT: Tips and Tricks for Successful Studying

So, Wou Want to Ace Your MCAT: Tips and Tricks for Successful Studying

Need Advice on Medical School Admissions? Call: 888-839-9997 e-mail: info@admissionshelpers.com Get a 20 Minute Free Consultation By Jessica White Ah, the dreaded MCAT – the test every pre-med fears. You’ll find through a quick Google search that there are endless ways to study and countless people with opinions on how to get your dream score. After taking the beast myself, however, I realized that the following advice of a close friend ended up being the most helpful (and least anxiety-inducing – looking at you, Reddit). First thing’s first – when to start studying? Delay too long, and you may not leave yourself ample time. Start too soon, and you risk getting burned out. So, what’s the sweet spot, then? Obviously, it’s different for everyone, but a good length of time to start with is 3-4 months. To have a more accurate estimate, it’s a good idea to take a practice test around 5-6 months out, prior to having studied, to see what your “baseline” score is. Don’t be shocked if you’re far from your goal score, but if so, you may want to start studying earlier! Another approach to MCAT preparation that has its proponents is longitudinal MCAT study. Even with this approach, the suggested timeline here applies as most students find they have to ramp up their prep in the months leading to the exam. Now, for the studying itself. There are seemingly endless resources out there to help you study for the MCAT, but It’s important to remember that you’ve gotten to this point by knowing yourself and how you study best. Are you a visual learner?...