Episode 25: FAQ: Gap Years? Healthcare Reform? GPA? Experience?

Today, we're answering some questions from Instagram and Facebook. If you have questions, make sure to ask before the next FAQ!  You can even leave a voicemail - https://www.speakpipe.com/ThePAplatform

  • How does healthcare reform affect PAs and their patient populations? 
  • How do you know when to apply? This cycle or next? 
  • What should you do leading up to PA school after you've been accepted? 
  • What struggles did I have during undergrad that impacted my journey to becoming a PA? How do you get experience at the same time? 
  • When should you start preparing for interviews? How to prepare for interviews? 
  • How far in advance can you start CASPA and put in information? 
  • How should I keep track of patient care hours? 
  • If I'm an EMT, should I try to become a paramedic before PA school? 
  • Do patient care hours have to be completed by the time you apply? 
  • Do volunteer hours have to be in a healthcare related field? 
  • In your personal statement, is it okay to mention not wanting to go to medical school because of wanting a family friendly career and not committing to the length of medical school? 
  • Why is it so hard to raise a GPA and so easy to lower it? 

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