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Hi thanks for the question. Here are my top 5 tips i give to incoming freshmen.
1. Stay confident- this upcoming semester your going to meet a lot of other premeds, but by the end of the school year 80% of them will change there majors. Don’t let a minor setback deter you from your goals.
2. Stay focus- College is a breeding ground for academic distractions. From parties to girls, your going to have plenty of excuses not to do your work. But If you keep your end goal in mind (medical school) you should be fine.
3. Go to office hours(especially science teachers hours)- This is one of the things that seem un-important but can actually be extremely beneficial. In 3-4 years when you actually apply to medical school your going to need a few letters of recommendation from science professors. Also they can link you up with research opportunities. Even if you understand the lesson try to talk about something science related, like there research.
4. Pay attention/ GO TO CLASS - This is not high school anymore; when the teacher talks, its actually important. Every thing the teacher says is fair game for a test, so you have to go to class. Your parents aren’t there anymore to make you go to class, you have to have the drive to make your self. Is that extra 2hours of sleep really worth getting a C on that next bio test?
5. Have some fun- Freshman year is the easiest year of your college career ( some even find it easier than there senior year of high school) and with proper time management you can have a fruitful social life and great grades ( shoot for 3.5+)
(pleases excuse any grammatical errors, I wrote this with my smartphone)
Background stats on meee!
- Degree: Biochemistry BS
- Minor: Math
- Age: 22
- GPA: 3.10
- Community service hours: 200
- Direct Patient Care hours: 362
- Research hours: 112 (2 projects)
- Shadowing hours: 54 hours (3 PAs in ER, Family Medicine, and School Medicine)
- Other HC hours: 45
As for my GRE I…
To be honest your GPA is on the low side. The average person admitted to PA school has a 3.5. Also you might want to try to get some more direct patient contact like 800+ hours. to give you an accurate answer i need to know your science GPA and i need to know are you a URM (under represented Minority).