I’m my biggest critic.
I’m my own worst enemy.
If anyone is standing in my way, it’s me.
Self doubt holds me back. Just because I wasn’t able to do certain things before doesn’t mean I can’t do them now.
I need to have faith in myself. I need to be more motivated than I have ever been. I really need to buckle down and put every single ounce of energy into this. I need to work harder than I ever have before.
There’s this officer at my unit with the Guard who strongly recommends so many great opportunities to me.
He has much faith in me to give me all the guidance and help that he does.
He has set me up with all the info I need for an amazing program through the Army. It ties in perfectly for what I’m studying in school and it will lead me to my goal of commissioning in the Army.
Since I’m at Pima right now, I have to finish up this certificate program before I can start working towards this IPAP program.
The Interservice Physician Assistant Program is a program through the Army where I can get my Masters Degree within 2 years! I will be receiving E6 pay all while enrolled in this program and if I complete the program I will graduate with a Masters Degree and commission as a 2LT in the Army… With more opportunities to move up quicker in rank.
The opportunities of being a PA in the army are extraordinary… So many different chances to travel and work in a variety of places.
The first step is to make all requirements.. I’m in need of about 60 credit hours before I can apply for the program.
60 credit hours of chemistry, anatomy, physiology, college algebra, English, sociology, art, psychology, and medical terminology. Along with 30 credit hours of electives! With a minimum of a 2.75 GPA in science, and a 3.47 Cumulative GPA.
So much science! It’s going to be rough. It’s going to be a difficult two years with all these classes, but I’m motivated to do my best and give it a shot. Once I get in the program, it’s going to be even harder, but the benefits are so amazing! It will all be worth it.
I just really need to apply myself, discipline myself, and work as hard as I can and give it my ALL.
I will always want a degree in the medical field, I will always want to commission and be an officer in the military, but self doubt had told me I couldn’t.
But it’s so encouraging to know there’s a Major into unit who believes I can do it and is expecting me to. I’m thankful that I’m being handed all of this info for this awesome opportunity not many people know about! I’m glad someone sees potential in me to do more. It inspires me to work hard.
I’m going to let go of all negatives thoughts and accept the challenge that it’s going to be difficult. And I’m going to do my best to get into the program.
I’m going to have faith that I can. I really want this. I have to have faith in myself.