Spotty44 92 Posts Specializes in Orthopedics. Has 1 years experience. Jan 16, 2009 I will miss out on a lot of the previous medical field experience points. I have been in classes with people currently employed at hospitals, have a CNA or MA cert, things like that. So, even if I have a better GPA and a previous degree, they may get in before me based on the points. I figured I was willing to take a shot on the lottery this year. I'm not in a rush, other than a time limit on my A&P classes, which some schools limit to 5 years. I have until at least 2011. The nail biting begins...I wouldn't worry about it too much. Although I have experience in the healthcare field (physical therapy aide), it's not a job that some of the schools around here considered for extra points. I got into MHCC even though I was up against students that were CNAs and I didn't get the extra points like they did, I had very strong grades though. Like you, I have a previous degree as well. I got in on my first round of applications and I only applied to two schools (MHCC and PCC).