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2016-2017 CHA/PA Application Cycle


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#1 milesHenson1

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 03:59 PM

HI all,

 

Might be a little early for this thread as application has not even opened, but i'm really excited to start the process. Interested to see if others are applying, and if anyone is a re-applicant?


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#2 Jankowk01

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 02:36 PM

I'm going to be applying soon... I think CASPA opens up in March for the Fall of 2017... I'm nervous!

#3 JCPE5

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 04:18 AM

I'll be applying this upcoming cycle. I'm pretty excited to get the ball rolling as well. 

 

Best of luck to all those applying.


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Posted 15 May 2016 - 04:18 AM

Hi, all! I'll also be applying this cycle. Can't wait!


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#5 diablo03

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 05:27 PM

I applied!  I have some clinical experience as a paramedic working at a children's hospital.  I hope that helps.  From what I've heard this isn't an easy program to get into.

 

Anyone know anyone who made it in?  and what their stats were?


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Posted 04 June 2016 - 02:42 AM

HI Everyone

 

I just applied and have my application verified. I know they post some stats on the website but they are not very specific. I am so nervous and the process just started! 


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Posted 05 June 2016 - 06:03 PM

I got an email on 5-31 Stating that they have received my application and that they start sending out interview invites in august.


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Posted 10 June 2016 - 08:34 PM

This will be my second time applying! Be sure to apply ASAP. Rolling applications are a huge part of who gets interviews before others. I took a long time to turn in my stuff last year and that really hurt me. Good luck everyone! Colorado is a great place to live! 


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 03:47 PM

Hey everyone! I have my CASPA submitted but I am still working on my supplemental app. Does anyone have any insight as to what they are looking for on the autobiographical essay? It's such a broad topic I am having a hard time with it. Thanks!



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Posted 14 June 2016 - 04:22 PM

Hfillnan,

They are looking for an autobiography. If you read the instructions they really just want to know more about you not why you want to go to their school or why you want to be a PA.

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 04:26 PM

Hey everyone! I have my CASPA submitted but I am still working on my supplemental app. Does anyone have any insight as to what they are looking for on the autobiographical essay? It's such a broad topic I am having a hard time with it. Thanks!

 

Hfillnan,

They are looking for an autobiography. If you read the instructions they really just want to know more about you not why you want to go to their school or why you want to be a PA.

 

It took me about a week to write it, because I was struggling like you are. However, I took the milesHenson1 approach in the end.



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Posted 28 June 2016 - 04:15 PM

Has anyone received a confirmation that their entire application is completed? 



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Posted 28 June 2016 - 05:58 PM

Yes, I got one on June 23, which was a few days after submitting my supplemental and payment.


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#14 diablo03

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 11:22 PM

Yes, I got one on June 23, which was a few days after submitting my supplemental and payment.

I did too, you can also look it up on the profile you create on their application site.


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#15 JCPE5

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 06:01 PM

The e-mail may come from Kay Denler, just FYI.


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Posted 30 June 2016 - 02:20 AM

Roger that. Unfortunately it got filtered into my spam folder. Found it, thanks everybody. Back to playing the waiting game.


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#17 MA2PA2016

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Posted 09 July 2016 - 05:05 AM

What do people's GPAs and stats look like that are applying to this program right now?  I'm a little nervous to apply from looking at the website and don't know if my app will even be given a good look and wondering if I should or shouldn't apply...



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Posted 09 July 2016 - 05:00 PM

For the past few years, I have looked to CHA's program as a baseline program for which I would eventually meet all of their requirements (I'm not saying "safety" school because that CLEARLY does not exist and I am still so anxious), but I always thought CHA was an 'easier' program to get in to because they do not technically require health care experience.

 

For those that have said they hear this is really hard to get in to, I imagine it is because so many people apply?? Are their requirements more strict than what is listed on the website?

 

 

My stats:

 

sGPA: 3.87

cGPA: 3.90

Biology & Anthropology, BA

 

~2,900 to ~3,500 (if they count til application deadline, which technically CHA does not) PCE hours, as CNA and then MA/phlebotomist

380 hrs HCE as dental sterilization tech in HS

~90 shadowing hours (PA/Physician)

~250 volunteer (non healthcare related)

GRE 323 overall

 

Letters from Undergrad Physiology/nutrition professor and 2 physicians I work with as an MA (but no PA letter!)

 

 

HopefulPAstudent2016, As much as I myself like to be masochistic and compare myself to everyone else's stats (and here I am contributing) I wouldn't. Just apply, because it seems like there are so many factors that go into an acceptance anyway! And CHA's program seems like it has a lot of lee-way in who they accept, considering their guidelines don't appear to be overly restrictive (no PCE required, no specific LOR's required, etc)

 

(I just submitted my supplemental today and am thrilled to finally be playing the waiting game. Now I can go do other things without a to-do list of essays to write-- wahoo!)

 

Good luck and don't stress! 



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Posted 10 July 2016 - 08:37 PM

For the past few years, I have looked to CHA's program as a baseline program for which I would eventually meet all of their requirements (I'm not saying "safety" school because that CLEARLY does not exist and I am still so anxious), but I always thought CHA was an 'easier' program to get in to because they do not technically require health care experience.

 

For those that have said they hear this is really hard to get in to, I imagine it is because so many people apply?? Are their requirements more strict than what is listed on the website?

 

 

My stats:

 

sGPA: 3.87

cGPA: 3.90

Biology & Anthropology, BA

 

~2,900 to ~3,500 (if they count til application deadline, which technically CHA does not) PCE hours, as CNA and then MA/phlebotomist

380 hrs HCE as dental sterilization tech in HS

~90 shadowing hours (PA/Physician)

~250 volunteer (non healthcare related)

GRE 323 overall

 

Letters from Undergrad Physiology/nutrition professor and 2 physicians I work with as an MA (but no PA letter!)

 

 

HopefulPAstudent2016, As much as I myself like to be masochistic and compare myself to everyone else's stats (and here I am contributing) I wouldn't. Just apply, because it seems like there are so many factors that go into an acceptance anyway! And CHA's program seems like it has a lot of lee-way in who they accept, considering their guidelines don't appear to be overly restrictive (no PCE required, no specific LOR's required, etc)

 

(I just submitted my supplemental today and am thrilled to finally be playing the waiting game. Now I can go do other things without a to-do list of essays to write-- wahoo!)

 

Good luck and don't stress! 

Their program is one of the more difficult programs to get into because they are top 5 in the nation, the only masters PA program in CO (so pretty much everyone in CO applies here and CO is an attractive place to live) and the only pediatric focused PA program, so they have a TON of applicants every year and can basically pick whoever they want in their upcoming class without much worry that the applicant will choose a different school. Read their students' bios on their website to get a feel what type of applicant they are looking for. It's not just about stats since they have so many competitive applicants applying every year


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#20 milesHenson1

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 02:27 AM

Not long now. Pretty excited about the CHA/PA program and looks like first invites went out mid August.
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