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  1. Now that I’ve collected my thoughts, I got an email that I was taken off the waitlist yesterday! Interviewed 9/22, waitlisted 9/29, offer of admission 10/18. I’m shocked. This was my third year applying, first time interviewing at Duke, and first acceptance I’ve ever received, and it’s from the best program in the nation!? After so many rejections and heartache...
    20 points
  2. Thank you guys!!! I used to hate hearing everyone say hang in there, etc etc. After 20+ rejections collectively I was over it and approached this year with a more relaxed attitude after so many “learning opportunities.” I think it helped my interviews because I was no longer this nervous wreck who overthought everything she said and just wrote and spoke from the heart. Last year was the lowest point of my life, so I understand if anyone might be feeling defeated, even during the waiting game. What helped me was hearing success stories after failures so I hoped this would give you guys some hope
    12 points
  3. Just a reminder to all of you: I applied here mid summer, didn’t get an interview until late in the cycle and didn’t get a call back with my acceptance until 2+ months later. We have a classmate that didn’t get a call back until late February/March, 2-3 months before school started. This happens at MANY of these schools! Patience! This is a very stressful time for all of you and there is no point in bringing yourself down when the process is JUST starting. best of luck!
    12 points
  4. I combed through last cycle invites, and they sent invites over a 3 day span for the first batch, then additional invites after the first week for those who withdrew their application or declined the invite.
    12 points
  5. Just got an acceptance email!!! I've been a blubbering mess for the past 10 minutes, one of the few times in my life where I was literally just speechless and crying. I can't even believe this right now, will probably remain in shock for at least the next 72 hours.
    11 points
  6. Hi, current didactic student at Pacific -- I'm unsure specifically what I can share, but I just wanted to drop in and say that I stalked these forums last year and it drove me crazy. I got my interview invite pretty late in comparison to most and was accepted pretty quickly after my interview. They could very well change this process from year to year though. I watched everyone else get interview invites/posting their stats and had counted myself out, but none of that mattered the moment I got the invitation to interview. No news is good news; keep your head up until you hear a definitive answer, and try your best to stay distracted.
    10 points
  7. I just got my acceptance!!! I cannot believe it I’m still shaking!!! I am beyond excited to join this cohort oh my gosh :’)
    9 points
  8. Accepted to Seattle Class of 56!! I’m going to be a PA!! Application Submitted: 5/5 Interview Invite : 8/25 Interview: 9/24 Acceptance Call: 9/28 Good luck to those waiting to hear back! To those with interviews, be yourself!
    9 points
  9. I received my acceptance email yesterday and I'm so excited! To those with lower GPAs do not get discouraged. I'm a non-traditional older applicant with a lower GPA but with 1,000s of PCA, HCA, and volunteer hours. They really do look at your application holistically. I wish everyone on the waitlist and who have yet to interview the best of luck. If you haven't interviewed yet, my best advice is to just be yourself (I know everyone tells you that) but honestly the interviewers were all so genuinely nice and interested in getting to know you.
    9 points
  10. I'm late to the game here, but I got curious with the rest of ya'll so I thought I'd share my good news! MEDEX Seattle offered me a seat on 9/28 and I accepted! I did a happy dance with my baby for an hour and still revel in that thought of me being able to say out loud "I'm going to be a PA!" This was my third-time applying to MEDEX, I've been going at this for over a decade now! Definitely worth the effort and I truly believe everything happens for a reason, even after investing money into previous application cycles. This time I applied early and submitted on 5/30 (the weekend my car was stolen). Got an interview invite on 8/23 for 9/24 and here I am! I was so impressed with the group that I interviewed and had major imposter syndrome. To those that already received their acceptance, congratulations, I can't wait to be in the same class as you remarkable people! Maybe I can be carpool buddies with another person from the Renton area...
    8 points
  11. As current student who went through interviews last year, the Virtual format was as follows: - each interview session had about 40-50 ppl per, which were divided into groups of 10ish with 2 faculty & 1 school admin that helps keep the flow -were were put in an assignment order (1-10) - each student was asked to give a brief 1ish minute statement about yourself and it it went in assigned order - then each student was given an individual question that was random based on your order number & then everyone was given a group question that each student would answer (you had ~5min to brainstorm both questions) - then each student answered their individual question in order 1-10 & the group question was answered in reverse order (10-1) -then they opened it up for questions with any remaining time before you went back to the main zoom room where they did a faculty & student panel about the program and you could ask them questions. They finish up with details about what to expect next from the admission process. Overall, it was a pretty low stress format for interviews compared to other interviews I had. They just want to get to know you and see if you are a good fit for their program. This is just how it went for us, I am not sure if they switched it up this year but hope it helps!
    8 points
  12. A quick update: 1. I make a lot less money then I use to.... 2. I am much happier then I use to be... 3. Last weekend my wife asked me, "have you worried about patients this weekend?"...I said nope. 4. I am still very involved in medicine as I investigate F'ed up clinics across the state. I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly over the last few months and I now have the teeth to bring them into state compliance. Just a final note, there is life after being a provider if you wish it.
    7 points
  13. Same!! Emailed Ms Wendy she says they are still reviewing apps and will most likely send invites next week:) so
    7 points
  14. There are few things that scare me in medicine...I mean physically scare me, but I have said for years I know what they are. Desperate drug seekers and DOT physicals... Desperate drug seekers are very reactional, if you call security when they threaten you generally everything turns out fine once they come down.... DOT's are another animal altogether...these guys are truck drivers of which 90% think the government is "out to get them". They are Breitbart loving cultists who think you are failing them because you are the liberal govt agent assigned to take food out of their kids mouths. I have had several occurrences where I had to fail a DOT applicant where he stood up and said you are taking food out my kids mouths and no one does that..... I will kill anyone that does that. In the last 10 years I have had two patients stand up and square off on me....I am 6'3" 280lbs.....when I stand up and square off back they back down, but I would NEVER assume they were done. I have had a clinic hire a cop to provide Security at our clinic for 6 weeks straight after a "conservative" truck driver declared he would be back to kill all of us that afternoon after I failed him for undiagnosed and untreated NIDDM. You getting the picture yet? NOTHING scares me more in medicine than a DOT physical I must fail according to FMCSA standards. Good luck.
    7 points
  15. I'm going to strongly disagree with this. I have done hundreds of DOT exams and many are very simple but you WILL find yourself in a position of failing someone and getting the full blast of their anger because YOU are taking away their ability to earn. The fact that they are grossly overweight, smoke, drink, think exercise is lifting a fork, and can't eat anything healthy because "I'm a truck driver" will mean nothing to them. They take no responsibility for their own problems and will blame you. I have been screamed at, threatened, even had my life threatened and my family's. My DOT is current for a few more years and, as Reality said, will never do another DOT physical. Oh yea... the alternative to the above is clearing someone who shouldn't be cleared and staying up nights wondering when the lawyer is going to call because they guy you cleared passed out behind the wheel and drove his tanker full of gas into a school bus full of children and nuns. Never again...
    7 points
  16. Evil morons tend to gravitate to high-volume, low-oversight things like "low T" clinics. Or elected office.
    7 points
  17. Twenty rejections and waitlisted with Yale since June, I got the call today.
    7 points
  18. I got IN! Aaaah, I’m so excited!! I am a reapplicant-do not give up!!!
    7 points
  19. Agree as well to all of the above ! The interview process was very unique and I greatly appreciated the time to connect with the other candidates! The post interview nerves hit all weekend. I did my best to stay busy. I was actually in the middle of Yoga, trying to keep calm, when I received "the call" today!!! Now the "I am so excited!!" feelings are in full force! I hope you all receive your call soon! I was not excpecting the calls to start rolling out until tomorrow, and I rejected my call, as I was busy relaxing....waiting for the call Hope to hear you all joined me so we can officially start connecting and preparing for some of the toughest, most crucial, exciting years of our lives!
    7 points
  20. Just received an interview invite and I'm stoked; this is a really great program!! However, I'm going to graciously decline as I already accepted a seat at my top choice program which starts in January. Hopefully this offers an opportunity for another applicant here. Best of luck to you all!
    7 points
  21. 5:20pm-I just received the best call of my life!!! ACCEPTED!!!
    7 points
  22. Officially paid the deposit today! Im going to be a PA!
    7 points
  23. Received an acceptance email yesterday as well - possibly the best birthday gift ever. I'm in Maine with intermittent cell service, so not sure if I missed a call, or if they just sent out acceptance emails. I really loved the interview experience here. It felt as though the faculty were genuinely interested in getting to know each applicant as a person rather than just checking off interview questions. It's truly humbling to be admitted to such a quality program, and I hope I can further contribute to its success!
    7 points
  24. I received an acceptance today and am so incredibly happy ! Best of luck to everyone .
    7 points
  25. I go to MBKU and was accepted with a 2.8. MBKU looks at you beyond a number, and really evaluates you as a whole!
    6 points
  26. You're 6'3 280? Son I'm not letting YOU between me and the door
    6 points
  27. I just got a virtual interview invite today for 11/10. I submitted on 07/09.
    6 points
  28. Just got an ACCEPTANCE!!
    6 points
  29. I just got the interview invite! Fingers crossed for everyone!
    6 points
  30. Would any admitted students want to start a groupme?
    6 points
  31. I got the call!!!! I can’t believe it!! I’m still in shock!!! I’m going to be a PA!!!
    6 points
  32. "Not a good fit" is a great way to describe this job to a future employer. What you described is by definition a toxic work environment. The only thing missing is the docs spouse serving as "office manager".
    6 points
  33. I just got the call too! It's a 415 number for those of you that don't like to pick up unfamiliar calls!! wow I am in absolute shock. I had a really low GPA too! there is hope for the rest of you ~ fingers crossed everybody
    6 points
  34. I know it's the first day in October, but who else is hoping to receive an update today?
    6 points
  35. Listen, this process is not easy and definitely has bruised me up a time or two. After my 20th rejection, I got an acceptance email from RF today. Thank you all for your love and support. Don't lose yourself in all of this.
    6 points
  36. They said that they had over 1700 applications, are still going through applications and are expected to send invites early october- beginning of Nov
    6 points
  37. The suspense and anticipation was absolutely killing me today. I just received my acceptance call at 5:39 PM! Good luck to everyone else!!
    6 points
  38. Current student and NHSC scholar at the University of South Alabama. I have nothing but GREAT things to say about the program. The faculty is wonderful. This is a rigorous program. It is not easy, just like any other PA program. Don’t let the frustrations of one former disgruntled student sway you from this program. You will be provided with ample opportunities and everything you need to become a competent provider. Best of luck to all of you in your interviews!!!
    5 points
  39. Hey everyone, I interviewed today and here are some things to consider if you are waiting to interview or to hear back from them: 1. They interview pretty much every Monday and Tuesday up through January. 2. They have a committee which convenes after a week's interviews (Mon & Tues) and review the outcomes and make their decisions. 3. They will send notice next week (Friday) about the interviews from this week. 4. The interview format is super chill: 6-7 interviewees per day, and the interviewers are very friendly and don't really throw any curveballs. Hope this helps, and great meeting everyone who was on the call today!
    5 points
  40. I just received my acceptance as well!! So excited to meet everyone and be a part of this cohort!
    5 points
  41. Received a call yesterday from a 206 number. I missed the call. They didn't leave a VM. They called back today- it was MEDEX, I'm accepted!!
    5 points
  42. Hello Essentially, there was an overview in the beginning. After that, everyone went into different breakout rooms. There were two groups, so depending on which group you were placed in, you could start out with a solo interview or a group activity. Traditional style interview for the one-on-one, no MMI, a Q&A with current PA students, and a group activity.
    5 points
  43. I just got invited to interview on October 18th!
    5 points
  44. Anybody want to start a group for those planning to attend next year? Let me know and I can get it set up! Super excited already!
    5 points
  45. To those who were accepted, check your email! I just received my official email letter!
    5 points
  46. I just got the email!!! I am accepted!!!
    5 points
  47. I’m going to be a PA!!!! Missed the phone call around 1pm CA time & just called back!! I’m crying in the stairwell at work rn . I submitted June 17th.
    5 points
  48. Got the call today!! ACCEPTED! Interviewed on 9/27 in the AM! So excited and grateful!!
    5 points
  49. I too got the phone call! I was in tears!
    5 points
  50. I just gave up my seat at UMHB. I hope someone hears back from them soon!!
    5 points
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